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Detroit's Challenge: Building Music Industry

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For many people throughout the world, Detroit is as synonymous with music as it is cars. Whether they're techno enthusiasts in Berlin and Tokyo, Detroit rock fans in London, or Motown fans just about everywhere, people recognize Detroit's musical pedigree.

And yet, the music industry here barely registers on the map, according to a study by the Martin Prosperity Institute in Toronto. The study looked at figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to pinpoint where music professionals and businesses are clustered among U.S. metropolitan areas.

Cities such as Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Austin, Texas, were among the top.

Detroit, however, came in at No. 37.

Read the whole story at Crain's Detroit