Due to Alaska’s geographic isolation and exotic allure, we enjoy one of the most robust tourism industries in the world with approximately 2.5 million visitors to the state each year. AKIMI is working to promote Alaska as “a place where music comes from” and expand what people think of when they think of what it means to visit Alaska. Visitors from around the world are attracted to Alaska’s wilderness and outdoor opportunities. Alaskan music is a vibrant added value to visitors who come to experience all that Alaska has to offer. AKIMI believes that Alaskan music has the potential to be an economic drier and to be a means of attracting new talent to the state.

We are currently working with Visit Anchorage; Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, and with the Alaska Travel Industry Association to promote Alaskan music and and to link Alaskan music and tourism.