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MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design is pleased introduce a new, refreshed look and logo for Music Under New York. The new design was first seen at the annual Music Under New York Auditions on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. MTA Arts for Transit was honored to work with Paula Scher, a principal of the award-winning design firm Pentagram on the project. The Music Under New York logo joins other instantly recognizable logos designed by Scher, including those for Citibank, Tiffany & Co., The Public Theatre, and many more. Building on the widely-known and recognized New York City Subway iconography design, Scher said "The new identity for Music Under New York connects music and the subway system in a logical and musical way." The new look will enhance the presentation of the Music Under New York performances within the transit system providing a cohesive and distinctive identification and attracting greater attention to the musicians with dynamic color and a recognizably New York subway design.

Since 1985, MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design has managed the Music program presenting quality music to the commuting public. At present, more than 350 soloists and groups participate in Music Under New York providing over 7,500 annual performances at 30 locations throughout the transit system. Classical violinists, Cajun cellists, jazz ensembles, bluesmen, Latin guitarists, opera and folk singers are just a few of the performers in the subway and train stations contributing to the music culture of New York City.

For information regarding performing in the subway, view MTA New York City Transit Rules of Conduct, Section 1050.6 under 3.

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