European arts organisations defend music as a human right

Issued April 2018

The Arts Professional has a closer look on the European Agenda for Music.
" A new policy document – the European Agenda for Music (EAM) – stresses that music plays an important societal role around identity and inclusion, and recognises music’s “important” contribution to the economy."

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The European Agenda for Music Launch

Issued March 2018

The Internation Arts Manager Magazine reported about the launch event of the European Agenda for Music.
" The European Music Council has unveiled its European Agenda for Music (EAM). The goal is to identify the needs of the music sector and focus a diverse range of stakeholders around common causes."

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Music - a secret diplomatic tool?

Issued June 2017

Can music really build bridges of understanding amid conflicts? Participants at the 2017 European Forum on Music in Cyprus think so, though they admit that music can also become a weapon.
" The Pafos event will also look beyond Europe's borders at how to best strengthen ties with cultural influences considered external to Europe - and even try to change that image. "

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DW - Deutsche Welle looked at the post-Brexit future of musicians

Issued April 2017

EMC President Ian Smith was interviewed in regard of the impact of Brexit for classical musicians and international orchestras.
"If we use the language of music not just to communicate but to heal, I think we will be doing even in the smallest possible way a good thing for future generations," Smith said."

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