This page provides facts on international music markets and highlights European countries like Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia. Furthermore brochures and scene portraits are provided. If any specific questions remain unanswered, we look forward to helping you personally.
PUBLICATIONS ON CULTURAL LIFE IN EUROPE
A research by the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) on the jazz scene in Europe 2016 provides a good insight into the “state-of-the-art” of this music sector. Article offers information on income and expense, sorted by categories, number of visitors, staff numbers (employed / freelance), numbers on events and locations.
Rhythm Changes is an online jazz research portal for European jazz researchers.
Project publications and papers
(PDF) Rhythm Changes (2013): Historical Overviews of Five Partner Countries
(PDF) Rhythm Changes (2013): Statistical Overviews of Five Partner Countries
mica – music austria provided facts and figures on musicians, jazz orchestras, festivals, platforms, promotors, venues, labels and funding in Austria.
Music Scene Portraits
REPORTS ON INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES
The website of the Music Information Center Flanders Music Centers offers detailed information on musical life, organizations and publications of all genres from the Flemish part of Belgium. The website of Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques offers information on the Walloon part of Belgium.
- Music in Belgium (PDF)
Croatia offers many festivals during summer. Especially when Croatia became member of the EU new perspectives for the local music scene opened up.
- Music in Croatia (PDF)
*This pdf was created in 2014 when Croatia was a focus country of Austrian Music Export.
The website of the French Center for Contemporary Music Documentation Centre de Documentation de la Musique Contemporaine (CDMC) ) offers information on festivals, composers, ensembles, publishers, institutions – yet only in the fields of classical and contemporary music. With a login for professionals the Bureau Export offers access to more Information.
- Musik in Frankreich (PDF – German only)
- A few approaches to the French market as seen from French-speaking Belgium (Link)
- Music of France (Mixcloud Link)
- The French Music Market (Mixcloud Link)
- Enter the French Market (Mixcloud Link)
The German Music Information Center (MIZ) offers detailed contacts, publications, papers and statistics on all areas of German musical life.
Focus on Italy – everything you need to know about the Italian music business: facts & figures on discography, live music, media, trends and much more provided by Italia Music Export
The Polish Music Information Centre (POLMIC) provides detailed information on composers, orchestras and ensembles, institutions, publishers, educational institutions, media, festivals, conferences and publications in the fields of classical music and new music.
- Austiran Cultural Forum (Warsaw)
- Adam Mickiewicz Institut
- Music in Poland (Mixcloud Link)
- The Polish Music Market (Mixcloud Link)
- Enter the Polish Music Market (Mixcloud Link)
On the website of the Slovenian Music Information Center SIGIC you will find detailed information on musical life and music organizations of all genres from Slovenia.
- Music in Slovenia (PDF – German only)
The music information portal music.ch with its Swiss Music Directory offers detailed information on composers, orchestras and ensembles, institutions, publishers, educational institutions, media, festivals.
In recent years Dutch Dance Music achieved worldwide success and became an export hit. Each year, music schools like the Rockacademie in Tilburg, Codarts in Rotterdam, the Amsterdam Conservatory, ARTez in Enschede and the Minerva Academy for Pop Culture in Leeuwarden bring forth new talents.