Seattle Growth Podcast 4.3: Hendrix to hip-hop

What can Seattle’s rich musical past tell us about the future sounds that will emanate from our transforming city?

In episode 3 of the Seattle Growth Podcast, season 4, Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix, discusses how Seattle’s growth has affected her efforts to honor the legacy of Seattle-born rock-and-roll legend Jimi Hendrix—her big brother—and the continuing impact of Hendrix on Seattle today.

And DeVon Manier, an inaugural board member of the Seattle Music Commission and co-founder of Sportn’ Life Music Group, shares stories from his many years developing hip-hop and rock artists such as The Black Tones and Future Shock, and discusses his motivations to participate in the city’s effort to cultivate partnerships, develop policy and facilitate connections between the community and the music industry to make Seattle a place where musicians thrive..

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Janie Hendrix
DeVon Manier

The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.