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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”.

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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.

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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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IMC at Polar Talks 2017

Silja Fischer, Secretary General of the International Music Council and Alfons Karabuda will discuss the new collaboration between the Polar Music Prize and IMC in the selection of future Laureates. Diversity, in all its forms, will be top of the list when broadening the reach of the Polar Music Prize.

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64th International Rostrum of Composers

A flagship project of the International Music Council (IMC), the IRC was launched in 1954 and will be hosted this year for the first time in Italy, co-organized with the Conservatory Vincenzo Bellini in the framework of the celebrations of this institution’s 400th anniversary.

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IMPACT Music Conference 2017: Women Allowed?

Is there a gender problem in the music industry ?

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The International Music Council will bring together some of the leading names in the fields of music, marketing, policy and technology will meet at Alliance Française d'Accra for the 3rd Impact Music Conference. The aim of the conference is to develop a space to discuss, act, share, learn and understand that space called the Music Industry, and how to create equal opportunities for women in this sector.

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Survey: the role of civil society in the promotion and implementation of the 2005 Convention

BOP Consulting are working with UNESCO to gather information and data for the 2017 edition of the UNESCO Global Report on the role of civil society in the promotion and implementation of the 2005 Convention.

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Workshop on Policy Work on National level and European Agenda for Music

Continuing its very successful series of capacity building workshops, the European Music Council will offer a workshop specially targeting EMC members in the categories of "National Music Councils" and of "National and Specialised Organisations" in March 2017. The workshop will take place in Paris, in cooperation with Plate-Forme Intérregionale and focus on policy work at national level. An introduction to the European Agenda for Music (EAM) and discussions with the working group chairs will provide better understanding of the Agenda and the potential benefits for national music organisations.

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MARS Updates

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MARS project just entered its second year of activity. In the last six months most of the preparatory and structural steps of the projects were implemented, creating the basis for its public development:

• Publication on MARS Website of 3 Intellectual Outputs foreseen: the Needs Analysis, Specialisation Profile and Staff Training Guidelines, now accessible online;


• 2 Transnational Partner Meetings took place (London, 11-12 April and Montespertoli, 13-14 July 2016) to follow up and manage the project development and allow the work of the Evaluation Committee;

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