Music Row

Best For: Business, Sightseeing

A yoga studio in an old house and a large blooming tree
The 12 South neighborhood highlighted on a map of Nashville

Music Row, which is around one mile southwest of downtown, is the beating heart of the music industry in Nashville. Consisting of a stretch of streets long lined with recording studios, music publishing houses, record labels, and other music-related businesses, Music Row has been a hub for country, rock, gospel, and pop since the 1950s. Historically, Music Row has been home to iconic recording studios like RCA Studio A & B, Columbia and more where Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Bob Dylan and other legendary artists recorded many of their hits. Today, it continues to attract musicians, songwriters, producers, and industry professionals from around the world. The district is centered on 16th and 17th Ave. (called Music Square East and Music Square West), along with several side streets. It's not a stretch like Broadway where live music is played constantly. On Music Row, most of the magic happens behind closed doors.

17th Grand sign and angular building
Inside Any Old Iron
The ASCAP building with blooming flowers
Inside Barcelona wine bar
BMI's building on Music Row
Music Row houses and magnolia trees
Two big houses and tall trees
Virgin Hotel at dusk
A brick building and a big tree
Carnival music
Columbia Studio A in Nashville
Elvis and Roy Orbison guitar sculptures
A dumpster with Dolly artwork
A green house and some tall trees
Jonas Group building in Nashville
Bike stands that look like microphones
A black building
A building with pyramid shapes
A music row sign in a yard
The Musica sculpture
Owen Bradley Park sign
Outside Patterson House
A pink building behing a road sign
A concert inside RCA Studio B
Inside Sadies restaurant
The SESAC building
Smack Songs headquarters
A small law office
The Malvern condos
A white brick motel on Music Row
A white building and a magnolia tree
A house on Music Row


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