COLORADO MUSIC STRATEGY
Colorado Creative Industries and Bohemian Foundation announce new partnership to advance Colorado music industry.
Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and Bohemian Foundation announced a public-private partnership to advance music in Colorado through the Colorado Music Strategy, a comprehensive plan to support music as a key creative industry in the state.
The Colorado Music Strategy aims to increase revenues for Colorado-based musicians and music-related businesses while raising the state’s profile nationally and internationally. The strategy will provide resources and leadership for music projects, grants to nonprofits to present music, and opportunities for networking and thought-sharing at an annual music conference.
The strategy includes designating a Colorado Music Ambassador. Shawn King of Devotchka was selected as the 2017 ambassador for his outstanding creative, professional and social contributions to the state.
The CCI pilot music touring project, Detour, will continue through 2017 as part of the strategy.
Colorado’s music industry currently contributes 16,300 music-based jobs to the state’s economy and generates $1.8 billion in annual revenue. Learn more.