News from the Office of Film + Music - February 7, 2019

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News from the Office of Film + Music | Vol. 12, No. 25 | February 7, 2019

Keep Film in WA

RSVP for Film Day in Olympia!

On Monday, March 18, creative professionals and businesses that provide support and services for motion picture production will convene in Olympia to show their support for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (MPCP) and Washington's film industry. With one in every five legislators being newly elected, Film Day is the opportunity for these Senators and Representatives to hear from the industry! Join Washington Filmworks in Olympia on Film Day! RSVP here by March 13.

206 Zulu Homecoming promo poster

Celebrate 206 Zulu's 15th anniversary with a non-stop weekend of performances

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile’s Grammy dominance heartens LGBTQ fans

Musician Glenn "Pops" Freeman

Meet musician & "Mayor of Belltown" on Art Zone with Nancy Guppy

Kijiji Night banner

Tonight! Celebrate African history & culture at Kijiji Night at SAM


Sub Pop co-president Tony Kiewel

Meet Music Commissioner Tony Kiewel - Seattle Music Commissioner Tony Kiewel is currently Co-President of Seattle-based Sub Pop Records. Tony began his career at Sub Pop as the Commercial Radio Director but shifted to the A&R (artists and repertoire) department soon after his arrival. While overseeing A&R, he was responsible for bringing dozens of artists to the label, including The Postal Service, Sleater-Kinney, Father John Misty, Flight of the Conchords and David Cross. Tony has been serving on the Seattle Music Commission since September 2016. We spoke with him about his career, challenges facing the local music industry and how the Commission is rising to meet those challenges - read the full interview

Prepare for winter weather this weekend - The Seattle area is preparing to see some more snow this weekend. We hope you're able to stay home, listen to Tacocat's Snow Day, and watch your neighbors struggle to de-ice their cars all weekend, but if you need to head out, check out these resources to stay ahead of the weather: 

Safety is most important - if you're able to reschedule your meetings or events, please do!


Ben Union Band in Seattle promo

This week on Band in Seattle, get to know Ben Union and his undeniably catchy pop songs. Band in Seattle airs Friday nights at Midnight on KONG Channel 6 and Sunday nights at 11:30 PM on KING 5, as well as on Alaska Airlines and

Producer and Engineering Inclusion Initiative - Only two percent of music producers and three percent of engineers/mixers across popular music are women. The Recording Academy Task Force on Inclusion and Diversity announced the first ever industry-wide Producer and Engineering Inclusion Initiative. The Initiative asks that at least two women are identified and therefore considered as part of the selection process every time a music producer or engineer is hired. Learn more.


Green River and the birth of Seattle grunge: the oral history - Rolling Stone

Alice in Chains’ ninth Grammy nomination speaks to their quality music, staying power - Seattle Times

New healthcare safety net for Seattle musicians - KING 5

Seattle Symphony is up for 3 Grammys - here’s a beginners guide to enjoying the Symphony - Seattle Times