Feasibility of a European Music Observatory: new studies from Music Moves Europe

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:

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.

Background

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.

Stay Home, Stay HEMI!

With the pandemic raging, and a worldwide travel ban, all HEMI meetings had to adapt to the situation!

Working from home and communicating only via online platforms has become our new normal. Here is a snapshot from the latest trend: zoom meetings!

We always start with partners giving us information on the covid-19 crisis in their home country, and then we try to estimate the duration of this new reality, to see how we can get back to work!
There’s much to do, especially since the situation is dire for musicians and all the performance arts sector.
What will happen to European festivals, concerts, and conferences this summer?
Everything is uncertain at this point, but we have to be prepared.
The music industry needs all the support it can get!
Stay home, stay safe!