Music Moves Europe

Unión Europea
European Commission
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
Music Moves Europe is the overarching framework for the European Commission's initiatives and actions in support of Europe’s music sector. Developed from a series of meetings with representatives of the music sector starting in 2015, Music Moves Europe was launched as a strategic initiative by the European Commission. Music Moves Europe’s aim is to build on and strengthen further the sector's strong assets: creativity, diversity and competitiveness. Its specific objectives are to: - promote creativity and innovation; - safeguard and expand the diversity of European music; - help the sector adapt to and benefit from digitisation
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
Music Moves Europe has supported the European music sector in four ways during the reporting period: - Funding. A sector-specific preparatory action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European music diversity and talent” provided 1.5m EUR funding in 2018 (which supported 10 pilot training programmes for young professionals, and 10 innovative online and offline music distribution models). In 2019, a further 3m EUR were allocated, to projects on professionalization and training, export of European music, cooperation of small music venues, co-creation and co-production, the health and wellbeing of music creators, and music education and learning. (More details available here: These Music Moves Europe actions are additional to the support of the Creative Europe programme, which funded more than 90 cooperation projects, platforms and networks on music from 2014-2020. - Policy. The topic “diversity and competitiveness of the music sector” was added to the Council Work Plan for Culture (described separately), with the aim of identifying transferable best practices and discussing suitable policy measures at EU and national levels. - Legal environment. Music Moves Europe has influenced EU legislative initiatives on funding, working conditions, remuneration, mobility and copyright (described separately). - Dialogue. Music Moves Europe has led to closer dialogue between the Commission and representatives of the music sector, through events of its own (described separately), but also through the Commission’s regular attendance at European music festivals, showcases and trade fairs. The Music Moves Europe initiative supported the 2019 publication of a study on a European music export strategy. The study takes stock of the main obstacles, challenges and opportunities faced by European music when crossing borders and shows that Anglo-American repertoire appears to be more successful in this context than music from the rest of Europe. The study subsequently describes the strengths and challenges of European music export strategies, based on the results of a survey circulated to national and regional organisations specialised in the export of music. The study then focuses in particular on four key international territories (United States, Canada, South Africa and China). Building on this stocktaking exercise, a “European music export strategy” is described, through a set of objectives, target groups and measures, including innovative funding schemes and policy approaches, reflecting the need to include music sector stakeholders and policymakers both at national and European level. A proposal for the articulation and the implementation of the European music export strategy is formulated, with key expected results in terms of market structuration, policy developments, data collection and cross-border circulation of European music.
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