City of Music partner Seattle Chamber of Commerce will announce a major music initiative on November 14 at The Triple Door. RSVP to be a part of it! Space is limited! Sound Check Registration
Randy Cohen, vice president of research and policy for Americans for the Arts, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, recently shared insights from his group’s study of arts trends nationwide. His message to business leaders emphasized the importance of investing in the arts as an industry, rather than treating arts as a luxury during times of prosperity and avoiding arts when the economy struggles. Increasing public and private support by using economic impact studies to leverage investment can help. But not every good idea needs to cost millions of dollars. “The city of Seattle sees itself as a music town, and it has a Music-On-Hold program. When you call a government office and get put on hold, you listen to music by Seattle musicians. They change it every quarter. It’s so popular the mayor does the voice-overs, and they sell the music on a website. Sometimes, it just takes coordination of existing resources,” says Cohen.
Last week Mayor Mike McGinn recognized Dick’s Drive-In for their longtime business leadership and investment in the Seattle community, while embodying Seattle’s pioneering spirit and reflecting Seattle at its best. A part of the Seattle Jobs Plan, the In Good Company program is an ongoing showcase of businesses that spotlights one locally-owned business every month for being unconventional, transformative, and exemplary. Click the link above to watch Seattle Channel’s profile of Dick’s Drive-In as part of the recognition program.
CITY OF SEATTLE
The Seattle Offices of Film + Music and Economic Development are accepting applications through March 11th for a combined communications internship. Interns participate in a variety of activities for OFM & OED, including marketing, communication, and outreach tasks supporting the City’s economic development mission. The program runs for six months, from March 26th – September 30th. Most successful participants have a background in economics/political science, communications, and film/music/interactive media. Visit our site for all the details.