Join us in Melbourne, Australia for the 2018 edition of the Music Cities Convention, 19 - 20 April 2018. Known as Australia’s music capital, Melbourne is home to more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the world. The city boasts a strong live music culture, a diverse slate of music festivals, renowned music educators and passionate audiences. This is backed by the support of government at both city and state levels.
It Takes a Village to Make a Music City: Music Policy from top to bottom.
Music Cities Convention is heading to Melbourne for its first ever Australasian edition! With the theme 'It takes a village to make a music city: Music Policy from top to bottom' the event will bring together 300 global leaders from government to academia to the music industry to showcase best practices on the use of music - and all its variants - to improve city life.
There will be 40+ speakers from Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, North America and South America.
Topics will range from 'music policy in Asia' to 'the visitor economy' to 'the role of landowners' and much more, with the first schedule being released at the end of January.
Thursday 19th April 2018 - Main Convention
Friday 20th April 2018 - Main Convention
Day 1: Arts Centre Melbourne
Day 2: Deakin Edge
$175 AU - Early Bird 1 (Until Nov 30th)
$200 AU - Early Bird 2 (Dec 1st - Jan 31st)
$225 AU - Early Bird 3 (Feb 1st - Feb 28th)
$250 AU - General Admission (March 1st - April 19th)
Two day convention
Access to delegate database
All meals & refreshments
Free ticket to a special Music Cities edition of Nocturnal at Melbourne Museum
Discounted hotel rate
This edition of Music Cities Convention will fully carbon neutral.
If you have any further questions that have not been answered here or you want to get involved in the event contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (based in UK) or email@example.com (based in Australia).
Melbourne Steering Committee:
Kirsty Rivers, Manager, Contemporary Music / Music Works + Partnerships, Creative Victoria
Patrick Donovan, CEO, Music Victoria / Chair, Australian Music Industry Network
Bonnie Dalton, Music Cities Convention Melbourne & Music Victoria
Dr Kate Shaw, Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow in Urban Geography and Planning
Dr Jane Sewell, Communications & Education Manager, Hearsmart
Chelsea Wilson, Musician, Chair Music Victoria Artists Advisory Panel
Bec Bates, Manager, Contemporary Music, Arts South Australia, Music Development Office
Dr Shane Homan, Associate Professor, Research Coordinator, Monash University
John Wardle, Director, Live Music Office
Helen Marcou, Bakehouse Studio, Convenor, Save Live Australia’s Music
Marcus Westbury, Collingwood Arts Precinct
Frank Henry, Program Delivery Manager Pollution Control, Brisbane City Council
Hugh Nichols, Arts NSW
Francesca Valmorbida, Arts and Culture Policy Advisor, Municipal Association of Victoria
Chris O’Neill, National Manager – Writer Services, APRA/AMCOS
Shaun Adams, Regional venue booker, manager Good Music Neighbours
Mike Harris, Chief Executive, West Australian Music Association
Maree Fewster, Senior Strategic Planner, City of Melbourne
Lawrence Harvey, Associate Professor, Design and Social Context School, RMIT
Jane Slingo, Producer, Electronic Music Conference Sydney
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