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The D.C. Area Music Census (DCAMC) has been scheduled to officially close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday.

The DCAMC has been live since April 10 and has so far amassed over 2,200 responses from the D.C. metropolitan area music industry and community.

鈥淲ith one week left we want to make sure we touch all of the jurisdictions and communities that still may not be fully aware of the census effort, but the main focus is to ensure that all of the people who have heard about the census actually take the time to fill out the census,鈥 said Aaron Myers, director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The commission along with government and community partners from around the area helped launch the community-led initiative to gain a better understanding of the current needs of the greater D.C. area music community. The information gathered from the census will be available to everyone and can be used to help government agencies, local advocates and industry partners make better data-driven decisions on how to allocate funds and vital resources to help the community grow and thrive.

The census is designed to be taken by musicians, venues, presenters, producers, managers, sound engineers, recording studios, music educators and other music industry employees. Participants are eligible for the census if they are 18 or older and residents of the District, Montgomery, Prince George鈥檚, Anne Arundel, Howard, Frederick and Charles counties in Maryland and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William counties and municipalities of Arlington City, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax City, Manassa and Manassas Park in Virginia.

The commission teamed with Austin-based provider of music ecosystem studies and music census work, Sound Music Cities, to bring the census to the D.C. region.

To take the census, go to

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