Future Events

The Salzburg Culture Forum
25 July – 27 August 2005
Salzburg, Austria

ICCM, the International Centre for Culture and Management, is pleased to announce this year’s Salzburg Culture Forum.

The forum ‘Why Doubt – Why Draft’ will take place from the 25th of July, 2005 to the 27th of August, 2005 at ICCM’s Kolleg St. Josef in Salzburg/Austria. The Salzburg Culture Forum will serve as an international meeting place where knowledge and cultural awareness is nurtured. It aims at enabling the world’s cultural leaders to act appropriately and successfully in promoting their cultures’ advancement and cultural identities while facing the challenges of globalisation. The Salzburg Culture Forum will feature some brilliant representatives of the cultural management world. Renowned lecturers and trainers will support the participants to develop their projects and provide visions for facing cultural challenges. There will be 3 modules offered, which may be attended individually or as complementary programmes. These are:

Course I – Next Generation Projects: Business-Plan
Salzburg Culture Forum Work Conference -Visions & Strategies
Course II – Next Generation Projects
For further information concerning the abovementioned courses and for general information on ICCM’s activities please refer to:

If you have any further queries on the Salzburg Culture Forum, please don’t hesitate to contact Sonia at: [email protected]

5026 salzburg/ austria
Phone: ++43 662 45 98 4

Past Events

December 2005

SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN MUSIC PROJECTS ATTRACTNORWAY AND HUNGARY Music Export Bureau Norway and Hungary join European Music Platform

By joining the European Music Platform (EMP), Norway and Hungary gain access to its effective support programmes for the music sector. Norway is the first member to join the EMP outside the EU, with Hungary being the first new Member State to join the Platform.

Membership of these two music export bureau at the outside borders of Europe shows that a general awareness is rising, that European support programmes and cooperation are essential to national music industries.

At present, the Platform comprises 14 members from more than 11 countries and strives to build up a fully-fledged European music support programme.

The European Tour Support programme, which supports European bands that tour more than four European countries and the European Talent Exchange Programme (the European talent showcase for music festivals) are now available to Norwegian and Hungarian bands and music professionals. These programmes effectively support the circulation of artists and their work in Europe. All programmes of the Platform receive financial support from the European Commission (DG EAC).

Jean-François Michel, Secretary General of EMO: “The cooperation in the European music sector is getting much stronger. Out of professionalism, but also out of necessity.

Norway and Hungary have very strong musical backgrounds. Through the support projects of the EMP, Norwegian and Hungarian bands stand an even better chance to become known over the national borders.
The experience of Music Export Norway in export activities and the ambition of the recently founded Music Export Hungary will contribute greatly to the European Music Platform”.

For more information please contact in Brussels, Belgium:

Judith Merkies at EMO, Email [email protected], tel +32-2-2131400 / / see also
Music Export Hungary: Fruzsina Szep +36 20 21 46 319
Music Export Norway: Inger Dirdal +

About the European Music Office (EMO):

The European Music Office is an international non-profit association bringing together professional organisations, associations and federations from the music sector within the European Union. It represents more than 600,000 people from all music genres and sectors (performers, authors, composers, publishers, producers, managers; those involved in live music, education and training, etc.).

It is, along with its members and other trade organisations and national institutions, a lobbying association that promotes the diversity of European music at European level and worldwide.

The European Music Platform is set up by EMO with the support of the European Union. Current members are: Bureau Export de la Musique Française (France), Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen (Belgium), Conamus (the Netherlands), Fundacion Autor (Spain), Fondazione Arezzo Wave Italia (Italy), The Noorderslag Foundation (the Netherlands), GermanSounds AG (Germany), STIM/Svensk Musik (Sweden), TEOSTO (Finland), Austrian Music Export (Austria), Wallonie Bruxelles Musique (Belgium), Music Export Norway, Music Export Hungary

20-21 April 2005 – Centre Neumünster, Luxembourg
Seminar: “A European policy in favour of the culture industries”
Organised by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU

The main objective of this seminar was to demonstrate the necessity of EU support to the European culture industries. This seminar provided a unique opportunity to gather professionals from the music and book industries together with representatives of the Member States and the European Union Institutions.
The participants adopted a Recommendation at this seminar. Click here to see the Recommendation (English or French).

25 February 2005
Music for everybody: Conference on the music sector problems in Italy and in Europe
Sponsored by the Italian Ministry for Arts and Culture, the French Ministry of Culture and Communications
In collaboration with the Province of Arezzo Region, Tuscany, Italy Hotel Minerva, Arezzo, Italy

  • Round table (10am-12.30pm) Among the operators of the music industry, the Head of the Italian Ministry for Art and Culture and of the French Ministry of Culture and Communications.
    It will deal with the following themes: The optional reduction of the VAT on phonologic products; discussion about the introduction of radio “quota” to protect national music; redefinition of the “Culture” project in Europe; development of the European Export Bureau.
    This round table is closed to the public.
  • Meeting (3 pm) The French situation regarding cultural policies in the music sector 20 years after the approval of the law Lang (1985).
    This meeting is open to the public by invitation


2nd edition of the European Border Breakers’ Awards 2005, Midem, Cannes, 23 January 2005
Organised by the European Commission, in co-operation with EMO, GESAC, ICMP/CIEM, IFPI, IMPALA and Billboard Information Group.

2005 Winners:

  • Denmark: Raveonettes for “Chain gang of love” (Columbia/Sony)
  • Finland: Redrama for “Everyday soundtrack” (Virgin)
  • France: Corneille for “Parce qu’on vient de loin” (Wagram)
  • Germany: Wir Sind Helden for “Die Reklamation” (Capitol)
  • Ireland: Damien Rice for “O” (DRM/14th Floor)
  • Italy: Benny Benassi & The Biz for “Hypnotica” (Off limits production)
  • Sweden: Ana Johnsson for “The way I am” (Epic/Sony)
  • UK: Katie Melua for “Call off the search” (Dramatico)

To mark the enlargement of the European Union in 2004, a special “European Breakthrough” prize was awarded to Myslowitz (Poland) for their album “Korova Milky Bar” (EMI).

Raveonettes & Commissioner Jan Figel (Photo by Cathy Berg)

Benny Benassi (Photo by Cathy Berg)

Redrama (Photo by Cathy Berg)

25 January 2004, European Day, Cannes
MIDEM Fair 2004 – Click here

23 January 2005 – MIDEM, Cannes, France
European Border Breakers’ Awards 2005
Organised by the European Commission, in cooperation with Billboard Information group, the European Music Office, GESAC, ICMP/CIEM, IFPI and IMPALA
The second edition of the music awards ceremony that rewards European artists who have achieved the highest record sales for a first album of original material outside of their European country of origin.

13-15 January 2005 – Groningen, The Netherlands
The Noorderslag Weekend
Organised by the Noorderslag Foundation in cooperation with Conamus and De Oosteroort, European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Yourope, Network Europe and IMMF
Europe’s prime new talent event. Over 150 new European artist showcases, 1500 music industry professionals, a seminar with over 35 panels and meetings and a pan European radio broadcast.

23 April 2004, Printemps de Bourges
Round Table: “What European music policy? Live music and circulation of artists in Europe” – 
Click here

20 April 2004, Dublin
Seminar “Creative financing and music”
For further information:

28, 29 and 30 October 2004, Strasbourg, France
The European Nights Festival took place in Strasbourg on 28, 29 and 30 October 2004 around the theme “Nowadays music from Central Europe”. For the past seven years, the dynamic organising association ARCANE 17 has been dedicated to favouring discovery of new talent and European exchanges. For this eighth edition, Arcane 17 showcased Central Europe with bands and performers coming from five new European Member states including Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, and Poland, which received its own special focus.

7 October 2004, The Hague, The Netherlands
Conference : “European Music Cultures: sound or silence”


Jean-François Michel, Secretary General, EMO

29 September 2004, Berlin
Conference: “What future European culture policy for the music industry?”
Organised by European Music Office, GermanSounds AG/ Music Export Germany and Bureau Export de la Musique Française

Download the Program in PDF.
Updates on the conference coming soon.


Mr. Donnedieu de Vabres, Minister of Culture and Communication, France
Mrs. Christina Weiss, Minister of State for Culture, Germany

Mr. Jean-François Michel, Secretary General, EMO