The Independent music world routinely operates under traditional for-profit business models, despite owing at least part of its heritage to opposition to the commercial music industry. Increasingly, however, indie music is being supported and advanced by nonprofit and other mission-driven individuals and organizations. From supporting indie music touring to championing social causes and community enrichment, mission driven indies combine a passion for music with a drive to advance the public good. Panelists in this session will describe their individual programs and discuss how and why they do what they do.
Rebecca Gates - Musician, Producer, Curator & Activist
Dani Grant - Founder, SpokesBUZZ & Owner, Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Storm Gloor - Professor, Music & Entertainment Studies, University of Colorado-Denver
Bryce Merill - Senior Associate Director, Western States Art Federation (WESTAF)/IMTour (moderator)
DJ Cavem - Moetavation DJ, Community Activist & Percussionist
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