what is music cities convention?


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Music Cities Convention is the largest and most extensive global gathering on the topic of Music Cities.

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. As well as this, 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.

Music Cities Convention showcases the best practices for improving urban planning, quality of life, city policy and development strategies through music. 


To date, Music Cities Convention has been held six times across Europe, North America and Australasia bringing together 1200+ attendees from over 220 cities and 40 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.