Rock Solid Summit to Scrutinize Local Music Scene's Economic Impact

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Believe it or not, Cleveland’s music scene ranks with the best in the country. Four years ago, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and Cleveland State University released a study called Remix Cleveland that documented research showing the economic impact of music in northeast Ohio. Local companies such as Gotta Groove Records, which presses vinyl discs and has become a key provider for the vinyl resurgence on an international level and recording studios like the Lava Room and SUMA make a major impact.

On Monday, Dec. 7, Cleveland Rocks Past Present and Future has partnered with the Tri-C’s Recording Arts and Technology Program to bring this discussion into an open forum with Rock Solid Summit. The conference takes place in the Black Box space at the Tommy LiPuma Center for the Creative Arts on Tri-C Metro Campus. The day also includes a partnership with the adjacent Rock Hall Library and Archives, which will announce the digitization of the Jane Scott papers that document the former Plain Dealer rock writer's tenure at the daily paper.

Cindy Barber, Cleveland Rocks PPF and Dave Kennedy, Recording Arts and Technology give the opening remarks at 9:30 a.m. The day-long summit meeting concludes with an industry networking reception in the Rock Hall Archives from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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