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