Seattle Office of Film + Music


Mayor Proclaims November 28, 2014 Foo Fighters Day in the City of Seattle
November 26, 2014, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Music

 

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Twenty years ago, Dave Grohl formed and founded the Foo Fighters and recorded its self titled album in Seattle at Robert Lang Studios with local producer, Barrett Jones. On November 28, HBO will debut its Seattle segment of Foo Fighters Sonic Highways dedicated to the Seattle music scene, past and present.

Seattle is proud to be a part of Foo Fighters’ musical journey and honored to be featured in both the Sonic Highways documentary and new Foo Fighters album of the same name. The Foo Fighters are greatly appreciated for their contributions to the Seattle music scene over the last 20 years and for showing the world through their documentary the diversity, history, and importance of the Seattle music scene. Today, Mayor Ed Murray proclaimed November 28, 2014 to be Foo Fighters Day in the city of Seattle.



Welcome Mikhael Mei Williams, Creative Industries Advocate
November 6, 2014, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Music

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The Office of Film + Music (OFM) welcomes Mikhael Mei Williams as our new Creative Industries Advocate. Mikhael is very well-known and respected in the music industry, having worked for both AEG and One Reel, among other organizations. A Seattle native, Mikhael credits the city’s vibrant art, music, and entertainment landscape as the impetus for her career in marketing and communications with a specific focus on promoting the creative economy. She is a strategic marketing, communications and management specialist with a proven track record planning and leading comprehensive communications and promotional strategies – from public and media relations outreach; to marketing, branding and advertising campaigns; to gala and special events planning and management – for diverse arts, cultural and entertainment organizations. She’ll be focused on growing and supporting creative industry and nightlife businesses, staffing the Music Commission and its initiatives such as the City of Music, and enhancing OFM communications. Welcome, Mikhael!



Goodbye Rachel White, Film + Music Creative Industries Manager
October 30, 2014, 2:29 pm
Filed under: Music

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When Rachel White interviewed for the Film Permit Liaison with the Office of Film + Music in 2006, she told then director James Keblas “I am kind of a big deal.”  And she was right.  This week we say goodbye to Rachel as she leaves the office and launches her photography business, Off White Photography.  In her eight years with the Office of Film + Music, Rachel did everything in the department at some point (film, music, nightlife, startup, special events, photography).  After transitioning from Film Permitting to Music, Rachel was the driver of the City of Music Initiative and the City of Music Awards (she got Quincy Jones!), which would not have happened without her.  Rachel helped create the Seattle Music Commission, which she has managed since 2010, as well as the Experience the City of Music at Sea-Tac Airport Program.  Rachel’s work over the past eight years has helped shape the music and nightlife industry as we know it today.  Fare thee well, Rachel!  We love you and will miss you.

 



City of Music Program at Sea-Tac Airport Featured on Seattle Channel
October 16, 2014, 5:06 pm
Filed under: Music

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The Seattle Channel explores the Experience the City of Music program at Sea-Tac Airport in its latest City Stream episode. The program’s goal is to showcase the Northwest region’s diverse music culture and enhance the experience of millions of travelers who pass through the airport each year. The video features appearances by Kate Becker, Director of the Office of Film + Music, and Seattle Music Commissioners Marcus Womack, general manager of Evidence.com, and Megan Jasper, Executive Vice President of Sub Pop. The program is a partnership between the Port of Seattle, Office of Film + Music, the Seattle Music Commission, and Play Network. Watch the video here!

Learn more about the City of Music program at the website.



Pianos in the Parks Launches to Celebrate Puget Sound’s Love for Outdoors and Music
July 17, 2014, 1:53 pm
Filed under: Music

Today, notable local government, arts, community and business leaders unite to launch Pianos in the Parks, a summer campaign from July 17 to August 17, encouraging Puget Sound residents to discover 32,000+ acres of City of Seattle and King County parks and open spaces through the power of music and art. Pianos in the Parks features 20 artistically enhanced pianos created by Gage Academy of Art faculty, students and friends, each placed in one of 15 iconic Seattle city parks and open spaces, such as Alki Park, Cal Anderson Park, and Seattle Center, and five King County Parks locations, including Marymoor Park and the Sammamish River Trail. “Pianos in the Parks will enliven our parks and engage communities through the power of art and music,” said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.  Pianos in the Parks is being underwritten by Laird Norton Wealth Management, and was created in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Parks, the Seattle Symphony, KEXP, Gage Academy of Art, City of Music, and Classic Pianos.

 

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Congratulations Sub Pop!
May 2, 2014, 8:31 am
Filed under: Music | Tags: ,

Congratulations Sub Pop on the opening of your SeaTac Airport store!

We were honored to celebrate with you yesterday!

 

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Live Music Program Expands at Sea-Tac Airport

Starting today there will be twice as many live musicians with double the number of hours throughout the terminal as part of the award-winning Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music Program. The artist roster will expand to 40 local musicians who will play seven days a week over an eight-hour period in up to three different locations throughout the terminal. “With Sea-Tac Airport providing the first and last impression of Seattle for many travelers, we have a unique opportunity to showcase our region’s iconic music culture – and support jobs in the local music industry,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton. May the local beat go on at Sea-Tac International Airport!

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