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 two subcommittees (Youth and Community, Policy 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:
- February 19
- April 16
- June 18 (at Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1301 5th Ave, Ste. 1500)
- September 17
- November 19
Meetings are from 12:15-2:00 p.m. at the Seattle Municipal Tower unless otherwise posted here.
Vice President of Partner Management, Rhapsody Inc.
–Commission Vice Chair–
Content & Online Product Manager, Starbucks Entertainment
Patricia Lee Allen
Singer, Musician, Recording Artist , Patricia Lee’s Soul Mates
Founder and President, eMedia Music Corp.
CEO / Director / Executive Producer, ZakiRose Agency and MeMusic.com
K. Wyking Garrett
Director, Seattle Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council/UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center
Head of Music Acquisitions, Microsoft Media Acquisitions (Microsoft/X-Box)
Executive Vice President, Sub Pop Records
Senior VP, Membership & Business Development, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Vice President, AEG Live
Media Rights Manager, Hewlett Packard: Melodio
President & Talent Manager, Sportn’ Life Music Group
Executive Director, KEXP 90.3 FM
Musician, Writer, Podcaster
Patty Isacson Sabee
CEO and Director, EMP Museum
VP, Musicians’ Association of Seattle, Local 76-493 AFM
Executive Director, One Reel
Karen P. Thomas
Artistic Director and Conductor, Seattle Pro Musica
CEO and Co-Founder, Picadee, Inc.
VP of Client Management, PlayNetwork