Sound Diplomacy has announced the publication of A Guide to Managing Your Night Time Economy.
Featuring exclusive interviews and case studies from night time advocates including London night czar Amy Lamé (London's night czar), Mirik Milan (former night mayor, Amsterdam), Jocelyn Kane (former executive director, San Francisco Entertainment Commission), Juan Carlos Gonzále (Nocturnal Delegate Of Valparaiso, Chile), the guide presents examples of how cities around the world have managed, supported and developed their night time economy offer.
Said to be largest and most international report ever written about the subject, a launch event will be held at London's Omeara on Monday, July 9.
Ariel Palitz, senior executive director, Office Of Nightlife, New York City said: "The Sound Diplomacy Guide to Managing Your Nighttime Economy truly is the invaluable toolbox it is intended to be. It helps clarify the many facets of nighttime economies around the globe, as well as illuminating strategies for managing nightlife that have been successfully implemented in some of the world's greatest cities.
"It is an honour to be part of the community of such visionary nightlife directors, and to have the opportunity to learn from them through resources like this excellent guide."
Co-written in partnership with Harvard PhD candidate and renowned night time economy academic Andreina Seijas, the guide draws on research spanning five continents, 11 cities and over a dozen case studies exploring the role, value and importance of managing and supporting the evening and night time economy.
Mirik Milan, former Night Mayor, Amsterdam and co-founder, Vibe Lab, said: "We're on the forefront of a global movement in night time management. This guide will inspire many cities because it shows the limitless possibilities for improvement the night brings. Cities benefit from having a vibrant night time from social cultural and economic perspective. This Night Time Guide can be the first step for many cities to become thriving 24h cultural and economic hotspots. This guide can be the stepping stone for many cities to improve their night time management."
The guide champions 11 key recommendations for all cities and places to grow their night time economy through a Night Time Economy & Culture Plan.
Sound Diplomacy will also present the inaugural Night Time Economy Convention, to be held on November 15 in Bogota, Colombia.
Part of global conference series Music Cities Events, the summit will feature speakers featured in the guide alongside a number of keynotes, with a focus on Latin and South America. It will be co-curated by Seijas, local partners and Sound Diplomacy and will be launched formally in July.
Upon its release, A Guide to Managing Your Night Time Economy is being offered for free here.
Read Music Week's recent Six Questions With... Sound Diplomacy founder and CEO Shain Shapiro here.