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Great Music Cities

How to Support and Nurture a Music-Driven Economy

Learn what makes the major music cities in the U.S. a success and financial incentives that can support performers and venues. In recognition of the significant cultural and economic impact of the music industry, the city of Seattle undertook an economic assessment to document direct and indirect contributions. This webinar provides an overview of how other cities can apply a similar approach to nurturing their music industry. Presenter James Keblas, director of the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film and Music, also discusses a progressive, though controversial, approach to nightlife management: get rid of entertainment licensing.

  • Major U.S. music cities: Why are they so successful?
  • How to support the music and entertainment industry
  • Economic impact assessments as a revitalization tool



James Keblas

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