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Better Live (2022)

Better Live project
Better Live project
Project Type
Music
Title
Better Live (2022)
Release Date
2023
Irish Partner
Improvised Music Company, Dublin
Co-Partners
  • Lead Partner: RESEAU (France)
  • Rassemblement D Energies Pour La Sauvegarde D Un Espace Artistique Utopique (France)
  • Fundacja Wytwornia (Poland)
  • Stichting Bimhuis (Netherlands)
  • Stiftelsen Nasjonal Jazzscene (Norway)
  • Plataforma Jazz Espana (Spain)
  • Sploh Zavod Za Umetnisko Produkcijo In Zaloznistvo (Slovenia)
  • A. Zouganelis & Sia Eterorrythmos Etairia (Greece)
  • Livelaboratorio Tampere Oy (Finland)
  • European Music Exporters Exchange (Belgium)
  • M3b Gmbh (Germany)
Funding Strand
Cooperation Projects -Large Scale
Year Funded
2022
Funding Amount
€1959351

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The aim of the Better Live project is to implement the inclusive and sustainable transition of the live music sector. It supports small-scale live music infrastructures and activates local networks to enable artists to circulate sustainably across borders.

For years, the music industry has been experiencing challenges that the ongoing crises have exposed and aggravated. These are the challenges which if not tackled decisively, urgently and holistically, will ultimately threaten the diversity, quality and integrity of the entire European music scene. The current revival is a unique opportunity to lay solid foundations to a fairer, more diverse and green music industry.

Better Live project will implement the inclusive and sustainable transition of the live music sector. It supports small-scale live music infrastructures and activates local networks to enable artists to circulate sustainably across borders.

Each partner will support its local network to implement around thirty live music events in their region whose ecological, economic and social impact will be measured and included in the research. As a result, the project will increase the circulation and employability of the live music actors.

‘The Better Live project is a multifaceted plan to initiate a fair, green and inclusive transformation and, at the same time, to further develop the live music sector to support and increase artists’ international circulation. In order to do that we need new structures, awareness, competences and an incentive programme. This 4-year project, realised by 11 partners involving over 100 organisers from Europe, will launch a comprehensive transition starting with the flexible, adjustable and independent sector of jazz and improvised live music. Better Live will bring necessary knowledge through its research programme as well as competences and awareness through training and community-building platforms.’ Better Live Music
Better Live Website

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