WHAT WE’VE BEEN DOING IN FEBRUARY
A month of events, exciting announcements
and U.S. activity.
Highlights from last month:
We announced Julia Eberdal’s appointment as Sound Diplomacy’s new CEO, we’re so pleased to welcome her to the team. Read the press release here.
To kick start the Sound Diplomacy events calendar for 2019 and to engage with an increasingly hot topic concerning the urban planning and culture sectors, we hosted Sound Development, our quarterly mini-series discussion at East London’s newest destination, Republic. Our event chair Kat Hanna has written a little overview of the event here.
Earlier this month saw the launch of the Cultural Cities Enquiry report, looking at developing a new model to help culture flourish in our cities. Our Founder Shain Shapiro was part of the Board leading the Enquiry whose purpose was to "consider how we can radically increase the ability of our cities to use culture to drive inclusive growth". The report is now available to download here.
We returned to the House of Lords for our penultimate session in our Music in Society inquiry, this month investigating the role of music in driving economic growth. Read more here.
What we’ve been reading:
London’s Night Time Commission publishes the Think Night report that ‘sets out how London can work better for all Londoners from 6pm to 6am’.
We were excited to hear news of a new venue in London’s White City area, read more here.
A look back 60 years to The Day the Music Died.
An oral history of Chicago's under threat local music venue The Hideout.
A new study by the Berlin Club Commission finds that club tourism brings in an estimated €1.5 billion euros to the city each year.
A creative visualisation of FUGAZI!
Barcelona City Council has announced a new venue classification to protect its small venues.
What we’ve been listening to:
Paloma from our Barcelona office lays down a Diva themed playlist. In her words, "February is a tough month, so it's good to have some diva pep talk to support you!"
What we’re looking forward to…
This month we’re starting by heading to ITB in Berlin to promote our Music Tourism Convention, at the same time Danny will be at ILMC talking about how music can be used to boost tourism. We’ll also be at SXSW with lots of activity happening there and MIPIM. Come and say hello if you’re there!