European Music Council
May 27, 2021
European Forum on Music: 2 - 5 June 2021
Presenting Angélique Kidjo as Keynote Speaker
6 days to go until the 10th European Forum on Music (EFM) 2021: Claiming a front row seat – the place of music in society will start. From 2 - 5 June the EFM will offer a variety of sessions and networking opportunities for the music sector.
Angélique Kidjo, four-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter from Benin, known for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos will open the Forum with a keynote speech. Don’t miss what she has to say about the place of music in society, so tune in on 2 June 2021 at 10:15 CEST at the European Forum on Music.
Angelique Kidjo copyright Nabil Elderkin
Picture: Nabil Elderkin
Following Kidjo’s inspirational speech, the opening discussion will revolve around different political strategies on how to return to a vibrant music and cultural life, what frameworks are needed in order to do so and what are the concerns of the music and art sectors. We are happy to announce the following speakers:
Paulo Pires do Vale, Commissioner of the Portuguese National Plan for the Arts
NN, European Commission
Niklas Nienass, Member of the European Parliament
Tere Badia, Secretary General of Culture Action Europe
Moritz Eggert, Composer and President of the German Composers Union
Moderator: Audrey Guerre, Coordinator of Live DMA
The programme of 2 June will also feature a session on the “working conditions of musical artists” as well as a lounge on the impact of Covid-19 on the music sector.
Follow our EFM newsletters and learn more about day two of the Forum, 3 June, dedicated to Music and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As well as day three, 4 June, looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the music sector, the EU Copyright Directive and an information session on EU funding for culture.

To make the EFM a truly interactive experience, all participants are invited to hire a virtual booth (free of charge) to present their material and activities.
We are looking forward to meeting you online, soon.
European Forum on Music_Photo by Josh Appel
Photo by Josh Appel
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