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Number of Census Participants

Music Creatives

Industry

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Community Partners

Community Partners

Artist Ambassadors

Artist Ambassadors

The Greater Columbus Music Census Results are Here

The Greater Columbus Music Census Results are Here

After months of organizing and analyzing the data collected in November/December 2023, we are excited to share the Summary Report and interactive digital dashboard with you.

Both the report and dashboard provide deep insights into the data, arranged into 10 key indicator areas. Take some time to look through the visual graphics, findings, and opportunities featured across these two platforms.

Also, as a reminder, we are one of 15 cities/regions that conducted a similar music census over the past year as part of the Sound Music Cities music census cohort. We look forward to sharing some of the insights gained through their research later this year with the hope that we can continue to identify new, best practices for supporting our music community.

What does the local music community say?

What does the local music community say?

We asked, and you responded!

The resulting data tells a story of our music community – the people, the economics, the successes, and the opportunities for improvement. Thank you for sharing your time and feedback with us.

“Columbus is a music city worth building to its full potential. We have continued to produce great artists of all mediums, but especially in music.”

“Columbus is a great city to gig but lacks in music industry (licensing, record companies, etc.).

“Columbus is such a growing music scene and being a part of it has impacted my life in very positive ways. I look forward to being a continued part of it all. C-bus is and has been a home to me for a while now and will remain just that.”

Mayor Andrew Ginther

Andrew Ginther, Mayor of Columbus

“Columbus has a rich history of music that is driven by our venues and artists. The Greater Columbus Music Census will provide us with valuable insight to our music ecosystem that will assist efforts for Columbus to become the nationally recognized music city we deserve to be.”

Mayor Andrew Ginther

Donna Collins, Executive Director, Ohio Arts Council

“The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. The Music Cities Census initiative will provide important data about performing arts venues and arts sector professionals that will help inform the status of the arts, including music, and increase our knowledge about how to support the arts eco-system in the state.”

Angela Perley

Angela Perley, Musician

“Columbus has a thriving and diverse music scene and the Columbus music census will shine an in-depth light on that and provide the city with crucial insight that will help us take bigger steps in expanding and enriching the community here.”

Community Engagement Partners &

Artist Ambassadors

A Tribe for Jazz logo
experience columbus logo
Natalie's Grandview Logo
We Amplify Voices logo
Class Acts logo
GCAC Greater Columbus Arts Council logo
LBB Edutainment Logo
Ohio Arts Council logo
Pelotonia Logo
Spacebar Logo<br />
Wild Goose Logo
Urban one Logo
Columbus Folk Music Society Logo
Hilltop Arts Collective Logo
Mix107.9 Logo<br />
Mix107.9 Logo<br />
OSU School of Music
WLVQ logo
Sunny95 Logo
Woodlands Tavern Logo
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Donatos-Redwood-Logo-no-tag-BR
Jazz Arts Group 50 Logo
Music Go Round
Otterbein U Logo
Rewind103.5 104.5 Logo
Dublin Arts Council Logo
kaufman development logo
Musicologie Logo
Promowest logo
Short North Arts District Logo
VMS Recording
WCBE logo

BLEEPS AND LOOPS

CARDINAL HEALTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

CAYENNE BLEND PRODUCTIONS LLC

CEDARS BROTHERS

COLUMBUS SONGWRITERS CIRCLE

CROSSFIRE HURRICANE

THE DALLAS AT MILO

DARANII ASOBA

EBRI YAHLOE

FAUCETMOUTH

GRAVEYARD PETE AND THE APPALACHIAN SOUND

THE GREEN ROOM MEET UP

HUGE EUGE

MORTEM A CULTUS

MOVE YOUR MUSIC FORWARD

PARK OF ROSES

RETRO QUALITY RECORDS

SO FAR SOUNDS (COLUMBUS)

SONGSHOP STUDIO

SOUL DOPE ENTERTAINMENT

SOUR FICTION

STAGE MAN PRODUCTIONS LLC

TENNABRIS

THE STEREOFLOWERS

VERGE MONARCH