Growing Michigan’s independent music scene
An organization in Ann Arbor is providing independent musicians with tools and experience to help develop their careers as musicians. The event is called “Fresh Water Musicon” and it happens Saturday, September 22.
Ingrid Racine is the music programs coordinator at the Neutral Zone. She says the event is about creating a sustainable music scene in Michigan. Racine says the kind of networking opportunities that an event like this provides makes people feel more connected, and in turn encourages them to be part of Michigan’s music scene, as opposed to leaving for someplace like New York.
The free event will have workshops on music production (including beat-making and MC-ing), songwriting, finances, and self-promotion.
Musicon is funded in-part by a grant from the state. The grant encourages young people to become leaders in arts and culture projects in Michigan. But this event is open to people of all ages.