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European Music Council applauds the decision to exclude the audio-visual and cultural services from the US/EU free trade negotiations

The EMC is a member of the platform on the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries which published a statement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) sent to the European Commission and European Parliament ahead of the consultations on the negotiation mandate. This statement was signed and supported by the EMC.

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The European Music Council condemns the closing of the Greek public broadcasting

The European Music Council (EMC), regional group of the International Music Council (IMC), is the umbrella organisation for musical life in Europe. It is a platform for National Music Councils and organisations involved in various fields of music from many European countries; the 76 members have their seat in 29 European countries.

The EMC supports EBU (European Broadcasting Union) President Philippot's letter to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonio Samaras, in which he states:

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International Rostrum of Composers 60th Anniversary

Not I (2010) for soprano (or mezzo-soprano), chamber ensemble and electronics by Polish composer Agata ZUBEL (born 1978) and So very strange (2013), by young Icelandic composer Úlfur HANSSON (born 1988) are the works selected by radio music producers participating in the 60th International Rostrum of Composers (IRC) held in Prague from May 28 to 31, 2013.

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IMC's member of honour awarded as oustanding personality of music in Argentina

José Angel Trelles, Rogelio Polesello, Puma Goity, Macaya Márquez and IMC's member of honour Alicia Terzian were awarded a prize as Oustanding personalities of the Argentina.

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EMC Newsletter 02/2013

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1001 Voices on Musical Futures: Call for Videos

While over a thousand music professionals are expected to gather in Brisbane from 21-24 November for the 5th IMC World Forum on Music, we know that many others won't be able to join us for a variety of reasons. To ensure that their ideas and opinions can feed into this important event, a dedicated YouTube channel has been created. Between now and November 2013, we hope to post '1001 Voices on Musical Futures', where, in no more than five minutes, interviewees summarise the key issues they identify as crucial to sustaining music and engaging communities as we approach 2020 and beyond. The first recordings are now live at http://www.youtube.com/user/1001voicesWFM5 

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Youth Day

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Bridging the gap from education and training to employment

We are pleased to announce that the  will be hosting a Youth Day ahead of the European Forum on Music on 18 April 2013. The theme of this event will be: Bridging the gap from education and training to employment and the event is open to young people under the age of 30 working in all aspects of European music life from administration through to project management and performing. In particular, EMC members are encouraged to send young representatives under the age of 30 to take part in this as well as in the Forum itself.

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EMC Press Release 02/2013

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Official launch of International Jazz Day 2013

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue Herbie Hancock, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmet Davutoglu and its Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ӧmer Ҫelik, are pleased to announce that the main event for the second annual International Jazz Day will be hosted by Turkey in the city of Istanbul.

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