Sector: Music

Events

Hidden Door’s online shows: The Reverse Engineer

Musician and sound artist Dave House, aka The Reverse Engineer, kicks off the series Hidden Door on 14th October with Iterations, a project that will see him invite six different kinds of artists to explore how Covid-19 restrictions have affected their creative process, output and mental health.

Advocacy Initiatives

InvestEU – ensuring support for cultural and creative businesses

Liveurope have joined forces with 25 other organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors to address a letter to European Commissioners Thierry Breton (Internal Market) and Paolo Gentiloni (Economy) regarding the EU’s flagship investment programme InvestEU.

Stories / Good practices

weRculture campaign

An initiative where artists and creative workers from UNESCO Creative Cities Network respond to global crisis with video messages.

Tools & Resources

Live DMA COVID-19 Map for the Live music sector

This map contains the basic material needed to have an overview of the current state of the live music sector in 16 European countries, based on the information provided by Live DMA members.

Stories / Good practices

Beats over Borders

A catch up with three different venues in three different countries to talk about the current state of affairs, their take on the role of mobility for live music, and their hopes for the future, as well as the experience of being a musician in the year 2020.

Funding

Do It Differently Fund

The Covid-19 round of the Do It Differently Fund recognises that musicians are having to work in innovative ways due to the restrictions around social distancing.

Associations launch the Music Industry Forum

In the Corona crisis, numerous associations in the music industry appeared together for the first time. Now music companies and independent labels, publishers, organizers, club operators and the musical instrument and equipment industry want to consolidate this alliance – but without founding a new umbrella organization.

Tools & Resources

United We Stream platform

Launching on Friday April 3rd, United We Stream broadcasts a diverse blend of entertainment and creative content on one free online platform.

Advocacy Initiatives

Renewing the European music scene – statement by the Liveurope members

In light of the Covid-19 crisis, the Liveurope members issued the following statement to reaffirm their commitment to continue working together to boost the circulation of Europe’s rich musical diversity and highlight the unique role venues can take in reviving the European music ecosystem.

Stories / Good practices

Support Artists Impacted By the Covid-19 Pandemic

An initiative by Bandcamp where the Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more.

Cooperation opportunities

Join the Artist

Join the Artist is the online platform that enables artists, practising any artistic discipline, to get in contact with their fans through DIY events, exhibitions and workshops, organized by the artists, on site or online.

Organisations and initiatives

gigmit – The Online Live Music and Event Booking platform

gigmit.com is an event database and booking management tool for live music professionals that covers the entire booking process from first contact all the way to the deal. The platform transforms a very time-consuming process into a transparent and simplified online procedure. The intelligent matching algorithm of gigmit is designed to help artists find better gig opportunities and promoters to find the perfect artist for their event.

Organisations and initiatives

Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)

FAC is the UK trade body representing the specific rights and interests of music artists. A not-for-profit organisation, serving a diverse, global membership of creators at all stages of their careers. The FAC is formed by artists, for artists that advocates, educates, collaborates and researches on behalf of artists, coming together to provide a strong, collective voice within the industry and to governments domestically and abroad.

Organisations and initiatives

Assomusica – Italian Association of Organizers and Producers of Live Music Shows

Assomusica is the association of live music shows producers and organizers. The association has more then one hundred members all over the country covering the 80% of live concerts in Italy. Since the foundation of Assomusica, its associates have promoted thousands of concerts and events with the presence of millions of viewers.
At the same time, the association organizes events, shows and production initiatives useful for supporting the association aims and improving the quality of the shows.

Organisations and initiatives

International Artists Organisation (IAO)

IAO is the umbrella association for national organisations representing the rights and interests of Featured Artists in the Music Industry. IAO is a not-for-profit organisation based in Paris that was officially founded in 2015 by its six founder-members: FAC (UK), GAM (France), CoArtis (Spain), Domus (Germany), Gramart (Norway) and FACIR (Belgium). The organisation is in the process of expanding its membership to welcome artist organisations from more countries across Europe and beyond.

Organisations and initiatives

International Council of Music Creators

CIAM was created in 1966 to advocate for the cultural and professional aspirations of music creators. CIAM focuses on economic and legal interests, serves as a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices, and provides practical advice to help musical creators achieve their goals.

Organisations and initiatives

International Music Managers Forum (IMMF)

IMMF is an umbrella organisation for a collaborative network of regional and national membership associations (often called MMF) of self-managed artists and managers. With member associations in over 50 countries, networking over 3,000 individual artists and their managers, IMMF connects artists and managers globally to share experiences, opportunities, information and resources.

Tools & Resources

The Culturethèque digital library

Culturethèque offers major titles from the French press, comic strips, music albums, novels, essays on current themes (environmental issues, city-world & urban changes), self-study modules in French as a foreign language (FLE), books and comics for FLE learners (all levels), humanities articles, conferences, web documentaries and video games.

Stories / Good practices

Love Record Stores

The music community have launched a high-profile, global initiative on Thursday 26th March 2020, to help independent record stores during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Stories / Good practices

SIGIC – Helping musicians and self-employed in culture

In addition to actively advocating for musicians and self-employed musicians, the Slovenian Music Information Center (SIGIC) helps musicians in financial distress due to the ban and cancellation of all public events.