#2 – Create The Scene
Music Ecosystem Design Thinking
with Zach Friedman
Zach Friedman is a master of design thinking, who has helped many organizations and startups grow.
In this first ever How To Build A Music City Podcast, Zach and I discuss systems design thinking and the organic development of music scenes, communities, and cultures as it relates to the features of thriving ecosystems.
Major takeaways include:
1) The role of social stakeholders in shared culture, 2) Cultural infrastructure, 3) Sustainability through resilience to environmental failures, and 4) The importance of stewardship in “streams” that nourish the life cycles of systems
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
3 analogous ideas for growing and protecting music scenes:
How you can lead shared culture to build homeostasis in a music ecosystem.
The importance of spaces (physical and virtual) that drive temporal or tangible scenes and cultures.
Embracing the natural social, cultural, or economic failures that build resiliency and incubates the growth of scenious environments.
Create The Scene
Music ecosystem design thinking with Zach Friedman
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“You don’t want to pour food coloring into the ocean and call it a different color. It’s just not better. It could never be better. There’s a beauty in nature. There’s a beauty that comes from the organic aspects of systems.”
– Joey Hendrickson
Questions To Build On:
How might you leverage a shared culture that pollinates different spaces… and who are the bees in the music ecosystem?
How do we better establish a shared cultural DNA that propagates itself?
Most ecosystems exist from streams of nutrients that flow through it. What streams of resources in your city can you use to power your music scene?