2019 Music Policy Forum Summit Agenda
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Welcome and Introduction to the 2019 Music Policy Forum Summit
In 2018 Georgetown University and OCTFME announced the first regional music census. In this session, we’ll give an update on the project, which involved over 2600 respondents, and we’ll talk with an all-star panel of local music stakeholders about next steps in strengthening the local music scene.
Reflections on developing and implementing music strategies.
Kwende Kefenste, City of Ottawa
Abby Goldstein, Public Radio Program Directors Association, Pittsburgh, PA
Bryce Merrill, Bohemian Foundation, Fort Collins, CO
Our cities are getting louder. More traffic, more construction, more machines. Each year, the median decibel levels grow higher. Many cities have committed to fighting the rise of noise pollution. But there’s a problem — too often the first step in lessening the “noise” has been a silencing of local music. This roundtable discussion confronts the issue head on. We’ll explore how cities across the US have taken on this issue of noise ordinances and discuss strategies for protecting local music scenes.
Anna Celenza, Georgetown University
Don Pitts, Sound Music Cities, Austin, TX
Ashlye Keaton, Ella Project, New Orleans, LA
Alison Martin, Indiana University
Music and nightlife civic leaders from New Orleans, Denver and Seattle will discuss best practices in addressing issues around public safety. When should nightlife industry leaders be involved? When should government be involved? Hear about some of the challenges, threats and successes these civic leaders have been involved with, and what they are seeing trending nationally in the field.
Kate Becker, King County, Washington
Kristin Palmer, City Councilmember, New Orleans
Lisa Gedgaudas, Create Denver
Learning from other sectors: Catherine Moore (University of Toronto) on food production strategy
Strategic Engagement: Youth on Record reflects on a decade of amplifying the voices of Denver’s youth and local musicians (Jami Duffy and Stephen Brackett)
Leveraging Local Assets: The power of noncommercial radio (Joni Lupovitz)
Aligning capital with musicians: Black Fret’s expansion (Colin Kendrick)
Music Portland: Independent Together (Music Portland Executive Director Meara McLaughlin)
Embracing equity at every turn (Reese Tanimura, Managing Director, Northwest Folklife)