The Mastering of a Music City – Music Cities Summit

Mastering of a Music City

The City of Toronto will be hosting a Music Cities Summit on May 7th, 2016 entitled The Mastering of a Music City. The one-day conference will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto between 7:30am and 7:00pm as a part of Canada Music Week. Speakers will include a range of journalists, bureaucrats, and musicians from the UK, Australia, Germany, the US, Denmark, and Canada, as well as Alberto Biancheri, the Mayor of San Remo, Italy. A description of the event includes the following:

The “Music City” is a true 21st Century paradigm – a shared realization that cities across the globe enjoy an often-huge economic dividend from the creation, performance and reception of music.

Whether it’s Austin, Texas, where music tourism represents half the city’s economic output from music, or Melbourne, Australia, where live music accounts for 116,000 jobs, or Toronto, where the Canadian recording industry has a $400 million impact, that song you hear is sung by robust civic economies worldwide.

“The Mastering Of A Music City” Conference – a joint event by Music Canada, the international recording industry group IFPI, Music Cities Convention and Canadian Music Week – will explore in-depth the relationship between creative city planning, quality-of-life and the music industry.

The event was inspired first by Music Canada’s report on Toronto’s 2012 Music City initiative with Austin, and directly by Music Canada and IFPI’s internationally-acclaimed report The Mastering of a Music City, Key Elements, Effective Strategies and Why it’s Worth Pursuing. That report created a global stir when it debuted at the annual international music trade conference, Midem, in Cannes, France.

The registration fee is $399, and can be paid any time before the conference. You can read more about the upcoming conference here.

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