Melbourne has won the bid to host the Music Cities Convention next year, which has previously only been held in Europe or North America. The convention is the biggest of its kind and brings together governmental, academic and music industry world leaders with the aim of improving life across the board with a focus on education and employment.
It follows the Music Works strategy, which is a $22.2 million dollar inatitive to help local music venues, market development, as well as touring and career pathway opportunities.
"Being selected to host the 2018 Music Cities Convention reflects Melbourne's position as Australia's music capital and a globally recognised music city," said Martin Foley, the Victorian Minister for Creative Industries. "It is a win for our passionate music community.”
For more information on the Music Cities Convention head to Music Cities Convention.