By Claire Atkinson. New York is center of the musical universe — and the de Blasio administration has the stats to prove it. Menin told The Post that she hopes the report will help her address factors which impede the growth of music business such as licensing issues. She also hopes to attract new music business to the city and encourage new music venues and corporations to open here. While many artists head straight to Los Angeles to get a career break, the report suggests that New York venues sold more tickets than any other major Western city.
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The music of New York is a diverse and important field in the world of music. It is the birthplace of hip hop , garage house , boogaloo , doo wop , bebop , New York punk rock , and US new wave. It's also the birthplace of salsa music , born from a fusion of Cuban and Puerto Rican influences that came together in New York's Latino neighborhoods in the s. The city's culture, a melting pot of nations from around the world, has produced vital folk music scenes such as Irish-American music and Jewish klezmer.
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