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.

Secure a Future for Cultural Life in Europe | Open Letter

Following the open letter published by more than 110 pan-European networks on 30 October 2020 “Make culture central in the EU recovery”, the group comes together again to reiterate their call to the national governments and the European Commission. In the second open letter published today by the group,...

2021 – STAY ALIVE

Evaluation of the effects of the pandemic by live music associations in Europe as part of Live DMA At the onset of this new year, live music associations are unanimous: they wish music venues and clubs to open again in adequate conditions and to secure the festival season, as...

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....

Make culture central in the EU Recovery | Open letter

Together with 109 pan-European cultural networks and organisations, we published an open letter on October 30, 2020, to call the European Union (EU) and EU member states to protect culture as part of the coronavirus recovery plans and dedicate at the very least 2% of national Recovery and Resilience...

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...