New York is widely regarded as the unofficial music capital of the country, with a plethora of concert halls, recording studios and resident artists making musical magic each and every day. So it’s no wonder that New Music Seminar and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment have teamed up to host the first-ever inaugural “New York Music Week,” launching today and lasting until June 21.
The week of tunes will focus on growing and improving the recording industry of the future, fostering new ideas through a variety of events, panels, discussions and concerts. Between networking and building business relationships and introducing new, budding artists, NYMW will offer something for every music lover - from professionals to fans.
"New York City is home to some of the best musicians in the world," said NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver. "New York Music Week allows us to showcase some of that terrific talent to the best fans. Music is another important part of our local entertainment industry that's responsible for so many jobs here, and we are proud to be part of this exciting week."
NYMC events include:
43rd Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala: June 14
The Gala will recognize this year’s inductees, including Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones and Jim Steinman.
New Music Seminar: June 17-19
The seminar is a ticketed event that hosts 150 leading musical innovators discussing the future of the music industry through a variety of panels, concerts and workshops.
New Music Seminar New York Music Festival: June 17-20
As part of the New Music Seminar, the festival will feature 100 of today’s top artists. Sunday’s kickoff event at Webster Hall will host Hoodie Allen, DJ Andy Rourke and more.
American Association of Independent Music ("A2IM") 7th Annual Indie Week: June 19-20
The seventh edition of the festival will congregate industry leaders to host panels on marketing brands, making products profitable and overcoming the issues facing the independent music industry.
A2IM's The Libera Awards aka "The Libbies": June 21
The award ceremony will recognize the creme of the crop from the independent music scene whose productions stood above the rest during the past year. The event will take place at Le Poisson Rouge.
Make Music New York: June 21
The sixth annual edition of the largest musical event in New York’s history will return to offer a variety of free, public, outdoor concerts across the city. The festival will host more than 1,000 free outdoor concerts in 424 public spaces.