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Music Row, Nashville

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Music Row is a historic district located to the southwest of downtown Nashville, Tennessee that is home to numerous businesses related to music, predominantly the country music, gospel music, and contemporary Christian music industries.

Centered on 16th and 17th Avenues South (called Music Square East and Music Square West, respectively, within the Music Row area), along with several side streets, Music Row is widely considered the heart of Nashville's entertainment industry.
In this area, one will find the offices of numerous record labels, publishing houses, music licensing firms, recording studios, video production houses, along with other businesses who serve the music industry, as well as radio networks, and radio stations.

Within media, MusicRow Magazine has been a music industry resource reporting on the location for over 30 years. Lacy J. Dalton had a hit song in the 1980s about one of the streets, 16th Avenue, while the area served as namesake to Dolly Parton's 1973 composition "Down on Music Row".

Sometimes the term "Music Row" is used as a metonymous nickname for the music industry as a whole, just as "Madison Avenue" often refers to the advertising industry. In present years, the district has been marked for extensive historical preservation and local as well as national movements to revive its rich and vibrant history. A group dedicated to this mission is the Music Industry Coalition.
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  • A good walk around this historic district with studios large and small- some in simple looking houses. The Studio B tour is here but you have to pick up the tour at the Hall of Fame building. Also...  more »
  • The history of Music Row is just amazing. Listening to different source, a great picture of music production over the last 60, 60 years to painted.  more »

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