Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Music

Advocacy Initiatives

CLAIMING A FRONT ROW SEAT FOR MUSIC

76 International, European & national music organisation are “Claiming a front row seat for music” calling for policy makers to fully acknowledge the artistic, social and economic value of the music sector and to live up to these words in political decision making!

Organisations and initiatives

KEYCHANGE TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Keychange is an international campaign and network for gender equality, which aims to diversify the current music industry to create a more sustainable and stronger community for everyone.

Research / Surveys

Pilot Events: proving live music is safe

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020, live music events all around Europe have been put at a stop or with logistical and sanitary conditions never seen before. In order to investigate how to manage live music events of all formats and settings in a pandemic context, many mass gathering pilot events are organised.

Cooperation opportunities

Get involved with Love Record Stores 2021

Love Record Stores is a campaign that was started in the independent music community last year to support independent record shops through the pandemic, resulting in an incredible £1m of sales. The Association of Independent Music is a partner of the initiative, which was recently announced as one of two winners of this year’s Indie Champion Award at the AIM Independent Music Awards for this achievement, alongside Bandcamp.

Organisations and initiatives

EMX: Open call for music export participants

This programme will engage a group of 45 music industry professionals including 15 exporters, to come together and explore cutting edge methods of music export, from new funding models to digital collaboration, mentoring to job shadowing; while also examining the challenges faced by artists from across Europe when trying to export their music worldwide. Apply now if you work in music export, are based in the EU, speak fluent english and if you want to help design music export programmes of the future.

Research / Surveys

Sampling Beats and Youth Research Participants – in Real Time

In research terms, a convenience sample is a group of folks who feature in a study because—well, they happened to be there. Convenience samples do not permit truly random assignments of individuals into the cohorts being studied. For this reason, it is impossible to apply the study results to the general population, or to make claims about statistical significance.

Events

European Forum on Music 2021: Claiming a front row seat. The place of music in society

The European Forum on Music 2021 will offer a variety of sessions, including keynote speeches, panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking sessions for the music sector to exchange and to discuss the role and place of music in society. Even though the music sector was hit hard, it will come out of the crisis stronger, more resilient and claiming its right place which will be reflected in political action.

Advocacy Initiatives

JOINT LETTER ON REOPENING LIVE EVENTS

European Associations from the performing and live music sector address a joint letter to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Commissioner Thierry Breton (Internal Market).

Events

Amplify Music 2021

Amplify Music is “bringing the band back together” to explore where local and global music communities are going for 2021 and beyond.

Advocacy Initiatives

Live Style Europe Podcast #18 – Secure a Future for Cultural Life in Europe | Live DMA

This month of March 2021 mark the Covid-19 one year anniversary. It’s been exactly a year since all live music venues are shut down, struggling to survive despite some emergency funds provided by the European governments. Gabriele Rosana, Policy Director at Culture Action Europe, answers Live DMA questions about the reopening of cultural venues, in this podcast.

Stories / Good practices

Raul Midón: Creative Adaptation and Covid-19

Award winning host, author and journalist Laura Flanders interviews forward-thinking people from the world of politics, business, culture and social movements in her series “forward thinking on Covid-19”. In this episode she interviews musician Raul Midón.

Stories / Good practices

ENO Breathe

A breathing and wellbeing programme for people recovering from the effects of COVID-19 by the English National Opera.

EU response

Coronavirus: a common path to Europe’s safe re-opening

Ahead of the meeting of European leaders on 25 March, the Commission is calling on Member States to prepare for a coordinated approach to a gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions when the epidemiological situation will allow.

Organisations and initiatives

Impala Campus X Westway LAB

On Tuesday 6th April, Impala will be kicking off the IMPALA Campus with its first digital workshop, in partnership with Westway LAB.

Advocacy Initiatives

ONE YEAR WITHOUT CULTURE

Pearle* urges EU and its Member States to take scientific evidence into account and open up the live performance sector to audiences.

Cooperation opportunities

OneBeat Virtual Residencies

OneBeat announces an exciting new series of virtual exchanges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: OneBeat Virtual and OneBeat Lebanon.

Stories / Good practices

No Lockdown Art – NoLA

Within the framework of its new Creaconnections program, Transcultures, in partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, launched the No Lockdown Art – NoLA action to support the re-activitism of Belgian and international artists who initiated, during the period containment, interesting audio, video and multimedia projects.