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Belgian Gvnt hosts conference on EU Music policy

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BELGIAN PRESIDENCY HOSTS FIRST EVER EU CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS
EU POLICIES IN MUSIC


The Belgian Presidency, which heads the European Union from July to December 2001, is organising the first ever European conference to address EU policies for the music industry. The conference "Music in Europe" will be held on 13 October 2001 at the Palais d’Egmont in Brussels.

Supported by the European Commission, this conference will gather over 200 professionals of the European music sector (representing composers, authors, performers, producers, concert promoters and managers) to focus on the challenges faced by the European music industry in the new economy and a globalised marketplace. A large representation of individual artists and musicians is also expected amongst the speakers.

The conference is co - chaired by Belgian government ministers Rudy Demotte (culture) and Richard Miller (arts, literature and audiovisual) with the support of European commissioner Viviane Reding in charge of education and culture. The aim of the conference is to consider areas of European actions for music.

Topics of the conference:
- Globalisation and diversity: the challenges
- Measures to support Europe’s music industry ‘s competitiveness.
- European cultural cooperation and the needs of artists.
- Areas of policy actions for music in Europe.

To register for the conference interested persons should contact Allison Reekie on areekie@kernnet.com or tel. +32.2.289.26.05 / Fax +32.2.289.26.06
Journalists are invited to attend the event and are urged to announce the event in their publications for the interest of the music trade.
Press Contacts Belgian Presidency :
Cabinet Minister DEMOTTE Contact : Nathalie Styns +32.2.221.89.13 +32.477. 58.14.31 (mobile)
Cabinet Minister MILLER Contact :Jean-Jacques Goffinon +32.2.227.32.11 +32.477.83.78.30 (mobile)
Press Contact European Commission :
Cabinet Commissioner Viviane Reding : Christophe Forax +32.2.295.69.64

For further information, please contact Heidi Lambert Communications in Brussels on Tel: +32.2.732.55.46




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