Music policy leaders from San Antonio, Seattle, Alberta, Milwaukee, New Orleans, San Francisco, Austin, Fort Collins, London Ontario, Victoria BC, Memphis, Washington DC, Toronto, Portland and even from Sweden, connected for two days of intensive discussions and presentations this month in Austin.
In our last entry about Music Development Strategies, we discussed the key ingredients needed as a city embarks on creating a successful music development strategy. And the way to get this development underway includes building a vision, researching the potential solutions, and the discipline to create and execute the plan while getting all of your resources to contribute. Having a sound music strategy provides the beneficial economic impact across many sectors including tourism, city brand building, cultural development, and more.
Who doesn’t love music? Sure, you might know someone who doesn’t like smooth jazz or have a friend that hates anything but rap. But at the end of the day, music is a powerful force to which we all feel connected.
At Sound Music Cities, we not only love all kinds of music, but we also love what music can do for the heart and soul of a city. Through many years of talking with cities and countries around the world about music policy, community relationships, and cultural tourism, we’ve put together a thorough knowledge base of practical, real-life policy solutions for the most common challenges facing music and entertainment ecosystems.
With a few important best practices in place, we know that every city has the opportunity to start, reinvigorate, or grow their music economy.