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Us Guide

Us Guide

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Published by: David McLoughlin on Jun 08, 2009
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Edited by Robert Singerman and Miriam LockshinFor the European Music Office, US Development ProjectPhoto design courtesy :
This US market analysis, guide and key contact list has been prepared to pre-shape a futureEuropean office based in New York that will propose its services to the national promotionorganizations based in Europe. It is sponsored by the European Commission and by theEuropean Music Office, and prepared by the European Music Office in New York City; USDevelopment Project for the following platform members; co-organizers and Partners.
The Noorderslag Foundation (NL),
organizing EuroSonic, Noorderslag,Noorderslag Seminar and ETEP. Partners are EBU (European Broadcast Union),Yourope (European Festival Organization), Network Europe (European Agents andpromoters), Conamus, IMMF. Noorderslag Foundation is supported by Buma/Stemra,Ministry of Culture (OC&W), City and Province of Groningen, NPI (Dutch Pop andRock Institute) NVPI (Dutch IFPI), Fonds voor podiumkunsten, (Fund for performingarts), EVD (Ministy of Economic Affairs),
TEOSTO, the Finnish Composers collecting Society (FI)
- It also represents a rangeof Finnish bodies and institutions among others : Ministry for Education, FINPRO(Ministerial trade body), GRAMEX (Artists and Producers Copyright Society),
Finnish IFPI, the Musician¹s Union, SOLO (Soloist’s Association), Publisher’sAssociation, the Composers and Lyricists Association and the Composer’s Union,
Fundacion Autor (SP),
an institution part of SGAE group, the Spanish collectingsociety, supporting the development of Spanish-speaking creation,
- the independent music companies association, representing more than1400 independent producers, distributors and publishers in Europe,
- It represents 3 Austrian organizations: MICA/Music Information CentreAustria, IMZ (International Music Centre), SKE Austro Mechana (the social andcultural projects fund of the Austrian Mechanical Copyright Collecting Society,
French Music Export Office (FR),
representing trade organizations for authors,producers, live music organizations, with the support of the Ministry for Culture,Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ministry for External Trade,
German Sounds (DE),
the German Music Export Office, a joint venture between theGerman Music Council and the music industry, founded by BPW(producers), VUT(independents), DMV (publishers), IDKV (live music), IMUC (managers), MMF(managers), MPAG, (producers) CLASS (classic indies), Womex and Popokommtradeshows, with the support of GEMA and GVL collecting societies and the FederalMinistry of Culture and Media.
WBM / Wallonie Bruxelles Musique (BE)Partners
STIM/Svensk Musik-Swedish Music Information Centre (SW)
Conamus (NL)
French Ministry for Culture (FR)
The leader,
European Music Office
, and co-organizers are the founders of this pilotplatform. As the platform has the objective to respond to the needs of all the European musicprofessionals, additional organizations have been asked to join the platform. Many other
national organizations have expressed their willingness to participate, including the following
countries’ national music promotion organizations: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Italy,
Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom,This platform aims at widening the knowledge of US market for the European culturaloperators and European music professionals and creating an information contact pointfacilitating the development of European music in the US. This will be accomplished throughan on-going study of the market, with the first report and guide presented in this study and bypreparing, updating and distributing an aggregated database of key US contacts in the fields of the music business and related media.The objective of this report has been two-fold; to present a US market analysis and keycontact list as a draft towards a US Export Handbook for all involved European culturaloperators, and to widen the knowledge of the US market and serve as a guide for theseEuropean cultural institutions and music businesses that can facilitate their penetration of theUS market.This report should be of interest and be useful to all music business professionals, researchersand educators worldwide. The single most important message of this work, is that there aremany thousands of qualified music professionals in every area of the music business in theUS, interested in hearing, seeing and working with international artists, publishers and labelsto help launch, develop and grow their careers and businesses in the US. There are alwaysmany, often extreme, obstacles and barriers to entry and to success, especially in new (andchaotic) markets, however there are always pathways around, through, under and over, for theinformed, energetic, creative, resourceful and talented artists and business people, especiallythose working well with local experts, enrolling and building strong teams of dedicatedprofessionals. The aim of this study and the office in the US is to empower and to helpdiscover, share and create various ways to achieve success in the US market.

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