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June 2017 is New York Music Month (NYMM) – the first-ever citywide celebration of New York City’s 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 programming and resources for musicians and the music industry; co-branded concerts; social media campaigns; a website with a comprehensive calendar of free and ticketed music events; educational programs; and much more.

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 48th Annual Songwriter’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the 100th anniversary of the National Music Publishers Association Annual Meeting, Sound Development, 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 excited to present this month-long celebration of New York’s primacy in the music industry. Not only is New York City the birthplace of hip-hop, salsa, and punk rock, and the place where jazz, classical, and other genres were nurtured into global forces, we are also home to the largest and most diverse music business ecosystem on the planet. New York Music Month is the first citywide celebration of the past, present, and future of music in the five boroughs. With a full calendar of events, industry initiatives, resources for musicians, music tours of local neighborhoods, and much more, there’s something for everyone.

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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. Working 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 delighted to partner with Commissioner Julie Menin and her fantastic team at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) in producing New York Music Month. As the global music business experiences a true renaissance, there’s no better time to recognize the industry’s broad impact on New York’s economy, identify key challenges and opportunities for the creative sector and create new networks of common interest across all five boroughs. NY is Music co-founder, William Harvey and I thank the Commissioner for her supportive role in encouraging the growth of New York’s music industry, and helping to ensure that New York City continues to be the music capital of the world.