Potential Music City Strategy For #Guelph Presented To Council Today By Councillor @thatjamesgordon and Mayor @camguthrie:

Today at Council Committee (starting at 2pm) we intend to table a motion on this within the discussion on tourism funding and programs. You can watch live at http://www.Guelph.ca/live

High level information on such an initiative can be found below and within the embedded links:

Music City

A Music City is a community of any size with a vibrant music economy. A music economy has the potential to generate a wide array of benefits for their communities, from economic growth, job creation, and increased spending to greater tax revenues and cultural development.

A Music City Strategy is key to a thriving music economy, which offers a range of benefits to communities of any size – including economic growth, job creation, tax revenue and cultural development.

What are the essential elements (and opportunities) of Music Cities?

  • Development of Music Strategy (and Culture Plan)
  • The creation of Music Office to help musicians and music businesses navigate the broad range of government policies and regulations
  • The formulation of Music Advisory Boards
  • Engaging the broader music community to ensure the people most affected by music policies are involved and informed.
  • Access to spaces and places, whether public or privately owned, for artists to practice, record, and perform at every stage of their career.
  • A focus on audience development, ensuring there is an engaged and passionate audience for local musicians as well as international touring artists
  • Music tourism or the development of a Music City brand to leverage a thriving live
  • Music scene, rich music history or large music festivals

Thank you,


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