Music Cities Forum
7 - 8 September 2022
Music Cities Forum will be travelling to Hamilton, Ontario, on September 7-8 2022 for its 4th global edition. The event is presented by Sonic Unyon, City of Hamilton, and Supercrawl Productions.
Join us for one day of talks and presentations, live music and networking opportunities. We'll be discussing Hamilton's recently released Music Industry Study, and exploring how the city's growing and diverse music scene fits into the city's plans for economic and social development.
With Canada being the 8th largest music market in the world, Ontario is a consistent leader in the national music industry, home to 44% of the nation’s music publishing and recording jobs. Hamilton's local music scene is a growing, dynamic and eclectic mix of songwriters, musicians, producers, performers and live performances.
Hamilton is increasingly known as a destination for music, the city boasts a strong, collaborative and diverse music industry that offers a solid base for continued growth, collaboration and celebration.
7+ Presentations & Panel Discussions
07 September 2022
6pm - late
Official Opening Reception
08 September 2022
12.00pm - 6.00pm
Music Cities Forum Panels & Presentations
9-11 September 2022
Supercrawl – Hamilton's Music + Arts Festival
Supercrawl is Hamilton’s premier multi-arts festival, fusing new and independent music with art installations, fashion, performance, literature, theatre, and artisanal craft. Supercrawl’s diverse multi-disciplinary program of sound, performance, visual and media arts is staged along a pedestrian-only creative corridor in the heart of downtown. Check out the website.
*All Music Cities Forum delegates receive VIP access for the festival
Located on the north border of Hamilton, Ontario’s Central Park, Bridgeworks functions as both community hub and event space. In spanning those identities, the venue serves a variety of audiences. Whether it’s the arts sector, neighbourhood residents, or the greater Hamilton community, Bridgeworks operates under a “community first” mindset.
More info here.
The health and safety of our attendees, speakers and partners are of the utmost importance to us. We’re working hard to ensure our guests can have the most amazing experience at our event, whilst keeping themselves and others safe. We’ll be releasing a set of regulations and guidelines closer to the event date .
Topics to be covered
Music & economic development, Hamilton’s music ecosystem, how to maximise the role of music in education, health, night time economy and real estate, best global music cities practices, how to use music for community building and more.
Who should attend?
City leaders, musicians, festival/event directors, real estate professionals, economic development professionals, academics, music industry professionals, night-time economy managers, culture officers, non-profit leaders, for-profit executives, tourism directors and anyone else with an interest or focus on how music is instrumental in creating vibrant and sustainable cities.
Early Bird, General Admission and Student tickets available. Register for the Hamilton Music Cities Forum now:
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