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Music Capitals of the World: The 5 Best Cities for Music

| On 17, Feb 2020

Every city may wish to be the best in the world for music, but only a few have the chops to back up their claim.

There’s nothing better than taking a musical tour around the world and coming to your own conclusions. Read on to learn which of best cities for music you should start at.

1. London

Since the days of the British Invasion, Britain has produced some of the most popular and iconic music groups of all time, including the Beatles, the Stones, the Clash, and more.

Modern London has every type of music scattered through its many neighborhoods. You can find jazz, punk, dubstep and more if you know where to look. If you’re in Britain, then London is the place to be to hear all the greatest up and coming talent.

2. Nashville

Nashville is still the place that would-be stars travel to when they’re trying to make it big in the country music scene. Upon arrival, though, they’re often amazed to find that practically every live music act displays a world-class level of skill.

You’ll want to check out the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum while you’re visiting. When you’re ready to eat, check out famous music venues like the Bluebird Cafe and the Grand Old Opry to hear amazing live acts.

3. New York

New York City is the city that never sleeps. It practically invented disco and hip hop, and if you’re looking for a place to hear great music and dance at the same time, there’s nowhere better.

New York futures an amazingly diverse population and the music scene proves it. You’ll have more opportunities for salsa and Latin music than you’ll know what to do with. At the same time, you’ll find plenty of jazz and blues bars if that’s what you’re into.

4. Berlin

Berlin is another of the top competitors for the greatest music capital in all of Europe. Since the days of Beethoven and Bach, Germany has produced amazing music, and that legacy continues today.

Berlin is famous for its electric dance clubs and techno wonders. There’s also a parallel punk and Indie scene that you can observe from almost any part of the city. Kreuzberg, in particular, is famous for housing fantastic punk and alternative acts.

Berlin’s incredible nightlife will create unforgettable musical memories for you.

5. Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the top reasons that J-Pop, or Japanese pop music, has spread throughout the world. You can find all kinds of crazy modern and futuristic acts here.

An outlier among music cities, Tokyo’s top acts often start and finish earlier in the day, a great option when you want to go out and see the other attractions in the city afterward.

Not only are these cities great for music, but they have great food and sights to see. There are plenty of things to do in all of these cities to keep you busy between musical experiences.

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