The European Music Council has announced that the first European Forum on Music will be held in Vienna, Austria, from April 15 to 18, 2010. The event will bring together politicians and representatives from the world of music to examine the question of musical diversity via three themes: education, radio broadcasting policies, and intellectual property.
“The 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the 2007 European Cultural Agenda in a Globalizing World are two important instruments to defend musical diversity. The European Forum on Music will study developments since these two documents came into effect,” reports the council on its website.
More information on the forum will be posted on the European Music Council website in January 2010.