Young African Arts Professionals at Sauti za Busara festival 2015

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The International Music Council, in partnership with Busara promotion, and within the framework of the African Music development program, wishes to promote exchanges in the African music sector and networking between young professionals and music festivals across the continent.

From December 15th to February 20th, two young professionals will be sent to Zanzibar for a 2 month work placement at the Sauti za Busara Festival.

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New Talent 2014

New Talent is a European competition for instrumentalists under the age of 28 and singers under the age of 30 and is organized by the EBU on behalf of the International Music Council (IMC). The winner of the 2014 edition is the Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas.


IMC Mourns Salah El Mehdi

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Professor Salah El Mehdi who passed away on the 12th of September at the age of 89.


EMC Newsletter 02/2014

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The Brisbane Declaration

'2020: a Sharpened Vision for the Musical World'

Paris, June 30, 2014 - As an international gathering of over one thousand music professionals, the 5th IMC World Forum on Music has invited, planned, heard, experienced, discussed, debated, consulted and taken notice of over one hundred presentations from all over the world highlighting different aspects of the 'ecosystem' of music in the second decade of the twenty-first century.


African Music Rostrum - Deadline Extended to 15 July

In the wake of the cultural renaissance launched by the African Union since 2008, the African Music Council (AMC) – regional group of the International Music Council, NGO official partner of UNESCO – will organize the 11th session of the African Music Rostrum in the framework of the Pan African traditional music festival « FEUX DE BRAZZA » 2014, planned to take place in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, from 2nd to 8th August 2014. 
The XIth African Music Rostrum is organised in the framework of the African Music Development Programme, with the financial contribution of the European Union (European Development Fund) and the assistance of the ACP Group of States. 
You can download the call for application in English and French

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Music and Politics: a shared responsibility

This year's annual conference of the European Music Council will take place in 2014 from 19 – 22 June in the Swiss capital of Bern. In cooperation with the Swiss Music Council and the Yehudi Menuhin Forum Bern, the Forum will evolve around the theme "Music & Politics: A shared responsibility". Inspired by the host country, the 4th European Forum on Music will explore what Europe can learn from Switzerland, the so-called “nation of will” ("Willensnation"). The widely acclaimed slogan “unity in diversity” is claimed by both the European Union and Switzerland as one of their main characteristics. What does this diversity look like? What are the challenges of it? And how is this diversity reflected in Europe? Registration is still open at  

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IMC announces results of the 2014 International Rostrum of Composers

logo irc Good Helsinki, May 9, 2014. - The 61st International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) took place at Yleisradio in Helsinki, May 6-9 2014,organised by the International Music Council and Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle).
The 2014 Rostrum gathered representatives from 27 national radio networks from four continents, which presented 50 works composed within the five years preceding the Rostrum.


#culture2015goal: Join your colleagues in calling for urgent recognition of culture’s role in development


Paris, May 1, 2014  - The International Music Council has partnered with other key international networks to launch a Declaration on the Inclusion of Culture in the Sustainable Development Goals and is calling on the international community to support the campaign: The future we want includes culture 


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