WireTap Magazine investigates the opportunity to revitalize Detroit’s economy with community-based media including cultivation of the local music economy. The article mentions Seattle’s City of Music initiative as an example of a homegrown music economy supported by larger programs:
Seattle is confronting that challenge with its “Seattle City of Music” campaign, which puts municipal funds into the local music economy. The money supports everything from music venue construction to free outdoor festivals, music education and record labels. It’s important that music-based development models be rooted in, and accountable to, the existing music community.