Over the last several years, cities have increasingly recognized the importance of a vibrant and healthy music ecosystem in generating social, cultural and economic benefits. The list of cities that are in various stages of actively developing a music development strategy is growing every year.
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.