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.

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...

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...