Most Musical Countries

The Top Ten
United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

Not to mention sub genre's created solely by the U.S. Funk, Bluegrass, disco (influencing more than you think) Rapp, Hip hop, grunge, garage (with respects to funk, R&B and Rock) and also smooth jazz and fusion. Still no thanks or recognition at all. Other countries borrow and use to create their sound but style and sound itself originated in the U.S of A. Remember that when you listen to Sade, The Police, Queen and any other's. They owe their thanks to Rock, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Disco and so on. Music created in the U.S.. These genres do have standards which one has to follow for it to be in a particular genre or sub genre. Example: Latin Jazz it's a sub genre of Jazz but the Jazz part comes from U.S. Jazz, not matter what country it started in and has to give it's roots to the U.S. Same with anything Rock and Roll based, R&B based, Country based and so on. I Think you get the picture.

Forget the size of the country. All the legendary bands and musicians are pretty much all from the United Kingdom. Imagine if the size and population was the same as America. That would be insane and mind blowing. It's the UK hands down. The Beatles, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Elton John, David Bowie, and so many more. It's amazing. And I'm not biased cause I am an American. It doesn't matter what country you are from. You gotta give credit where credit is due.

Only one side of the coin, but UK was the main driving force behind electronic dance music (before it became commercial). Deep house, progressive house, trance, dubstep, drum n bass, trap, breakbeat all originated in the UK. There were other countries in Europe doing there own thing too Inc. Germanies Minimal scene (especially in Berlin), but not to the degree of the UKs array of underground music which then became mainstreamed as EDM in America where it went down hill for a while due to a sudden saturation of too many bad producers. But the good stuff is starting to filter back through again now!

Tough one as it comes down to UK v US. I definitely feel the UK has a clear lead in quality and range. There is a vast range of highly influentual bands well knwon and lesser known that have inspired people all over the world. Well known bands such as the Who, The Beattles, Rolling Stones through to Depeche Mode, Sioxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Iron Maiden on to bands like Muse and Placebo the UK offers a dazzling choice of quality artists across the full spectrum. We do pop pretty well if you like that sort of thing.

United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

Yes the U.S. music industry itself exceeds any other country. That's not a brag just how it happened. This is also worth mentioning since genre is not important. Just think where country music, hip hop, rap, disco, grunge and the Motown & Philly sounds originated and what they did for the industry themselves since modern music started and I'm not even saying 60's, 70's and so on. You don't have to like these genres but they do or did influence the numbers of artists a country churns out. Churns being a good word to use since I'm talking good and not so good artists (all are included). This is not to mention artists that are not popular with the mainstream and do have recording contracts big or small. I don't think it has to do with the size of the country maybe population does have something to do with it also the industry itself which is probably the cause. Learn about the 50's in the U.S. and what happen in Rock music which if you listen now you would not consider it Rock but at the ...more

Well I live in the U.S. and yes one could say that the entertainment industry has the leading history here and continues to do so. And I also sometimes know what that business can many times represent. Money and greed being the focus not the music as time has moved on. The amount being "Churned" out would be a good word. Quantity has nothing to do with quality. This is for any country not just the U.S. I would have to say what country an artist comes from does not have a large bearing on my music listening either, matters very little. Humans just need to beat their chests and that's a human thing regardless of country. This list somehow saddens me. Just had to say since I should not be returning. I have other more important things to be proud of concerning the particular country of which I have been born. To me music is universal no reason to be boasted about.

I would have to say Bless the homosapien that may have smacked sticks together or clanked rocks together to form a rhythmic pattern and liked it. No countries involved in that one instance. It's universal people but it is fun to read these lists. They are entertaining! From a "Music of any kind Lover". I don't like everything but as a human I do like something from every music genre I would have to admit. From classical to heavy metal and everything in between. I don't have any particular favorite genres either. Where it originated not important.

This list shouldn't be based on quality, because if it was than most countries that are highly rated on here should go down,including the US, BUT it is based on the amount of music being produced and of that music, the most amount going out to the rest of the world... I mean I've been living in S. Korea for about eight years now and of the majority of people I've encountered most have heard American music, even the most modern and the oldest of it... But almost none of them have heard anything from britain besides Iron maiden and one direction...

Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

In terms of the proportion of people in the population who play musical instruments andor sing I reckon Ireland just be near the top. Most people I know either sing, play or have played instruments from childhdood. I haven't come across this in other countries. Where I live, Belfast, there are music sessions of different sorts every night of the week at different venues across the city. I remember reading a book of photographs of Ireland by a French photographer and him commenting, in passing, that he hadn 't realised that the Irish were so music mad.

Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, U2 (bono), Hozier, Enya, Sinead O Connor, The Script just to name a few... they won the eurovion the most times (before it became political) the musical history within this fine country Ireland is when you look at the old gaelic traditions. not many places in the world where you could walk into a pub / bar / tavern in the world and see a man playing the violin or fiddle, the flute / tin whistle, the bodhrán and that excellent euphoric voice live while you enjoy a few pints. The countries history is saturated in beautiful celtic and gaelic music you will not find anywhere else in the world. It truly is a spectacular nation of music for just a population of 4 million people separated from the rest of the world.

Probably quite biased, I think Europe as a whole is utterly amazing on the grounds of music, so eclectic. But Ireland is the home of bands such as Thin Lizzy, The Cranberries, The Corrs, Snow patrol (Northern Ireland/ Scotland), Horseslip and amazing singers such as Damien Rice, HOZIER and Enya. I love how we stick to our Celtic roots and incorporate it into modern music

Everybody I know plays an instrument, I play the guitar and tin whistle.
Traditional Irish music is played in most pubs and restaurants.
We don't have much pop music but we have rock singers and just instrument playing!
I think Ireland is the most musical country and should be 1st.
We have our own music and dance! Mia

India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

India is all about music!
No matter that is 'filmy', 'raggas', 'folk' or 'rock'...
The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, classical music and R&B. India's classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning a millennia and developed over several eras. It remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of spiritual inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is made up of several dozen ethnic groups, speaking their own languages and dialects, having distinct cultural traditions.

Lol I read 'filmy' as filthy in the top comment when scrolling and to be honest that's 97% of India today, cheap songs and lyrics and music losing its originality and traditional touch altogether. No offense and the youth that have to grow up with that shiz, oh god

There is no other country having such variety and versatility in music like India. So India should be on top in respect of music and the people related with the Indian music.

I live Indian music. It just shows me how far music can reach. Music is limitless. Especially Indian music

Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Perhaps one of the few countries in the world that has produced countless international music legends. A country where various styles have been born, a place where many Latin American countries including the United States have found an icon singer or song writer. As a music historian Mexico should definitely be number three right below the United States due to it’s influence, inspiration and styles it has produced continueously since it’s initiation.

When in it comes to music in Spanish, Mexico is number one in production. You can literally find live music in any town.

Probably the Spanish speaking country with more music production.

A lot of diversity and variety in music.

Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

The music of Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Musorgskiy and Rimskiy-Korsakov has a huge influence on the further developing of music and still pretty famous in the world

Russia now have the best classic musicians in the world such as Mariinsky orchestra under the baton of Gergirev, the truely number 1 conductor in the world.
The best pianist in the world. It should be noted that Russia has young classic musicians even at the age of younger than 10.

Has several amazing songs and mashups

Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Iconic music; Beethoven, Mozart (technically Austrian, but so was Hitler and nobody remembers that), Back, all the classics. Literally, they created classical music. You could say a country like America has all the famous 'artists' who are popular now, but they won't necessarily be remembered fifty years from now, let alone two-three hundred. pop is the most well known now, and has been for a few decades. but classical music was not only the most popular for hundreds of years, it was some of the only music and defined modern music. Yet even today there are still brilliant composers and bands from Germany like Rammstein and Hans Zimmer.

I voted for the UK, but Germany always had great music too. From the classic composers to '60/70's Krautrock (pioneering prog) to the Godfathers of Electronic to Hardcore-Techno. With some great punk (Slime), great Rock (Scorpions), great Heavy Metal (Helloween), great Hardcore (Rammstein) and more inbetween. Plus some totally unique artists like Nico, Nina Hagen and Klaus Nomi. And, last not least, some brilliant stuff came out of the NDW (Neue Deutsche Welle), I.E. fehlfarben, DAF, Trio, Einstuerzende Neubauten, Spliff, etc..

Country with greatest composer ever like Beethoven (Japanese really liked Beethoven), Bach, Schubert, Brahms!

Love Germany in terms of music, from me (Ady) and my girlfriend!

Baroque, classical or romantical eras, Krautrock era with progressive rock, psychedelic rock or electronic, techno, cabaret, jazz, ambient music... Germany rules.

Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

In my opinion Sweden should be on 1 at least 2
If you look up who wrote all the famous and popular songs of the last 30 years you will always read names like Max Martin, Shellback, Ali Payami... who all are songwriters from Sweden

U.K. , U.S. , serious? There live about 300 million + people in those countries and still they have a a lack of good quality music. But Sweden, there live only about 9 million people over there and they still have so much good artists. Hail Sweden, the country of great music, this is the where the best music comes from. From Dead by April to Avicii, from ABBA to Little Dragon and much more, almost impossible to count! So much talent! Go Sweden! Best Music is in Sweden!

I do think a lot of people sleep on how big Sweden is in ghe world of music. As a lot of people has mentioned a lot of the big hits you hear have been written or produced or whatever by a swede but then you have all the bands, in popular mainstream/dance/house music you have the likes of Zara Larsson, Galantis, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Icona Pop, Rebecca & Fiona, Alesso, Axwell & Ingrosso, Vigiland and Otto Knows just to mention a few.

Not only that but Sweden is probably even bigger in the Rock/Metal genres with the likes of Europe, The Hives, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Mando Diao, Corroded The Hellacopters, Hardcore Superstar, Ghost, Meshuggah, Mustasch, PAIN, Passenger, Soilwork, Sabaton, Hammerfall, Johnossi and Bathory with list being far from over.

Sweden 🇸🇪 should be on number one
Just look up all the songwriters and producers of Ariana Grade, Taylor Swift, The Weekend, Britney Spears...
The best example for the must successful songwriter ever from Sweden is Max Martin

Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Many great game composers are Japanese.

Japan should be 2 after united kingdom

So proud for AKS team to buld such a large girl group here and that's why AKB48 is formed!

Japan is home to some Incredible artist that have actually CONTRIBUTED to my expansion of foreign music such as HOME MADE Kazoku, Ketsumeishi, Tohoshinki The Gospellers to name a few.

Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.
The Contenders
Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

To say Canada produces some of the most popular music right now is an understatement, Ontario and the Grand Theft Auto alone are producing some of the top pop artists right now, Drake, Justin Beiber, the Weekend all of whom are headliners for their own shows and rake in millions for their tours and music. Then we have Allessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Majid Jordan who are gaining that status slowly. Ontario and all of Canada is a hotbed for talent.

We have artists for all different genres of music. pop: Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepson, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson Sarah McLachlan. Rock: Neil Young, Rush, Tragically Hip, Tom Cochrane, Simple Plan, Billy Talent. Alternative rock: Nickelback, Our Lady Peace. Country: Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette. Rap: Drake, Classified, K'naan. That's just to name a few.

Lol. Most of the artists here sound like crap (Drake, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Avril Lavigne, and Nickelback). But they have produced some great ones such as the band Rush, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, and Shania Twain.
Cheers to Canada!

We are the smallest country by population on this list we are only the 2nd largest country in the world by land area please fix the description. Shows you just how talented our population is per capita.

Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

New Zealand and Australia have a staggering number of musicians and groups. The tyranny of distance has ensured their unique voices

I'm Australian I love my country. There is a lot of modern day and olden day music

The pioneers in rock music

AC/DC, INXS, Bee Gees, Midnight Oil, Divinyls, Met at Work, Jet, Little River Band, Air Supply I May not Be Australian but even I know this place has great music maybe not Number One but at least the top five

France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

France should be in top five guys! French music is somewhat unpopular outside France but that doesn't that they don't have great artists. They are in all genres from pop to rap to electro, even metal.

In France music is more an art than in some other countries. The language is perfect to sing and a lot of great songs and classic music are French. The accordion is a sixty years old cliché a lot of DJ like Daft Punk and David Guetta are French. And I only talk about French musicians and no francophone...

They have well-known house artists such has David Guetta, Nicky Romero, and let's not forget about Daft Punk.

I love French music, so many talented artists undiscovered by people living in other countries like myself

Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Most of people doesn't realize the importance and influence of Bossa Nova in other countries (rhythms and styles of music).
There're other various local type of regional music in Brazil. The fact of these genres are not known around the world does'n mean that they are not important or genuine.

How is Brazil not on this list yet? It should be number one in fact. Brazil has the most unique and some of the best rhythms in the world. Samba and Bassa Nova music pretty much define the "world music" scene.

Bossa Nova has influenced so much and people usually don't realise it

Are you kidding? All day all night samba?

Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Can I just say that everyone thinks of music as pop and rock, but italy and germany r probs the best classical countries out there for music. Them and england

I believe the Italians really almost own the leaders in music from operas to chants and poetic music. The Italian language itself is based on musical syllabic overtones!

Giovanni Gabrieli, Giacomo Puccini, Paganini, Verdi, Ennio Morricone, Anrea Bocelli, Pavarotti... those are reasons alone that make Italy at least rank 3 together with Germany or the States

Never heard, except maybe the outdated and obese Pavaroti, that's not funk, not fun, not al all.

South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

South Korea has it's own separate genre of music! Kpop is the best thing to happen to this world! Gangnam Style is the most viewed video on YouTube and is a South Korean Kpop m/v. South Korea also has Big Bang, SNSD, EXO and of course Psy. I'm Australian and have a Lebanese background and let me just say that South Korean music is top of the range.

T.O. P is the best :D

the music from South Korea is name "K-pop" and the artist in this country is know dance and sing and rap and prodaction the music and so many things

Should be much higher. They have artists who are now known around the world such as EXO, Big Bang, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and Blackpink, just to name a few.

For me Korea because every months idols has a comeback.. Like BTS I'm a solid huge army fan of them and my bias is jungkook v jimin...

Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.

Norway makes the greatest music

New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

New Zealand is the best country ever that's why

China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

Communist Party ruined the real progression of music in China. The real stuff lies in Hong Kong and Taiwan, which have not suffered those musical detriments the mainland has suffered.

Jane Zhang, Cui Jian (China's most prominent rockstar), former EXO-M members named Kris Wu, Lay Zhang Yi Xing, Huang Zi Tao & Lu Han, former Miss A members named Wang Fei Fei & Meng Jia are so excellent and they boost their singing voice in them!

It is the most relaxing music in the world and it is not yuckk

Yuuckk I hate it!

Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Schubert and others were born is this delightful country of music! Even the musical 'The Sound of Music' suggests this country's love for music!

Most musically influental

Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

There is a lot of good music coming out of such a small country, especially when it comes to metal - Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Sonata Arctica etc.

There are many good metal artists like Finntroll, Nightwish, Korpiklaani and so on.
Furthermore, nice polka music is from Finland.

Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

Some of its Musicians have won World Music awards - beating out all other countries. Amr Diab (Egyptian), is in the Guinness book of world records for it.

Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Charice Pempengco, Apl.de.ap, Jessica Sanchez, Nicole Scherzinger, Vanessa Hudgens... just some of the most acclaimed singers in the world that are/has filipino roots.To be honest, if these singers will be based in the PH, they'll just be mediocre for there are far more talented singers than them here. If you guys want proof, search it on youtube maybe?

When you hear a Filipino speaks in a native language you would thought he is singing. For melody is even in the language itself of the Filipinos.

One can play music outside in Philippines without solidifying to become an integral extension of the surroundings.

You can hear music Everywhere you go... In a plane... In the mall... In the toilets... Heck almost every night you can hear music!

Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

Cuban music inspired countless Musicans through Latin America. Cuba has a more than 20 musical genres. Top music in Latin America 1. Cuba 2. Brazil 3. Argentina 4. Mexico

Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

For its population Greece has an enormous amount of singers and musicians. Every year there are new stars.

Greece has the best worst music.

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