WASHINGTON, D.C. – The noncomMUSIC Alliance officially launched with more than eighty initial partner stations, at the 18th Annual NON-COMMvention. The Alliance celebrates public radio's role in connecting musicians, performers, and artists with the audiences who enjoy and support their music. Stations joining the launch represent the major music formats of jazz, classical and AAA and come from all geographic corners of the public radio music world. Through music discovery, curation, preservation and performance, noncomMUSIC Alliance partner stations provide unique educational and cultural benefits that enrich local communities and the music industry at large.
"Noncommercial public radio stations are embedded in America's music vitality and have become an integral part of America's cultural experience. These stations support emerging artists and beloved musical genres," said Michael Riksen, executive director of the noncomMUSIC Alliance. "The noncomMUSIC Alliance is a convener of public radio stations, musicians, listeners and enthusiasts who are committed to promoting the services and programming only found on public radio."
The Alliance represents all noncommercial music formats and genres from across the United States. In addition to serving as an industry resource for members, the Alliance works to expand and deepen the understanding of policy makers about the public service role noncommercial public radio music stations play in America today and improve in the legal and regulatory environments that influence these stations.
The Alliance's advisory council provides strategic direction and input on the group's activities and priorities, in addition to providing resources for the Alliance. Current members include Roger LaMay (WXPN), Brenda Barnes (KING), Amy Niles (WBGO), Tom Mara (KEXP), Abby Goldstein (WYEP) and Nick Kereakos (American Public Media).
To learn more about the noncomMUSIC Alliance and subscribe to updates please visit noncomMUSIC.org.
Contact: Anne Standley