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.

Letter to the president Tusk: Belonging & Becoming

Live DMA takes part in Culture Action Europe advocacy letter to the president of the European Council Donald Tusk. We ask to “include culture and live music as an intrinsinc part of Europe’s future”. As Culture Action Europe explains: “At his 2017 State of the European Union address, President...

Amplifying the added value of live music scenes for Europe

Live DMA’s 2019 EP elections statement As part of the Live DMA 2019 EP elections’ campaign, we released a statement aimed at MEP candidates and policy-makers. This advocacy tool for live music venues, clubs and festivals asserts the values and goals shared by our network and affirms our position...

75 organisations joint statement: Revision of the Visa Code

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75 organisations from the cultural sector joined forces in a call to the European Institutions to take into consideration the specific needs of the sector in the context of the trilogue negotiations on the Revision of the Visa Code. We underline that the cultural sector in Europe desires transparent and...

Feasibility study on a future European Music Observatory

Together with 11 other European music organisations, Live DMA is part of the advisory board of the feasibility study investigating a possible future full-scale establishment of a data collection organisation called The Observatory as a core strategic resource to drive relevance and value for future policy actions in the music portfolio and across the sector....

The future of Creative Europe – Live DMA Position Paper

At the occasion of the consultation process regarding the future of the Creative Europe programme, Live DMA reaffirms its position and calls for an ambitious programme for the music and cultural sector in Europe:  Live DMA is a European network for live music venues, clubs and festivals. Through 18...