Mayor’s office extends ‘New York Music Month,’ includes resources for local artists –

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.– Resources for New York City-based artists will be available virtually for free, thanks to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME).

On Monday, MOME announced the extension of its New York Music Month, a six-month program launching this week and wrapping June 30.

The office has dubbed June “New York Music Month” for the past four years, marking the official New York City celebration of the most diverse music scene in the world, but due to the pandemic, MOME moved the events to begin in January.

“Musicians and artists make New York City the greatest city on earth, and we know COVID-19 has hit this community hard,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press release. “As we fight this pandemic and rebuild a fairer and better city, I’m excited to offer such dynamic and exciting opportunities to get creators back on their feet. Music will tell the story of this city’s comeback. I can’t wait to hear it.”

Events have taken place across the five boroughs in the past to celebrate Music Month and support local musicians. Due to the pandemic, live events have been put on hold. Instead, there will be 40-plus virtual and free events over the course of six months.

“New York Music Month Extended Play” will include three types of events: “Resources for Musicians,” which are workshops and master classes to help musicians hone their craft and sharpen their business skills; “Get Tuned In” programs for music fans such as performances and workshops on topics like music production and podcast creation, and “NYMM Talks,” which are conversations with experts that dig into the challenges and opportunities facing the music industry.

For more information about the schedule of events, visit