International Conference of Music Information Centres

Over 20 nations visit Hamburg, Bonn and Cologne
June 2022
Picture: IAMIC Panel Discussion
Discussion in the panel ‘Behind the Scenes: Orchestras, Ensembles and Programme Planning’ at the public conference day of the IAMIC conference at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn  
Photo:  Nathan Dreessen  /  miz
From 21 to 26 May 2022, the German Music Information Centre hosted the Annual Meeting & Conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC).

Delegates from more than 20 music information centres from all over the world met for an exchange with professional representatives of central areas of musical life in Germany. Under the impression of the Ukraine war, the delegates discussed the topic of ‘music and politics’ and the reactions in the international music world. They also looked at national aid programmes for musicians in the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the topics of sustainability, digitalisation and globalisation.

The centrepiece of the conference was a public conference day in the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn with over 20 speakers from the event management, music associations, collecting societies and research institutions. Four panels dealt with strategies for programme planning and audience loyalty, the promotion of contemporary music, new approaches in music communication and copyright in music in the context of globally operating corporations. In addition to around 100 invited guests who followed the discussions on site, more than 200 registered participants from all over the world took part in the event via livestream.

The IAMIC conference was accompanied by an extensive programme in which the host country presented itself with some of its outstanding music venues such as the Beethoven-Haus or the Elbphilharmonie. With the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, the WDR broadcaster, the Studio Ensemble Musikfabrik as well as the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Hamburg, further venues were represented where the guests could experience the diversity of musical life in Germany.


The World of Music Information Centres

IAMIC currently has 33 members worldwide. The main focus is on Europe, but the network also extends to North America, Australia and New Zealand.
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Thank you to the sponsors of the IAMIC 2022 Annual Meeting & Conference:

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