Propertyshe Podcast: Shain Shapiro

Posted on 22 April 2022

Shain is the Founder and Chairman of Sound Diplomacy, the leading global advisor on growing music and night time economies in cities and places.

He has defined a new way to think about the value of music and through it, influenced over 100 cities and places to invest in music and culture as part of overall growth strategy. He is also the co-founder of Music Cities Convention, the world’s largest event, bringing together the music industry with city planners, developers, policy makers and executives. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the not-for-profit global Center for Music Ecosystems, launched in 2021.

Through Sound Diplomacy, Shain has consulted in over 75 cities and countries, in every continent bar Antarctica (and he’ll get there). He delivered the first ever music presentation at  a United Nations’ World Urban Forum and consulted at length with the GLA, including working on the development of London’s Night Czar and across the Mayor of London’s music policy. His work has influenced the UN, OECD, European Commission and he has spoken at hundreds of global conventions, including delivering a Tedx talk on music’s role in cities. He is an accomplished writer, contributing to Forbes, World Economic Forum and has authored authoritative reports on the role of music in cities, tourism, the nighttime economy, real estate and recovery.

Shain holds a PhD from the University of London.

He is currently writing a book about music ecosystems and their impact on cities and communities.

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