Live Style Europe

Live Style Europe (LSE) is a capacity building programme that aims to empower regional and national live music associations, as well as music venues, clubs and festivals by providing them with skills and tools for an easier adaptation to the evolution of the live music sector. LSE strives to structure the live music sector and to enhance the visibility of the grassroots sector all over Europe.

TOWARDS A FAIRER, MORE INCLUSIVE AND ECOLOGICAL LIVE MUSIC SECTOR

Live Style Europe II is a three years project funded by the Creative Europe programme under the European network grant, created by the European Commission for the 2022-2024 period.

As a follow-up of the network’s project Live Style Europe I, LSE II aims to explore the needs and develop solutions to contemporary challenges of the live music sector in Europe.

Live DMA aims to continue its fight for a better recognition of the live music sector, supporting the ecosystem with a specific approach aiming at creating a fairer and more sustainable ecosystem.

In order to achieve these goals, the association strongly relies on the collaboration of its members and partners: United we stand!

RECOGNITION

A clear and unified voice for the live music venues, clubs and festivals.

Support access to adapted EU funding for live music operators.

COOPERATION

Strong alliances within the cultural sector.

Regular news, exchanges and private meetings for Live DMA members.

Exchange good practices in terms of live management.

Support to dialogue with national and local partners and policy makers.

OBSERVATION

An open resource platform and a dedicated COVID-19 info-centre.

The Survey: Facts & Figures about venues and festivals

New reports:
. Festivals Flash Survey in June 2024
. Survey report in November 2022 and 2024
. Inventory in June 2024

A fairer live music sector

FACTS & FIGURES
Programming live music in Europe

Based on a corpus of live music bookers, we will provide more transparent information about booking practices, support to local artists and diversity in programming.

Release: late 2023

STUDY
Role of local live music scenes in artists’ careers

Based on a qualitative analysis and inputs from an advisory board, we will highlight the importance and the diversity of live music venues activities to support emerging artists in Europe.

Release: late 2024

TASK FORCE
Music Is Not Noise

A group of Live DMA members and/or members’ members report on their regulatory needs and challenges in terms of sound regulations and noise diplomacy.

A more inclusive live music sector

INCLUSION LAB
How to tackle the inclusion challenge

The Inclusion Lab is an online space where Live DMA members build their capacity to work on inclusion by sharing knowledge.

Following a series of webinars where experts share what inclusion applied to the cultural sector means, the objective is to create a toolbox to work together on a common definition and strategy to tackle inclusion challenges in the live music scenes.

Experts share: from Sept 2022 to June 2024

TRY-ANGLE
Experimentation of the tool

Imagined as a flexible instrument that you can adapt to your own situation and push you our of your comfort zone, the Try-Angle is a step-by-step methodology of live music actors, either experimented or newcomers, to challenge themselves every day in building new audiences and go beyond the usual conception of a concert.

From Oct 2022 to April 2024

An ecological live music sector

TASK FORCE
Draft recommendations on ecological practices

A group of Live DMA members and/or members’ members will report their needs and draft recommentations for adapted European regulations and policies to support the live music venues, clubs and festivals to change/adapt more sustainable practices.

WORKING GROUP
Cooperative creation of a toolkit responding to a specific topic

Live DMA can activate the need of a specific working group during one of the yearly brainstorming sessions which are set as milestones during the duration of the project. Working Groups facilitates the cooperation of our members on a specific topic that they identify, to create a tool that will benefit all the members of the network.

GUIDELINES
Toolkit based on carbon footprints reports

Based on existing national resource about live music carbon footprint, we will provide guidelines/toolkit to identify key measures and steps to reduce the carbon footprint of the live music venues, clubs and festivals. Volunteering venues will experiment some measures to report on the feasibility and obstacles before disseminating the results to their peers.

From Nov 2022 to Jan 2024

DIGITAL SAFARIS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Series about venues and festivals sustainable practices

In cooperation with PULSE, a cultural network for ecological transition in Flanders, we are continuing a series of DIgital Safaris on Sustainability in live music venues, festivals and clubs.

10 episodes planned

Live Style Europe II is the continuation of a first project called Live Style Europe I, also granted by the Creative Europe programme. In the fanzine below, you may read a great overview of what has been done during the 4 years of this first project, introducing a new period full of activities!