The Covid-19 Pandemic has made artist touring impossible for the foreseeable future. A group of Seattle area artists and their management teams looked for a long term solution to create an effective virtual touring plan. From this effort came a scalable platform for artists and venues across the country to continue to connect with fans, drive revenue, and save jobs.
Music Lives Here aims to create opportunities for musical artists, venues, and fans to keep the relationship between venues, fans and performing musical artists alive during and after this pandemic crisis.
Booking agents and promoters predict that tours, festivals, and overall live performances in venues may not resume significantly until summer of 2021. The symbiotic relationship between venues, musical artists, and fans has been disrupted and requires innovative solutions embracing best technology to maintain this important relationship and provide tour marketing opportunities for artists while preserving social distance safety precautions.
The Music Lives Here Project develops virtual touring opportunities for venues and artists and their fans to make sure that some element of this symbiotic relationship can continue until social distancing is safely lifted.
Board of Advisors
King Youngblood (Cameron Lavi-Jones, Hamoon Milaninia, Cory Cavazos), Macntaj, TezaTalks, Asterhouse, Kate Becker (Creative Economy Strategist for the King County Executive Office), Ever Kipp(Tiny Human PR), Janinne Brunyee (Sugarbird Marketing), Senator Lisa Wellman, Val Wolfe (senior agent APA Los Angeles), Dominic Pandiscia (Primary Wave), Karen Kane (AAF – Fiscal Sponsor), Phillip Peterson (producer, musician), Diana Dotter (Film Maker), Sarah Chu (Blue J Financial), Steve Corn (Digital Distribution, Streaming Technology & Publishing Expert), Jon Corn (Fan Development Specialist), Harris Francis (Music Industry Specialist), Cyril Neville (Artist), Omari Neville (Artist), Andrew Bishop (Brand Marketing and Film Maker), Lara Lavi (Entertainment Attorney & Manager), Adam Kasper (Record Producer), and Maurice Jones Jr. (Record Producer and Program Manager KVRU FM Radio Seattle)
Brian Wilkins (Professor at University of Miami School of Music, Artist Manager), Kevin Liu (License Attorney for Media Law Group), Dan Cowan (Owner of the Tractor Tavern), Adam Wakeling (Owner of the Crocodile), and Dana Sims (Owner of El Corazone)