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10th Global Music Cities Convention

Standing ovations for West Anthem, the National Music Centre, Alberta Music and others collaborating to present the 10th global edition of the Music Cities Convention. All set to go in fall 2021, shut down by COVID, rescheduled for February live in Edmonton and Calgary and streamed globally, now they’re shifting again to make the whole thing happen virtually. That’s no small feat!

Bringing together music industry professionals, global policymakers, academics and city leaders from around the world, this is the world’s largest and most extensive gathering on the topic of music cities. Check out the great lineup of speakers, including Inglewood BIA Executive Director (and MM board member) Rebecca O’Briend whose talk is intriguingly titled Big Bird and Jane Jacobs Take a Walk on Music Mile. The full schedule can be found here.

On Music Mile and around the city, the convention is excited to present live concerts with 100% Alberta talent – COVID permitting – at multiple venues on all three nights of the convention. If the concerts can’t happen live, we’ll find fun ways to get them to you virtually!

“The National Music Centre and West Anthem are looking forward to connecting the local Alberta community with thought leaders from around the world,” said Andrew Mosker, Co-Founder and Chair, West Anthem and Founding President and CEO, National Music Centre. “Together, we will address the ongoing challenges and opportunities that the music sector and industry in Alberta and beyond faces and map out a plan to move forward. We’ll shine a light on the vibrant music ecosystem of talent, studios, educators, programs, broadcasters, archives, collections, venues, and music professionals that exist in Alberta.”

More information on the international Music Cities Convention is available on the event’s official website But things are shifting daily, so check back regularly!


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