Dr. Michael Seman is an assistant professor of arts management at Colorado State University. Michael’s work examines issues in the creative economy and focuses on how music ecosystems and regional growth intersect. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and regional media outlets often seek Michael’s perspective and insights. His work is published in various academic journals, edited volumes, CityLab, and most recently by the Brookings Institution; he has also co-authored music strategies and creative economy reports for the City of Denver and the State of Colorado. Michael is currently writing a book about music venues and cities for the University of Texas Press. He continues to play in the band, Shiny Around the Edges and previously managed daytime programming for two music festivals in Denton, Texas and also spent several years as an internal marketing executive at Creative Artists Agency in Beverly Hills, California. He is represented by the Creative Class Group for speaking engagements.