Most Iranians are familiar with the big names of Western pop, thanks to satellite TV and the internet. Almost every taxi driver, especially in Tehran, seems to keep a cache of Turkish pop classics stashed under the dashboard. Increasingly, shops selling CDs are taking their place on main streets, complemented by the usual developing world array of hawkers flogging pirated copies from footpath stalls.
There are occasional music festivals, particularly during the annual 10 Days of Dawn.