Music is an integral part of the Turkish culture and can be found everywhere, from shops blasting music to the street and cell phone ringtones, from the use of portable music players to the organization of concerts and festivals. Music is developing in an interesting way in Turkey, and the interest from big international acts to perform in Turkey, as well as the vibrancy of the various musical sub-scenes is high. It is a good moment to take a closer look. Ten years ago there was also a peak in music in Turkey, but in those days quantity triumphed over quality. Now music is again in an upswing, but this time the emphasis is on quality