Aarhus has been a Music City for decades with its position as one of the most important cities for producing and creating talent to the Danish music scene.
Music has always been an important part of the city’s cultural DNA, and there’s a long tradition of a well-renowned, varied and often trend-setting music scene. That scene is often rooted in a wide range of platforms around the city – from the Royal Academy of Music to alternative underground clubs. Countless bands originate from the city’s strong musical environment and heritage, representing music in all varieties and genres. Furthermore, the city has a 1,8 bill. DKK music industry, a string of high-class venues and festivals, high-level educational platforms and, a music community platform and last, but not least, music is an important part of the city’s cultural policy.
Why Music cities network?
“In our digital age, the music markets and the communities are international by default. So for us, it is imperative to be part of a network of international music cities who can work and develop structures together to the benefit of our various communities”