Ohio – 50 States of Music

$2.21B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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40,959

Jobs Supported

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2,938

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

2,850

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

31,230

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

The term “rock n roll” was popularized by a Cleveland radio DJ,

so it only makes sense that the city hosts the world famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But with so many music programs and festivals, and with artists spanning from Doris Day to John Legend to Marilyn Manson, Ohio is virtually unmatched in its impact on a wide variety of music genres.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Bobby Womack
  • Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • Dean Martin
  • Devo
  • Doris Day
  • John Legend
  • Kid Cudi
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Black Keys
  • The Isley Brothers
  • The O’Jays
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Twenty One Pilots

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 3cdc
  • Abbey Road On The River
  • Ace of Cups
  • Akron Civil Theatre
  • Annabell’s Bar & Lounge
  • Arts Annex
  • Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
  • Blank Slate
  • Blossom Music Center
  • Bop Stop
  • Bunbury Music Festival
  • Buzzbin Art & Music Shop
  • CBus Improv
  • Celebrity Etc.
  • CODA
  • Compassionate Muse
  • Craft & Vinyl
  • Dayton Live
  • Donkey Coffee
  • Dusty Armadillo
  • East End The Venue
  • Express Live!
  • Fraze Pavilion
  • Fur Peace Ranch
  • Great American Ball Park
  • Grog Shop
  • Huntington Center
  • JAC Live
  • Jacobs Pavilion
  • JD Legends
  • Jilly’s Music Room
  • Laurelive Festival
  • Legends Bar & Venue
  • Legend Valley Concert Venue
  • Levitt Pavilion
  • London State Theater
  • Lost Lands Festival
  • Ludlow Garage
  • Mahall’s
  • Memorial Hall
  • Midland Theatre
  • MOTR and Woodward Theater
  • Music Box Supper Club
  • Nationwide Arena
  • Nighttown
  • Nelsonville Music Festival
  • Newport Music Hall
  • Northside Yacht Club
  • Now That’s Class
  • Packard Music Hall
  • Phantasy Theater
  • Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Club
  • Playhouse Square
  • Quicken Loans Arena
  • Riverbend Music Center
  • Riverfront Live
  • Robins Theatre
  • Rumba Cafe
  • Sad Summer
  • Schwartz’s Point Jazz Club
  • Steiner’s Speakeasy
  • Stella’s Music Club
  • Sonic Temple Festival
  • Stambaugh Auditorium
  • Strand Concert Theater
  • Stroede Center for the Arts
  • Stuart's Opera House
  • The Athenaeum Theatre
  • The Auricle Venue & Bar
  • The Bluestone
  • The Brightside Music & Event Venue
  • The Country Fest
  • The Comet
  • The Foundry Concert Club
  • The Goodyear Theater
  • The Happy Dog
  • The Holland Theatre
  • The Kent Stage
  • The Listening Room
  • The Ludlow Garage
  • The Murphy Theatre
  • The Nest Theatre
  • The Outpost Concert Club
  • The Pour House
  • The Summit Music Hall
  • The Union
  • The Vortex
  • The Winchester Music Tavern
  • The Wickyards
  • Thirsty Cowboy
  • Thirty One West
  • Tiki Underground
  • Uncut Republic
  • Undercurrents
  • Wayne Center for the Arts
  • Westside Bowl
  • Wilbert’s
  • Williams on the Lake
  • Woodward Theater

Music Schools

  • Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Capital University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University
  • Oberlin Conservatory
  • The Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • The University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Wright State University
  • Youngstown State University

Major Music Conferences

  • Midwest Rhythm Summit
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