Seattle Office of Film + Music


SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LAUNCHES MAJOR LOCAL MUSIC INITIATIVE

SEATTLE CHAMBER

To raise awareness of the economic impact of music, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is announcing its plan tonight at the Triple Door to propel Seattle’s music community and industry to the forefront of a rapidly expanding creative economy.  The Chamber has formed a joint taskforce of business leaders and Music Commissioners that will advance industry promotion strategies, professional development opportunities and music industry related issues in the Chamber’s advocacy agenda.  The first feature product of the partnership is a City of Music app. Produced by local app developer, FrontRunner, this new app brings to one place curated streaming local music, concert calendars, mini doc videos and information about local music at the Sea-Tac Airport.  The content for the app is provided by local partners KEXPPlayNetworkJet City StreamSSGMusicRainy Dawg RadioSeattle WeeklySeattle Times107.7 The ENDSound on the SoundThe Stranger and Sport’n Life Records.

The Chamber’s music initiative underscores the community’s desire to champion Seattle as the City of Music through significant investment that goes above and beyond the scope of everyday business.  Community-driven efforts will continue to grow the City of Music Initiative, enhance the climate for our music industry, and push Seattle’s leadership role in music throughout the nation and the world.



Apply Now: Office of Film + Music / Office of Economic Development Internship Opening
August 3, 2012, 1:36 pm
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CITY OF SEATTLE 
The Seattle Offices of Film + Music and Economic Development are accepting applications through August 17 for a combined communications internship. Interns participate in a variety of activities for OFM & OED, including marketing, communication, and outreach tasks supporting the City’s economic development mission. The program runs for six months, from March 26th – September 30th. Most successful participants have a background in economics/political science, communications, and film/music/interactive media. Visit our site for all the details.



MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED THIS AFTERNOON

Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Each year, the city celebrates the rich contributions of arts and culture in Seattle with the Mayor’s Arts Awards. This year, the recipients hail from the worlds of dance, multidisciplinary arts, music and the Vietnamese community. The Seattle Arts Commission recommended a selection of individuals and organizations to Mayor Mike McGinn from a pool of more than 300 public nominees. The awards will be presented at 4 pm at Seattle Center and will also kick off Bumbershoot’s Visual Arts Exhibits, which will be open until 9 pm tonight. Below is a list of those receiving the Mayor’s Arts Awards this year:

  • Donald Byrd, choreographer and artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater
  • Jack Straw Productions
  • Dr. Quinton Morris, violinist and professor
  • On the Boards
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center
  • Tet in Seattle, producer of the annual Tet Festival
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JOB SECTOR SURVEY SEEKS INPUT FROM ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
August 25, 2011, 10:47 am
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Seattle Chamber
Every business in the Seattle region is encouraged to participate in the Greater Seattle Chamber’s Job Sector Survey. This is currently the only comprehensive assessment of conditions for employers in Seattle and the Puget Sound region. The 10-minute survey, which will help the Chamber of Commerce collect the information they need to guide elected officials, policymakers and community leaders when making decisions that impact the local economy, is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. This is a great chance for those in the entertainment and music industries to speak up, so act fast. The deadline has been extended to this Friday, August 26.

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THE SEATTLE TIMES WEIGHS IN ON EXTENDED BAR HOURS

The Seattle Times
Following the news that the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a proposal to apply to the Washington State Liquor Board for extended bar hours, The Seattle Times writer Nicole Brodeur contemplated the pros and cons of this potential change in her latest column. Her biggest concerns? Patrons continuing to drink and bar crawl through the extended hours created, disrupting neighborhoods already impacted by high pedestrian traffic from nightlife businesses. But talking with nightclub owner Marcus Lalario, who also sits on the Seattle Music Commission, Brodeur puts forth the benefits that can occur from extending nightlife hours in Seattle. In addition to the possible $3 million extra revenue, it will ensure that people are more easily able to catch cabs, give restaurants the choice to extend their hours too for more nighttime business, and draw more tourists to the city. Also included in Brodeur’s column is a conversation with the Downtown Seattle Association’s Jon Schole and a study done by the Responsible Hospitality Institute that examines how Seattle would react to a pilot program of extended bar hours.

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SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES RESOLUTION TO EXTEND NIGHTLIFE SERVICE HOURS

City of Seattle
The City Council unanimously approved a resolution today supporting efforts to petition the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) for extended nightlife service hours. This move pushes forward Mayor Mike McGinn’s Nightlife Initiative, which addresses public safety concerns along with the needs of businesses and the market demands of both residents and visitors. A two-step process for extending service hours requires that a resolution be sent to the LCB to set a regulatory framework to allow for these extended hours and, if these proposed rule changes are adopted, for Mayor McGinn, the City Council and the City Attorney to work on a specific proposal for Seattle. Nightlife establishments are currently not allowed to serve alcohol between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

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CITY TO ADD MORE TAXI STANDS AS PART OF SEATTLE NIGHTLIFE INITIATIVE
July 22, 2011, 10:21 am
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KOMO News
As the city moves forward with the extended service hours portion of the Seattle Nightlife Initiative, it is also beginning to address safety issues around transportation once bars close their doors for the night. Starting this month and in August, late-night taxi zones will be installed in five of Seattle’s busiest bar districts to encourage people to not drink and drive. These zones would allow up to four taxi cabs at a time to line up curbside from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and wait for customers.

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