New York Music Month: Full Schedule and Highlights
The sixth annual New York Music Month (NYMM), which takes place in June and features concerts, performances, industry talks and workshops, as well as a user-generated calendar where users can add free and ticketed music events happening throughout the five boroughs, has been announced by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment of New York.
Check the full schedule – day by day events at NYMusicMonth!
The biennial NYMM Conference, put on by MOME and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program, will be held on June 7 at the NYU Kimmel Center as part of NYMM 2023. Artist/songwriters Torae Carr and Vernon Reid, ABKCO Music COO Alisa Coleman, Apple Music’s Ebro Darden, TuneCore CEO Andreea Gleeson, Verve and Impulse Records president Jamie Krents, Women in Music Chair of Education Chissy Nkemere, and Vibe editor-in-chief Datwon Thomas are just a few of the big names who will be present to talk about the state of the industry.
Additionally, MOME is extending NYMM’s free rehearsal space program, which offers free studio space to musicians in New York City.
For the first time, the program will be broadcast from the following studios across all five boroughs:
Astoria Soundworks – Queens
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Studios – Brooklyn
Fenix Studios – Staten Island
Greenwich House Music School – Manhattan
Lush Studios – The Bronx
New NYMM events and series include:
The third season of the most popular music business podcast in the world will be recorded live over the course of 12 sessions starting on June 1 at Tower Records’ brand-new Tower Labs facility. It will be produced by Emily White (Collective Entertainment).
Downtown Music Holdings’ Downtown Music Educational Webinar Series – This online series, which will debut on June 1 and feature more than twenty international speakers, will shed light on eight aspects of the music business while dispelling myths and covering everything from the best approach to launch a music business to marketing musicians, obtaining royalties, and gaining new followers.
The Immigrant and Music Initiative (I AM I) will honor the various cultural contributions made by immigrants to the music industry through panel discussions and masterclasses (6/6 and 6/13 at BerkleeNYC and 6/20 at Quad Studios). The Immigrant and Music Initiative is a three-part series produced by Sonic Records.
Produced by The New York Public Library, Studio40 Showcase – The main media hub and public recording studio for The New York Public Library is located in midtown Manhattan. The new, expanding, and active community of Studio40 creators, including musicians, podcasters, videographers, producers, and artists, will be highlighted in the NYMM Studio40 live Showcase on June 15 at the NY Public Library.
Teen bands from New York City will perform at the Kids Rock for Kids Concert, an all-ages outdoor event, on June 21 at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn.
The Haitian Music Industry’s (HMI) Future by Kreyol Fest – The rich history of the HMI will be discussed, along with techniques for overcoming obstacles. This conversation aims to spark cooperation and innovation while illuminating the enormous potential of the HMI to enthrall audiences around the world and forge a niche for itself in the global music scene. Dumbo House, 6/21
Produced by Music & Water, Creative AI: What Artists and Music Industry Professionals Need to Know An open panel discussion debunks the hype (and fear) surrounding music AI by focusing on what, specifically, musicians and music business professionals need to know right now and why (6/22).
Live from The Hang Developed by Tallboy 7 The Hang will be an evening of sharing songs, stories, and wisdom for the upcoming generation of music professionals on June 29 at The Bitter End. It will be a showcase, variety show, and music networking event all rolled into one.
Cyber PR’s AI Music Marketing was created – Discover how ChatGPT is poised to revolutionize music marketing, and take home a blueprint that demonstrates how AI can serve as your personal music marketing assistant (6/27, Bowery Electric).
NYMM events that celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop in NYC include:
NYMM x 300Unplugged With special episodes of their digital series, 300 Unplugged (300U), featuring live performances by up-and-coming NYC-based artists and hosted by 300 Elektra Entertainment Chairman & CEO Kevin Liles (6/1, 8pm), 300 Studios, the content and film division of 300 Entertainment, is honored to celebrate Hip Hop 50.
Who fired at you? manufactured by 4 Wheel City A virtual discussion, Q&A session, and performance showcase with hip-hop artists who were shot and injured by gunfire. The performers will discuss how hip-hop music helped them get through their obstacles and difficult times on June 16.
Hip Hop’s Influence on Advertising: From Sedgwick to Madison, the Clio Awards produced The tales and tactics behind the best hip-hop advertisements and brand collaborations are shared by creators, creative directors, and agency executives on Friday, August 6 at 220 West 18th Street.
Returning NYMM 2023 concerts, performances, industry talks and workshops of note:
Concert Series with Parks Department: Beginning on June 2, eight performances will take place throughout Queens and the Bronx.
Create it Live! Presentations on how live music is booked, planned, and marketed by Mehmet Dede, talent buyer at Drom (6/5 at BerkleeNYC, 6/20 at National Sawdust).
The largest songwriting camp in the world is called Anti Social Camp (6/12–17 at various places; opening ceremony on 6/12 at The New School Lang Center; industry showcase on 6/12 at Baby’s All Right).
NYC Life, the flagship channel of NYC Media, will air the following NYMM content:
A 5-episode television series called “A New York Evening With…” features occasions held in cooperation with the GRAMMY museum. Jon Batiste, a 14-time GRAMMY winner, will appear in the opening episode (starting 6/2, 8pm). A New York Evening With… Peggy Lee, the GRAMMY Museum’s most recent live performance in the series, will be held later this month. It will feature an exclusive conversation between Mo Rocca and Holly Foster Wells, the granddaughter of Peggy Lee, as well as a special performance by Kristin Chenoweth (6/12 at Buttenwieser Hall at the Arnhold Center).
Power Station @Berklee interiorNYC – The 12-episode broadcast series’ second season opener brings viewers inside the storied NYC Power Station recording facility. Nona Hendryx, a well-known vocalist, appears in the first episode (6/9, 9pm).
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