Speaker at the first Music Cities Convention at TGE, Brighton, UK in May 2015
Music Cities Convention is the largest global reaching conference exploring the relationship between music and the built environment. Leaders and executives from across the public and private sectors explored and defined the impact of music ecosystems on our cities and urban life.
South Australia’s Music Development Office was invited to speak at the inaugural event in Brighton, UK, 2015.
Martin Elbourne, founder of Womad, The Great Escape and Music Cities, and chief booker of Glastonbury, was invited to Adelaide in 2012 to develop a report on how to develop the local industry. The Future of Live Music in South Australia was delivered over a year later, and served as the basis for the in augural Music Cities Convention’s agenda.
Becc Bates of the Music Development Office spoke about the South Australian Government’s efforts in growing the music industry and dovetailing it with a wider state government initiative to turn Adelaide in to a more vibrant city with music at its core, through better licensing laws, less noise restrictions, subsidies and more.