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This Must Be the Place by Shain Shapiro
This Must Be the Place is published by Repeater Books in paperback at £12.99.

Shain Shapiro

This Must Be the Place

How Music Can Make Your City Better

This Must Be the Place introduces and 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 takes a truly global perspective on the ways music is integral to everyday life but neglected in public policy.

Arguing for the transformative role of artists and musicians in a post-pandemic world, This Must Be The Place not only examines the powerful impact music can have on our cities, but also 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.






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