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† Henrik Otto Donner (1939-2013)

It is with deep regret that we announce you the passing of M. Henrik Otto Donner, who was the Chairman of the European Music Office until 2009.

M. Donner was a unanimously respected person, a widely praised music composer, musician and music executive. His kindheartedness and his dedication to European music will be greatly missed.

Our most sincere condolences go to his family, friends and former co-workers.


EMO welcomes the exclusion of the audiovisual sector from the EU/USA trade agreement negotiations.
EMO strongly supports the EU’s decision to safeguard cultural diversity and to defend its cultural and creative industries. [read more]
EU budget talks 2014-2020 : Prioritising Culture, the cement that binds Europe together
European Platform on the Potential of Cultural and Creative Industries - Brussels, 17th June [read more]
European Artists on the Rise (EAR): A new European initiative for music venues and clubs
Join the E.A.R panel at PrimaveraPRO on Friday May 24th at 4pm. Click here for more information
ETEP Acts for 2013
Take a look at the list of acts selected by the participating festivals of the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) for the year 2013. 133 shows by 55 acts from 18 European countries! [read more]
EU/USA Free Trade Agreement: Culture cannot be negotiated.
A letter from the European Platform on the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries (EPPCCI) to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso [read more]
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EMO and IMPALA call for a strong budget for the Creative Europe Programme
As EU leaders meet in Brussels next week to dicsuss the future of the EU budget, the European Music Office and IMPALA (the Independent Music Companies Association) team up to advocate for a stronger EU support for cultural and creative industries. [read more]
European Platform on the Potential of Cultural and Creative Industries
The Platform - a group of more than 40 organisations representing a wide range of cultural and creative sectors – calls on EU Member States to adopt an ambitious budget for ‘Creative Europe’, the 2014-2020 programme for the cultural and creative sectors. [read more]
'Music Crossing Borders' Report

The 'Music Crossing Borders' study on the circulation of European repertoire within the European Union was commissioned by the European Music Office and Eurosonic Noordeslag. Its purpose is to analyse the flow of repertoire between EU countries, based on statistical data on radio airplay and digital downloads. A report by Emmanuel Legrand.

[read more]
French DJ collective C2C wins EBBA Public Choice Award
Watch the EBBA 2013 Complete Show!
WOMEX - World Music Expo

Womex is the most important world music industry event. This fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across borders.

 In 2013, Womex will be taking place in Cardiff, Wales from October 23 to 27.

Read more here
Creative Europe Programme approved by European Parliament
Last December 18th, the Culture Committee of the European Parliament gave the green light to the Creative Europe programme, which brings together the current MEDIA and Culture programmes under a single framework. [read more]
Creative Europe

The European Parliament’s Committee on Education and Culture has recently unveiled its draft report on the 2014 -2020 Creative Europe Proposal, which will determine music's place in the future EU Cultural Funding schemes.

[read more]
European Border Breaker Awards

Check out the winners of the 10th anniversary edition of the EBBAs.

Cast your vote for the Public Choice Award and win a ticket to the Award Cermeny at the EuroSonic Festival!

Vote Now!
DIVERSIDAD New single: 'I Got It'
Watch the second music video from the DIVERSIDAD project, 'I Got It' !

DIVERSIDAD 'I Got It' (music video) from DIVERSIDAD EXPERIENCE on Vimeo.

Diversidad documentary series, Episode 1: 'The eXperience'/ making of

THE DIVERSIDAD MOVIE SERIES - Chapter 3 - The eXperience episode / making of - from DIVERSIDAD EXPERIENCE on Vimeo.

Diversidad: "The Experience" - First Single of the Album
European Platform on Cultural and Creative Industries

In the framework of the European Union's "Structured dialogue", EMO is running the secretariat of the European Platform on Cultural and Creative Industries. Meetings of the Platform have been held in Brussels since 2008 to discuss issues such as mobility, the regulatory enviroment, SMEs, circulation of works and artists, the interaction between creation and industry, as well as exchange and export in a globalised world.

Many recommendations issued by the Platform have been incorporated in the European Commission's Green Paper entitled "Unlocking the potential of culutral and creative industries" wich was released on the 27th of April. The European Commission has officially launched an online public consultation to which EMO will participate actively, in order to fine-tune this important set of policy guidelines.

The next plenary of the platform will be held next June.

 Click here to check all the organisations involved. [read more]
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   EBBA WINNERS 2013  
  Here are the winners of the 10th edition of the European Border Breakers Awards!

-Nabiha (Denmark)

-Ewert and The Two Dragons (Estonia)

-French Films (Finland)

-C2C (France)

-Emeli Sandé (Great Britain)

-Of Monsters and Men (Iceland)

-Dope D.O.D. (Netherlands)

-Amor Electro (Portugal)

-Juan Zelada (Spain)

-Niki and the Dove (Sweden)

For more information: www.ebba-awards.eu

  The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) is an initiative from the Noorderslag Foundation and Buma Cultuur and is supported by EMO. ETEP's goal is to stimulate the circulation of European artists within Europe by performing at selected ETEP festivals throughout Europe.

ETEP website
Diversidad is an ambitious three-year European project dedicated to urban cultures. It includes a European tour, a digital platform, a documentary, an urban art exhibition, and a collective album gathering twenty rappers, beatmakers and DJ's.

Diversidad website