Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Assomusica was the lead partner of the European project NIMPE - (Network for the Internationalization of Music Producers in Europe), funded by the European Union, with the aim of comparing the best methodologies and providing tools for the internationalization of emerging companies involved in live music events. Partners of the project are some of the most relevant cultural institutions/associations at European level: Den Selvejende Institution Swinging Europe (DE), Drustvo Studentski kulturni center (SL), M.E.S.O. Music Events (GR), Root Music LTD (UK), Technopole Quimper-Cornuaille (FR). Among the main activities of the project: - A workbook was developed, an online practical guide in which information was shared on the music market in the EU countries involved, funding opportunities on regional, national and international instruments supporting live music. - Each partner organised training workshops, also broadcast live streaming at national level, in which the different professional figures of the supply chain participated. - Organisation of the NIMPE Music Factory, a networking, training and co-production event held in Italy in November 2018, within the Linecheck Music and Meeting Festival in Milan, where 15 emerging bands from all over Europe had the opportunity to perform live, meet professionals and stakeholders, exchange new experiences and expand their network at international level.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
An international network has been created to increase the circulation and information of professionals working in this sector, also through the information shared in the NIMPE workbook. Nimpe has also provided the tools to encourage the circulation of new emerging realities (managers and artists) from all over Europe. More than 300 bands took part in the call to participate in the Nimpe Music Factory. The 15 winning bands, who performed during the event, had the opportunity to expand their audience, meet different operators, artists and managers. Following the Nimpe Factory, several international collaborations were established.