Los Angeles is regarded - around the world - as a center for the recorded and performance music industry. It is home to many recording labels and music landmarks - such as A&M Records, Warner Brothers, Rhino Records, and Capitol Records. Many famous recording artists and entertainers reside in the city which allows them easy access to a variety of music and entertainment work. The money that flows through L.A. for the music industry is an important part of the economy for the city.
Los Angeles is the birth place for many type of music and has been an important for marketing and selling music to the world. The city has helped foster and develop rap, punk, emo music - almost completely alone - and has created many musical celebrities.