Economic Impact Study

Chicago: The New Mu$ic Capitol?

Press release for January 24th event

Press release for January 24th event-Spanish

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

On Thursday, January 24, the Chicago Music Commission convened a diverse panel of experts for a groundbreaking public conversation on the economic opportunities being generated by Chicago’s growing music industry.  The event took place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park, 205 E. Randolph Street., open to the public free of charge.  Never before has a panel of such caliber come together in public to discuss Chicago’s music industry, its future, and its impact on Chicago’s economy at large.

Landmark Study on Chicago’s Music Industry Published

August 15th, 2007

The CMC commissioned the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Cultural Policy to undertake the first-of-its kind Economic Impact Study.
This unique study details the size, scope and significance of Chicago music as an economic engine, compares its economic contributions to our peer cities across the country (including New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Memphis, Austin and Seattle) and provides a benchmark for the CMC, the City of Chicago and the Chicago music community to measure their future performance.

View the Executive Summary or the full Economic Impact Study in PDF format.

Economic Impact Study – Media Coverage

September 2nd, 2007

August 24th, 2007

August 15th, 2007

August 13th, 2007

December 29th, 2006

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