From 2017 through 2019, June was NY Music Month, the official New York City celebration of our diverse music ecosystem. In 2021, as New Yorkers face the pandemic, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is launching New York Music Month Extended Play, a virtual edition that will run from January through June 2021. This six-month extended, virtual celebration has something for everyone: artists, industry and fans. With the pandemic hitting our creative community hard, NY Music Month Extended Play will offer free online resources to help musicians hone their craft and sharpen their business skills all while staying safe. NYMM Talks will keep industry connected on topics that matter through a series of curated panels and fireside chats. While music fans can check-out Performances + Workshops to find free performances and opportunities to learn new skills such as music production or podcast creation. As we look to the time when we can celebrate in-person, let’s keep listening, learning, and connecting to the soundtrack of the best city on earth. In 2021, Get Tuned In and stay connected with New York Music Month Extended Play.
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment supports the key economic and creative sectors of film, TV, theater, music, nightlife, advertising, publishing, and digital content. In total, these sectors account for over 500,000 jobs, and an economic output of $150 billion. The agency also oversees NYC Office of Nightlife and 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.
We are excited to roll out New York Music Month Extended Play, an expanded, virtual edition of our annual program to support our music community in these unprecedented times. We are pleased to feature a diverse range of artists, professionals, companies, and organizations that represent a broad cross-section of NYC’s world class music ecosystem.
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