The winners for the third global edition of the Music Cities Awards were announced during the live ceremony on 4 November 2022 as part of the Tulsa Music Cities Convention.

This past 4th of November more than 400 global music cities professionals attended the 3rd edition of the Music Cities Awards Ceremony. After two successful virtual events, the 2022 Music Cities Awards Ceremony took place in person for the first time at Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, as part of the Tulsa Music Cities Convention.

The 2022 Winners are based in five continents, ten countries, and include music travel
operators, music events producers, streaming platforms, advocacy organisations, city
council representatives and more.

The awards and winners are:

Award Winners

  • 1. Best Global Music City: Auckland City of Music (New Zealand)
  • 2. Best Initiative to Support Diversity & Inclusion in Music (presented by the American
    Cancer Society: Cancer Action Network): Warner Music Group Global DEI Institute
  • 3. Best Initiative to Support Music Education & Career Development: Launchpad by
    Music Local (UK)
  • 4. Best Music Tourism Initiative: Hotels Live Safe Concert Series (Canada)
  • 5. Best Initiative Using Music to Improve Health & Wellbeing (presented by Smokefree
    Music Cities): Música Para Despertar (Spain)
  • 6. Best Initiative Using Music to Support Environmental Sustainability DGTL Festival
  • 7. Best Initiative Using Music for Economic, Social or Community Development in Cities (presented by Visit Fort Collins): Palestine Music Expo (Palestine)
  • 8. Best Night-Time Economy Initiative: Night Time Economy Solutions LTD (UK/Ireland)
  • 9. Best Use of Music in Real Estate or City Planning: The Musicon District (Denmark)
  • 10. Best Organisation or Individual Supporting Music in their City: Kevin McMannus (UK)
  • 11. Best Digital Innovation to Support Musicians or Music in Cities:
    (Operating across the African continent)

With the aim of the awards being to promote best practice and demonstrate the value of music to the world, Luke Jones, CEO of Music Cities Events, the awards producer, states

“We’re delighted with the success of the third edition of the Music Cities Awards. We received over 150 applications from twenty countries and five continents, and each application demonstrated how versatile and powerful music can be. It was exciting to be able to gather all of these examples of how music can be used to improve cities around the world.

Hosting the ceremony in person for the first time was a huge milestone for the awards. We were delighted to have a room with a large group of professionals that work actively in music cities’ topics coming from places such as Australia, Lithuania, Brasil, and more. We’re already very excited about the possibilities for the Music Cities Awards for next year.”


Music Cities Events organises world-leading international conferences on the topic of music cities, produces the leading international awards ceremony on music cities, and runs the Music Cities Community, the first-ever platform for professionals in all industries using music to create more value in towns, cities & places.

In everything Music Cities Events does it aims to showcase the best uses of music by
individuals, organisations and cities all over the world.

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