Music in Parks event.
Being a City of Music
We are one of
59 UNESCO Cities of Music and one of four Creative Cities in Aotearoa.
In November 2017, Tāmaki Makaurau was designated a UNESCO City of Music within the
UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) supported by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Mayor Phil Goff, the Governing Body, the
NZ National Commission for UNESCO and music industry groups.
The designation acknowledged the long, rich musical history of the region and the city’s commitment to further strengthening all aspects of music – culturally, institutionally and from an industry standpoint.
The City of Music status provides a mechanism for local government and the music sector to work together to solve challenges and maximise opportunities for the region’s music industry and culture.
The Auckland Music Strategy
Auckland Music Strategy was first launched in November 2018 with an updated version to be published in late 2022.
It aims to strengthen and improve Auckland’s identity as a music-friendly city into the future and provides a framework for projects that will help Auckland to flourish as an internationally renowned creative city with music at its heart.
Auckland City of Music reports a summary of activity every four years as part of its mandatory requirements of being in the UCCN.
Read the 2018-2021 report