Seattle City of Music Honors
The third annual City of Music Honors will be held October 5 at The Triple Door, and the Seattle Music Commission is seeking your nominations for each of the event’s three accolades: The Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Breakthrough Award and the Impact Award. To submit your nominations, read up on the nomination criteria via the link above and then email us at email@example.com with your suggestions by no later than Wednesday, March 2. Tell us who you are nominating and why they should be considered as an award recipient in a specific category. Each of your submissions will be carefully considered by the nominations committee and made public in or around September. We look forward to hearing your ideas, and don’t forget to mark your calendars!
Seattle Music Commission
New in 2011: As part of its commitment to community engagement and outreach, the Seattle Music Commission (SMC) will share a recap of each regular monthly meeting. At last Wednesday’s general meeting, the Commission discussed the ongoing work of its three subcommittees: Policy + Planning, Youth + Community and Branding + Communication. The Policy + Planning Committee is currently focusing its energies on exploring opportunities to partner with the Port of Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport to facilitate a uniquely “Seattle” musical experience for visitors and natives alike. The Youth + Community Committee is seeking out ways to support and expand upon existing youth and community career development programs and events throughout the city, including possibilities for music industry career fairs and internship programs. The Branding + Communications Committee is working to develop an innovative and inclusive community-driven website focused on telling the story of Seattle’s rich musical history across genres. The Commission would love to hear from you regarding these or any of the projects listed in its workplan, which is available at the above link. You can contact the Commission via firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the arrival of 2011, now is the time to reflect back upon 2010’s busy and exciting music scene. The Crosscut article above discusses highlights from all arenas of Seattle’s music community; bands, record labels, festivals, the Music Commission and Nightlife Initiative and theaters are all covered. Looking back at City Arts’ inaugural music festival, Shabazz Palaces’ contract with Sub Pop, the Hard Rock Café’s arrival in Seattle, we remember that 2010 was a fantastic year in local music. Other publications offer their insights of the year’s musical successes and failures: see an “Incomplete History of Seattle Music in 2010” here, listen to music experts Josh Powell, Dana Bos and Larry Mizell Jr. discuss 2010’s tunes here and download Seattle Times’ Andrew Matson’s Seattle pop music mixtape, A Very Good Year, 2010 here. Here’s to hoping 2011 is just a fantastic!