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June 2018 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the official New York City celebration of our diverse music ecosystem, across all five boroughs. The month is an initiative of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment in partnership with NY is Music.

Music is central to the city’s economy, social fabric, and cultural identity. NYMM celebrates this with free programming and resources for musicians, industry professionals, students and fans. 


Organized to coincide with other major NYC  music events in June, the month’s calendar boasts both public and industry facing events, including Governor’s Ball, the Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the National Music Publishers Association Annual Meeting, A2IM Indie Week, the Northside Festival, Live Nation’s Ford Amphitheater series at Coney Island, SummerStage and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival opening weekends, and many more!

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    NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

    The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment oversees the City of New York’s relationships with the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, digital content, and real estate as it relates to these industries. In total, these sectors account for over 305,000 jobs, and an economic output of $104 billion. The agency also oversees NYC Media, the largest municipal broadcasting entity in the country including five TV Stations and a radio station with a reach of 18 million households and a 50-mile radius.


    The office promotes New York City as a thriving center of creativity, issuing permits for productions filming on public property, and facilitating production throughout the five boroughs. It is also committed to expanding opportunities in the creative fields for all New Yorkers. See nyc.gov/mome for more information on innovative workforce and educational programs which effectively promote diversity and inclusion.

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    Julie Menin Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

    We are so pleased to present New York Music Month, back for a second year with even more programming for musicians and music lovers alike. This initiative is a celebration of all that our city’s music industry has to offer, whether you’re an artist trying to make your mark, a sound engineer interested in honing your craft, or simply a music fan looking for free concerts this summer. New York is home to the largest and most diverse music business ecosystem on the planet, and I invite all New Yorkers to ‘get in the mix’ with us this summer!

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    NY is Music

    NY is Music is dedicated to advancing the importance of music in economic development, culture, and education in New York. Having worked with over 200 businesses and institutions encompassing every facet of New York’s multi-dimensional music industry, the organization focuses on identifying and increasing awareness of the music industry’s cultural and economic impact, creating new networks of common interest, promoting music education, and supporting the future of New York’s diverse music ecosystem. NY Is Music was established by Bill Harvey and Justin Kalifowitz in 2014.

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    Justin Kalifowitz Co-Founder of NY Is Music and CEO of Downtown Music Publishing

    We are excited to extend our partnership with Commissioner Julie Menin and her extraordinary team at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in once again producing New York Music Month. With the global music industry continuing its resurgence, it’s an exceptional time to celebrate music’s broad impact on New York City’s culture, education, and the economy while reflecting on the challenges and opportunities that sit before us. We thank the commissioner for her unwavering support of the City’s music community, and her work to ensure that we continue to be the music capital of the world.