In addition to being one of the world’s more fundamental contributors to the teeming film industry, L.A. serves as a benchmark for artistic singers, songwriters, musicians and producers who aspire to break into the professionally combative realm of the recorded music business.
Throughout the 20th century, Tinseltown has been a breeding ground for such impressionable bands as The Byrds, The Doors, the Beach Boys, Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Los Angeles is also responsible for launching the seminal G-funk careers of N.W.A., Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, among others. Twelve years into the new millennium, an exhilarating breed of performing artists has moved to the front of the class, further cementing the city’s preponderance as a mothership for fresh development of pop, hip-hop, rap, jazz, R&B, classic music and an ambrosial fusion of those styles that have continued to influence today’s society.
On December 27, 2012, music artists Josh Vietti, Robert Davi, Nick Waterhouse, Black Hippy and Best Coast were declared L.A.’s best breakout music acts of 2012.
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