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the first american edition 

Sound Development

New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), NY is Music, Sound Diplomacy and NYU Steinhardt are proud to present SOUND DEVELOPMENT: NYC. Staged as part of the inaugural New York Music Month, Sound Development is a full day conference that will explore the intersection of music, tech, real estate, and economic development.

A new study, released by MOME in March, found that New York City’s Music industry supports 60,000 jobs, $5 billion in wages and $21 billion in economic output. Music related jobs and wages are growing at a faster pace than the rest of the city’s economy, with NYC emerging as the country’s music tech capital.

This first ever economic impact study of the city’s music ecosystem clearly shows that New York City is the music capital of the world. Sound Development: NYC will consider what comes next.


bringing experts together 


This one-day conference will bring together thought leaders from across the music, tech, real estate and economic development sectors for a first of its kind conversation about how to grow and support New York’s music ecosystem


presentations & panels 

Program of events 

Registration will be open from 08:30am and the event will begin at 9:30am and conclude, after five panels and three presentations, at 5pm. It will be followed by a reception at NYU.

Register today and join a new dialogue about the future of music in New York City.


where & when 

Key Information


Date & time: 

Thursday June 1, 2017
Registration: 8:30am - 9:30am
Program: 9:30am – 5pm (includes lunch)
Reception: 5pm - 6pm



Kimmel Center for University Life
New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Further information on Kimmel can be found here

The conference is set to take place in Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, on the 4th floor of Kimmel

The luncheon is set for The Rosenthal Pavilion, on the 10th floor of Kimmel


Only 200 tickets will be released for the event

Tickets are free of charge but you must register to attend


All Tickets Include:

Networking opportunities

Lunch, refreshments and evening reception



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