Hi Everyone! I wanted to chime into the discussion on the first question that Timothy Fort asked, which was:
What is your view on the positive ways music and business can contribute to peace and to reinforce each other?
I’ve never thought about the idea of music and business being similar, but there were some great points brought up in the discussion. It’s really interesting to see the dedication and commitment it takes to be in both professions. Both professions require a continual studying and learning to improve oneself. Music requires new songs and techniques to be learned, while business involves new problems and strategies to consider. Another similarity would be that it requires multiple people to create the big picture. In an orchestra one instrument alone will not create the same beauty as the entire group together, the same is true in business. It’s not about the individual but instead about the group and their ability to work together.
The same thing would be true in fostering peace. In order to not only create peace, but sustain it, several individuals would need to come together as one. Many people have pointed out that music is an important part to our society and holds the ability to influence millions. If the music industry was to write, perform, and emphasis peace, then society would be positively impacted even if it is on a subconscious level. The problem is, as Oliver Urbain stated it, “Many peace building activities through music do not have enough funding to be long-term.” This is where business comes in to help. By combining music and business together the two industries can work together to create a profitable model to maintain profits while striving for peace.