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Rostrum+: promoting contemporary music today

Rostrum+ is a cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union which aims to rethink the ways in which contemporary music connects with audiences through radio networks by exploring new strategies to develop audiences, promote new music, enhance the skills of radio professionals and inspire cooperation between musicians, higher music education institutions and broadcasting companies throughout Europe and beyond. The springboard for the project is the International Rostrum of Composers, an annual event uniting some 40 delegates of national broadcasting companies. Building upon this existing foundation, the project introduces new activities that connect with other operators of the genre, the end goal being the expansion and durable growth/sustaining of the contemporary music sector in Europe and beyond.

The project will be presented by its coordinator Davide Grosso. 4 partners in the project will also present their contributions to it: Ulrich Hauschild (Director of Music at BOZAR), Tiia Teder (Estonian Public Broadcasting), Svetlana Savic (Belgrade Faculty of Arts), Evert van Berkel (Swedish Radio Ltd.)

Davide Grosso

Ethnomusicologist, five music rights activist with a strong background in journalism and media, he has carried out an extensive field research in Indonesia about music and society.  He joined the International Music Council in 2012 where he is in charge of programme implementation. He also curates the edition of the newsletter Music World News and the communication campaigns of the IMC. Since 2015 he is the project coordinator of the Rostrum+ project. Outside the office he composes electronic music for a contemporary puppet theatre company and writes about music and politics for various magazines and blogs.