Auckland City Of Music Wins Best Global Music City 2022

Auckland City Of Music Wins Best Global Music City 2022

Auckland City of Music | Tāmaki Makaurau Pā Puoro was named Best Global Music City 2022 at the third Annual Music Cities Awards ceremony held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 5.

It’s the second successive win for Auckland at these awards, following on from 2021’s award as Best Global Music Office. The Best Global Music City category celebrates the best integration of music into as many aspects of a city’s development as possible, with the winning city able to demonstrate that it is actively supporting its music ecosystem, as well as integrating music into improving equity and inclusion, economic development, health, tourism, urban planning, night-time economy, community building, and more.

Mark Roach, Director of Auckland City of Music, says, “This award recognises the place that music plays in building world-class cities. By designing and embedding music-friendly policies in city planning; creating and protecting the spaces and places that music needs to thrive; and caring for the unique sounds of this region, we can create a sustainable music ecosystem for all. There is still much mahi to do, but in winning this award, I am confident we are on course to realise Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s potential as a global creative capital.”