Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Music

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.

Organisations and initiatives

Yourope

Yourope was founded in 1998, and has evolved into the most important Association of European Festivals. Besides discussing trade topics and sharing best practices with its 90 festivals and associated members, Yourope has founded dedicated groups dealing with health & safety (YES Group), green operations (GO Group) and marketing & communication (EMAC Group). The overall aim of the association is to collaborate, share experiences and to pinpoint areas that would benefit from a joint approach.

Organisations and initiatives

AEC – Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen

AEC is a voluntary coalition representing Higher Music Education Institutions (HMEIs) in Europe and beyond. AEC is the leading voice for Higher Music Education in Europe, a powerful advocate for its member institutions. AEC sees professionally focused arts education as a quest for excellence in three areas: artistic practice; learning and teaching; ­­research and innovation. It seeks to foster these elements and to encourage the diversity and dynamism with which they are pursued in different institutions, countries and regions. AEC understands and supports music and arts education, together with cultural participation, as central contributors to quality in human life, and inclusive societies founded on democratic values. ­

Organisations and initiatives

Europe Jazz Network (EJN)

EJN is a nonprofit Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective. EJN exists to support the identity and diversity of jazz in Europe and broaden awareness of this vital area of music as a cultural and educational force.

Organisations and initiatives

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is Europe’s main conference and showcase festival, focusing on European music. The exchange of European music is one of its main goals. ESNS is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference. Selling out each year ESNS attracts over 4.000 professional delegates, including 400 international festivals, and showcases around 350 European artists for over 40.000 visitors total.

Organisations and initiatives

European Music Exporters Exchange (EMME)

EMEE is a non-profit association made up of 24 national and regional Music Export offices from all over Europe, with its registered office based in Brussels. We pull together a mix of public and private funding to support European musicians, music companies and music professionals in their export strategies. EMEE’s mission is to strengthen the European Music Sector by encouraging musical diversity, visibility, and supporting mobility in and outside Europe through the exchange of information and expertise from the members as well as project initiatives between members and/or other music industry organisations.

Organisations and initiatives

Tallinn Music Week (TMW)

Held each spring in Tallinn, Estonia since 2009, Tallinn Music Week is one of the most acclaimed new music and city culture festivals and key networking events for music and creative industry professionals across Europe. TMW’s core is an international new music festival and Creative Impact conference. The 3-day music festival presents brave new multi-genre acts from all over Europe and beyond in Tallinn’s best concert venues. The 2-day conference looks into the impact of arts as an engine for the economy while offering both inspiration and practical activities to music professionals, artists, entrepreneurs and policymakers from different areas. The festival’s side events cover art, design, public talks and various urban space activities.

Events

Online workshop: Music & Sustainability

An online workshop for EFM members and all interested music stakeholders to discover and discuss on initiatives and ways of transforming the music sector towards a more environmentally sustainable one.

Organisations and initiatives

Liveurope

Liveurope is an initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote up-and-coming European artists.

Neverthere

A virtual festival of digital performance and a supportive space for artists & organisations to research how their practice can be delivered online.

Stories / Good practices

Living With Harmony

An action that offers mindfulness meditation, by live streaming music, for care homes, nursing homes and residential schools in lockdown.

Events

EJN Webinars on the Covid-19 crisis

A series of public online webinars that EJN will run over the coming month A that deal with various aspects of the covid-19 crisis and its short and long-term effects on the creative music sector and all its stakeholders.

Funding

Fast Mover: Paid Content

Financial support to solutions for sustainable revenue models and new diversification strategies that emerged during the crisis.

Tools & Resources

IMZ Special News: Music + Dance in time of COVID-19

A page that gathers all the information about the latest live streams, donation campaigns and multiple activities that bring music + dance directly to our homes and support the performing arts and cultural sector.

Organisations and initiatives

European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (ECA)

ECA-EC is a non-profit association gathering organisations, choirs and individuals active in the field of collective singing in Europe. It aims to foster cooperation and mutual understanding between cultures, nations and individuals across social and political borders, to promote collective singing as tool for education and for community building and to represent the interests of the singing community.