MOST aims to improve the world music market of the Balkans with audience development, professional training, export support, mobility of artists and professionals, event management, platform development, policy suggestions and pilot projects.
The Balkan region has powerful and high-quality music traditions and musicians while very much underperforming its potential on the global market. It will address several different challenges, such as the lack of professional competences, booking agents, managers, facilitators; the international misperception regarding music coming from the Balkans; the limited number of internationally successful artists being managed abroad; the lack of policy frameworks, funding programs, export initiatives and professionals being somewhat disconnected in an otherwise strongly networked global world music community.
The project takes the challenge to tackle these issues by tailor made programs. Widespread music management trainings in 9 countries; exchange programs; policy papers and pilot programs; conferences; complex international export support for artists and finally, to launch the first regional world music showcase for the region. All this to give an initial boost for the world music sector in the Balkans that can help developing a sustainable model for future development.
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The project will start end of 2019 and is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. More info to come soon!
Rostrum+ was a cooperation project initiated by the International Music Council and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union which aimed to rethink the ways in which contemporary music connects with audiences through radio network by exploring new strategies to develop audiences, promote new music, enhance the skills of radio professionals and inspire cooperation between musicians, higher music education institutions and broadcasting companies throughout Europe and beyond.
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