Districts to Countries: Envisioning Global Music Cities

Chengdu, China - 2019

Capital of the Sichuan province in China and long-established music center, Chengdu is now building itself into an international music city with several initiatives and was the perfect host for this landmark edition.

The event’s theme was “Districts to Countries: Envisioning Global Music Cities” and it explored the relationship between city planning, strategy, urban development, economic growth and the music industry.

48 speakers and 500+ delegates from China and the rest of the world joined us in Chengdu for two full days of talks, debates and presentations, as well as two evening receptions, a signing ceremony and a special tourism day.


On April 10-13, the eight global and first-ever Asian edition of Music Cities Convention was held in Chengdu, China.

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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.