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Greater Madison Music City Music Recovery Framework

Est. 2022

This report gives an overview of economic impact and a regulatory assessment of our music scene. It concludes with recommendations to build inclusively create jobs and drive sustainable tourism across all communities and demographics in the Greater Madison Area.

Over the past year, four workgroups have been discussing the areas of Economic Impact, Artist Relations and Equity, Business Connections and Partnerships, and Tourism, to develop implementation plans based on Sound Diplomacy’s recommendations. Workgroup members represent diverse stakeholders across Dane County with expertise and/or experience in each of these focus areas.

Download or View the GMMC Music Recovery Framework Documents

Task Force on Equity in Music
& Entertainment

Est. 2017

Though our city is full of talented musicians, there are very few professional musicians due to a lack of local infrastructure and opportunity. For Hip-Hop musicians, access and equity are two additional roadblocks preventing economic growth as many venues ban Hip-Hop music.

Though our research has shown live Hip-Hop events to be no more (and in some cases less) prone to incidents than other genres, Hip-Hop events have been unfairly targeted and banned in local venues.

For years, UCAN has worked towards the goal of equal enforcement and equal consequences. The recent introduction of the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment is the result of years of hard work and advocacy.

2020: Implementing Equity for Hip-Hop in Madison

2019: The Voices of Madison Hip-Hop

2018: Report to the City of Madison Council

2018: Hip-Hop through the Lens of Madison Print Media

2017: Analyzing the Relationship Between Live Music Performances and Violence in Madison

2017: Establishing the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

Read more about the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

Greater Madison Music City Music Recovery Framework

Est. 2022

This report gives an overview of economic impact and a regulatory assessment of our music scene. It concludes with recommendations to build inclusively create jobs and drive sustainable tourism across all communities and demographics in the Greater Madison Area.

Over the past year, four workgroups have been discussing the areas of Economic Impact, Artist Relations and Equity, Business Connections and Partnerships, and Tourism, to develop implementation plans based on Sound Diplomacy’s recommendations. Workgroup members represent diverse stakeholders across Dane County with expertise and/or experience in each of these focus areas.

Download or View the GMMC Music Recovery Framework Documents

Task Force on Equity in Music & Entertainment

Est. 2017

Though our city is full of talented musicians, there are very few professional musicians due to a lack of local infrastructure and opportunity. For Hip-Hop musicians, access and equity are two additional roadblocks preventing economic growth as many venues ban Hip-Hop music.

Though our research has shown live Hip-Hop events to be no more (and in some cases less) prone to incidents than other genres, Hip-Hop events have been unfairly targeted and banned in local venues.

For years, UCAN has worked towards the goal of equal enforcement and equal consequences. The recent introduction of the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment is the result of years of hard work and advocacy.

2020: Implementing Equity for Hip-Hop in Madison

2019: The Voices of Madison Hip-Hop

2018: Report to the City of Madison Council

2018: Hip-Hop through the Lens of Madison Print Media

2017: Analyzing the Relationship Between Live Music Performances and Violence in Madison

2017: Establishing the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

Read more about the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment

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