The European Commission has just published two studies of “Music Moves Europe”.
Under the 2018 Preparatory action on music, the European Commission launched several studies to address the main challenges in the music sector, all aiming to improve the poor data availability, develop a better understanding of the market trends as well as sustainable mechanisms on how to monitor them, and to identify data and funding needs.
Two corresponding studies are now published:
- Feasibility study for the establishment of a European music observatory
- Analysis of market trends and gaps in funding needs for the music sector
However, we need to note that the data for both studies and their analysis reflects the “pro-Covid-19” situation.
The current crisis has had a profound effect on the music sector, so the issues that these studies bring to light (the lack of data and the funding gaps) make their findings even more important, so that EU and national institutions and policy makers can contribute to the sustainable development of the music sector.
The 2018-2020 Preparatory action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European diversity and talent” aims primarily to prepare future support for music under the Creative Europe programme (new sectorial action on music).
Over the past three years, the European Commission has launched 7 calls for proposals and 4 calls for tenders to implement the Preparatory action, with a total budget of €7 million. This process and the results achieved will help design the future EU support in the context of the Music Moves Europe initiative, including funding under the Creative Europe programme.
For more information, you can also read about how the EU responds to the coronavirus outbreak in support of the cultural and creative sectors.