Music is a part of the fabric of life in the Puget Sound region. Groundbreaking bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana defined the 90s, putting Seattle on the sonic map. Today, musicians continue to contribute to our culture and quality of life in the Pacific Northwest, putting the “sound” in Puget Sound. However, explosive growth and the rising cost of living in our region is putting pressure on the people and venues that made the “Seattle sound” famous. The Creative Economy Initiative is also intended to address the needs of music artists in our region so they can continue creating harmony (and melody) for the next generation.