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Hawaii – 50 States of Music

$288.96M

Music industry contribution to state GDP

4,415

Jobs Created

495

Record Labels

RIAA/A2IM

635

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

3,643

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Traditional Hawaiian rhythms and instruments continue to influence the dynamic and distinct music coming out of Hawaii

that is widely celebrated for its breeziness and easy listening. The state's signature melding of cultures and styles has produced new genres of music altogether, like "Jawaiian," a Hawaiian style of reggae, and fresh, transcendant covers of classic songs.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Bruno Mars
  • Don Ho
  • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  • Jack Johnson
  • Pepper

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Aloha Stadium
  • Blue Note Hawaii
  • Neal S. Blaisdell Center
  • The Republik
  • Waikiki Shell

Major Music Conferences

  • Hawaii Book and Music Festival
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