Justin Kalifowitz

Justin Kalifowitz is founder/president of Downtown Music Publishing and a lifelong New Yorker.

How Our New Mayor Could Make New York City a Music Capital Again (Guest Post)

How Our New Mayor Could Make New York City a Music Capital Again (Guest Post)

A Mayor’s Office of Music could initially focus on three key areas: encouragement of music production in New York through an extension of “Made in New York” benefits, simplification of the complex permit process associated with starting music venues and festivals, and expansion of public-private partnerships like Spaceworks that provide low-cost rehearsal studio options to the city’s artist community.