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Mississippi – 50 States of Music

$112.14M

Music industry contribution to state GDP

1,887

Jobs Created

204

Record Labels

RIAA/A2IM

988

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

11,146

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

As birthplace of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, and B.B. King,

it is no wonder that Mississippi is known as home of the blues. But the state, where music remains a proud tradition, has also produced breakout stars in other genres, including Elvis Presley, Faith Hill, and Jimmy Buffett.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • 3 Doors Down
  • B.B. King
  • Elvis Presley
  • Faith Hill
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Rick Ross
  • Robert Johnson

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • Landers Center
    • Mississippi Coast Coliseum
    • Mississippi Coliseum

    Music Schools

    • University of Southern Mississippi
    • University of Mississippi

    Major Music Conferences

    • Jackson Indie Music Week
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