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Music Cities Awards 2024 is now open for submissions



The Music Cities Awards is a global competition designed to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding applications of music for economic, social, environmental, and cultural development in cities and places all around the world.

Since its launch in 2020, the MCA’s have become a global showcase of the state of the art of projects using music to make cities better and a source of inspiration for those music advocates looking to create a positive impact in their communities.

The Award Ceremony for the 2024 edition will take place on December 7th, on the opening day of the Riyadh Music Cities Convention, to be held in Saudi Arabia.




December 15th, 2023
Applications open

June, 2024
Official Jury Announcement

July 20th, 2024
Application deadline

September 16th, 2024
Nominees announced

December 7th, 2024 
Winners announced at the Music Cities Awards Ceremony at Riyadh Music Cities Convention



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Past winners


Explore Previous Award Winning Projects

How to apply


  • Click the button below to access the online form to apply for the 2024 Music Cities Awards.

  • The projects and initiatives entered must have been running in 2023 and or 2024.

  • You can nominate yourself, your own organisation or nominate someone else or another organisation.

  • You can apply for multiple awards but each application has to be done individually.



  • What is the Music Cities Community?
    We are a community of people in every profession and sector using music to create more value in towns and cities around the world. We're committed to learning, sharing and networking to ensure that every town and city is advocating for music.
  • Why should I subscribe?
    Music Cities Community is the go-to place for everyone wishing to network, learn and share knowledge on the topic of music cities. Check out all the beneits by heading the Community!
  • How much is the membership fee?
    The Standard Plan is $19.99/month or $199.99/year and the Premium Plan is $39.99/month or $399.99/year. We also have a Student plan for $4.99/month or $49.99/year and offer group subscriptions for cities and organisations.
  • How do I set up an account?
    Head to the Music Cities Community to check out all our plans and set up an account with just a few clicks:
  • How can I submit my payments?
    You'll only need to enter your card details once when setting up your account. We use Stripe as main payment processor, which uses secure connections and encrypts all sensitive data. Read more about Stripe's security protocols here:
  • On what devices can I access the content?
    The Music Cities Community platform is accessible from anywhere on any device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and more.
  • Do I need to be from a certain country to join the Community?
    Absolutely not. You can be based anywhere in the world.
  • In what language are the videos?
    Videos are currently in English, but we're looking into adding a multilingual subtitling service.
  • Can I download content or share it with friends / colleagues?
    No, but we have special discounted group subscription fees for organisations wishing to subscribe teams, classes and more. Just get in touch with Saria at for more info.
  • Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
    Yes, you can cancel your paid subscription at any time. Once you've done that, the renewal date in your subscription details becomes the end date and you'll no longer be charged for the subscription, but can continue to access it until this date.
  • How is my data protected?
    All personal data submitted as part of your membership won't be used or shared with anyone unless you willingly do so by signing up to our Community Directory & Forum. Your subscription is managed by Memberspace, which is GDPR and SCA compliant. Read more about this here:
Previous editions



The 2023 edition of the Music Cities Awards Ceremony took place on the opening evening of the Huntsville Music Cities Convention. It was hosted by Saxony, State of the Arts, and supporting partners Experience Fayetteville, Levitt Foundation, Music Business Association, Texas Music Office and Visit Macon.


The 2022 edition hosted its first in-person Awards Ceremony, which took place during the Tulsa Music Cities Convention and was produced in partnership with Visit Bentonville, as well as supporting partners Smokefree Music Cities, American Cancer Society: Cancer Action Network and Visit Fort Collins.


The 2021 edition consolidated the contest’s mission to demonstrate the value of music to the world. It was hosted once more with Visit Bentonville, as well as supporting partners Kirklees Year of Music, Visit Macon and Visit Tulsa.


The first edition of the Music Cities Awards took place online with the aim of promoting best practices and demonstrate the value of music to the world. It was hosted with the support of Visit Macon.



Category sponsor


Become a 2024 sponsor

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2024 awards then just get in touch with Sandra for more information at

General inquiries

If you have any inquiries about the 2024 Music Cities Awards then just get in touch with Cristina for more information at


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