Membership Categories

 National Music Councils
A national music council must be broadly representative of the musical life in its country, demonstrate that it subscribes to the IMC's position on cultural rights, develop policy positions to advance the musical life of the country and advocate these to decision-makers including the government. It must be governed according to democratic principles. 
Criteria for admission of national music councils: English - French - Spanish
For a list of current members in this category, click here: National Music Councils

 International Music Organisations
An international music organisation must have members or musical activities in a minimum of ten countries with more than three voting members outside the region* where it is based. The organisation must demonstrate that it subscribes to the IMC's position on cultural rights, develop policy positions to advance the welfare of its area or musical activity and advocate these to decision-makers including governments. It must be governed according to democratic principles and offer services to its members and/or to the community at large.
* In the IMC, the term "region" refers to the following: Africa - Arab World - Asia/Oceania - Europe - The Americas
For a list of current members in this category, click here: International Music Organisations

 Regional Music Organisations
A regional music organisation must be mainly operating in one region* only and have members or musical activities in a minimum of 20% of the amount of countries in that specific region. The number of its voting members outside the region should not exceed three. The organisation must demonstrate that it subscribes to the IMC's position on cultural rights, develop policy positions to advance the welfare of its area or musical activity and advocate these to decision-makers including governments. It must be governed according to democratic principles and offer services to its members and/or to the community at large.
* In the IMC, the term "region" refers to the following: Africa - Arab World - Asia/Oceania - Europe - The Americas
For a list of current members in this category, click here: Regional Music Organisations


 National and Specialised organisations
Any legally constituted organisation, association, society, company, foundation, corporation, NGO, working in the field of arts and culture, which does not fulfil the requirements of an international or regional music organisation or national music council can be accepted as organisational member of IMC. In order to be admitted as member, the organisation must support the mission and objectives of the IMC and commit to fulfil the duties of a member. It must have members or musical activities, demonstrate that it subscribes to the IMC's position on cultural rights and be governed according to democratic principles.
For a list of current members in this category, click here: National and Specialised Organisations

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