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Cities Developing Night Time Economies Allan McGowan email@example.com More and more Cities throughout the world are
These moves are making life better for venues, artists
developing their music scenes as part of what is
and audiences. VIP will report on progress as we receive
being instituted and supported by national and local
information, such as this press release from Greater
authorities to strengthen both cultural and economic
Manchester, and the new guide on this important topic
growth under the heading of the Night Time Economies.
from Sound Diplomacy.
Plans to Strengthen Greater Manchester’s Music Scene Radical new plans to strengthen Greater
Granada Studios - Allied London’s new St
by three chairs: Inspiral Carpets legend Martyn
Manchester’s music scene, from established
Walsh, former Sony UK CEO Ged Doherty
artists to up-and-coming musicians of all genres, have been revealed.
- who also chairs the British Phonographic The review will look into Greater Manchester’s
Industry and the Brits, and Karen Boardman,
musical strengths, as well as where the music
Co-Director Crisis Management LLP.
Working alongside UK Music and a panel of
scene can be improved, ensuring that artists
experts, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy
are supported to develop sustainable careers
Burnham has set up a major review to see
where everyone can access music in a safe
Burnham said: “Greater Manchester has
how the city-region’s thriving scene can be
and inclusive way.
led the way when it comes to British music,
nurtured, encouraged and refreshed.
producing some of the greatest bands this Building on Greater Manchester’s incredible
country has ever known from Oasis to The
Over the next six months, voices from
music heritage, the review will support bands
Stone Roses, as well as being home to
across the music industry will be asked
of all cultures and backgrounds including
share their views and experiences of
our well-defined indie legacy to music of
Greater Manchester’s music culture as
black origin, brass bands and orchestras.
part of these exciting plans, which were unveiled at Low Four Studios part of Old
“The music greats of our past inspire young musicians of today. We must build on this,
UK Music will lead on the review, supported
beyond the already well-defined indie legacy, to truly embed culture and the arts in the heart of our communities and give future generations the opportunities to fulfil their creative potential. “This review will enable us to support artists, businesses and audiences of all genres so that they are able to get more out of creating the music they love.” UK Music publishes annual reports on the
economic contribution of music. The 2017 Measuring Music report revealed that the
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