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SEA-TAC AIRPORT INTRODUCING TRAVELERS TO LOCAL MUSIC

KOMO NEWS

KOMO News ran a story yesterday about Sir Mix-a-lot lending his voice to the Sea-Tac Airport overhead announcements in the terminal and baggage claim areas as a part of the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative. The edgy rapper, whose “Baby Got Back” video was once banned from MTV, talks about his excitement about the initiative. “It’s cool to see something as serious as Sea-Tac embrace the local arts,” said Sir Mix-A-Lot. “It just trips me out. That’s pretty bold.” Mix, along with other local artists, like Quincy Jones, Jerry Cantrell, Allen Stone, and Macklemore, are welcoming and directing passengers to various points of interest, from the USO desk to the smoking sections. The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative is a cooperative effort by the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission and music-specialist PlayNetwork showcasing the northwest region’s vibrant music culture and enhancing the experience of millions of passengers who pass through Sea-Tac Airport each year.  Along with the celebrity overhead announcements, the initiative interacts with passengers of the airport through a local music web player, mobile app, music videos featured on terminal and baggage claim monitors, and overhead music in the terminals.



Sea-Tac Airport Now Home of Local Music
January 31, 2012, 10:38 am
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SSG MUSIC
Sea-Tac Airport is now a music adorer’s mecca. Saturday, the airport celebrated the new Experience the City of Music initiative by inviting musical marvels from the northwest. Artists such as Recess Monkeys and Fly Moon Royalty filled the south end baggage claim with dancing, performances and their regional sounds.  Famous natives such as Alice in Chain’s Jerry Cantrell reminds airport-goers “that smoking is allowed on the lower drive outside the building and only in designated areas … Bummer, dude.” A free app is also now available for download, so travelers and homebodies alike can take the sounds with them beyond the airport doors.

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