THE ROLE OF INDEPENDANT PUBLISHERS AND LABELS IN THE CURRENT CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

At a time when the program “Creative Europe” commits to financing the European culture for the next 7 years, 4000 new independent creators and publishers have become members of the Sacem (2013’s data) to attempt to make a living from music and to continue to create.
As warrantors for cultural diversity, independent publishers are part of a global ecosystem and are as essential as all the other professions of the music industry. Also affected by the record and the diffusion crisis, they are however the first and main support for the start of an artist’s career, often even before the first album is produced.

Too often lacking in our current politics’ speeches and references, we henceforth wish for clear identification as well as support for a better diffusion of our catalogues in the whole of Europe and on all types of cultural media, in order to prevent these for the artist essential professions to become a simple whisper in a trade world.

Independent music publishing, much more supported in France, will turn to Creative Europe; and the French language should not be considered as a barrier to the diffusion of the musical wealth.

With possibilities aimed to reduce the dangerous gap between politics and industrial culture concerns and the needs of the publishers, labels and independent artists, we can decide to be the initiators of new tools at the service of all the creators.

 


Wednesday, October 15th
Le Centre Musical FGO-Barbara
14:00 to 15:30

THE ROLE OF INDEPENDANT PUBLISHERS AND LABELS IN THE CURRENT CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

Access: Restricted to MaMA delegates (subject to availability)

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EIFEIL

French musical edition is composed of 3 majors and 3136 independant structures of edition. Eifeil gathers skills and abilities of a great part of them, through the organization of politic and cultural actions; and through the entertainment of debates and workshops. Attached to the defense of the copyright system, it also publishes on its blog in the Huffington Post, and gives master class and training. Since his creation, Eifeil set up several times a year "Les Premiers Tours d'Eifeil", multi artists live scenes, gives training in all the french territory and organizes creation residences for the emerging artists. It establishes the first trade fair in France in Paris in 2015, April.