Music Cities Convention to return to Brighton

Music Cities Convention

Music Cities Convention, the largest conference exploring the relationship between city planning and the music industry, is to return to Brighton.

Taking place on 18 May at The University of Brighton, the conference will bring together leaders in innovation, education and economic development, as well as policy makers for regen, transport, education, entrepreneurship, arts, city boards, cultural and tourism, for cities of all sizes.

Initial confirmed speakers include Mirik Milan, Amsterdam’s night mayor, Busk in London’s Dr. Julia Jones, New York University’s Carlos Chirinos, Jocelyn Kane, executive director of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, Sydney Fringe executive director Kerri Glassock and Sheffield Tramlines organiser Kate Hewitt.

2015 saw the first and second sold out instalments of Music Cities Convention. The first event in Brighton saw 120 attendees from 20 countries and 50 cities, while the inaugural US edition exceeded this with 170 attendees from 60 cities.

The convention will take place Wednesday 18 May, in Brighton, UK at the Sallis Benney Theatre before The Great Escape Festival – Europe’s Leading Festival for New Music. There will be 200 tickets available, with a discounted early bird rate for the first round of buyers.

The convention is initiated by Glastonbury booker and The Great Escape co-founder Martin Elbourne and global music cities advisors, Sound Diplomacy.

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