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First Round of Speakers Announced for Music Cities Convention 2018

19 Dec 2017

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MAKE A MUSIC CITY:
GLOBAL LEADERS UNITE FOR MUSIC CITIES CONVENTION IN MELBOURNE, APRIL 2018

 

The sixth and largest to date global Music Cities Convention will take place in Melbourne, Australia’s music capital, on 19 and 20 April 2018, bringing together music industry, government and academic leaders from across the world to discuss the many ways music can improve city life.

Home to more live music venues per capita, Melbourne will become a knowledge-sharing hub for the top minds of the global music, city planning, cultural and community developing industries, exploring how cities develop, measure and safeguard music policies globally.

Featuring 45 speakers ranging from urban city planners, cultural officers, artists, musicians and leaders in the music industry, 300 attendees are expected to attend two full days of ideas and discussions in April. This Music Cities Convention will be the biggest event of its kind so far and the first ever Australasian edition.

Conference theme, ‘It takes a village to make a music city: Music Policy from top to bottom’, will cover topics such as Music Policy in Asia; Night Mayors,a possible solution to tensions between residents, venues and councils; Music Tourism and The Role of Landowners,featuring guest speakers from the major corporations behind the buildings and venues. A My Music Cities talks series will provide a glimpse into the music industry across the world with six presentations covering each continent.

Guest speakers include Helen Feng (Lead Singer, Nova Heart, China), Brian Ritchie (MONA, Violent Femmes), Jesse Elliot (The Music District, US), Sadia Sadia (award-winning record producer and artist), Lauren Roth de Wolf (Africa Express, UK), Farai Monro (Magamba Network, Zimbabwe), Maria Lopez (Secretary of Culture, Bogota, Colombia), Tony Nagamaiah (Malaysia Major Events), Dominique Greco (‘Night Mayor’, Nighttime Economy at City of Orlando, US), Chris Robb (Mass Participation Asia, Indonesia) among many others.

Music Cities Convention will take place on 19 April at Arts Centre Melbourne and 20 April at Deakin Edge Federation Square. Conference tickets and further information can be found at musiccitiesconvention.com

Music Cities Convention Melbourne is presented by Sound Diplomacy and supported by the Victorian Government. The Appointment Group is the official travel partner of Melbourne Music Cities Convention.

 

View entire press release here: 

MR Music Cities Convention (pdf, 580kb)

 


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