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Oregon – 50 States of Music

$1.72B

Music industry contribution to state GDP

27,600

Jobs Created

2,621

Record Labels

RIAA/A2IM

1,625

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

11,149

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Oregon is music.

Beginning with Portland’s The Kingsmen, creators of the true original party anthem “Louie Louie,” Oregon has long blazed its own trail in musical contributions. The state’s leading indie scene and festival attractions can thank Oregon’s many blues, punk, grunge, and alternative artists who paved the way.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Everclear
  • Modest Mouse
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Sleater-Kinney
  • The Decemberists
  • The Shins
  • Tommy Thayer

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 4 Peaks Music Festival
  • Aladdin Theater
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • Bossanova Ballroom
  • Britt Festival
  • Moda Center
  • MusicfestNW Festival
  • Northwest String Summit Festival
  • Oregon Festival of American Music
  • Oregon Jamboree Festival
  • Revolution Hall
  • Roseland Theater
  • What The Festival
  • Willamette Country Music Festival
  • Wonder Ballroom
  • WOW Hall

Music Schools

  • University of Oregon
  • Portland State University

Major Music Conferences

  • National Association for Music Education Conference
  • Music Library Association Annual Meeting
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