When Americans think of top international cities in the US, the results that come to mind are typically New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and other booming metropolises such as Houston, Atlanta and Dallas. Bigger metros do well because of their large markets, populations and scope of industries. But size isn’t everything… as an inspection of the American music industry reveals. In fact, the cities below represent the geography of America’s music scene. Each city is a leading center for musicians and the music industry with international connections.
From its beginnings, Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years! While most Americans think it is home to country music, big hats, and steel guitars, you can also find plenty of indie rock, gospel, and even acoustic hip-hop. It is also known as the songwriting capital of the world. Songwriters from all over come to Music City to learn the art and share their passion of songwriting. Top musicians that live in Nashville include Robert Plant, Jack White, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Kings of Leon, Ke$ha, and many country music greats.
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This two bedroom, two bath condominium in Downtown Nashville features dark walnut hardwood flooring throughout, California closet in master, 2 balconies, and spectacular downtown views. Perfectly located – walk to the Schermerhorn Symphony, Bridgestone Arena, and LP Field. Listed with The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.
Recently named the best music scene in America by Travel + Leisure magazine, New Orleans offers a two-block-long entertainment district where on any given night of the week you can hear live sounds and a wide variety of music. It’s called Frenchmen Street and it is conveniently only steps away from the French Quarter. You are likely to hear anything from jazz to Latin to blues to reggae . . . and just about everything in between.
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This is one of the most unique family homes/compounds in the French Quarter. Only a block from the Mississippi River and historic Jackson Square with parking for three cars. Wonderful courtyard and in ground pool. An outstanding home for entertaining. Listed with Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty.
In 1991, Austin was officially named the Live Music Capital of the World. Music is everywhere in Austin from the airport terminal to the coffeehouses, taquerias, concert halls, and public parks. Austin City Limits, a PBS TV concert series, is the longest-running music program in television history and in 2002 led to an annual music festival by the same name. South by Southwest, which began in 1987, is a set of festivals in conjunction over 10 days including film, interactive and music festivals.
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This 20th floor unit at the Four Seasons Residences offers beautiful views to the North, South and East! Enjoy the Downtown Skyline, University of Texas, State Capitol, Hill Country and Lady Bird Lake. With 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 studies, 2 terraces, and the finest finishes. Listed with Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty.