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On this page, you can find the latest news from the Live DMA network and updates on our current projects and activities.

Cultural diversity is at stake – Live DMA reacts

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is extremely harsh for the live music sector, already strained by months of adjustments and uncertainties. The precarious situation of many venues, clubs, and festivals increases day by day and hundreds of live music stages are at imminent risk of closing permanently....

INVESTEU – ENSURING SUPPORT FOR CULTURAL AND CREATIVE BUSINESSES

Today, 26 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors wrote to European Commissioners Thierry Breton (Internal Market) and Paolo Gentiloni (Economy) regarding the EU’s flagship investment programme InvestEU. The programme is facing severe cuts which could have a dramatic impact on the ability of cultural and creative businesses to access much needed...

European venues and clubs in survival mode – Key Numbers

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...

Investing in Europe’s next generation by investing in culture

As the EU has started discussing the proposed recovery plan, 99 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors are uniting their voices to alert EU leaders: our sector needs strong and systemic support measures to recover from this crisis. As it is now well understood, the cultural and...

Uphold culture in the EU budget

Live DMA supports Culture Action Europe calling on Member States ahead of the European Council Meeting on 19 June to: Double the budget of Creative Europe to 2,6 billion euros, as the core programme for reinforcing European cultural cooperation. (#Double4Culture).

  • Make sure that the additional funds stemming from the Next Generation EU...