Storm Gloor and Students Join Amplify Music Confernece to Support and Grow the Music Community
Amplify Music asks how can we learn from other local communities creating resilience in the music social/structural disruption/reconstruction under COVID-19?Alice Crogan | College of Arts & Media Apr 20, 2021
Storm Gloor, CAM Music & Entertainment Industry Studies faculty, City Councilman, and creative community activist, is co-leading the Amplify Music 2021 Conference. The free conference brings together diverse music leaders and creators online to learn and share from local community response, emergent solutions, and heroic efforts to support local artists, venues, creative communities, and support networks in the surge/challenges of the COVID-19.
Gloor, who joins Gigi Johnson of the Herb Albert School of Music at UCLA in co-leading the conference, is also bringing along a team of CAM students and alunni as panel guests and guests. Senior Edwina Maben, alum Michelle Rocquet, and CAM faculty Chris Zacher will serve on panels as industry experts. Emma Nuttall and Jake Jedamus-Denu from Gloors ground-braking Music Cities class, are a part of the virtual conference production team.
The Amplify Music Conference runs virtually Wednesday, April 21– Friday, April 23, 2021.
Visit https://amplifymusic.org to join the conference.
About Amplify Music 2020
These events spring from our virtual gathering in early 2020, at the early stages of the pandemic around the world. In April 2020, we put together a virtual conference with more than 90 speakers from more than 30 organizations from more than 20 countries to explore the early stages of resilience happening in local music around the world. 39 sessions of speakers explored 11 themes -- videos and information on these sessions can be explored at AmplifyMusic.org. Intriguing ideas and new organizations were shared and building blocks and collaborations for 2021 - gathering current information and planning for what we need to share and collaborate around for 2021.
Topics for 2021 Include
2021: Continuing what worked -- virtual co-creation; music streaming; music instrument and DAW sales; new organizing
The Where and Who of live music in 2021
The Virtual Where: Livestreaming, Gaming, and New Experiences in 2021
Community and Creative Identity in a post-WFH era -- radio as connective tissue in a hybrid world
Government Action/Inaction across the globe
Cities and Regions Working Together for 2021
The explosion of Streaming TV and Rethinking Film Releases - Impact on Music in 2021 and beyond
Rebuilding Arts Organizations in 2021 - Organizations at Crossroads
Music Education -- The Intertwining of Educational Disruption and Music Disruption
Relocation: Transformations of City Centers and Suburbs
Diverse Communities and Visions -- Whose Music Industries in 2021?
Streaming -- Composing and Creating Into the Social Vacuum
Financial Bets 2021: Closing, Buying Up, Investing in Music
Negotiating 2021: Contracts, Insurance, Instability
Youth/Fans -- Where They See 2021 Ahead
Mental Health of Music Industry
Music in Civic and Emotional Recovery
Broken Puzzle Pieces -- Ways to Rebuild Community
Be Present Everywhere 2021 -- global organizations and leaders are taking the year ahead
FuturesCasting -- 2023-25 -- where do we want to GO
Rethinking Space: Futures of Live Events
Rethinking Space: Changing Roles of Real Estate and Single Purpose Spaces
Rethinking Social Safety Nets and Shared Support
Rethinking Music Jobs
Rethinking Music Tourism
Rethinking Organizing - new ways of organizing between and within music industries
Rethinking Changing Roles of Music in Media and Civil Society
Imagining Together 2025 -- World Cafe Roundtables
City/Region/Country Panels to include:India
Northern Cal / SF and Sacramento
Seattle and Washington State and Portland / Pacific NW