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3/15/24 6:00 pm
Shain Shapiro: This Must Be the Place

Join us for an event in our store with author Shain Shapiro to discuss his book of nonfiction, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE: HOW MUSIC CAN MAKE YOUR CITY BETTER. Paid tickets include a copy of the book and a reserved seat at the event.

Shapiro's book examines music’s relationship to cities. Not the influence cities have on music, but the powerful impact music can have on how cities are developed, built, managed and governed. Told in an accessible way through personal stories from cities around the world — including London, Melbourne, Nashville, Austin and Zurich — This Must Be the Place serves as a how-to guide and toolkit for music-lovers, artists and activists everywhere to begin the process of reinventing the communities they live in.

Shain Shapiro is a globally recognized thought leader in music, culture and urban policy. His work as founder and executive chairman of Sound Diplomacy and of the not-for-profit global Center for Music Ecosystems has influenced over 130 cities and places to invest in music and culture. He has authored authoritative reports on the role of music in cities, tourism, the night time economy, real estate and recovery, including the most extensive guide to music and the Sustainable Development Goals ever written, in partnership with the United Nations. He has spoken at hundreds of global conventions, such as SXSW and the UN World Urban Forum and delivered the first ever TEDx talk on music’s role in cities. Shain holds a PhD from the University of London and lives in East London.

Guests in conversation to be announced.

Tickets and RSVPs are not required for entry. Unreserved seats will be first come first served.

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