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New York Music Month 2022 Unveils Full Schedule of In-Person and Virtual Events

After a predominantly virtual edition in 2021, the annual celebration is taking a hybrid approach this year.

New York Music Month returns in June with both in-person and virtual programming. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) have announced more than 20 events, including an all-day industry conference on the future of NYC’s music industry, skill-building workshops, a songwriting camp and showcases of emerging NYC artists. The month-long series aims to support songwriters, established musicians, emerging artists and NYC’s entire musical community.

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“Music has been, and will always 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 in a release. “It has acted as a lifeline for us all during the pandemic and now, it is time for New York Music Month to return in-person. The month long celebration will connect our musicians to work, our audiences to inspirational moments, and will remind the world that music is at the heart and soul of New York City.”

Music Month 2022 will include a three-day, invite-only songwriting camp produced by Anti Social Producers Club. More than 100 signed artists, writers, producers, labels and publishers will gather in person for the camp at New York City studios for dozens of recording sessions, with the goal of creating new commercial music that will sway the culture and support NYC-based music industry professionals.

The NYMM annual conference will run from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at CUNY City Tech in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program sponsored by SoundExchange. It will feature a mix of speed talks, fireside chats and panels with more than 40 industry leaders. Featured speakers include Anna Bond of Songtrust, Ariel Palitz of the Office of Nightlife at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, #iVoted Festival founder Emily White and more.

Additional highlights from the month include more than 1,000 hours of free rehearsal space for artists and a series of nine concerts in underserved communities in the Bronx and Queens featuring culturally relevant performances. The Producers and Engineers Committee of the Recording Academy’s New York Chapter will also present four master classes on The Mechanics of Making a Record, The Art and Magic of Mastering and Time Management and Tips for Producers.

The 2021 iteration of New York Music Month, dubbed New York Music Month Extended Play, ran from January through June and featured 77 total events. Last year’s programming, which was predominantly virtual and consisted of performances, talks and resources for both adults and younger viewers, drew over 1 million people who either participated or engaged with the NYMM content.

“Our musicians, industry professionals, and venues have given rise to some of the most influential music in the world, and New York Music Month celebrates the role of this sector in elevating our city’s reputation as a global creative capital,” said Anne del Castillo, commissioner of the mayor’s office of media and entertainment, in a release.

Check out the full schedule of in-person and virtual events here.