Seattle is renowned as a city steeped in musical tradition - a hub of creativity with a concentration of music industry leaders and musicians representing an expansive array of industry sectors and musical genres. With this diverse range of opportunities, Seattle's music industry is primed to experience even greater growth and development.
The City of Music 2020 Vision launched in 2008 as an effort to celebrate, and grow, Seattle's music culture. Musicians, record labels, radio stations, clubs, festivals, and music-focused nonprofits, and civic organizations represent the variety of industry sectors that contribute to what makes Seattle such an iconic music city. This initiative strives to build a cohesive framework of support for this infrastructure and leverage it for growth and expansion.
The Seattle Music Commission (SMC) and the Office of Film + Music (OFM) work toward the realization of this Initiative by cultivating partnerships, developing policy, and facilitating connections between the community and the music industry to make Seattle a place where musicians thrive, communities are strengthened, and music businesses flourish.
So, whether you're looking to take the center stage, work behind the scenes, start a music organization, or simply enjoy the vibrant culture all around you, Seattle is your City of Music.