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Ryman Stage - Courtsey of the Ryman Auditorium
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Research

  • Digital technology from myspace.com to a recording studio on your laptop means that music can literally be made and distributed anytime, anyplace, and anywhere.  But it is also clear that a great deal of music continues to come out of particular cities and their music scenes. The graph...
  • The music business is a fascinating example of a creativity-driven industry. Advances in manufacturing and sound recording technology mean that only a small part of the value of the final product - a compact disc or digital download - is generated by manufacturing and distribution. Instead, most of...
  • The total economic impact of the music industryin the Nashville MSA is $6.4 billion per year. With more than 80 record labels, 130 music publishers, 180 recording studios and some 5,000 working union musicians, Nashville is known the world over as Music City. Nashville's incredibly diverse...
  • This report is meant to serve as one of the many resources that will accompany considerations of whether a cultural tax district might be a viable option for facilitating economic growth within the Nashville Metropolitan region. Therefore, it is important to note at the outset that all decision-...
  • This report details the findings of research on the overall health of an area’s arts-related creative economy. The strongest indicator of this health is a region’s score on the Creative Vitality Index™ (CVI™). The CVI™ is a robust and inclusive measure of the economic...