Beyond Agent of Change: Moving Past the "who was here first" to Sustainable Solutions

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Beyond Agent of Change: Moving Past the "who was here first" to Sustainable Solutions

Sound impact can be addressed in three ways: through the source, the path, and the receiverMost sound policy focuses on the role (and responsibilities) of the source, gives scant attention to the path, and overlooks the role of the receiver completely. 

When policy does not specifically and proactively address the concerns of future residents in or near an entertainment district, it has made the nightlife economy an easy target for those who do not understand sound management, and gives those trying to solve conflict only two options: turn it down, or turn it off. Read More >

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At Sound Music Cities, we create custom solutions for cities that value music as a key economic driver and want to start, reinvigorate, or grow their music economy, using proven best practices. 

We love music of all kinds, and we especially love what it can do for the heart and soul of a city, in addition to regional economies. We’ve been at this for a while, talking to cities and countries around the world about music policy, community relationships, and cultural tourism, learning from the steps forward - and the steps backward.  And over the years, we have put together a significant global knowledge base of practical, real-life policy solutions for the most common challenges facing commercial music and entertainment ecosystems.  Read More >