The fifth edition of the Medimex, the Music Innovation Expo promoted by Puglia Sounds, in Bari. Medimex, was a three-day Expo offering intense agenda of live shows, meetings, panel sessions, presentations, workshops and business meetings with the protagonists of the Italian and international music scene and industry.
On the 30th of October 2015 Georges Perot (European Music Day) participated at the panel organised by Assomusica regarding the Live music Sector situation in Europe.
The live music scene in Europe is caracterized by considerable differences from country to country. The opportunity is there for all european operators and associations to act more than ever united and motivated as to represent the interests of live music sector at the highest European institutional level. One of the objectives of Assomusica is to foster tight collaboration amongst operators along those same lines that proved to be successful in the cinema and broadcasting industries, as to encourage favorable legislation, raise funds and develop programmes dedicated to live music.
Very representative European players of the field discussed common issues and priorities (education, taxation, etc.) in the presence of the representative of the Directorate General of Culture of the European Commission to define an initial document on the common needs of the sector.
EUROPEAN LIVE MUSIC NETWORK panel participants
A. Senesi (Deputy Head of unit European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture, Directorate D Culture and creativity, Creative Europe Programme – Culture Unit)
G. Parmley (Managing Director ILMC, UK)
G. Perot (Founder & Managing Director MESO Music Events, Greece)
V. Spera (President Assomusica, Italia)
A. Guerre (Coordinator Live DMA, Francia)
F. Jolivet (Council Member of Fedelima, Francia)
A. Perissinotti (Referente Network Europe, Olanda)
A. Renet (Conseiller Stratégique & Relations Institutionnelles Prodiss, France)
N. Saraiva (Vice President AMAEI, Portogallo)
K. Schölermann (Livekomm – LiveMusikKommission /Boardmember, Germany)
P. Smidt (Manager at Buma Cultuur, Creative director at Eurosonic, Olanda) M. Tari (Managing Editor Company name Pop100, Germany)
N. Sinisi (Dir. Radiofonia Rai)