How do governments interact with and support popular music and music businesses nowadays? This exclusive white paper from Sound Diplomacy explores the latest initiatives in funding music export offices, as well as the new funding trends. “Popular music” is music not traditionally covered by Arts Council and Ministry of Culture initiatives, such as classical, opera and jazz.
Did you know, for instance, that:
– Over 70 countries support popular music business around the world?
– Canada and Norway are the world’s largest funders of popular music talent and business development?
– In the UK and its four independent countries, a number of programmes targeting contemporary, popular music makers and associative businesses have been developed since 2009?
– In the last five years, despite recession, state support in popular music has increased?
Find out more exclusive data about current funding trends for popular music in this white paper, focusing on the UK, Canada, Eastern Europe and state investments.
Sound Diplomacy is a music market development consultancy, with offices in London, Barcelona and Berlin and a representative office in India. It has an extensive experience in conducting research and analysis across the cultural spectrum, organising B2B events and managing artists and labels.
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