In the latest awesomeness from Atlantic Cities, Richard Florida maps the concentration of musicians and music-related businesses. Some of the results might be surprising (but not the number one music scene: Nashville). Florida argues that clusters of talent lead to innovation.
I can remember when we were looking for homes in Nashville before moving here in 2007. In many homes we saw musical instruments and recording equipment--often one room would be dedicated to music production. I wonder if the concentration of musicians not only creates innovation but, in the words of London's Olympics theme, also inspires a generation of upcoming musicians.