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EMC Newsletter 04/2017

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Dear reader,
with this newsletter, we are happy to provide latest updates on EU matters:

-EMC’s activities towards a European Agenda for Music

-Music Moves Europe

-Call for proposals under Creative Europe

-Advocacy Actions of other networks

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Building a Digital Agenda for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: UNESCO, new governance norms and power dynamics

The Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) adopted by UNESCO in 2005 is now a key international instrument in the global governance of culture. In December 2016, the CDCE’s Committee adopted Operational Guidelines in order to align the CDCE with the development of digital technologies. In this respect, this article deals with the struggles between actors in the process for adopting new governance norms for the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital context and it seeks to understand how the interests and influence of the actors involved intersect in consensual and conflicting ways.

Several actors, such as Austria, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, the International Music Council and the World
Intellectual Property Organization, explicitly underscored the fair remuneration of creators as a main condition for the promotion of diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment.

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Rostrum+: Listen, Vote, Win

Listen, Vote, Win is an unique intiative that allows you to listen to the works presented at the last International Rostrum of Composers. These works are the most fresh compositions in the contemporary music world, they come from all over the world and you will not find them elsewhere!


IMC Member of Honour Leo Brouwer receives recognition

Leo Brouwer

The prestigious Cuban guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer will be honored on September 12 with the title of Honorary Professor of the Argentine University Tres de Febrero where he will offer an open talk.

Master of ceremony will be Alejandro Iglesias Rossi (Winner of the International Rostrum of Composers in 1985 and Electroacoustic Rostrum 1996), Head of the Music Department

According to the university, on that occasion, Brouwer will receive the title and he will deliver a conference to the students, teachers and the general public, promoted by the Cycle of Arts of the Degree in Native, Classical and Popular Music of America.

The artist is considered a living legend of classical music, his works for guitar are a subject of study for several generations of instrumentalists throughout the world, said the institution in a press release.


Five Music Rights endorsment by Patti Smith

Singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith was among the laureates of the American Eagle Awards organized by the National Music Council of the US. In her acceptance speech she read the IMC Five Music Rights because "it is nice to hear them orally so they stay within our mind".


Feuille de route pour 2019 : Les Cinq Droits de la Musique en Action

Paris, 16 juin 2017. - La 37ème Assemblée générale du Conseil international de la musique s’est tenue à Paphos (Chypre), les 11 et 12 juin 2017, dans le cadre du 7ème Forum européen de la musique dont le thème était : « Musique et diplomatie culturelle : relier les continents, rapprocher les cultures ».

La 7ème édition du Forum européen de la musique a réuni musiciens, réseaux, organisations, enseignants, professionnels émergents, et amateurs de musique à Paphos pour explorer comment les initiatives de la société civile agissent dans ce domaine, et comment la musique peut rassembler, devenir un instrument de paix et de cohésion sociale.


Roadmap for 2019: The Five Music Rights in Action

Paris, 16 June 2017. - The 37th General Assembly of the International Music Council took place in Pafos (Cyprus), 11–12 June 2017, in the framework of the 7th European Forum on Music which looked at the theme “Music and Cultural Diplomacy: Linking Continents – Bridging Cultures”.


International Music Council elects Emily Achieng’ Akuno as new President

Members of the International Music Council gathered in Pafos (Cyprus), from 11 to 12 June 2017, for the organisation's 37th General Assembly, elected Emily Achieng’ Akuno (Kenya) as new IMC President.


Laureates of the Music Rights Awards 2017

The 5th edition of the Music Rights Awards took place in Pafos, Cyprus on June 10th 2017 in the framework of the 7th European Forum on Music.

Master of ceremony were IMC president Paul Dujardin and IMC Five Music Rights Champion Ramy Essam.


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