News from the Office of Film + Music - January 10, 2019

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News from the Office of Film + Music | Vol. 12, No. 21 | January 10, 2019

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Music industry workers: register for Race and Equity training

The Office of Film + Music and the Seattle Music Commission have partnered with Equity Matters NW to provide a Race and Equity Professional Development training for music industry workers. This training is recommended particularly for management and staff at Seattle music venues. The training will be held at the Clock Out Lounge from 10:00-3:00 on Monday, January 28. Registration closes tomorrow and there is very limited space, so sign up now!

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Sleater-Kinney working with St. Vincent on new album set for Sub Pop release

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Video Isle in Fremont closes its doors after nearly 33 years

Brady Bunch style collage of band members

Art Zone kicks off 2019 with the foot stompin’ twang of Country Lips!  

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KEXP announces 2019 International Clash Day


City of Seattle support for film and music industries during the "Seattle Squeeze" - Find out how the Office of Film + Music and City of Seattle are working to support the film and music industries once the viaduct is permanently closed this Friday.  Check out the Film Industry support webinar, this messaging toolkit from the Seattle Department of Transportation, and for resources and real-time traffic info.

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New Seattle Squeeze Playlist Featuring Seattle Artists - Once the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes tomorrow and the five-year Squeeze begins, we can all expect to be stuck in more traffic. Spend your extra commute time getting to know some amazing local artists with our new Spotify playlist! No matter your musical taste, there's something to love for everyone on the playlist, thanks to KEXP DJ and Music Commissioner Sharlese Metcalf's amazing curation. We hope you discover your new favorite song!


Seattle Symphony Appoints Associate Conductor, Conducting Fellow - The Seattle Symphony and Music Director Designate Thomas Dausgaard announced the appointments of Lee Mills as the Douglas F. King Associate Conductor and Lina Gonzalez-Granados as Conducting Fellow, beginning September 2019. Their roles are part of a training and mentoring program at the Seattle Symphony that helps shape future music directors.


SAM Films: The Magic Lantern of Ingmar Bergman - The Stranger

Sub Pop rapper Porter Ray breaks out of personal, creative lull with vivid new album - Seattle Times