Developing vibrant music economies that support professional musicians, enhance communities, and support local creativity.



Michael Bracy

Co-Founder, Music Policy Forum

Kate Becker

Creative Economy Strategist King County

Kwende Kefentse

Executive Director, CKCU-FM

Ashlye Keaton

Co-Founder at the Ella Project

Anna Harwell Celenza

Caestecker Professor of Music, Georgetown University

Dani Grant

Owner & General Manager, Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Hakim Bellamy

Poet and Deputy Director, Albuquerque Cultural Services Department

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REOPEN EVERy Venue Safely

Aligning the interests of live music stakeholders to fulfill a shared purpose.

Building Bridges

between venue operators, musicians and policymakers to facilitate compliance and coordinate on best practices.

Empowering Artists

and workers to perform
and tour safely.

Informing and Protecting

music industry stakeholders, contributing to shared knowledge of best practices and public health regulations.

Reimagining and Rebuilding

the industry as an even more effective driver of justice and inclusion.



2020 Music Policy Forum Intensive

2020 was a year of resilience and reflection for the music community. As we head into the new year we invite you to join our community of musicians, public officials, activists, industry leaders, researchers and non-profit leaders in a hyper-pragmatic exploration of WHAT THE F... WE ARE DOING IN 2021.