Bristol - the city which produced bands such as Massive Attack and Portishead - has been named Britain's ''most musical city'' in a new survey.
The West Country city has more musicians relative to population size than any other in the UK, according to research by PRS for Music, which collects artists' royalties.
The PRS (Performing Right Society) used its 65,000-strong database to locate the birthplaces of its membership.
The figures were then weighted by population to reveal what it claims are the country's most musical hotspots.
While London has the greatest number of musicians living in it, it did not make the top 20 for musical births, coming in at number 26.
Bristol has gained a reputation as one of the UK's leading producers of both professional and amateur musical talent.
Furthermore, music is ''engrained into the culture'', the researchers found, with the Coronation Tap - a cider-house located in the Clifton district - being voted the ''UK Music Pub of The Year'' two years running.
The city is well-known for the ''trip-hop'' music scene of the 90s, with acts such as Tricky, Massive Attack, and Portishead leading the way.
It was followed by Cardiff, Wakefield, Glasgow, and Cheltenham in the PRS top five.
Next were Edinburgh, Manchester, Paisley, Doncaster and Londonderry.
Liverpool, which gave the world the Beatles, was down in 18th, behind the likes of Swindon, Brighton and Leicester.
Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS, said: ''Bristol has been a longstanding contributor to the British music scene, constantly injecting its unique pizzazz of trip-hop and rock bands.
''The city's culture has always warmed to an eclectic music dynamic, paving the way forward for many of the country's greatest venues whilst also inspiring a hotbed of music talent.''
The full PRS list is: