London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable influence upon the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation
An obvious choice for being #1 on this list. The Rolling Stones, Queen, Coldplay, the Police, Fleetwood Mac, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Blur all formed in London, influencing many people who aspire to be a musician when they get older in their lives. Such a phenomenal city London is.
Queen, Stones, Police, Zeppelin, Placebo, Bowie, Clapton, Pink Floyd, The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Radiohead, Elton John, Muse, etc. 90% of the greatest names in modern music hail from the you. K. Any more evidence?
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington.
Some of the best music we have today originated out of Seattle. Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Heart, Hendrix, Mother Love Bone... All really talented artists.
Whilst I agree with London, Seattle must surely be an extremely close second... Nirvana & Pearl jam, amongst others, need I say anymore?
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Chicago is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. ...read more.
I am voting for Nashville also because I lived there and it is just spilling over with music. Sadly, many people think it is all country but they have plenty of clubs, bands and infrastructure that caters to rock, alternative, metal, indie, acoustic, electronic, rap, etc etc. It has as much or more music industry infrastructure as New York or Los Angeles but it is only a fraction of the size, which makes the concentration of music-related things much higher. Nashville also has some of the nicest people I have ever met. Total strangers are often very friendly but they also have their buttholes like any other place, it is just friendlier overall than most places. And unlike Ny or LA, the people and musicians are much more likely to help you out despite the competitive nature of the business
The best music comes from Nashville. And the most recording does too. There is more recording going on in Nashville than anywhere else in the world. With the Ryman the Grand Ole Opry and so many recording studios there is always music to hear. Nashville is the home and stomping ground for many artists.
Kings of leon, Paramore and Ke$ha oh yeah there are some country musicians here too.
Live on the green
5 Los Angeles
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often abbreviated as L.A., is the largest city in California. It has an estimated population of nearly 4 million, and is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the third-largest city in North America, after Mexico City and New York City. Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic and cultural diversity, Hollywood entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolitan area. ...read more.
I am thinking of moving there because Austin has one of the top yet most underrated music scenes in the country! I have lived in Nashville and L.A. And ohviously they are both amazing places to be a musician.
You simply cannot beat the mix of genre and quantity of talent in one single location. Amazing!
All you have to do is visit and you'll know why. Texas does it right!
It's the live music capital of the world. Enough said.
7 New York
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3.8 million inhabitants make it the European Union's most populous city, according to population within city limits One of Germany's sixteen constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the State of Brandenburg and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. Berlin's urban area, which has a population of around 4.5 million, is the second most populous urban area in Germany after the Ruhr. The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region has over six million inhabitants and is Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island of Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the national government. As of 2021, the prefecture has an estimated population of 13,960,236.
Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality.
Oslo is a beautiful and clean city. It is a perfect place to film any music videos.
11 San Francisco
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. Founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the U.S.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.
This city should definitely be in the top 10. It's one of the most amazing and influential music cities on the planet.
New Order The Smiths Joy Division Happy Mondays influenced alternative music as we know it today. And one of these bands are still going strong after 30 years in the business.
No other city in the world has hosted a scene as brilliant and talented as Manchester. Where would music be today without Joy Division, The Smiths, New Order, Buzzcocks, The Stone Roses, The Chemical Brothers, etc.?
Oasis and the Smiths changed music forever. Manchester is awesome!
Home of Prince, Bob Dylan, Morris Day & The Time, The Jets, Flyte Tyme Recording Studios (now Minneapolis Media Institute), The Peterson Family (First Family of Jazz), Flim & the BB's, Bunkers Music Bar & Grill, The Dakota Restaurant & Jazz Club, and LOTS more great music has come out of Minneapolis!
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Rush, Neil Young, Anvil, The Band, Klaatu, Toronto, Alias, Death From Above 1979, Eidolon, I Mother Earth, Need I say more? Toronto is one of the most talented cities for music, same goes for many other parts of Canada!
Sum 41 is from the Toronto Metropolitan Area, but that would count
Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.
19 New Orleans
I believe the people out here in NO support music to the fullest, we took a lost with katrina, but the city is full of life an a beautiful place to be an live.
Get out of your North American head space, see the world and then visit Melbourne... Nothing more to say.
Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England. As of 2018, the population is approximately 494,814.
How is Liverpool so low?! I mean, there's the Beatles, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Cilla Black, Atomic Kitten and the Sugarbabes just to name a few.
Does not matter what any other city does, EVER; Liverpool's impact will always be remembered.
Imagine checking out the club scene there in 1962!
Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida.
Great music, electronic and rock, I see musicians almost everywhere I go in Miami, and they don't want to get rich or famous, they just want to play music, and that's what it should be about... Love the music scene
Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is also the 38th most-populous city in the United States.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts.
Paris is a major railway, highway and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris–Charles de Gaulle (the second busiest airport in Europe) and Paris–Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily.