Innovating Music Podcast
Listen to innovators, change agents, entrepreneurs, creators, and researchers who all are making big leaps, nudging change, creating differently, or watching what is happening from a unique POV. Dr. Gigi Johnson from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music explores with our guests how tech is transforming how we create, collaborate, and create communities around music in a connected age — in our home towns and in communities across the globe.
In this special episode, Kate Becker shares how King County, WA, is responding to the COVID-19 virus, what they are telling their music venues, businesses, artists and community, and her perspectives on lessons learned.
Guest: Kate Becker, King County WA Public Health for Mass Gatherings, Creative Economy Strategist
Before the current crisis, Kate Becker had been the Creative Economy Strategist for the Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine in Seattle, WA. For 5 years, she had been the Director of the Office of Film + Music in the City of Seattle, and had been a Commissioner for the Seattle Music Commission. Her prior background includes being Director of Development and Exec. Producer for the Seattle Theatre Group, as well as being heavily involved in arts and non-profit work for many years.
- Audio Recording (in Dropbox): https://bit.ly/KingCounty031820
- YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/IscUamaDI7k
This virtual event was co-hosted by the Music Policy Forum, Music Cities Together, the Center for Creative Futures at the Maremel Institute, King County Creative, and Innovating Music @ UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
- Music Policy Forum
- King County Creative on Facebook and their new website
- COVID-19 Handbook for Creative Industries
- Kate Becker on LinkedIn