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Washington, DC, June 3, 2013: For the first time in music industry history, over 25,000 songwriters and composers from nearly fifty countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Africa have joined together to form a new, wholly independent advocacy Network for music creators. Its immediate goal will be the championing of a set of Fair Trade Music Principles designed to ensure transparency, fair compensation, and autonomy for music creators in an increasingly complex and non-transparent music business landscape.

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50 Jahre "Jugend musiziert"

"Jugend musiziert" sucht keine Wunderkinder, nicht den Superstar. "Jugend musiziert" sucht junge Menschen, die Freude an der Musik haben, denen Selbstmusizieren etwas bedeutet. Hier wartet ein weites Begegnungsfeld zum Vergleichen und zum Austausch von Erfahrungen.

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European Festivals Association launches ‘The Festival Academy’

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On 18 April 2013, the European Festivals Association (EFA) launched The Festival Academy during its 2013 General Assembly in Granada, Spain. "The true role of a festival is to help artists to dare, to engage in new projects" is a statement by Bernard Faivre d'Arcier (former Director Avignon Festival) that serves as the motto of The Festival Academy. It offers various training formats for festival management to young, dynamic and passionate festival makers worldwide. Its mission is to share, exchange and construct know-how on festival management focusing on the essence of festivals – the art and the artist – and touching upon all artistic disciplines. The Festival Academy is ambitious to develop and sustain a network of festival leaders of the future.

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2013 EFA General Assembly: new members, Darko Brlek re-elected President

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The 2013 General Assembly & Conference of the European Festivals Association (EFA) took place from 18-21 April in Granada, Spain, and was hosted by the Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada. It was the opportunity for 145 delegates representing 66 festivals from 35 countries to meet peer colleagues, to exchange on what is at stake in the world of festivals all over Europe and beyond, to identify festivals' contributions to today's world, and to have an inspiring time. One of the main outcomes: the Association representing 110 festivals from 44 countries re-elected its current President Darko Brlek.

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Les causeries musicales - International Jazz Day 2013

A l'occasion de la deuxième Journée Internationale du Jazz, manifestation instituée depuis 2012 par l'UNESCO, le Conseil Camerounais de la Musique organise en partenariat avec le Ministère des Arts et de la Culture, et l'Institut Français, la 11ème édition des causeries musicales sur le thème : Le Jazz : perception, pratique et consommation au Cameroun.

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UNESCO and CERDOTOLA Join Forces for the Promotion of African Cultures

On 12 April, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, and the Executive Secretary of the International Centre for Research and Documentation on African Traditions and Languages (CERDOTOLA), Charles Binan Bikoi, signed an agreement to establish stronger, formal cooperation between the two Organizations, drawing on their respective expertise in the fields of culture and the safeguarding and promotion of African languages and African heritage. Read more 

 

New Initiative Announced by NMC and MPA to Educate on Respecting Artists Rights

As part of the "Music in Our Schools Month" celebration of March, 2013, the National Music Council (NMC) and the Music Publishers Association of the United States (MPA) have announced the release of a new, innovative education tool for primary school students designed to teach respect and admiration for creators, inventors and their works.

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