Top 10 Musical Countries In The World

When we explore the musical industry every country in the world is about different culture, articulation, creation and meaning of music which make it stand out from others and make more fun, starting with this list of most musical countries of world, the first is:


The country has been a great producer and source of musical creation, with its artistic base from history of the United Kingdom, from church music, western culture with ancient and traditional folk music.

In 20th century, musicians from the UK became dominant in musical culture, which led to explosion of POP and ROCK music acts. Hence, the UK has become one of the world’s largest music industries today, with many British artists influencing the modern music.

Each country as mentioned above has different form of folk music:

English Folk Music

Northern Irish Music

Scottish Folk Music

Welsh Folk Music

Popular form of music from the UK includes: English Folk, Jazz, Rapping, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock, British Folk Rock, Drum and Bass, Heavy Metal.

With that the UK has given us the most famous Music Artist we have at present and we’ve been listening to them from very beginning: The Beatles, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, David Brownie and so many more.


Music here reflects the country’s multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles. It is influenced by music mixture from that of West African, Irish and Scottish.

The United States’ music is heard by people all over the world and they love it. In 17th Century, after Native American played their first music, immigrants from different countries of the UK, Ireland, Germany bought their own musical instruments and African slaves bought in their own musical tradition.

The US also had documented folk music and recorded popular music in ethnic styles of Ukrainian, Irish, Scottish and Jewish among other communities.

Popular music genres of the US includes: Blues and Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Metal, Punk, Techno and Latin American Music.

Popular Artists: Eminem, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Madonna, Beyonce, Bob Dylan and so many more.


Germany comes up as a largest music market in Europe and third in the list of world music industry.

German classical is most performed in world, including Pop Rock, Punk, Disco and Indie. German Electronic music gained global influence along with Electro and Techno scene being internationally popular.

Germany hosts large rock musical festivals annually. One of them is: Rock am Ring Festival, the largest in world. Since 1990, Berlin has developed a diverse music and entertainment industry.

Coming to Classical Music, Germany is the largest in its development. They host the largest Classical Summer Music Festival: Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Classical Music of Germany includes:

Chorale (Vibrant and Energetic)


Baroque Period

Classical Era

Romantic Era

Apart from this included the Folk and English Popular music from Germany which are great hit among the people of world.


Irish music has been created in various genres in Ireland. The indigenous music is known as Irish Traditional Music which has been vibrant for ages despite globalizing cultural forces. Even after influencing from all the music from Britain, The US and other cultures, Irish music has kept its influence and has impact on modern rock music.

Some of the fusion artists have attained mainstream success.

Irish has produced Traditional music, popular modern music, Folk music and Classical Music.

Popular genres developed there were: Pop, Rock, Techno, Rock and Roll, Fusion music.

Famous Artists: Westlife, Van Morrison, Boyzone and the Cranberries.


Music of India stands 5th in the list of world musical countries, including all genres classical, folk, Indian rock and Indian pop. Music here began as an integral part of socio-religious life.

Indian Music has numerous genres:

Classical Music- Hindustani and Carnatic Music (Dhrupad, Dhamar, Sadra, Raga, Tala, Pallavi)

Light Classical- Thumri, Sangeet, Qawwali, Ghazal

Folk Music- Which is different from different states of India because of diverse culture

Then we have Indian Pop, Rock and Metal, Indian Rock, Raga Rock, Jazz and Blues.


The music culture here is diverse and is a mixture of musical genres and performances styles and influence majorly by culture of indigenous people of Mexico and Europe.

They have wide classification of music starting from:

Traditional Music which is majorly divided in two forms- By musical form and styles –Corrido, Mexican Danzon, Mexican Bolero and By types of ensembles- Banda, Mariachi and Marimba.

Popular Folk Music had Grupera influenced by the styles of cumbia, norteno and reached heights of popularity in rural areas.

Popular Music had genres like Pop, Rock, Latin Alternative, Mexican Ska, Electronic.

Whereas Art Music includes Operas, Classical and Jazz which makes Mexican music culture rich of different forms and artistic editions.


Italian music is a traditional marker of Italian national culture and ethnic identity, which holds important position in society and politics. Music innovation- harmony, notation and theatre- helped in development of Opera.

Italian folk music is an important part of musical heritage of country and includes diverse arrays of styles, dance and instruments.

Characteristics of the music majorly revolved around- Society and Politics.

Classical Music included- Ballet, Sacred and Instrumental Music, Experimental Music

Folk music had deep and complex history depending on regions, songs, dance and instrumentation.

Popular music consisted of: Modern Pop, modern dance, imported styles.

Along with rich music culture, Italy hosts a lot of large music festivals – Sanremo Music festival being one of those.


Music of Sweden shares a touch of Nordic folk Dance with its neighboring Northern Europe Countries. The instrumental genre is the biggest in Swedish Traditional music.

Swedish music also included more modern pop and modern influences. Sweden is one of the world’s most successful exporters of popular music.

Classical music included Choral genre.

Modern music again had- Jazz, Pop, Bubblegum dance, hip-hop, rock, punk rock and heavy metal.

Progressive and Jazz-rock music along with electronic gained much popularity from the country.


They have wide array of performers from traditional and modern music. Japan is the largest physical music market in world. Traditional music here differs a lot from the western music.

Traditional and Folk Music- Minyo – which had 4 categories- Work, Religious, Gatherings and Child songs

Okinawan Folk music- dance songs, celebratory music.

Western music consisted of traditional pop music, western classic and orchestras.

Popular music came with Jazz, Idol music, dance and disco music, rock and heavy metal along with Theme music, game music, noise music.


Slavic and Hungarian forms influenced the Austrian Music culture. Yodeling, was a form of singing involving the rapid and repeated changes of registers, was called ‘juchizn’ by Austrians.

Then with upcoming technologies came the development of Rock and Pop music in Austria and they started hosting annual music festival show casing European Music Arts.

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