Has Austin been dethroned as the Live Music Capital of the World? A new survey from ValuePenguin seems to say so.
Though Austin ranked first for music fans among cities in the Southwest, it fell to No.†5 when put up against music industry giants like Los Angeles and Nashville. Perhaps more embarrassing is that Austin, a city that hosts one of the largest music festivals in the world, lost out to Honolulu and Madison, Wis.
The survey measured 15 different data points including the number of people with performing arts degrees, the number of radio stations and the number of music stores. Austin ranked 46th for number of employed musicians, which†gives some validity†to recent city data saying Austin musicians are being forced out by rising rent.
Out of all the Texas towns, not one even comes close to beating out Austin. While this survey certainly is dent in Austinís ego, maybe itís more embarrassing for San Antonio and Dallas who both trailed Lubbock at 76th. LUBBOCK.
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