1. MUSIC VISION: Outline a vision for the growth of Indianapolis’ music economy
The vision will be foundational, setting out the key objectives of a perspective future strategy.
2. ECOLOGICAL IMPACT PART 1: Benchmarking and Regulatory Assessment
We reviewed all local, national and international literature relevant to both the industry profile and ecosystem assessment objectives, benchmarking Indianapolis with other like-minded cities both in the United States and abroad. We then undertook an extensive review of Indianapolis’ music policy. This is compared and contrasted with the benchmarking studies completed. This stage encompassed interviews with staff members and desk research, providing Indianapolis with the most comprehensive music policy infrastructure in the area and significant competitive advantage to other cities.
2. ECOLOGICAL IMPACT PART 2: Asset Mapping
Sound Diplomacy will identify music-related uses in Indianapolis. This ecological map will aim to identify all music assets in the city, including live music spaces, recorded music spaces, music education facilities, independent and local industry professionals and companies, including labels, promoters, agents, etc.