advocacy

On this page you can find our position papers, statements, reactions, and recommendations on current European topics that concern the live music sector in particular, and the creative and cultural sphere in general.

EMC Members Decide on Climate Action

As part of the European Music Council (EMC) board, Live DMA supports the decision taken by EMC members to take action to reduce the effects of the climate crisis the world currently faces. In the frame of the EMC Annual Meeting of 27 September 2019, the EMC members unanimously...

Music sector calls on MEPs to support strong budget for 3rd edition of Music Moves Europe

Dear Member of the European Parliament,   We are writing to you as a group of 26 organisations from across the music sector to ask you to support the Preparatory Action “Music Moves Europe: boosting European music diversity and talent” by adopting the corresponding amendment (CULT 5962) to the EU 2020 EU budget, and the proposed budget of €3 million. ...

Bring Back Culture in the New European Commission

On 10 September, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her new Commission, with a structure of 8 Vice Presidents who stand for the new work priorities of the Commission. At the heart of the work of the European Commission will be climate change, technology and demography that...

White Paper – Music is not Noise

Any future environmental noise regulation must safeguard the cultural rights to live music and artistic freedom. This paper provides guidance for the drafting of a good urban policy in relation to live music. The recommendations come from a working group comprising live music experts from across Europe who worked...

Live DMA’s 2019 European elections campaign : report

Live DMA’s 2019 European Parliamentary elections campaign was a great success! We succeeded in advocating for better conditions for the live music sector in Europe and informing our members about the different visions and commitments the MEPs candidates took during this campaign. Read the full report of the campaign...