IN FOCUS

International Conference of Music Information Centres

Public Conference Day
May 2022
Beethoven figures by Ottmar Hörl on the Münsterplatz in Bonn
Beethoven figures by Ottmar Hörl on the Münsterplatz in Bonn.  
Photo:  Giacomo Zucca
In May 2022, Bonn will become the meeting place of the world's music information centres. The public conference day on 24 May, dedicated to the influence of globalisation and digitalisation on international musical life, will be livestreamed from the ‘Beethoven-Haus’.

Leading experts from all areas of the music industry are expected to attend the public conference day ‘Music Life at the Intersection between Tradition and the Future’ on 24 May, which is part of the annual conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC).

In four panels they will discuss how internationalisation and globalisation affect different areas of musical life and which trends can be observed. The focus will be on the topics of contemporary music and copyright as well as questions of programming, the promotion of young musicians and music education. Aspects such as digitalisation, climate protection or diversity will be examined as well as the question of what impact the COVID 19 pandemic has on international music life.

The event will be held in English. Simultaneous translators will be available.