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File #: RS2022-1497    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: A resolution supporting efforts to revive the Music City Music Council into a sustainable and effective initiative.
Sponsors: Jeff Syracuse, Erin Evans, Burkley Allen
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A resolution supporting efforts to revive the Music City Music Council into a sustainable and effective initiative.

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WHEREAS, in 2009, Mayor Karl Dean led the effort with a group of leaders dedicated to cultivating and advancing the ever-expanding music community to further establish Nashville's position as the global music capital; and

WHEREAS, a partnership formed between the Nashville Mayor's Office, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce convened the Nashville Music Council in 2009 to support the business and creative sides of Music City; and

WHEREAS, the Nashville Music Council divided into four subcommittees: branding, creative talent, live music and music education and succeeded in helping with efforts such as the creation of Music Makes Us, an initiative to support music education, envisioned a needed outdoor venue, which ultimately became the Ascend Amphitheater; supported the creation of Ryman Lofts as affordable housing for creatives; and

WHEREAS, the Nashville Music Council became too large and unfocused, subsequently in 2011 it was reduced in size and rebranded as the Music City Music Council; and

WHEREAS, Mayor Megan Barry supported the initiative with the first full time position in the Mayor's Office under the Office of Economic and Community Development; and

WHEREAS, the initiative struggled to achieve sustainability with a focused agenda and strong governance, ultimately becoming dormant over the last few years; and

WHEREAS, other cities continue to create and nurture their own efforts to cultivate their nascent music sectors, but Nashville's is the only one with the advantage of decades of worldwide music leadership and a per capita involvement in music business that leads the nation by a huge margin; and

WHEREAS, the Music City Music Council was housed in the Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Developmen...

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