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The Five Music Rights in Action: The International Music Council adopts roadmap leading up to [email protected]

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Paris, 24 November 2015. - The 36th General Assembly of the International Music Council took place in Rabat (Morocco), 11–13 November 2015,

The membership of the IMC adopted a series of key decisions that will pave the way to building greater capacity of the organisation and its members and to work towards its vision to be the world’s leading professional organisation dedicated to promotion of the value of music in the lives of all people.


The International Music Council condemns terrorist attacks worldwide

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“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

– Leonard Bernstein

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), terrorism continues to rise with nine times more people killed in terrorist attacks today than there were in 2000. People going about their daily lives, finding pleasure and relaxation in such fundamental human activities as eating, drinking and participating in sports and music, are being brutally attacked and killed.

The International Music Council (IMC) wishes to express its deep compassion to the families and friends of all victims. In particular, it sees it as a responsibility, in the face of these terrorist acts to affirm the fundamental nature of our collective human rights.

When terrorists fired on the musicians and audience of a concert taking place at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, it left musicians, music lovers and organisers of music in shock and mourning. But music can also be a tool for reconciliation and peace and now, more than ever, music is needed to bring people together regardless of their cultural differences or religion.

We will keep creating, producing, presenting, listening to and take pleasure, consolation and sustenance from the enrichment that music brings to all our lives. We will make music more beautifully, and with more devotion and passion than ever before.

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“Notre réponse à la violence sera celle-ci: continuer à faire de la musique avec plus d’intensité, plus de beauté, plus de dévotion que jamais auparavant.”

– Leonard Bernstein

Selon l’Institut pour l’Economie et la Paix (IEP), le terrorisme continue à augmenter, avec neuf fois plus de personnes tuées dans des attentats terroristes aujourd’hui, qu’en 2000. Des gens vaquant à leurs occupations quotidiennes, trouvant du plaisir et de la détente dans des activités fondamentalement humaines, telles que manger, boire, participer à des activités sportives et musicales, sont pris pour cibles et violemment attaqués, et tués.

Le Conseil International de la Musique (CIM) souhaite exprimer sa profonde sympathie aux familles et ami(e)s des victimes. Il perçoit comme une véritable responsabilité que d’affirmer la nature fondamentale de nos droits humains collectifs, face à de tels actes terroristes.

Quand les terroristes ont tiré sur les musiciens et les spectateurs du concert se déroulant dans la salle de concert du Bataclan, à Paris, cela a laissé les musiciens, les passionnés de musique et les organisateurs d’évènements musicaux en choc et en deuil. Mais la musique peut également être un outil de réconciliation et de paix, et maintenant, plus que jamais, la musique doit rassembler les gens, indépendamment de leurs différences culturelles ou religieuses.

Nous continuerons à créer, à produire, à présenter, à écouter et à trouver plaisir, consolation et des moyens de subsistance dans l’enrichissement que la musique apporte à nos vies. Nous continuerons à faire de la musique avec encore plus de beauté, avec encore plus de dévotion et de passion que jamais auparavant.

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IMC honours social inclusion projects of Lebanese Choir with its Five Music Rights Award

Rabat, 11 November 2015. – The IMC Music Rights Award was once again given to a programme that supports in an exemplary way the Five Music Rights proclaimed by the International Music Council. The 2015 recipient of the 2015 Award are the SOCIAL PROJECTS of the Fayha Choir from Tripoli, Lebanon.


36th IMC General Assembly in collaboration with Visa for Music

Paris, November 3, 2015. - IMC will hold its 36th biennial General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco, from 11 to 13 November 2015 in the framework of Visa for Music.


Participation du Conseil international de la musique au 23e Congrès de l’Académie arabe de la musique

Paris, le 20 octobre 2015. - Le President du Conseil international de la musique, M. Paul Dujardin, et la Secrétaire générale du CIM, Mme Silja Fischer, ont participé au 23e congrès de l’Académie arabe de la musique, qui s’est tenu du 5 au 7 octobre 2015 en Algérie à Constantine, Capitale de la culture arabe 2015. Le congrès avait pour thème l'attitude de la jeunesse arabe partagée entre la musique authentique traditionnelle et les genres musicaux modernes.

De gauche à droite: M. Lamine Bechichi, M. Azzedine Mihoubi, M. Paul Dujardin et Mme Silja Fischer



New Talent 2015

Andrzej Ciepliński has been announced as the winner of New Talent, the annual EURORADIO competition aimed at young musicians. The 22 year-old from from Katowice, Poland gave a thrilling performance of Aaron Copland's Concerto for Clarinet and Strings.


Participation of the International Music Council At 23rd Congress of Arab Academy of Music


The International Council Music will take part on the 23rd congress of the Arab Academy of music, scheduled from 5 to 7 October in Constantine, said Sunday in Algiers head of this UNESCO's partner organization Paul Dujardin.

Paul Dujardin, who was received by Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi, broached the "collaboration" between the International Council Music, Algeria and the other Arab countries, on the occasion of this congress which will particularly discuss the training of the musicians, broadcasting and heritage.


Statement on Authors’ and Performers’ Rights

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Art is a language that all people speak and that cuts across cultural, social, and economic barriers and enhances cultural appreciation and awareness. Art provides opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right "to enjoy the arts", as they constitute an important vehicle for individuals and communities to develop and express their humanity. The vitality of artistic creativity is also necessary for the development of vibrant cultures, for the protection and promotion of cultural diversity across the world and for the smooth functioning of democratic societies.


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