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Concert Venues International Congress 2017 - Primavera Pro - 2nd June

The third edition of the Concert Venues International Congress, jointly organised by Primavera Pro, ASACC (association of concert venues of Catalonia), ACCES (Spanish association of live music venues) and Live DMA (European network for music venues and festivals) will once again gather together in Barcelona the main associations, collectives and live music venues of Europe.

11:00 - 12:00: Music Moves Europe
What’s in store for the future of the music sector at the European level? This is the main topic of “Music Moves Europe” - an initiative launched by the European Commission in 2016 with more than 50 music organizations around the table. But what can this initiative lead us to and what are the next steps ahead? This panel will be the opportunity for key figures in the music industry to take the discussion to another level together with representatives from the European Commission and from the European Parliament.

14:30 - 15:30: Live DMA presents “Live StyleEurope”!

LiveDMA music venues and festivals are the main providers for talent development in Europe, they are dealing with fragile business models, weakening the capacities of professional teams to highlight their substantial cultural & social work. “Live Style Europe” project has been selected by Creative Europe programme to empower Live DMA member, reinforcing their skills, competences and know-how and hereby boosting the European music sector in terms of social responsibility and regional equity. The activities of the LSE program will include working on data collection and studies. Initiated 4 years ago, this work aims to present how those numbers can help the music sector to have a dialogue with public authorities and redefine its own legislation…

12:00 - 13:00: Music Cities Panel - London, Hamburg, Tallinn, Barcelona.

Cities are facing an international competition, pushing them to develop innovating policies in order to stay attractive. They are dealing with an economical pressure but they also have to take care of social cohesion and public service. In this context, the live music sector can really be a driving force. Some cities have perceived this potential, and decided to encourage and protect the live music sector: they are the Music Cities.

15:30 - 16:30 Hiring musicians – venues, managers and artists share their issues!

Working in a global context, characterised by the development of major international tours, the will to export local scenes and highlight a “European repertoire”, but subject to national regulation... what issues are managers, bookers, agents and promoters facing? 

16:30 - 17:30: Sound regulation, safety & neighbour relations, music venues rights and duties

Noise, drug issues, security… How do music venues deal with their legal environment and audience practices? What is their responsibility and what do they risk? This panel aims to help each other with solutions built with local authorities, campaigns, NGO’s and populations to keep a vibrant live music scene in a safe environment.


Join us for a drink during the special cocktail party to meet and find out about our activities! 

Friday 2nd June, Pati de les Dones (CCCB)
13:00 - 14:00.

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