Sector: Music

Events

A to JazZ Talks online conference

The A to JazZ Talks music conference is part of the A to JazZ Festival that has been addressing the problems and challenges facing artists and cultural operators in the field of music for 3 years now. Its current edition that took place on December 4th, was focused entirely on the consequences of the corona crisis on the music sector in Europe and in Bulgaria.

Advocacy Initiatives

Impala’s second wave COVID-19 recommendations

Nine months after the start of the Covid-19 crisis, with most of Europe at varying stages of second wave lockdown and gradual deconfinement expected, IMPALA’s Covid-19 Task Force has issued a new call for action.

Advocacy Initiatives

Open Club Day statement

Taking the opportunity of the coming 4th [Open] Club day on February 6th, 2021, Live DMA calls every music enthusiast to join forces & make this edition of [Open] Club Day a symbol of resilience and solidarity.

Advocacy Initiatives

#BetterMusicCities campaign

Global music policy leaders Sound Diplomacy launch the #BetterMusicCities campaign – a call to action to ensure music is at the heart of recovery in cities around the world.

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.