Amplifying Music in Our Los Angeles Conference – May 15, 2019 @UCLA
A Conference Amplifying and Connecting the Music Scenes of Los Angeles
Full YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWKVvkXyvd_f57bbSWSsZngAPdphvbtQO
Thanks for all the help and conversations around this great event.
Hosts: Center for Music Innovation at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with the UCLA Music Library
Location: Charles E. Young Research Library Auditorium, UCLA North Campus
Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
How can we support Los Angeles’ music scene(s) and work together to continue to create something robust, diverse, and dynamic in this changing era?
This day-long conference expanded the conversation of how Los Angeles can grow and connect/collaborate around its diverse music scenes. If other cities are challenged by gentrification in having vibrant live music scenes, (a) why is Los Angeles seeming to be growing, despite these difficulties and (b) how do we enhance and amplify this growth?
This Conference was the second in a series of events that UCLA Center for Music Innovation is holding with this Future of Music in LA focus across 2019 across LA, so we welcome you to be involved in those programs as well.
On February 6th, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs held a half-day Symposium as part of its February COMPOSE LA series of events. With partners that included UCLA’s Center for Music Innovation, they brought together different voices across Los Angeles and music to talk about the future of Music in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is a complex environment. From panels and provocations, we came up with many things that weren’t right within the overall ecosystems in terms of policy, permitting, and procedures. We also explored our very vibrant environment that seems to be growing — despite the systemic challenges.
We invited the community gather again on May 15th at UCLA to both expand the conversation and to add new voices into the mix. We included people joining us from video conference from other cities and locations. We included new parties — and parties with different perspectives.
The Sessions – Speakers and Links
|Full Event Playlist
Welcome and What is Los Angeles’ music?
|Music in Los Angeles — Where we ended Feb. 6
|What does LA Look Like and Why? Presentation on research following patterns of legal and not-legal venues across the city’s corridors and neighborhoods
|What are Los Angeles economic trends and trajectories?
|Roundtable– Whose LA and What is LA? Where we are creating, presenting, and practicing?
|What Makes LA a Unique Music City? — Challenges and Questions
|Online Roundtable — Being a Music City in Other Cities
Video from Europe – Life of a Night Mayor
|Creating and Programming Events and Concerts for a Diverse and Worldly LA
|Creating Communities and Collectives in LA
|Music Tech Investors and Incubators — Investing in the LA Music Tech Scenes
|Supporting Systems — community, support, and education systems for current and upcoming artists