Rhode Island – 50 States of Music

$383.74M

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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7,337

Jobs Supported

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653

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

314

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

2,822

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Rhode Island has become a true destination for music lovers.

Home to the world famous Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival, plenty of local venues and nearby schools keep the music playing year round.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Billy Gilman
  • Blu Cantrell
  • Deer Tick
  • Jeffrey Osborne
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Talking Heads
  • Tavares
  • The Cowsills
  • Wendy Carlos

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Alchemy
  • AS220
  • Askew
  • Columbus Theatre 
  • Comedy Connection
  • Dunkin' Donuts Center
  • Dusk 
  • Feta Music Hall
  • Galactic Theatre
  • Greenwich Odeum
  • Machines with Magnets
  • Newport Folk Festival
  • Newport Jazz Festival
  • Newport Music Festival
  • Newport Playhouse
  • Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Pump House Music Works
  • Rhythm & Roots
  • Stanleyracks
  • The Met
  • The Strand
  • Twin River Casino
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