Research & Development

One of the goals of Backstage Development is to help develop the local music business community and resources. Beginning this summer, we will launch a huge research project to find out what our local artists and music businesses need the most and be asking questions like:

  • What is going on with the scene RIGHT NOW? Are artists leaving because they don’t have theĀ resourcesĀ here in DC? Or are they staying here but settling for never making it big? Or do we really do have a thriving local music scene with a support system that allows for local artists to grow and go on to represent DC?
  • What do you think our local musicians and music business infrastructure are in need of the most?
  • Who are the people and what are the local resources that are most beneficial to our artists?
  • How do you think the DC area’s music business infrastructure compares to other areas?


Take Part in the Project

Interested in being a part of this awesome project, whether as an interviewer or interviewee? Email Dani at