Michigan – 50 States of Music

$1.69B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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32,488

Jobs Supported

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2,794

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

2,947

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

31,526

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Michigan is home to music.

Detroit is the birthplace of Motown, the site of 8 Mile, and a city with musical roots and influence that few can rival. From Madonna and Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder and Eminem, countless Michigan natives are known the world over for having an outsized impact on their respective musical genres. Michigan's contributions to our national musical heritage are innumerable and invaluable, and it continues to foster a vibrant and diverse music scene for fans of all genres.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Alice Cooper
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Bob Seger
  • Diana Ross
  • Eminem
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • Kid Rock
  • Madonna
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • The Commodores
  • The Miracles

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 20 Front Street
  • Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
  • Aretha’s Jazz Cafe
  • Atomic Cowboy
  • Baker's Keyboard Lounge
  • Callahan's Music Hall
  • Crofoot Ballroom
  • Deluxx Fluxx
  • Detroit Masonic Temple
  • Diesel Theatre
  • El Club
  • Electric Forest Festival
  • Elektricity
  • Elevation
  • eXodos Rooftop Lounge
  • Flint Local 432
  • Fox Theatre
  • Harpos Concert Theatre
  • Historic Masonic Temple of Bay City
  • Hoxeyville Festival
  • Kalamazoo State Theatre
  • Listening Room
  • Little Caesars Arena
  • Magic Bag
  • Michigan Theater
  • Midland Center for the Arts
  • Movement Detroit Festival
  • National Rock Review
  • Necto
  • Ore Dock Brewing Company
  • Otus Supply
  • Overdrive
  • Park Theatre
  • PJ's Lager House
  • Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Sad Summer
  • Saint Andrew's Hall
  • St. Cecilia Music Center
  • The Acorn
  • The Ark
  • The Blind Pig
  • The Block
  • The Fillmore
  • The Franke Center for the Arts
  • The Grasshopper Underground
  • The Intersection
  • The Loft
  • The Machine Shop Concert Lounge
  • The Majestic Theatre Center
  • The Marble Bar
  • The Mint
  • The Old Miami
  • The Pyramid Scheme
  • The Robin Theatre
  • The Sanctuary
  • The Showroom at Younger’s Tavern
  • The Stache
  • The Token Lounge
  • The Vault
  • The Ypsi
  • Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill
  • Tires.
  • Trinity House Theatre
  • Trinosophes
  • TV Lounge
  • Wayside Central
  • Wealthy Theatre
  • Ziggy's

Music Schools

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Grand Valley State University Department of Music and Dance
  • University of Michigan School of Music
  • Michigan State University College of Music
  • Western Michigan University

Notable Music Facts

  • Michigan Music Conference
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