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North Dakota – 50 States of Music

$129.77M

Music industry contribution to state GDP

1,997

Jobs Created

155

Record Labels

RIAA/A2IM

49

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

640

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

A state that produces both Lawrence Welk and Wiz Khalifa deserves recognition

for contributing to a rich American musical tapestry. With many university music programs and a strong attention to classical music, North Dakota has devotedly honed its musical heritage.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Bobby Vee
  • Lawrence Welk
  • Lynn Anderson
  • Peggy Lee
  • Wiz Khalifa

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Alerus Center
  • Fargo Blues Festival
  • Fargodome
  • Missouri River Bluegrass Festival
  • Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • Scheels Arena

Music Schools

  • North Dakota State University
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