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As a product of the Melbourne music scene, Nick Cave’s global reputation has benefits for the city. Reuters/Claudio Bresciani

What are the secrets to being a ‘superstar music city’?

While Melbourne has claims to be the music capital of Australia, competition to join the ranks of the world’s ‘superstar music cities’ is fierce.
Kristal and Jonny Boy, a pop duo from Sweden, perform at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas. Ashley Landis/EPA

Berlin, Austin, Melbourne – riffing on global music cities at SXSW

The world’s largest annual music conference South by South West (SXSW), continues this week in Austin, the capital of Texas; and the dynamism behind creative music cities such as Austin, Melbourne and…

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