The Federation of Music Conferences was launched by the team of founders on 19th Jan at ESNS 2023. The day after, a first follow-up during the Round Table discussion was really exciting as more than 30 music conference organizations joined the meeting. As announced, the creation of the Federation of Music Conferences will be open to suggestions, ideas and contributions by all of those colleagues who are interested in joining the club.
A next meeting with first insights into our proposals to the community is scheduled for Tallin Music Week 2023.
We’re looking forward to involving more peer events in the establishment and development of the Federation of Music Conferences, so please reach out if interested and share your thoughts.
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“Helen Sildna on the creation of the FoMC: It was somewhat reinforced by the fact that during the time of the coronavirus we all realized how much we have to collaborate, because the music industry was hit hard and there was a feeling that the new hard times required new quick solutions.”
“We are aware of the challenges the music industry is currently facing,” emphasizes Robert Meijerink, ESNS artistic director. “Considering that, we invite other music conferences and showcase festivals to join us. By making this dialogue possible, we encourage improvement and innovation. The music sector, like other sectors of the economy, deserves attention, a place in awareness and consideration of its interests.”
“Linecheck, a Milanese happening created by Music Innovation Hub, is among the founders of Federation of Music Conferences, a network created to “support a more conscious and harmonious development of the European and international music ecosystem. For European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Marija Gabriel, the initiative “will help create interaction between our communication channels and the music sector. I am convinced that it will make a great contribution to our ongoing efforts – as part of the Music Moves Europe initiative – and give targeted support to the sector, its professionals and musicians.”
“A four-year road map designed to foster the dialogue between the music sector and politics includes discussions at various music conferences, the first one of which will take place at Tallinn Music Week 2023, May 11-14. Additionally, the first of two EU level conferences to address policy makers and European stakeholders is planned to go down in the second half of 2023. In addition, a research report with a conceptual definition of the term “Music Ecosystem” will be supplied.”