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New York Music Month Unveils Full Schedule

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment has announced the full slate of programs for the fifth annual New York Music Month, which will run throughout June 2022 in New York City.

This year’s NYMM will feature a combination of in-person and virtual programming, with more than 20 events, including a one-day industry conference on the future of New York’s music industry, power-building workshops skills, free rehearsal space, a songwriting camp, and showcases of emerging New York artists. This month-long series aims to support songwriters, established musicians, emerging artists and the entire New York music community, many of whom have been severely impacted by the pandemic. Information about all events is available at NYMusicMonth.nyc.

NYMM signature components include:

  • The Future of NYC’s Music Business: Annual Conference will be held in person from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at CUNY City Tech in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program sponsored by SoundExchange. The conference will feature a mix of speed chats, fireside chats and panels with over 40 industry leaders. Guest speakers include Anna Bond of Songtrust, Ariel Palitz of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Nightlife Office, Emily White #iVoted Festival Founder, Author and Podcast Host, Daniel Glass of Glassnote Music, Hank Shocklee formerly of Public Enemy, Joaquin Waah Dean of Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Justin Kalifowitz of Downtown Music Holdings, Michael Dorf of City Winery, MoRuf Adewunmi (musician/rapper/songwriter/community activist), Natalia Nastaskin of Primary Wave and Paul Shaffer formerly of The late show and more.
  • Anti Social Camp: Presented by the Anti Social Producers Club, this three-day, invitation-only songwriting camp aims to strengthen New York’s music community and creative economy. More than 100 signed artists, writers, producers, labels and publishers will gather in person at New York studios for dozens of recording sessions with the goal of creating new commercial music that will influence culture and support music professionals. New York-based music industry. Below is information on other camp events for the public, including the Opening Ceremony, Anti Social Women Running Music Panel, Gear Day Information Sessions, and Spotify Noteable Industry Showcase.
  • Free Rehearsal Space: Through a partnership with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, over 1,000 hours of free rehearsal space will be available during NYMM at any of the Conservatory’s 17 studios.
  • Community Calendar: The NYMM website offers a calendar for users to download free and paid music events taking place in June in all five boroughs.
  • Concert Series with the Department of Parks: A 9-concert series in underserved communities in the Bronx and Queens with culturally relevant performances including Lady Bird Sunshine, Bobby Sanabria, Yasser Tejada, Bambara, Dr. K’s Motown Review and more Again ! Times and locations are listed below.
  • 4 Masterclasses with the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy: The Producers and Engineers Committee of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy will present four masterclasses on the mechanics of making a record, the art and the magic of mastering, and time management and advice for producers. Featured presenters will include Grammy Award winner Ann Mincieli, George Massenburg, Fernando Lodeiro, Mario McNulty, and more. Virtual classes are held every Wednesday in June at noon; see below for details.
  • 300U and Demystify: 300 Entertainment is honored to be a partner of New York City Music Month. The award-winning New York-based record label will continue its support of independent music by producing four episodes of its digital series, 300U. Episodes of the popular series will highlight Black Music Month with a tribute to genres created and cultivated by Black artists, including Reggae/Ska/Afrobeat, Hip Hop, R&B, DJ/House/Dance Music. The virtual series will be presented every Thursday in June at 8 p.m.; see below for details. Additionally, they will host an artists-only panel discussion and present three micro-episodes of Demystify, a music business series dedicated to nurturing independent artists; see below for details.
  • Make it Live! : Led by talent buyer and Drom educator Mehmet Dede, this series is an essential primer for independent artists and performers who will discover tools, tactics and insider tips on how the world of independent booking works. This year, in addition to the in-person workshops, attendees will have access to instructional videos before the masterclass and meet their cohort online to begin networking. The presentation will cover an introduction to booking venues in New York, writing the perfect pitch email, and creating an electronic press kit. Times and locations are below.
  • RAMP Up Your Game: RAMPD is a national coalition (based in New York) that aims to amplify disability culture, promote inclusion, and champion accessibility within the music industry. RAMPD will host a virtual webinar educating D/Deaf musicians, musicians and music professionals with disabilities on how to become more established and competitive in the music industry. Times and locations below.
  • Collecting royalties for producers and songwriters with Songtrust: Experts from Songtrust, a New York-based global publishing administration service, will review the rights of musicians, songwriters, producers and any person involved in the creation of a song, to ensure that royalties are collected. Times and locations are below.

In-person events include:

  • NYMM Concert Series Features R&B Singer, Lady Bird Sunshine
  • Saturday, June 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Gil Scott Amphitheater (St. Anne’s Ave. and E. 146andBronx)
  • NYMM Concert Series Features African Band Bambara
  • Saturday, June 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Roy Wilkins Park (Merrick Blvd. between 115and & 116and Avenues and Baisley Blvd., Queens)
  • NYMM Concert Series Features Big Band Salsa Star Bobby Sanabria
  • Saturday June 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Soundview Amphitheater (Rosedale Ave. and Lacombe Ave., Bronx)
  • NYMM Concert Series Features Jamaican/R&B Band, Derrick Barnett & The Statement Band
  • Saturday June 11, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Archie Spigner Park (169and, Merrick Blvd., Marne Pl. between. Linden Blvd, Sayres Ave and 111and path, Queens)
  • Launch of the Anti-Social Camp, with celebrity interviews, panels and networking
  • Monday, June 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • D’Angelico Showroom (141 W. 28and St, Manhattan)
  • Spotify Noteable Presents Anti-Social Camps Industry Showcase
  • Monday, June 13, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
  • It’s Alright Baby (146 Broadway, Brooklyn)
  • Make it live! Book and market your next show; Masterclass with Mehmet Dede
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Berklee NYC (441 West 53rd street, Manhattan)
  • NYMM Concert Series Features Caribbean Folklore Star, Yasser Tejada
  • Saturday June 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Mullaly Park (Jerome Ave. to River Ave. between E. 164and and McClellan St. to Cromwell Ave., Bronx)
  • NYMM concert series features hip-hop star Ralph McDaniels and friends
  • Sunday, June 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Roy Wilkins Park (Merrick Blvd. between 115and & 116and Avenues and Baisley Blvd., Queens)
  • NYMM Concert Series Features Motown Band, Dr. K’s Motown Review
  • Friday, June 24, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Baisley Pond Park (Sutphin Blvd. and Baisley Blvd., Queens)
  • NYMM Concert Series features reggae/Caribbean band Therapi
  • Saturday June 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Haffen Park (Hammersley Ave. to Burke Ave. between Ely Ave. and Gunther Ave., Bronx)
  • Make it live! Book and market your next show; Masterclass with Mehmet Dede and guest artist Scott Kettner
  • Sunday June 26 12:00-3:30 p.m.
  • Drom (85 Avenue A, Manhattan)

Virtual events include:

  • 300 Entertainment presents the 300U digital series: HIP HOP
  • The Recording Academy NY Chapter Presents Advice to Producers with Alissia Benveniste
  • Wednesday, June 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • RAMPD Presents Celebrating and Elevating Creators with Disabilities
  • Thursday, June 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • 300 Entertainment Presents 300U Digital Series: R&B and Soul
  • Thursday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.
  • The Recording Academy New York Chapter presents Demystifying the Mastering Process with Maria Rice and Jeff Lipton
  • Wednesday, June 15, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • 300 Entertainment presents the 300U Digital Series: Reggae/Ska/Afrobeat/Dance Hall
  • Thursday, June 19, 8:00 p.m.
  • The Recording Academy NY Chapter presents The Mechanics of Making a Record with Joe D’Ambrosio, Kim Rosen, Angie Teo, Fernando Lodeiro and Mario McNulty
  • Wednesday, June 22, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Songtrust Introduces Royalty Collection for Producers and Songwriters
  • Friday, June 24, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • 300 Entertainment Presents Demystify the Music Business Series
  • 300 Entertainment presents the 300U Digital Series: DJ
  • Thursday, June 26, 8:00 p.m.
  • The Recording Academy NY Chapter presents Immersive Audio Deep Dive with Ann Mincieli, Michael Romanowski, George Massenburg and Eric Schilling
  • Wednesday, June 29, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

The full list of NYMM 2022 events and activities is available at NYMusicMonth.NYC.

The 2021 iteration of New York Music Month, dubbed New York Music Month Extended Play, ran from January to June 2021 and featured 77 events in total. With a mostly virtual lineup of performances, talks and resources for adults and young viewers, over 1 million people have participated/interacted with content and managed to provide artists and fans with opportunities to enjoying New York’s music industry during the pandemic.

“Music has been and always will be part of our city’s rich multicultural heritage, serving to bring us together in the best and worst of times,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “It served as a lifeline for all of us during the pandemic and now it’s time for New York Music Month to come back in person. The month-long celebration will connect our musicians to work, our audiences to inspiring moments, and remind the world that music is the heart and soul of New York City.

“New York Music Month returns with live and in-person events, signaling to the world that our vibrant music industry will continue to make valuable contributions to the city’s cultural and economic recovery. This month-long series of concerts, panels and workshops demonstrates this administration’s support for an industry that has suffered during the pandemic by providing economic opportunities for artists and venues, while producing a variety of experiences for all New Yorkers,” Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer said.

“We are thrilled to announce the return of New York Music Month in June, offering a mix of live and virtual programs that showcase, bring together and support the diverse talent and creativity of New York’s music community,” said the commissioner from the mayor’s office. media and entertainment, Anne del Castillo. “Our musicians, industry professionals, and venues have spawned some of the most influential music in the world, and New York Music Month celebrates this sector’s role in elevating our city’s reputation as a as the creative capital of the world.”