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European Forum on Music

efm_recto.jpgThe first European Forum on Music took place from 15 – 18 April 2010 in Vienna's University of Music and Performing Arts. It was a huge success and the participants, coming from across the world, took many ideas and conclusions from the varied and interesting discussions that took place. You can see the results of the conference as well as photographs and presentation downloads here.

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UNESCO launches Anti-Piracy Observatory to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

UNESCO is celebrating World Book and Copyright Day on 23 April by highlighting the need to preserve creativity from piracy. The Day also marks the launch of celebrations in Ljubljana (Slovenia), World Book Capital for 2010.

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The world's music community met in Tunisia

Paris, November 2, 2009. At the closing of the 3rd World Forum on Music (Tunis, October 17-22 2009), the 150 participants from 59 nations were unanimous: This third edition had offered an outstanding knowledge-building and knowledge-sharing platform while contributing to setting the stage for the free celebration of music in the world!

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International Music Council looks with positive spirit towards its future

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Paris, November 3, 2009. The 33rd General Assembly of the International Music Council, held in Tunis, October 21-22, 2009, adopted a series of key decisions that will pave the way to building greater capacity of the organization and its members to work towards its vision to be the world's leading professional organization dedicated to the development and promotion of diverse music.

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IMC reveals key elements of 3rd World Forum on Music

newslogo.jpg  Paris, September 2, 2009. The International Music Council (IMC) is pleased to reveal key elements of the programme of the 3rd IMC World Forum on Music to take place in Tunis, October 17-22, 2009, under the title "Access to musical diversity". The Forum is organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation of the Tunisian Republic.

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3rd Word Forum on Music to offer rich musical programme

newslogo.jpg Paris, August 27, 2009 - The International Music Council (IMC) is pleased to communicate full details about musical events happening during and around its 3rd IMC World Forum on Music and 33rd General Assembly to be held in Tunis, October 17-22, 2009 under the title “Access to musical diversity”.

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Registration opens for 3rd IMC World Forum on Music

newslogo.jpg Paris, July 10, 2009 - The International Music Council (IMC) is pleased to announced that registration has opened for its 3rd IMC World Forum on Music and 33rd General Assembly to be held in Tunis, October 17-22, 2009 under the title “Access to musical diversity”. It will be organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Preservation of the Tunisian Republic.

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IMC announces the results of the 2009 International Rostrum of Composers


Paris, June 15, 2009.
The 56th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) took place at the Maison de Radio France in Paris, June  8- 12 2009, organised by the International Music Council and hosted by the Bureau of musical creation at Radio France.
The 2009 Rostrum gathered representatives from 29 national radio networks from four continents, which presented 56 works composed within the five years preceding the Rostrum. Finnish Radio Executive Producer Heikki Valsta chaired the sessions. After the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selected and recommended the most important works in two categories: general and "young composers". These and other works will be presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations.

Press release - Communiqué de presse

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IMC announces the results of the 2010 International Rostrum of Composers

logo irc Good Paris, June 7, 2010. The 57th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) took place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, May 31 - June 4 2010, organised by the International Music Council and Portuguese Radio (RTP, Antena 2).
The 2010 Rostrum gathered representatives from 31 national radio networks from four continents, which presented 67works composed within the five years preceding the Rostrum. Finnish Radio Executive Producer Heikki Valsta chaired the sessions. After the listening sessions, the assembly of delegates selected and recommended the most important works in two categories: general and "young composers". These and other works will be presented in concerts and broadcast after the Rostrum by the participating and other interested radio stations.

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