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Nashville Is The Nation’s Most Music-Centric City

By 08.17.12

The results are in and it’s Nashville for the win when we’re talking America’s most music-centric cities. Martin Prosperity Institute, a Toronto-based research group, gathered data ranging covering a region’s concentration of musicians, venues and other industry businesses. And when they were finished, Nashville ranked number one, followed by New York and Los Angeles. Of course, there’s a note made to not mistake the concentration of opportunities with “the vibrancy or impact or quality of artists to emerge from a regional scene” but I’m ignoring that. Nashville reigns supreme and that’s all that matters. On behalf of my region, I’m proud to accept this honor.

The rest of the top 20 cities are below and Atlantic Cities has the full breakdown.

1 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
2 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
5 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
6 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
7 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA
8 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
9 Rochester, NY
10 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
11 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
12 Austin-Round Rock, TX
13 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
14 Pittsburgh, PA
15 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
16 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
17 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
18 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
19 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
20 Denver-Aurora, CO

Seen: THR


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