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Growing Michigan’s independent music scene

An organization in Ann Arbor is providing independent musicians with tools and experience to help develop their careers as musicians.  The event is called“Fresh Water Musicon” and it happens Saturday, September 22.

Ingrid Racine is the music programs coordinator at the Neutral Zone. She says the event is about creating a sustainable music scene in Michigan. Racine says the kind of networking opportunities that an event like this provides makes people feel more connected, and in turn encourages them to be part of Michigan’s music scene, as opposed to leaving for someplace like New York.  

The free event will have workshops on music production (including beat-making and MC-ing), songwriting, finances, and self-promotion. 

Musicon is funded in-part by a grant from the state.  The grant encourages young peopleto become leaders in arts and culture projects in Michigan. But this event is open to people of all ages.

Kyle Norris is from Michigan and spent ten years as a host and reporter with Michigan Radio, the state’s largest NPR-affiliate. He lives in Seattle and works as a substitute host and producer at KNKX.
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