Upcoming Events

13 August 2020 

Eliminating Systemic Racism in Music Cities  

20 August 2020 

Advocating for Music in Your City: Leeds, UK

27 August 2020 

The Role of Brands in Developing Music Cities

8 September 2020 

Night Time Economies: A Q&A With the City of Sydney's Nightlife Advisory Panel 

10 September 2020 

The Role Business Improvement Districts: What Role Can Music Play? 

24 September 2020 

Shopping Centres: Putting Music at the Heart of Retail Development 

29 September 2020 

Advocating for Music in Your City: City TBC

13 August 2020 | 4pm-4.45pm UTC

Live Online Webinar & Networking

Eliminating Systemic Racism in Music Cities 

13 August 2020 | 4pm-4.45pm UTC

Moderator: Ru Johnson, Consultant, Roux Black (USA)

Panelist 1: Ammo Talwar, Chairman Taskforce for Diversity, UK Music (UK)

Panelist 2: Rebekah Farrugia, Professor, Oakland University (USA)

Panelist 3: Tonya Dyson, Executive Director, Memphis Slim Collaboratory (USA)

Panelist 4: Marcus Harris-Noble, Project Manager, Croydon Creative Enterprise Zone & Croydon Music City (UK)

It's time to make significant changes to ensure we as organisations and cities are eliminating systemic racism from all areas of a music city, including but not limited to education, health, workforces, city branding and access & opportunity. We've invited panelists from city governments, industry associations and organisations to discuss and outline steps that can be taken to ensure music cities develop as diverse and equitable as possible.

 
 

20 August 2020 | 8am-8.30am UTC

Live Online Presentation & Q&A

Advocating for Music in Your City

Leeds, UK
 

20 August 2020 | 8am-8.30am UTC

Presented byWhiskas (Samuel Nicholls), Senior Lecturer in Music at Leeds Beckett University and Director of Music:Leeds (UK)

As part of our new monthly series of presentations on music advocacy, we're excited to be joined by Whiskas (Sam Nicholls), Senior Lecturer in Music at Leeds Beckett University and Director of Music:Leeds, an organisation acting as a centralised point to support, develop, grow and promote music in Leeds. Join us to find out how Music:Leeds is advocating for its local music ecosystem and what steps and strategies you could implement in yours.

 

27 August 2020 | 9am-9.45am UTC

Live Online Webinar & Networking

The Role of Brands in Developing Music Cities

27 August 2020 | 9am-9.45am UTC

Speakers to be announced ASAP

A segment of the music cities debate that we've not explored in too much detail previously is the role that brands have to play within a music ecosystem. We thought we'd change that and invite a number of brands onto a webinar to explore how and why they should be aligning their objectives with those of the music ecosystems they're based or operate within.

 

8 September 2020 | 7am-7.45am UTC

Live Online Webinar & Networking

Night Time Economies: A Q&A With the City of Sydney's Nightlife Advisory Panel

8 September 2020 | 7am-7.45am UTC

Sydney's Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel advises the city on how to support a thriving, diverse and safe nightlife. As the pandemic hit, both the city and the Advisory Panel were faced with new demanding tasks, just like many other cities in the world. Merlijn Poolman, Nightmayor of the City of Groningen, will be chatting to Sydney's Lord Deputy Mayor Jess Scully and three members of Sydney's Nightlife Advisory Panel to address common challenges such as safety, economic support and more to identify best practices that all cities can integrate into their recovery strategies.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • What a nightlife advisory panel is

  • How nightlife advisory panels can shape policies in cities

  • The key steps being taken in Sydney generally and in regard to COVID-19

  • How and why you should set up a panel in your city

 

10 September 2020 | 4pm-4.45pm UTC

Live Online Webinar & Networking

The Role Business Improvement Districts: What Role Can Music Play?

10 September 2020 | 4pm-4.45pm UTC

Real change can only happen when people, organisations, businesses and communities come together with a common purpose: this is the principle behind business improvement districts (BIDs), which can play a key role in the development of areas within our cities. In this panel we'll be joined by BID representatives from various cities in the world to learn more about their projects, as well as to explore music's role in developing BIDs.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • What a BID is & how it works

  • Music's role in 'shaping' town centres

  • How specific global BIDs are using music

  • How this could be developed in your city, and why it should matter to you.

 

Live Online Webinar & Networking

Shopping Centres: Putting Music at the Heart of Retail Development

24 September 2020 | 9am-9.45am UTC

What would happen if music and other performing arts were built into the development of shopping centres? How can we integrate culture into retail locations and how can that contribute to its survival? In this panel, we'll be discussing how music and culture can complement retail developments and lead to the creation of more inclusive, vibrant and busier shopping centres, as well as increased revenue and longer retail hours for the businesses operating within them.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Examples of experience and culture led shopping centres

  • Understand the key aspects, strategies and challenges to integrating music into retail spaces

  • The social, cultural and economic benefits of music on urban and commercial environments

24 September 2020 | 9am-9.45am UTC

Live Online Webinar & Networking

Advocating for Music in Your City: City TBC

29 September 2020 | 4pm-4.30pm UTC

Presented by: TBC

As part of our monthly series of presentations on music advocacy, we'll be inviting a global expert to share insights into how they started advocating for their local music ecosystem and what steps and strategies you could implement in yours.

29 September 2020 | 4pm-4.30pm UTC

 

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