Frances Moore gives opening remarks at Music Cities event at Canadian Music Week

10th May 2016

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Frances Moore, IFPI CEO, gave the opening remarks at the Mastering of a Music City conference at Canadian Music Week.

Moore told a packed hall of delegates in Toronto that real momentum has grown behind the Music Cities movement since the launch of the Mastering of a Music City Report last year. The report, authored by Music Canada and co-sponsored by IFPI, sets out seven key strategies to help local authorities, businesses, community groups and the creative sector use music to grow and strengthen their cities.

Moore explained to the conference that IFPI has been using its network of national groups and affiliates in over 50 countries to help spread the word in all of them:

"We have already seen a great deal of interest. From Sydney to Sheffield, from Belfast to Bogota, cities have been using this report and using its findings. Our national groups are in conversations with city authorities in Stockholm, Paris and Shanghai among others."

Moore concluded with telling delegates that a music city can be created anywhere and in any country adding that IFPI was committed to working with attendees to get music to the heart of the agenda with their authorities.

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