How to Help the Mormon Music Industry and Other Music Industries Help Deseret Industries
Posted On July 17, 2021
A Mormon music industry group has created a petition calling for a “permanent” Mormon-dominated government in the United States.
The petition, created by Utah Music Council, was launched Tuesday by a number of Mormon music professionals.
“We are calling on the Mormon community to support the growth and development of our local and national music industry, not just by donating to us, but by taking active steps to make our music more accessible, more accessible for artists and fans, and to ensure that our artists and performers have the resources they need to reach the widest audience possible,” the petition states.
“In the coming years, we are working hard to get this message out to our local Mormon music community and the broader music industry.
In particular, we would like to encourage artists to create and perform for the Mormon music communities, to reach audiences who may not be familiar with their music, and we would especially like to get our artists to use social media for engagement.”
The petition is aimed at attracting more donations from the Utah Music Community and the Utah Jazz community.
Utah Jazz President and CEO Chris McCullough wrote in a statement that he hopes the petition will help spur more interest in the local music scene.
“Our Jazz community is at the epicenter of our musical identity, and that is what we are striving to foster,” McCullough said.
“I think the petition is important in reaching out to more Jazz artists, but it also demonstrates that the Mormon communities can and will work together to support their local music scenes.
We look forward to engaging with you and other Jazz communities to see what we can do together.”
Mormon music, especially traditional music, has been under attack by some in the U.S. for years.
In a recent report by the Congressional Research Service, which is funded by the U