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.

EU Guidelines on Reopening of Cultural Events

Together with 7 live events and creators organisations, we welcome the EU guidelines on the reopening of cultural venues & highlight additional measures to be taken to facilitate the free movement of artists. Following two letters asking the European Commission for the implementation of a reopening strategy with recommendations...

Claiming a front row seat for Music

76 International, European & national music organisation are “Claiming a front row seat for music” calling for policy makers to fully acknowledge the artistic, social and economic value of the music sector and to live up to these words in political decision making! After 15 months of lockdowns all...

Call to support the cultural relations between the US and EU

On the occasion of the EU-US summit taking place in Brussels on June 15th, where the american president Joe Biden meets the representatives of the EU institutions, Live DMA with 107 other cultural associations signed a joint letter. This letter was drafted by Pearle, the European association for music,...

Joint Letter on Reopening Live Events

European Associations from the performing and live music sector address a joint letter to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth) and Commissioner Thierry Breton (Internal Market). Following a first letter asking the European Commission for the implementation of a reopening strategy, this new letter aims to...

Joint Letter on Relaunch of Venues and Events

European Associations from the performing and live music sector address a joint letter to Commissioner Breton (Internal Market). “Together, we are asking for a coordinated post-lockdown strategy for Europe’s cultural venues and events.” During the last year, European associations and their national members have been working relentlessly on proposals...