The Economic Impact of Live Entertainment
The Bureau of Labor Statistics declared promoters of events, agents, and managers to be some of the fastest growing industries in the nation. The music industry alone generated $170 billion in value annually, and supports 2.47 million jobs across the nation. Music, comedy, theater, and other performing arts are fueling economies in cities across the country, while only now being recognized for bolstering mental health, education, and helping communities heal from tragic events. This panel will share lessons in arts research, advocacy, and policy making practices, including why the #SaveOurStages movement was so pivotal. Attendees can build on this continued momentum to bring to their own communities around recognizing arts as an essential public good.
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