Did you know that the music industry in King County is as big as the maritime industry? In this exclusive feature, KEXP examines the power of music in our local economy, speaking with hip-hop entrepreneurs, real estate agents and the Seattle Office of Film and Music.
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The Wall Street Journal says Seattle is the number one place to attract the hip kids (tied with that other Washington). It’s no coincidence that our music scene has something to do with that ranking.
Music used in this piece: “This Town” by Macklemore, and “Windowsill” and “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire.
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Produced by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, AIR’s Live Interactive Resident for Fall 2010. Editorial oversight by Kevin Cole. Engineering help by Matt Ogaz. Live Interactive is a collaboration of KEXP and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio with financial support from AIR members worldwide, Recovery.gov, and the National Endowment for the Arts which believe a great nation deserves great art.