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Philadelphia could get an ‘Office of Music’ to support local artists

City Council is considering creating a permanent office focused on bolstering and boosting the local music industry. 

  • Establishing a Music Office would happen via city charter change, per a new bill. Based on recommendations from a task force, the idea follows a model that works: the Greater Philadelphia Film Office.

More support for the city’s impressive scene is badly needed, street musicians and band members told Jordan Levy.

→ What would a Music Office do?

Justus Rivera is a violinist who’s been performing in Philly for over a decade (Facebook)

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After being held in London, Shanghai, Sydney, and across North America, Sneaker Con last weekend made its Philly debut.

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