On the 19th of January, Live DMA will participate at this year’s edition of the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival & conference in Groningen, the Netherlands. Eurosonic Noorderslag has become a very important music platform in Europe. Being a well-known springboard for upcoming artists, the event also attracts numerous professionals form the international live music sector.
At this edition, Live DMA organizes a panel dedicated to the Open Club Day and its potential to create a positive synergy on the grassroots in Europe. As stakeholder of the European live music sector, Live DMA was invited by Liveurope to discuss European music projects and their future perspectives.
In addition, the Music Cities Network invited the venues of our network to participate at their workshop on efficient communication strategies. Although Live DMA won’t participate at this work session, we will be attending the public restitution of this working group.
Friday, 19th of January
12:00 – 13:00
THE OPEN CLUB DAY – GRASSROOTS VENUES IN EUROPE TAKE ACTION
ELISA THOMA LIVE DMA (FR), ISABELLE VON WALTERSKIRCHEN LIVE DMA (CH), GERARD LOHUIS P60 (NL)
Grassroots venues are continuously facing challenges, and Live DMA – and its members representing more than 2100 European venues – know about them. The association deals with numerous issues including deploying new audience practices, adapting to new technologies and badly-framed regulations to the constraints of urban and regional development, gentrification and economic upheaval. Against this background, grassroots venues are as fragile as they are vital for future talent development and musical diversity.
The venues respond by innovating with inventive social business models. And they are taking action: On Saturday, February 3 2018, grassroots venues all over Europe will open their doors and invite everyone backstage. Neighbours, families, shopkeepers, local authorities and policy makers… they are all welcome at Open Club Day
This panel aims to encourage and to empower everyone passionate about live music (artists, journalists, venues, clubs, and enthusiasts) to take part and get the ball rolling.
Friday, 19th of January
15:00 – 16:00
EUROPEAN MUSIC PROJECTS: STATE OF PLAY AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
ELISE PHAMGIA LIVEUROPE (FR), ANDERS TANGEN NKA (NO), FABIEN MICLET INDEPENDENT EUROPAN AFFAIRS CONSULTANT (FR)
In a complicated political context for the EU with Brexit looming, music industry players keep on reinforcing their ties at the European level regardless. Live venues, festivals, labels, export offices are gathering to work together as part of the Creative Europe programme, on topics as varied as artist mobility, circulation of repertoire, education or innovation.
This panel will offer a panorama of the key European projects in the music ecosystem and their role to structure the industry. What goals do they project? What new opportunities could appear for music through a potential European music policy in 2021?
More information on www.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl