In the podcast Music Webs we talk about music and cultural policy in Europe. The European Music Council invites guests from the broad spectrum of the music sector, be it music educators, people from live music venues, choir singers/conductors, composers, performers, festival makers, instrument manufacturers, broadcasters, etc. The podcast music was exclusively composed by Moritz Eggert for the EMC, it is performed by Luise Enzian (baroque harp) and Moritz Eggert (piano). Find out more about the European Music Council: Find out more about the European Music Council: https://www.emc-imc.org/
Episode 2: Music Freedom Day 2021
32:26Music Freedom Day is on 3 March. On this occasion, and to honor the 5 Music Rights, we want to take a closer look at freedom of musical expression in Europe. To learn more about the situation in Hungary and Poland, Simone Dudt (EMC) is joined by music journalist and curator Monika Pasiecznik and journalist András Stumpf for the second episode of our podcast. They talk about importance of public spaces and support for musical diversity and expression, specifically public broadcasting and public funding and how those spaces have increasingly been limited over the last years for artists that do not follow the narratives of the government. They also highlight the specific challenges and barriers for independent artists that have been made even more difficult by the COVID-19 crisis. On 3 March 2021, Freemuse and partners in 40 countries around the world will celebrate the 15th annual Music Freedom Day and stand united in solidarity with artists facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, through local and online events. This year, by focusing on the theme "Imagine a Pandemic Without Art", Music Freedom Day intends to raise awareness of the challenges faced by artists and performers during COVID-19, and to remind us not take art, and the space for artists for granted. www.musicfreedomday.org
Episode 1: Corona, solidarity and the digital cage
39:40In our first episode, Simone Dudt (EMC) is joined by Silja Fischer (IMC) and Giambattista Tofoni from Europe Jazz Network. They talk about: the effects of the Corona crisis for the jazz field and Italy in particular solidarity in Europe how to endure the crisis with live concerts still being rare musicians as well as the “invisible” workers of the music sector struggling for survival The podcast music was exclusively composed by Moritz Eggert for the EMC, it is performed by Luise Enzian (baroque harp) and Moritz Eggert (piano).