Our Events & Conferences
We organise the biggest international conferences on the topic of music cities, music policy and music tourism. We produce the leading international awards ceremony on music cities - the Music Cities Awards, and we run the Music Cities Community, the first-ever platform for professionals in all industries using music to create more value in towns, cities & places.
April 11-14, 2023
Music Tourism Convention
Cleveland, Mississippi, USA
October 18-20, 2023
Music Cities Convention
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
May 29-31, 2024
Music Tourism Convention
Cape Breton Island, Canada
In everything we do, we aim to educate on the value of music, and showcase the best uses of music by individuals, organisations and cities all over the world. Our event brands are:
The Music Cities Convention is the biggest global event exploring the use and importance of music in the development of cities all around the world. The event provides a stage for the latest best practice to be presented and problems debated by thought leaders from the worlds of city planning, music, economic development, tourism, academia, events, property, non-profit and private/public bodies.
The Music Tourism Convention is the world’s most extensive conference bringing together the music and tourism sectors to explore how music impacts, benefits and improves tourism offers, branding, partnership development and economic development.
The Music Cities Forum is a smaller city/state/region focused version of our global Music Cities Convention. The event looks more regionally at best practices on the use of music – and all its variants – to improve city life, bringing together experts and industry professionals to explore the role and impact of music across education, economic development, health, community building, placemaking, tourism, future cities and more.
The Music Tourism Forum is a smaller city/state/region focused version of our global Music Tourism Convention. The event looks more regionally at music's role in destination branding, tourism, attracting investment, developing communities and economic development.
Sound Development explores the issues and opportunities between music and real estate in the UK and around the world. There have been nine editions so far, welcoming 1000+ delegates from planners and architects, to artists and music industry professionals.
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.
Music Tourism Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
On 9-10 November 2022, the first ever Music Tourism Forum was hosted in Düsseldorf, Germany in partnership with urbanana. The conference took place over two days and was focused on ‘harnessing the sound of your city’. The event welcomed 20+ expert national and international speakers, hosting numerous panel discussions, presentations and interactive idea generation sessions, and was live streamed worldwide