About EMEE

EMEE is a non-profit association made up of 29 national and regional Music Export offices from 25 countries, with its registered office based in Brussels. We pull together a mix of public and private funding to support European musicians, music companies and music professionals in their export strategies.

Emee news

Jun 15, 2021

Read the call of 108 EU & US organisations to facilitate visa and work permit conditions for artists and cultural professionals

The EMEE network is among the 108 signatories of this important letter to the EU and the US leaders for facilitate visa and work permit conditions for artists and cultural professionals. Read the full letter below: As EU and US leaders will meet in June, more than 100 organisations from across Europe’s and America’s cultural […]

Apr 27, 2021

Europe Day (May 9th): a cross-border musical celebration of Europe

Liveurope & EBU present Europe Day: a cross-border musical celebration of Europe For the 7th consecutive year, Liveurope will be celebrating Europe Day doing what they know best: throwing the spotlight on fresh new European talent. And, for this year’s edition, they have the support of public radio stations part of the European Broadcasting Union […]

Apr 15, 2021

EMEE signing the Keychange Pledge

Representation of women and gender minorities in the music industry remains very low in all European countries. Across the participating countries’ collecting societies, women represent 20% or less of registered composers and songwriters. Earnings for women are even lower and women and gender minorities are underrepresented in leadership roles across the industry and on stages […]

Mar 19, 2021

Secure a future for cultural life in Europe – Open Letter

Following the open letter published by 110 pan-European networks on 30 October 2020 “Make culture central in the EU recovery”, the group comes together again to reiterate their call to the national governments and the European Commission. In the second open letter published today by the group, coordinated by Culture Action Europe, the European cultural […]

Jan 19, 2021

Liveurope seeking to add five additional venues to its ever-growing structure

Music venues across Europe are going through the hardest crisis they have ever faced in recent history. In these unprecedented times, Liveurope, an association of 16 leading European venues, is seeking to grow its membership with a view of offering positive perspectives for the sector and stand in solidarity. In doing so, it reinforces the […]

Jan 15, 2021

These are the winners of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021

Alyona Alyona (ua), Inhaler (ie), Julia Bardo (it), Lous and the Yakuza (be), Melenas (es), Rimon (nl), Sassy 009 (no), Vildá (fi) are the winners of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021. The Public Choice Award 2021 went to Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona as was publicly announced by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, […]

Jan 11, 2021

Don’t miss these panels at ESNS 2021!

Eurosonic festival starts in a few days (Jan 13-16) and due to the current situation, the shows and the conferences will be digital, so see you online! Here’s a selection of some interesting panels to do not miss out during this ESNS digital edition: Music Moves Europe – EU Support to Music – presented by […]

Jan 11, 2021

Join EMEE panel on the Scandinavian digital music market at ESNS 2021

EMEE continues to tackle the market entry questions and this time we’ll be looking at Scandinavia – Sweden, Norway and Denmark. However, as the COVID-19 crisis has also thrown the music sector in disarray with live performances coming to near-zero count, it begs the question – what is the role of digital channels and music […]

Dec 8, 2020

Implementing steps to develop and promote European Music Export

The European Commission’s DG EAC has selected the consortium – led by our member mica – music austria / Austrian Music Export and including EMEE, Czech Arts and Theatre Institute / SoundCzech, Music Export Poland, KEA European Affairs, Music Finland and PRS Foundation – to deliver work on implementing steps to develop and promote European […]

Nov 2, 2020

Make culture central in the EU Recovery – Open letter

In the open letter, published on October 30, 2020, EMEE, along with other 109 pan-European cultural networks and associations calls the European Union (EU) and EU member states to protect culture as part of the coronavirus recovery plans and dedicate at the very least 2% of national Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) budget to culture […]

Oct 5, 2020

InvestEU – ensuring support for the cultural and creative businesses

Today, 26 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors wrote to European Commissioners Thierry Breton (Internal Market) and Paolo Gentiloni (Economy) regarding the EU’s flagship investment programme InvestEU. The programme is facing severe cuts which could have a dramatic impact on the ability of cultural and creative businesses to access much needed affordable debt and equity financing. Signing […]

Sep 18, 2020

Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2021: here are the 16 nominees

Tonight, the nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards were announced at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany in presence of the European Commissioner for Culture, Mariya Gabriel. This annual EU prize for popular and contemporary music co-funded by the Creative Europe programme celebrates emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and […]

Sep 3, 2020

EMEE partners with Liveurope Online Festival

EMEE is a partner of Liveurope Festival: 10+ free concerts with up-and-coming artists from over 10 European nationalities streamed to you directly from Europe’s hottest venues from the 24th to the 25 of September.  Under the title Renewing the European music scene, the third edition of the Liveurope Festival – the flagship annual festival of […]

Jul 15, 2020

A call to invest in all our creative futures

Ahead of the next European Council meeting (17-18 July), 45 leading European cultural figures issued a call for the EU to “be bold and to invest in culture and the arts, to invest in all our creative futures.” This is a direct response to the European Commission’s latest proposal to reduce the Creative Europe programme’s budget […]

Jun 22, 2020

Investing in Europe’s next generation by investing in culture

EMEE together with 93 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors wrote to political leaders, calling for strong and systemic support measures at EU and national level to recover from the crisis. Please find here a copy of this joint statement. Last council meeting report can be found here

May 5, 2020

Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis

Time to put words into action! Europe’s cultural and creative sectors were among the first and hardest hit by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. They will also be among the last. Across Europe, almost all cultural activities have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely, while venues and retailers have closed with disastrous consequences for all creators’ and […]

Apr 3, 2020

Music sector joins together to call for EU and national investment to address current crisis and promote diversity

Music is one of the first sectors hit by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. It will also be one of the last. As borders close, venues as well as festivals suspend their activities, performances are cancelled, group activity is stopped, shops close, and new releases are put on hold, the entire creative value chain is stalling. […]

Mar 12, 2020

COVID19 outbreak – Showcase festivals and conferences updates

EMEE has drafted a list of coming up showcases and music conference festival in the world, providing daily updates on their status

Mar 12, 2020

COVID19 outbreak – EU official sources per country

Through its members, EMEE has gathered official governmental information by most of European countries regarding safety measures put in place to contrast the COVID19 outbreak. The list will be updated daily. EMEE MEMBERS STATE BY STATE UPDATE LINKS on COVID-19 Virus  AUSTRIA FAQ for the situation in Austria can be found here: https://www.sozialministerium.at/en/Coronavirus/FAQ-Coronavirus.html  Travel information […]

Jan 29, 2020

European Commission publishes the first European Music Export Study in partnership with EMEE

The European Commission has published today a “Study on a European Export Strategy”, an in-depth analysis on the status of European music’s export capacity (both within the EU member states and internationally) outlining the main challenges of the sector and proposing practical solutions to enhance and strengthen the competitiveness of Europe’s music sector on the […]

Nov 28, 2019

EMEE partners with BISE Festival to bring the freshest European artists to Nantes

Some of you may already know the popular French BIS (Biennales Internationales du Spectacle) event, bringing every two years 13.000 creative professionals from various backgrounds (theatre, dance, music, circus, etc) at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes. This year the professional event will be enriched with a music showcase festival, called Festival BISE (a lovely […]

Oct 8, 2019

First European Music Export Conference in Brussels

Analyse the challenges and opportunities regarding the export of European music, present solutions to some of the issues faced by stakeholders and suggest operational tools to increase the cross-border circulation of European repertoire in the world: these are some of the main objectives of the ‘Study on a European Export Strategy‘ whose first findings were […]

Sep 20, 2019

Music Moves Europe Talent Awards: here’s the new 16 nominees!

Succeeding the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the annual Music Moves Europe Talent Awards are co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, with the additional support of the Municipality of Groningen, Province of Groningen and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The awards are presented by ESNS and Reeperbahn Festival, […]

Jan 11, 2019

Join EMEE panel on Music Export in EU at Eurosonic 19

Europe is home of some of the most inspiring and talented music creators in the world. From Tallinn to Lisbon, from Athens to Dublin, new artists emerge every day and dream of touring across borders. In Europe, national export offices are here to help acts achieving international success, with positive but fragmented results. But what […]

Jan 11, 2019

Don’t miss EMEE workshops at Eurosonic 2019!

Join EMEE at Eurosonic! The European Music Exporters Exchange network will organize two workshops during next ESNS19: “Are You Export Ready for USA?” and “Are You Export Ready? French Case Study”. Both workshops will be held at De Oosterport in Groningen, next Thursday 17th and Friday 18th of January. More info below:   Are You […]

Oct 29, 2018

An export strategy for European music

Thrilled to announce EMEE has won the first ever European Commission tender towards developing an export strategy for European music!

Aug 2, 2018

Music Moves Europe Talent Awards

EMEE is proud to be part of the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards, the new EU prize for popular and contemporary music. The MME Awards succeeds the European Border Breakers Awards, supporting artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow. More info here.