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Concerts and live music acts are a huge part of the European culture as they take place in essential cultural and social sites where people can meet and exchange. On Saturday, the 2nd of February 2019, live music venues & clubs all over Europe open their doors on the same day during daytime and invite the...
This short report gives an overview on the impact of Covid-19 on 2,600 live music venues and clubs represented by Live DMA and its members. It includes key numbers on number of events, artist performances, audience visits, and loss of income in 2020. The report also explains how venues...
Complaints about sound emission are an important factor of a venue closing. With urban densification and gentrification, more and more people move closer to live music places. Besides increasing rents, these phenomenons may also lead to conflicts between cultural live music places and their neighbours. These conflicts may lead...
Live DMA welcomes Live Music Estonia (Live ME) as a full member. The European network counts now 20 members in 16 countries. Live Music Estonia (Live ME) is a live music branch of Music Estonia (ME), music industry development centre and export office Music Estonia. Live ME was founded...
The first Live Style Europe radioshow of 2020 focuses on advocacy within the European live music sector. Advocacy means “public support for an idea, plan, or way of doing something”. Learn more about how Live DMA advocates for better conditions for the live music sector and the several campaigns...
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COVID-19 Live Music Sector – Reactions, Impact & Support
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.