As a hub of education, culture, and technology, Boston is a serious player in the music and entertainment industry. With giants such as Berklee, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston Ballet, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and José Mateo Ballet a stone’s throw from many performance spaces and tech startups, the city thrives on the talent of its recent alumni.
Many graduates stick around for the number and variety of music venues, from small clubs such as Wally's Cafe, the Middle East, and the Paradise to larger spots like the House of Blues and Royale. The city is bustling with theaters, such as the Huntington, Wang, and Boston Opera House, and music industry disrupters and innovators are popping up everywhere.
Companies such as MedRhythms, which aims to improve health through music; SongwriterLink, which matches collaborators; and Audreio, which provides more affordable, flexible production tools, make Boston a go-to spot for professionals with music backgrounds, regardless of their performance aspirations.