Liveability and creativity: the case for Melbourne music precincts

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Popular music has always been important to the realization of the creative or cultural city concept, evident in the self-branding of music cities as diverse as Berlin, Austin, Vienna and Liverpool. Melbourne is examined in this article as a self-proclaimed Australian capital of culture and music city in three ways: the forms in which popular music has been positioned as a central driver of economic and social liveability ; the role of music (sub)cultures and geographies in broader cultural scenes; and recent arguments for music precincts to be formally recognized within city and state cultural planning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149 - 155
Number of pages7
JournalCity, Culture and Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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