About the Creative City: 

The city where vinyl was invented, Hannover is also the city where the first music cassette was produced and where the first CD was pressed. The art of music and the music industry have always had prominent roles in Hannover. The city continues to be shaped by a broad diversity of musical genres including pop, rock, jazz, classical and contemporary. Hannover is marked by a high employment rate in the music industry and is recognized for its excellent infrastructure for musical training.

Hannover promotes networking among its local cluster economies in order to encourage building synergies and collaborative initiatives. The city will incorporate the music industry into this process and will support collaborations offering opportunities for both economic and artistic development. To that effect, the city aims to involve production technology companies and institutions as well as actors in the acoustic technologies, an area in which Hannover excels both in terms of manufacturing and research.

In the future, Hannover wants to expand its diverse music scene with new formats, opening up interfaces for other cities in the UCCN to participate in creative development.

Added Value: 

As a Creative City of Music, Hannover envisages:

  • organizing consultations, gatherings and virtual conventions;
  • promoting the city’s good practices as well as initiating cooperation programs, especially North-South and South-South initiatives;
  • taking on the role of host in the future, which Hannover is keen to do as an internationally renowned exhibition and congress city; and
  • initiating an internet platform that will allow members of the UCCN to publish research results, provide information about events and maintain contact with the other Creative Cities. 
Member since: 
Alice Moser, Cultural Office City of Hannover, UNESCO Creative City of Music, unesco-cityofmusic@hannover-stadt.de