Sector: Music


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


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.

Stories / Good practices


International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has launched an online platform to support and promote musicians by broadcasting videos of their performances.


OECD online policy webinar series

Increasing the job creation potential of Cultural and Creative Sectors & SPOTLIGHT: Covid-19 and Music & the Night Time Economy, in collaboration with Glasgow City Region and Sound Diplomacy.

Tools & Resources

Post-Pandemic Music Ecosystems: How They Could Be Better in 2021.

These are the first 3 parts of a series of articles written by Shain Shapiro, Group CEO of Sound Diplomacy, about the future of music ecosystems in a post-pandemic world. The objective is to demonstrate that no matter where you live, 2021 can be a great year.