Seattle Music Commission
The Seattle Music Commission
The SMC pledges to continue Seattle’s great musical tradition through concrete and impactful interactions with local government, communities and individuals. I feel a responsibility to the legacy left by such talents as Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Heart, Ernestine Anderson and many others who have enhanced our community with their music.
This Commission was established in June 2010 and is comprised of 21 members from our diverse and expansive music industry. The three subcommittees (Youth and Community, Policy and Planning, Branding and Communications) are passionate and inspired and have begun carrying out their individual workplans. While working to uphold the City of Music Initiative’s mission to make this a City of Musicians, City of Live Music and a City of Music Business, the Commission wants to hear from you about what you and your community are doing to make Seattle the City of Music. We encourage you to contact us at SeattleMusicCommission@seattle.gov.
More About the Commission
The 21 member Seattle Music Commission represents a cross section of Seattle's music sector, including a broad range of individuals from the local music community. This Commission is tasked with advising City officials regarding leadership and support in the music arena, and also serving as a forum for City employees and departments to share information on upcoming issues and opportunities of relevance to Seattle's music sector. This Commission strives to enhance the growth and development of Seattle's music sector and convey the City's commitment to the industry, musicians and audience.
The Commission will work with City departments and the greater community in an attempt to advance the goals outlined in the Seattle City of Music vision document.
CONTACT US: SeattleMusicCommission@seattle.gov
2014 Commission Meetings:
Meetings are from 12:15-2:00 p.m. at the Seattle Municipal Tower unless otherwise posted here.
Elena Dubinets – Commission Chair - Vice President of Artistic Planning, Seattle Symphony
Ricardo Frazer – CEO / Director / Executive Producer, ZakiRose Agency
Karen P. Thomas – Composer and Conductor, Artistic Director at Seattle Pro Musica
Adrian Burton – Founder and President, eMedia Music Corp.
Jody McKinley – Vice President, Partner Management, Rhapsody Music International, Inc.
K. Wyking Garrett – Seattle Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council/UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center
Holly Hinton – Content & Online Product Manager, Starbucks Entertainment
Kyle Hopkins – Head of Music Acquisitions, Microsoft X-Box/ On-Air DJ, KEXP.org
Marcus Womack - CEO & Co-Founder of Picadee, Inc.
Megan Jasper – Executive Vice President, Sub Pop Records
Alex Kochan – Commission Vice Chair - Vice President, AEG Live (Showbox Venues)
Ben London – Media Rights Manager, Hewlett Packard: Melodio
DeVon Manier – President and Co-Founder, Sportn’ Life Records
Tom Mara – Executive Director, KEXP 90.3 FM/KEXP.org
John Roderick – Musician, Writer, Podcaster
Shannon Roach – Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs)
Jon Stone – Executive Director of Festivals, One Reel
Emmy Jordan– Senior VP, Membership & Business Development, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Nadine Zgonc – VP of Client Management, PlayNetwork
Joan Sandler – VP, Musicians’ Association of Seattle, Local 76-493 AFM
Patricia Lee Allen – Singer, Musician, Recording Artist