Melbourne’s status as a global music city is now set in stone, winning a bid to host a major international music conference in 2018.
Melbourne has been selected to host the Music Cities Convention in 2018, becoming the first city outside Europe and the US to do so.
Melbourne will join the ranks of cities like Berlin and Memphis to lead an international discussion about the extensive role music plays in cities, socially, culturally and economically.
“Being selected to host the 2018 Music Cities Convention reflects Melbourne’s position as Australia’s music capital, and a globally recognised music city – and is a win for our passionate music community,” said Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley.
“We look forward to welcoming the international music community to Melbourne in 2018 to show them what makes our music city – and our creative state – tick.”
The Music Cities Convention is the largest and most extensive gathering of its kind, bringing together government, academic and music industry leaders from around the world.
It showcases best practices on the use of music to improve city life across education, employment, community building, licensing and regulation.
Music Cities Convention is presented by UK-based Sound Diplomacy, the leading global advisor on music cities and market development.
“It’s a privilege and honour to host the first ever Australasian Music Cities Convention in a city that inspires many around the world in its forward thinking approach to developing, sustaining and supporting its music ecosystem,” said Sound Diplomacy CEO Dr Shain Shapiro.
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Via Beat Magazine.