Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1120    Version: 1 Name: CD2 - Catapult Platform
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/9/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/8/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: Recommendation to receive and file a presentation from Catapult, a live-streamed concert for artists and creators in Long Beach.
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER JEANNINE PEARCE, SECOND DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN MARY ZENDEJAS, FIRST DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER REX RICHARDSON, NINTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 111720-R-59sr.pdf, 2. 120820-UB-31sr.pdf

TITLE

Recommendation to receive and file a presentation from Catapult, a live-streamed concert for artists and creators in Long Beach.

 

DISCUSSION

Cities around the world have transitioned arts, concerts, and engagement through an online platform. It is estimated that the creative industry has lost nearly 2.7 million jobs and $150 billion in sales and services. During COVID-19, the arts industry has shown the importance of keeping individuals engaged and entertained.

 

Catapult is an online platform designed for artists to subscribe on a monthly basis to gain access to tiered production and resources that will help them gain an audience. Catapult gives artists the freedom to grow their brands and experiences through this creative platform.

 

This presentation will highlight Catapult’s business model, benefits to the City, as well as business alternatives for musicians and bands.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

No fiscal impact.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

JEANNINE PEARCE

COUNCILMEMBER, SECOND DISTRICT

 

MARY ZENDEJAS

COUNCILWOMAN, FIRST DISTRICT

 

REX RICHARDSON

COUNCILMEMBER, NINTH DISTRICT