October 26th, 2017

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Music Cities Convention is the largest global reaching conference exploring the relationship between music and the built environment. Join leaders and executives from across the public and private sectors to explore and define the impact of music ecosystems on our cities and urban life.

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the future of music in our cities

Discuss and Debate

The conference brings together leaders from governments, cities and regions, academics, organisations and the music scene to discuss, debate and introduce new thinking. Music Cities Convention showcases best practices on the use of music - and all its variants - to improve city life. The role and impact of music across education, employment, community building, placemaking, licensing and regulation is explored in the events.

Through collaborative panels, keynotes and networking sessions, Music Cities Convention presents the future of music in our cities.


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I’ll Take You There

Music, Equity and Access in Cities
The fifth edition of Music Cities Convention will take place in Memphis on October 26th, 2017 and will focus on access to music education, resources and facilities. Music Cities Convention Memphis will showcase best practices for music community projects and their social, cultural and economic impact on cities.

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Past Events


To date, Music Cities Convention has been held four times across Europe and North America bringing together 500+ attendees from over 170 cities and 30 countries. Delegates from cities, governments and the cultural industries have attended Music Cities Convention to explore the value of music in urban planning, quality of life, city policy and development strategies.


Cities can’t simply expect music to be a part of their culture, they have to mindfully work to protect and develop it.
— dr. julia jones, found in music


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