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U.S. Regional and Local Music Scenes
Local Miami Music Scene


Miami is more known for its high energy dance clubs than for live local bands, but big names have come from the area. Latino music is dominant in the area as influences can be felt from the Cuba, Dominican Republic, South America and the Caribbean. One the most notable bands from Miami has been The Miami Sound Machine featuring vocalist Gloria Estefan.

The history of the Miami music scene has also included 2 Live Crew, Enrique Iglesias, KC & The Sunshine Band, Flo Rida, Pitbull, New Found Glory, Tag Team, Quad City DJs, Debbie Deb, Terri Gibbs, L'Trimm, Saigon Kick, Dre, Expose, Stevie B, Marilyn Manson, DJ Khaled and Trick Daddy. The New York Times wrote a piece about the Miami music scene called "In South Florida, Tropical Bohemia in the Makings," by Evelyn McDonnell in November 2008.

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How to start a music project
Tips on how to produce music
Job of a live sound engineer
Affordable ways to promote music online
How songs become popular



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Local Highlights

Miami's musical history has deep roots that include music brought to the region from Spain. Since Miami is one of the nation's most popular seaports, it naturally has an international feel. Local artists have plenty of opportunities to play in public in establishments such as Grand Central, The Stage, The Vagabond, The Electric Pickle and Churchill's Pub.

Millions of television viewers saw scenes of South Miami on the TV series Miami Vice, which lasted from 1984 to 1989. The show unleashed a lot of popular music, including the theme song by Jan Hammer and "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey. The show was so popular it helped preserve the city's Art Deco architecture, especially in beach settings, becoming an interest for tourists.









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