To raise awareness of the economic impact of music, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced its plan last night at the Triple Door to propel Seattle’s music community and industry to the forefront of a rapidly expanding creative economy. The Chamber has formed a joint taskforce of business leaders and Music Commissioners that will advance industry promotion strategies, professional development opportunities and music industry related issues in the Chamber’s advocacy agenda. The first feature product of the partnership is a City of Music app. Produced by local app developer, FrontRunner, this new app brings to one place curated streaming local music, concert calendars, mini doc videos and information about local music at the Sea-Tac Airport. The content for the app is provided by local partners KEXP, PlayNetwork, Jet City Stream, SSGMusic, Rainy Dawg Radio, Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, 107.7 The END, Sound on the Sound, The Stranger and Sport’n Life Records.
The Chamber’s music initiative underscores the community’s desire to champion Seattle as the City of Music through significant investment that goes above and beyond the scope of everyday business. Community-driven efforts will continue to grow the City of Music Initiative, enhance the climate for our music industry, and push Seattle’s leadership role in music throughout the nation and the world.