The Future Of Alaskan Music
We see a future where Alaska is an international hub of northern music, arts, and culture. We are taking action to develop the Alaskan music industry and put Alaska on the map as “a place where music comes from”.
We are a diverse group of musicians and partners from around the state working together to increase the stakes for Alaskan musicians.
We are an independent project of the Northern Culture Exchange, a 501c3 nonprofit.
WHAT WE DO
Develop, Brand, Export
Develop, brand, and export Alaskan music. Together with our partners, we host music showcases and fundraisers, organize professional development opportunities, host expert industry professionals, and encourage networking events to make it possible for Alaskan musicians to build professional careers.
We are building the link between music and tourism in Alaska. Through our partnership with Visit Anchorage (Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau), the Anchorage International Film Festival, and the The Alaska Room, we are promoting Alaska as an international destination for tourism and music industry events. We have active members around the state with several new initiatives launching in 2018.
Guidance from industry professionals
Led and driven by Alaskan musicians, AKIMI is a project of the Northern Culture Exchange, a 501c3 nonprofit. We are a diverse group of musicians, stakeholders and partners that formed in 2017 as a collaboration between the Anchorage Music Co-Op, Spenard JazzFest, and the Parlor in the Round concert series.
Yngvil Vatn Guttu, North Culture Exchange
Michael Thomas Howard, Musician
Annie Bartholomew, KTOO
Meredith Bless, Taiga Creative
Anna Lynch, Musician
Laura Oden, Anchorage Music Co-Op
Logan Bean, Super Saturated Sugar Strings/Sequoia Music
Kevin Worrell, Parlor in the Round
Steve Blanchett, Pamyua
Emily Kurn Tallman, Upword Creative
J.W. Frye, Blackwater Railroad Company
Anchorage International Film Festival
KNBA 90.3 FM
Alaska Folk Festival
Denali Brewing Company
Alaska State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Alaska Room supporters
Ron Gile Photography
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