Music is the Heartbeat of Sociability: Saving the Incubator Venues
MUSIC SURROUNDS OUR DAILY LIFE. Music wakes us up in the morning, motivates us to exercise and can elicit smiles or tears during our favorite movies and TV shows. It is a critical part of the social experience when dining, drinking and dancing.
Like the air we breathe, we take it for granted until is stops
Global music advocates recognize the importance of the “creative footprint” of a city—measured by the number of spaces for artists to compose, rehearse and perform. Supporting an infrastructure of music education and development is a critical part of sustaining a vibrant music industry.
Yet there are many threats and barriers to this fragile, yet vital economic sector—rising rents, health insurance, government fees and permits, music licensing, access to studios, education and performance opportunities—the presence or absence of these factors can determine the health of a city’s music culture.
PANEL DISCUSSION AND PROPOSED TOPICS
The session will be an open forum among advocates and practitioners with Summit participants on these discussion topics: