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Parliamentary Enquiry on Music in Austrian Parliament

Since three years EMC member mica (music information center Austria has been active to hold a meeting on music in the Austrian Parliament. This year, on 3 June the Austrian Parliament met this request and invited stakeholders from the music field to discuss the future of music in Austria.

IMC Vice-President Peter Rantasa (Executive Director of mica - music austria) and EMC Acting Secretary General Simone Dudt were invited to present the international framework for music. Harald Huber, President of the Austrian Music Council and EMC Board member, was represented on the panel on music education.

Peter Rantasa introduced the five musical rights of IMC and Simone Dudt spoke about international framework agreements and cultural diversity in Europe.

After the introduction of the international context, Austrian experts dealt with music education, distribution and music business. Two basic deficiencies were reclaimed, the minor value of music education in general education as well as the weak presence of Austrian music in public radio. Among others, Harald Huber requested the installation of a working group on music and education by the Austrian ministry for culture and education and a quota of 40% for Austrian music in public radio.  

 

You can download the German lecture script of Simone Dudt here.

English translation

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