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Episode 18

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17th Aug 2021

Rethinking Social Safety Nets and Shared Support

We knew going into the pandemic that local musicians and venues usually lacked social support for healthcare, housing, and basic living and working support. Then the pandemic proved the challenges, and many communities then moved to step up. What will we expect and what have we built (or need to build) in our local communities to support creators, venues, and related industries? This session will look deeper into what makes local music so vital to a community’s support system. Over the next three years, how can our local sectors augment social safety nets for music creators all the related systems in need?

Nurit Siegel Smith | Music Forward Foundation
Renard Bridgewater | Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans
Elizabeth Stookey Sunde | Music to Life
Spencer Townshend Hughes | Music Minds Matter; The Hollow

Audio recorded from Session 24 of our Amplify Music 2021 Virtual Conference

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Local Music - Emerging from the Pandemic Globally
Music is changing locally around the world. Enjoy our Community Conversations with music leaders in cities, regions, and countries throughout 2021. And please get inspired from the panel sessions from the Amplify Music 2021 conference that we will roll out over the next few months. What is Amplify Music? Amplify Music began as a quick virtual conference in April 2021 to capture stories and challenges of local music early in the pandemic. We gathered 39 sessions of conversations across 25 hours in April. In April 2021, we gathered conversations back together for AM21. Please enjoy past recordings and the future Amplify Music Communities episodes.

This podcast was developed in part under grants from the U.S. Department of Education through its Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Colorado Denver. This content does not necessarily represent the policies of the U.S. Department of Education.
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Gigi Johnson

Gigi Johnson owns Maremel, which runs transformative programs, invests, advises, and produces multimedia on creativity and technology. Her current initiatives include the Amplify Music conferences, podcast, channel, and research with 45 organizations; books on technology and creative work; events on local creative startups; and a new creative industries skills training program. She taught for 22 years at UCLA, where she ran the Center for Music Innovation, built four industry-connecting programs, and taught undergraduates, MBAs, and executives about disruption in creative industries. Before UCLA, she financed media M&A at Bank of America for ten years. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University, an MBA from UCLA Anderson, and a BA in film/TV production from USC.