Panels & Conferences

Live DMA regularly organises panels and participates in live music conferences. Are you looking for an expert from the Live DMA network to take part in a panel that you organise? Check out our Pool of Experts!

Upcoming panels & conference

  • Eenlarge Europe workshop, “nightlife: how clubs can dialogue with policy makers and neighbours“, 25&26 October 2021, Belgrade (RS)
  • BIME Pro, “The Try-Angle: an innovative tool to share collective ways of building new audiences“, 28 October 2021, Bilbao (ES)

Past panels & conferences

  • MaMA Festival, “Music venues and tours: turn on the bright light”, 13 October 2021, Paris (FR)

Listen to the podcast

  • Tallinn Music Week, Live DMA Forum – 1st October 2021
  • Crossroads Festival, “Creative Europe’s call for projects and contemporary music: how to get the grip of it?”, 7 September 2021 at 14:00 CET
  • Wallifornia Music Tech, “Digital Safaris on Sustainability: low tech tips for sustainable music events“, 9 July 2021 at 14:00 CET

Video streaming

  • Montreal 24/24 Night Summit, “Initiatives from Europe to relaunch nightlife post-pandemic“, 16th June 2021

Video streaming

  • European Forum on Music by the European Music Council, “The Place of Music in Society“, 2nd June 2021

Video streaming EFM

  • Amplify Music 2021, 22nd to 24th April 2021

Video streaming Amplify Music Panels

  • Presentation of Fabian Holt’s book Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions, 14th April 2021
  • “[Open] Club Day Talk – Support Your Local Music Scene!”, February 2021

Video streaming “[Open] Club Day Talk – Support Your Local Music Scene!”

  • Phasing out of the cultural state of emergency – Strategies for music policy makers“, Music Cities Network at ESNS, January 2021

Video streaming “Recognition of club culture in Europe”

  • Linechek, November 2020, “Clubs in Europe – The Nests of artist development on the verge of Collapse
  • ESNS, November 2020, “Live Music Lockdown – Live music venues in survival

Video streaming “Live Music Lockdown – Live music venues in survival”

  • Music Cities Panel, October 2020 – “European Perspectives: Not-to-Miss Policies to Harness Music’s Potential in Cities”
  • Liveurope Online Festival, September 2020 – “Strength lies in numbers: joining forces to press policy-makers”

Video streaming “Strength lies in numbers: joining forces to press policy makers”

  • WAVES Vienna, September 2020 – “The Future of the European Music Eco-System”

Video streaming “The Future of the European Music Eco-System”

  • MIL URL Talks, June 2020 – “Why we need to measure the value of live music spaces in the cities

Video & Report “Why we need to measure the value of live music spaces in the cities”

  • IQ Focus Virtual Panel, June 2020 – “Grassroots Music Venues in Crisis

Watch IQ Panel “Grassroots Music Venues in Crisis”

  • Amplify Music – Virtual Conference, April 2020 – “Advocacy Approaches from Europe” | “COVID-19, and then what?” | “The diversity of the European live music sector” | “How Data is Collectable/Collected Toward Local Action and Recovery

Amplify Music 2020 Panel Playlist

  • Europe Créative: des soutiens spécifiques et un programme en évolution“, BIS, Nantes, January 2020
  • The Diversity Roadmap: Accomodating Diversity and Equality in Clubs and Festivals, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen, January 2020
  • “L’observation comme moteur de coopération entre organisations : l’exemple du réseau européen Live DMA“, Transmusicales, Rennes, December 2019
  • Challenges of Small and Medium-Sized Music Venues & Live Style Europe: a Support for Local Music Scenes! & The Survey: Facts & Figures of Music Venues in Europe, BIME, Bilbao, October 2019
  • Music Venues: Grassroots & Growth, MAMA Convention, Paris, October 2019
  • Music Moves Europe – Support to Small Music Venues Cooperation & Open Club Day: Join a European Initiative!, Music & Media, Tampere, October 2019
  • Open Club Day Poster Presentation, 6th World Forum on Music, Paris, September 2019

Read the recap of the 6th World Forum on Music

  • Music Moves Europe: 10 Good Reasons for Grassroot Venues to Apply, Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, September 2019
  • “Data collecting europeo e Open Club Day: le cassette degli attrezi per contare di più sia e livello locale che internazionale” & “Music Moves Europe, Call “Cooperation of Small Music Venues”, KeepOn Live Festival, Rome, September 2019
  • Music Moves Europe : enfin un fonds européen configuré pour nos projets ?, RAFFUT!, Bourges, July 2019
  • International Conference for Metal Music Studies“Live Music & Places”, Nantes, June 2019
  • European Agenda for Music at National Level – European Agenda for Music Showcase event, Warsaw, June 2019
  • Music, Urban Affairs and the Sustainable Development Goals & Music Moves Europe – What’s in for the artists?, MIDEM, Cannes, June 2019

Video recording of the panel “Music, Urban Affairs & the SDGs”

  • Music is not noise, Primavera Pro, International Concert Venues Congress, Barcelona, May 2019
  • Venues as Hubs for New European Talent, Liveurope, Europe Day, Brussels, May 2019

Video recording of the panel

  • Music Moves Europe – auch eine Chance für Clubs und Festivals?, Dialog Pop with LiveKomm, Alteglofsheim (Germany), April 2019
  • Live Music Venues as Hub for New Talent, Mil Lisbon, Lisbon, March 2019
  • Création d’indicateurs, collecte, partage, analyse de données et d’informations : comment les acteurs de terrain, les administrations publiques et les observatoires peuvent-ils mieux coopérer” ? & “European Copyright Reform in the Digital Single Market” Pop Mind, Rouen, March 2019

Read the panel report for the European Directive for a Copyright Reform

  • Boosting New European Talent on Live Music Scenes by 2021, ESNS, Groningen, January 2019

Audio recoding of the panel (FR)

  • NIGHTS Conference, Brussels, November 2018: Social innovations within music events // Nightlife from a European perspective // Pop goes politics // Night ambassador meeting

Notes on NIGHTS Conference 2018

Nightlife Manifesto – Nocturnal Cities Bogota

Report – Nocturnal Cities Bogota

  • European Mobility, Slash – European Music Incubator, Nantes, November 2018 
  • Lobbying with Industry Key Figures, Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, September 2018
  • How to join the Open Club Day, Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, September 2018
  • Music Moves Europe presentation, Raffut, Angoulem (France), July 2018
  • Music Moves Europe panel by Relais Culture Europe, Paris, June 2018
  • 4th edition of the International Concert Venues Congress at Primavera Pro, Barcelona, June 2018: Clubbing in Europe – quo vadis? // Initiatives against sexual harassment in European music venues // Understanding grassroots venues // Music venues as hubs for social innovation

REPORT – International Concert Venues Congress 2018

  • Live Style Europe & The Survey presentations, Granada Experience (Spain), April 2018 
  • The importance of venues in the cultural fabric of a city, Mil Lisboa, April 2018
  • Live DMA presentation, Eurofonik, Nantes (France), March 2018
  • The Open Club Day – Grassroots venues take action, ESNS, Groningen (Netherlands), January 2018
  • Audience diversity – Live Style Europe, Transmusicales, Rennes (France), December 2017 
  • Open Club Day goes Europe, Stadt nach Acht, Berlin, November 2017
  • The Survey Presentation, Stadt nach Acht, Berlin, November 2017
  • Was vom Wahltage übrig blieb, Most Wanted Music, Berlin, November 2017 
  • The tale of two cities, MaMA Festival, Paris, October 2017
  • European Agenda for Music, Reeperbahn Festival, September 2017
  • Live Style Europe presentation, Reeperbahn Festival, September 2017 
  • Live Style Europe presentation, Relais Culture Europe, Paris, September 2017
  • 3rd edition of the International Concert Venues Congress at Primavera Pro, Barcelona, June 2017: Music Moves Europe // Music cities – London, Hamburg, Oslo, Barcelona // Live Style Europe launch // Hiring musicians – venues, manages, and artists share their issues // Sound regulations, safety & neighbor relations – music venues’ rights and duties
  • Live DMA presentation, Westway Lab, Porto (Portugal), April 2017
  • Contribuer à l’élaboration de la stratégie de l’Union Européenne à partir de 2020Pop Mind, Grenoble (France), March 2017
  • Different models of music venues in Europe, ESNS, Groningen (Netherlands), January 2017
  • Where are the women in the live music industry?, ESNS, Groningen (Netherlands), January 2017

REPORT – Women in the live music industry

  • 2nd edition of the International Concert Venues Congress at Primavera Pro, Barcelona, June 2016: Youth & Music practices // Pop goes politics // EE Music // Sustainable development for music venues and festivals // Workshop Amateur practices // Why every music city should have a Night Mayor? // Cities Conference – Paris, Glasgow, Barcelona, Amsterdam // Attitude is everything // The evolution of the bookers’ market in Europe // Survey presentation, strengths and issues of music venues in Europe // EU first steps towards a support strategy for the music sector

REPORT – International Concert Venues Congress 2016

  • 1st edition of the International Concert Venues Congress at Primavera Pro, Barcelona, June 2015: European concert venues : facts & figures // Austin, Groningen, London, Reykjavik, Barcelona – The cities of music // The present and future of concert venues – business models and management // Venues and their audiences – a geolocation relationship // Solima presentation 

Report – International Concert Venues Congress 2015

© Photos in order: Armando Ruah (Primavera Pro 2018) / Ana Viotti (MIL 2018) / Primavera Pro 2016