Any questions?

For any membership related enquiries, feel free to contact Andrea Murzi.

Email: murzi[at]
Tel: +49 228 96 69 96 64

Why should you join the European Music Council and International Music Council?

The European Music Council, in operation since 1972, is an umbrella organisation for musical life in Europe. It is the regional group for Europe of the International Music Council. With more than 74 members from across Europe, the EMC acts as a network and advocates for music at local, national and European levels. Our members are music organisations and national music councils who support the purpose and objectives of EMC. Become a member of this vibrant, diverse community that works together to build knowledge, support projects and instigate change in cultural policies.

EMC Membership Benefits

By becoming a member you have the unique possibility to exchange on common problems and solutions and work together towards better conditions for the music sector.

By becoming a member you will enjoy the following benefits:

♦ Get automatic membership to the International Music Council, the world's largest network of music organisations and an official NGO partner of UNESCO

♦ Become part of an international music community that includes European and international music (umbrella) organisations, from all genres (classic, rock, pop, jazz, etc.) and all sectors, amateur and professional musicians, music education, music production and promotion, etc. 

♦ Benefit from a staff exchange programme providing financial support to set up exchange between EMC members

♦ Enjoy preferential rates at EMC/IMC conferences, events and workshops

♦ EMC members are invited to contribute to the EMC/IMC conferences, events and workshops

♦ Apply for travel bursaries to EMC events

♦ Nominate a young representative for the EMC Fellowship Programme

♦ EMC members have the opportunity to receive support in own advocacy activities

♦ Guide the direction of IMC & EMC advocacy and activities

♦ Exercise voting rights and stand for election to Boards of IMC and EMC

♦ Receive EMC and IMC news destined exclusively for EMC members and information on the latest developments on European cultural policies

♦ Receive EMC publications free of charge, including additional copies to distribute through your channels

♦ Nominate projects/initiatives for the IMC 5 Musical Rights Awards

♦ Gain visibility on the EMC website through the “Project of the Month”

♦ Your news will be shared via the EMC's social media channels


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