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(If there is a New York-born, New York-raised or New York-identified artist or band that is missing from this list, who has been actively performing or recording within the past two years, please email us here, and let us know. This list does not include past eligible artists, past winners and nominees or potential Hall of Fame winners—that list will be published shortly.)


50 Cent, A-Trak, A Place to Bury Strangers, Amy Allison, Mose Allison, Amazing Baby, Nicole Atkins, Acrylics, Ryan Adams, Christina Aguilera, the American Dollar, Lili Anel, Animal Collective, Kalae All Day, Antibalas, Matty Amendola, Antony & the Johnsons, Laurie Anderson, Antigone Rising, Galia Arad, Anthrax, Apache Beat, the Antlers, Au Revoir Simone, Peggy Atwood, Ava Luna, Agnostic Front, Fiona Apple, Afrika Bambaata, Battles, Diane Birch, Mary J. Blige, Lloyd Banks, Beastie Boys, Beach Fossils, Brand New, Blondie, David Byrne, Jerome Bell,  Susan Bach, Tony Bennett, the Books, Walter Becker, Burning Spear, The Bravery, Joan Baez, Beyoncé, Bell, Jay Brannan, Bishop Allen, Black Dice, Brazilian Girls, Busta Rhymes, Bazaar Royale, Care Bears on Fire, Careful, Mariah Carey, Citizen Cope, Freddy Cole, Chris B. Cauley, Chapin Sisters, James Chance, Cro-Mags, Rivers Cuomo, Julian Casablancas, Ceiling Unlimited, Chairlift, Judy Collins, Alberta Cross, Stacy Clark, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Class Actress, Lainie Cooke, Crumbsuckers, Crystal Stilts, Lana Del Rey, Jason Derulo, the Drums, Gavin DeGraw, Dangerous Muse, Dukes of September, P. Diddy, Bob Dylan, Jakob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Darwin Dees, Laura Dawn, Delilah, Dave Douglas, DMX, Demander, De La Soul, Das Racist, Dirty Projectors, Mike Del Rio, Steve Earle, Justin Townes Earle, El-P, Eve, Missy Elliot, Faith Evans, Envy on the Coast, Cheryl B. Englehardt, Fiery Furnaces, French Kicks, Fang Island, John Frusciante, Fabolous, Donald Fagen, Lorraine Feather, Full Blown Chaos, fun., Funkasaurus Rex, Alexis Foxe, Marie Gabrielle, Glassjaw, Gogol Bordello, Gorilla Biscuits, Grizzly Bear, Arlo Guthrie, Julie Gold, Gregory Brothers, Gang Gang Dance, Ghostface Killa, Ghost of the Sabre Tooth Tiger, Gathering Time, Marci Geller, Marie Gabrielle, the Giraffes, Grandmaster Flash, Kaitlin Garrity, Helmet, Hi-Tek, the Hold Steady, Albert Hammond, Jr., Hundred in Hands, H2O, Lauryn Hill, How to Dress Well, Debbie Harry, Richie Havens, Sophie B. Hawkins, Petey Hop & the Hiptons, Here We Go Magic, Homeboy Sandman, Nona Hendryx, Holy Ghost, Mary Halvorson, Honor Bright, Hercules and Love Affair, Ari Hest, Vijay Iyer, Lia Ices, Interpol, Jay-Z, Japanther, the Juan MacLean, Norah Jones, Jamstation, Freedy Johnston, Javelin, Peri Jones, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Scarlett Johanssen, Ja Rule, Montell Jordan, Judakiss,  Jaymay, Bruce Katz, Talib Kweli, Kid Cudi, Kelis, Rorie Kelly, Alicia Keys, Carole King, Jann Klose, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Christine Lavin, Cyndi Lauper, George Lamond, Lawrence and Leigh, LCD Soundsystem, Jamie Lidell, Loud Owls, Light Asylum, Les Savy Fav, Sean Lennon, Lil Kim, Lil Mama, Lisa Lisa,  Richard Lee’s Irrational Logic, Liza & AJ, Little Jackie, Lonely Island, Jennifer Lopez, John Lurie, Leopold, L.A. W., Liars, Life of  Agony, Lupe Fiasco, Arto Lindsay, Lucas Prata, Daniel Lopatin, MGMT, Matisyahu, Maroon 5, Chris Martin, Lea Michelle, Mainland Fever, Roc Marciano, Matthew Morrison, Ingrid Michaelson, James Maddock, Cheryl Metrick, Terry McCarthy, Allison Moorer, Maria Muldaur, Jesse Malin, James Miller Band, Manhattan Transfer, Selena Mars, Matt and Kim, Pharoahe Monch, Mountains, John Morse Band, My Cousin the Emperor, MIMS, Moby, Rebecca Martin,  Nellie McKay, Natalie Merchant, Travie McCoy, Nicki Minaj, Chrisette Michelle, the Morning Benders, Mos Def, Barry Manilow, Marcus Miller, M.C. Lyte, Taj Mahal, Constantine Mouralis, Meatloaf, Joe Murena, Nico Muhly, Mobb Depp, Nafsica, Nas, Greg Nice, the National, Ninjasonik, Nohow On, North Highlands, Oakley Hall, Oh Land, Oneida, Yoko Ono, Joan Osborne, James O’ Malley, Joell Ortiz, Panda Bear, Oneohtrix, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Pela, Tha Pumpsta, Phosphorescent, The Pierces, Kelly Price, Lou Reed, Martin Rev, Raekwon, Ra Ra Riot, Luke Rathborne, Alice Tan Ridley, Religious to Damn, Toshi Reagon, Rival Schools, the Rosies, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Rasputina, Lucy Wainwright Roche, the Roches, Robert Ross, Mick Ronson, Emily Rossum, Shilpa Ray, Ratatat, Emma Roberts, Jean Ritchie, Regina Spektor, Dave Sidek, Duncan Sheik, Marnie Stern, Harper Simon, Paul Simon, Tao Rodriguez Seeger, Ryan Star, Barbra Streisand, Stereo Skyline, Kim Sozzi, Amy Speace, Solomon’s Cortex, Pete Seeger, Suicide, Sonic Youth, Swans, School of the Seven Bells, The Strokes, Scissor Sisters, Seamonster, Jay Scott, Suckers, Sleigh Bells, Gil Scott-Heron, Saigon, the Sleeping, Sick of It All, Ryan Star,  Peter Stampfel, John Schrader Band, Erin Slaver, Becca Stevens, Telepathe, Kristina Train, TV on the Radio, Pia Toscano, Twin Shadow, Ben Taylor, This is Hell,  Tom-Oh, Tiny Victories, Taking Back Sunday, They Might Be Giants, Teengirl Fantasy, Vampire Weekend, Suzanne Vega, Sharon Van Etten, Jaime Valentine, Vincent Vok, Vivian Girls, Rufus Wainwright, We Are Scientists, Toby Walker, Wyclef Jean, Sloan Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright, The Walkmen, Reggie Watts, We’re All Just Passing Through, White Rabbits, Xylos, YC the Cynic, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeasayer, Mika Yoshida, Zs.


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