Music sector joins together to call for EU and national investment to address current crisis and promote diversity

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, 43 European music organisations got together to co-publish a letter calling for EU and national investment to address the pandemic crisis and promote diversity. The letter states that music is “one of the first sectors hit by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. It will also be one of the last”.

You can read the full letter here.

The letter has been co-signed by:

AEC, Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen


Beachfest, The European Association of Beach Festivals

CIME/ICEM, International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music

DME, Digital Music Europe

EAA, European Arenas Association

ECA-EC, European Choral Association – Europa Cantat

ECSA, European Composer and Songwriter Alliance

EFNYO, European Federation of National Youth Orchestas

EMC, European Music Council

EMCY, European Union of Music Competitions for Youth

EMEE, European Music Exporters Exchange

EMMA, European Music Managers Alliance

EOFed, European Orchestra Federation

ETEP, European Talent Exchange Programme


EJN, Europe Jazz Network

EVTA, European Voice Teachers Association

FIM, International Federation of Musicians

GESAC, the European Authors Societies

IAMIC, International Association of Music Centres

IAML, International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres

IAO, International Artist Organisation of Music

ICAS, International Cities of Advanced Sound

ICMP, International Confederation of Music Publishers

ICSM, International Society for Contemporary Music

IFPI, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

IMMF, International Music Managers Forum

IMPF, Independent Music Publishers International Forum

IMZ, International Music + Media Centre

IMPALA, Independent music compagnies associations

INES, Innovation Network of European Showcases

JMI, Jeunesses Musicales International

JUMP, European Music Market Accelerator


Live DMA, European network for music venues and festivals

Liveurope, the platform for new European Talent

Pearle*, Live Performance Europe

SHAPE, Sound Heterogenous Art and Performance in Europe

REMA, European Early Music Network

Resident Advisor

We are Europe

Yourope, the European festival Association

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