Live DMA is a European non-governmental network working to support and to promote the conditions of the live music sector. Live DMA is by nature an international collaboration network based on shared visions and values. Ever since its foundation, exchange of best practices and experiences have been the pivot of the network’s existence. Through time,... Read more
What Artists Say
Artists are the best witnesses when it comes to highlighting the important role of live music venues and clubs!
Together with our members, we collected their statements. Find out what they say:
Read the report of our 2019 elections campaign and see how we advocated for better conditions and recognition for the live music sector to future MEPs and what steps we will take next in exchanging with the European Parliament.
Every season, one newsletter including reports about our activities and projects, feedback on the latest events of the European live music sector, and inspiring and innovative initiatives from the Live DMA network that gives a thorough overview of our work.
Live DMA Reactions
A notification mail to inform about our latest position papers, statements and advocacy activities regarding the European live music sector.
The map of our network
The Live DMA networks spans over 14 countries with 18 members representing together over 3000 music venues, clubs, festivals and other live music organisations. Most of them are featured in this map.
Institutions must recognize that we do important work for culture in general and for the development of young artists in particular. And yes, recognition needs also to come from the citizenship. Sometimes people pass by a club and think that strange or dangerous things happen there. And it is...
Miguel Tudanca - (Madrid (Spain) )
I would say that cooperation is a success story. The important question is, at which levels and with whom you cooperate. If you always do it all by yourself, it is unlikely that you will reach many people. Of course, there are people who realize that they are doing...
Gunnar Geßner - (Hannover (Germany) )
For me, Live DMA is a fantastic place to share and gain knowledge, exchange ideas and get inspiration from fellow European colleagues. We have common challenges that we together are in a better position so solve.
Anders Tangen - (Oslo )
I strongly believe that we must defend a European spirit, especially in these moments in which some evil forces are attacking a philosophy of life in which music, its enjoyment and its diffusion are a magnificent tool to defend cultural diversity and freedom of expression.
Armando Ruah - (Madrid )
It’s important that music can be recognized as a tool of “being together” at first. Live DMA has the duties not to forget social and cultural aspects of the music sector.
David Dehard - (Brussels )
Live DMA’s vision is that decision makers, the whole scene and the broad public see the role that clubs and festivals play in the whole ecosystem.