With an impressive three-decade-long career in the music and entertainment industry, Don Pitts has emerged as a distinguished authority in the realm of music ecosystem development. As the Founder and President of Sound Music Cities, his mission is to facilitate the growth of music economies for both burgeoning and established music and entertainment cities.
During his tenure as the head of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department’s Music and Entertainment Division, he earned the moniker “The Sound Whisperer” by effectively reducing sound complaints by over 70%. This accomplishment underscores his capability to translate experience into actionable solutions.
Originally hailing from Nashville, a city synonymous with music, Don’s journey has traversed a wide spectrum of roles within the music industry. From managing bands and venues to overseeing entertainment relations at Gibson Guitar, co-founding the North American Music Cities Summit, and even contributing his expertise to the public sector, his multifaceted experience has forged a strategic perspective at the intersection of these diverse spheres.