Music City Studies through 2021

How have we built our Music Cities and Communities for Possible Futures?

Many cities have stepped into new organizing models for local change as “Music Cities” and with “Night Mayors” — with all sorts of new and creative structures.  Some have worked well; others have had challenges.  What helped build resilience for the current live economy crisis across the world and in local communities? 

The session will prompt the audience to think about their own work and communities with examples of how venues and organizations are programming, co-creating, organizing, and educating artists for a great, healthy local music scene.

A wonderful recent study has been published by Andreina Seijas from Harvard on the night mayor movement published in Urban Studies (subscription required):
Governing the night-time city: The rise of night mayors as a new form of urban governance after dark
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0042098019895224

It is the source of this chart below of Night Mayors and Night-time Advocacy Organizations:

Night Mayors and Related Roles

Frictions, Gaps, Power, and Communities

Many cities and communities have done “music city studies” – take a look at the map above and studies linked below it

What parts of these studies can you see in your own communities?

 

Frictions

 

New Combinations

 

Emergent Structures and Support

 

Gaps

 

Inspirations from other Ecosystems

 

Power

 

Missing or Unheard Stories and Groups

 

Related Reading

Enjoy the breadth of music cities, ecosystems, and architecture writings.

The Music Cities Method

 

Sound Diplomacy

Rise of the Creative Class - Revisited

Richard Florida
Rise of the Creative Class

2012 – 10 Year Revisted

The Mastering of a Music City

 

IFPI and Music Canada

Get Involved

Get connected with your own local community — how can you help bridge the gaps and move past friction of change?

 

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