MUSIC CITIES EVENTS: WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA FOR 2019-2020?

In the first third of 2019 we’ve already hosted two sold out events in two separate continents and welcomed 600+ attendees from all over the world. So what’s coming up for Music Cities Events for the rest of the year and 2020?

Music Cities Convention - Chengdu, April 2019

Music Cities Convention - Chengdu, April 2019

We started 2019 with a Sound Development in London on February 5th and followed this up with our first-ever Asian Music Cities Convention hosted in Chengdu, China on April 10-12th. We had 100 delegates join us for our London event and 500 from all over the world join us in China.

Music Cities Convention - Chengdu, China, April 2019

Music Cities Convention - Chengdu, China, April 2019

Sound Development - London, UK, February 2019

Sound Development - London, UK, February 2019

Where do we go from here?

We have five events happening between May and September. We’ll start with another Sound Development in London on May 21st, then move over to Cannes, France for our first European Music Cities Forum held alongside MIDEM on June 6th, after Cannes we’ll head back to the UK for a Sound Development in Leeds on June 13th and then finish off September with our Music Tourism Convention in Liverpool on September 6th and another Music Cities Forum in Norrkoping on September 27th. Read on to find out about each event:

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We’ll start in London on May 21st with the spring edition of Sound Development, partnered with the Association of Independent Music and ING Media. Property developers and music industry representatives will gather to explore stronger strategies to develop and champion better spaces and places. The first event of its kind, Sound Development has been held five times in London and New York and has brought 700+ key stakeholders and decision makers together.

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Tickets are available on a 'pay what you like' basis, and all ticket revenue will be donated to Claire House Children’s Hospice. You can check out the schedule and speakers here and get your tickets at this link.

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June will see us host our first-ever French event. We’re thrilled to have partnered with MIDEM and to be bringing our Music Cities Forum to Cannes on June 6th. This will also mark the first time Music Cities Forum is held in Europe, as previous editions were hosted in Indianapolis, USA and Vancouver, Canada.

Worldwide Village @ MIDEM in 2018

Worldwide Village @ MIDEM in 2018

The event will take place at the Worldwide Village Conference Room in Cannes in the morning of June 6th and will feature presentations and panels discussing topics such as how music can steer economic development or help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the link between music companies and urbanism.

Check out our website for news and information - the full list of speakers will be announced in May.

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We’ll also be returning to Liverpool on September 6th for the fourth global edition of our iconic Music Tourism Convention!
The event is hosted alongside Visit Britain and Marketing Liverpool, with Lastminute.com as our key sponsor and will be held at the British Music Experience in Liverpool, the perfect setting for 200 international delegates to look into various areas of music tourism and expand on the opportunities the worldwide music and tourism sectors can gain from each other.


Music Tourism Convention - Liverpool, February 2017

Music Tourism Convention - Liverpool, February 2017

Line up, schedule and hotel deals will be announced soon on our website, but tickets are already on sale at a very special price: get yours here.

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September will be an exciting month, as our second 2019 Music Cities Forum will also take place in Norrkoping, Sweden, our first Scandinavian event.

Our Norrkoping Music Cities Forum will be hosted alongside Norrkoping City of Music on September 27th and will gather 200+ attendees and 15+ speakers for a day of learning, best practice and examples of music's role on cities in Scandinavian countries and beyond.

On the following day, attendees will also have the chance to experience Norrkoping and Sweden’s vibrant atmosphere at the Culture Night 2019, which will see music performances, dance shows, theatrical performances, yoga, movies, crafts, exhibitions, guided tours and more be held in 300+ sites all over the city.

Norrkoping Culture Night 2016. Ph: Nicole Olsson

Norrkoping Culture Night 2016. Ph: Nicole Olsson

More information can be found on the event page, while early bird tickets are available until June 30th and can be purchased here.

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Last but not least, our first 2020 event has just been announced!

On September 23-25 2020 Music Cities Convention will head to Denver, Colorado, USA to be hosted alongside Denver Arts & Venues, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado Creative Industries and The Music District. 40+ international speakers and 300+ attendees will meet in this creative, multicultural, innovative and thriving music city to dig deep into concepts such as urban planning, music, education, sustainability, creativity, community-building, health, tourism and much more.

Music Cities Convention - Lafayette, October 2018

Music Cities Convention - Lafayette, October 2018

The first info are now online and tickets are already on sale with early bird discounts here.

We couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come and we can’t wait to meet you at one of our confirmed events! While waiting, check out the highlights of our last Music Cities Convention Chengdu in this photo gallery!