Adelaide: City of Music


  • South Australia’s music scene is flourishing, collaborative, diverse, and globally recognised for its quality.
  • Music businesses and entrepreneurs are able to enjoy the good lifestyle that Adelaide offers, while running successful businesses from the State.
  • Interconnected career development pathways enable musicians and music businesses to progressively hone their skills, make interstate and international connections, and ultimately build sustainable careers.
  • Collaborations are increasing between local and interstate / international artists, and state and local government / not-for-profit organisations, supported through initiatives such as the Adelaide UNESCO City of Music
  • Musicians from culturally diverse backgrounds (Tkay Maidza, Motez, Gabriel Akon) are building successful careers from the State.
  • International tech entrepreneurs (Craig Swann, founder of LoopLabs) are choosing to live in the State, renowned ex-pats (Jon Lemon, Sam Dixon who is Adele’s co-writer) are moving back or re-connecting, and female entrepreneurs (Sian Walden, Sharni Honor) are developing new business models (such as the Porch Sessions).
  • Adelaide Festivals