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

Organized to coincide with other major NYC music events in June, the month’s calendar boasts both public and industry facing events, including the Governors Ball Music Festival, the Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the National Music Publishers’ Association annual meeting, 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 supports the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, advertising, publishing, and digital content. 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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    Anne del Castillo Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

    We are so pleased to present New York Music Month, back for a third year with a terrific slate of diverse programming for musicians and music lovers of all ages. This initiative is a celebration of all that our city’s thriving music industry has to offer, whether you’re an artist trying to make your mark, a sound engineer interested in honing your craft or a music fan looking for free concerts and music-related activities 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 Holdings

    “New York Music Month continues to be an exceptional showcase of the music industry’s broad cultural, educational, and economic impact on the city, and the diverse community of creators that choose to live and work here. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Commissioner Anne del Castillo’s ongoing support are among the reasons that New York City remains the global center of the music industry.