There is an ever-growing music industry in Romania, and this is supported by the set-up of important projects and events at national and international level. For example, the Mastering the Music Business (MMB) Conference is the leading Romanian music conference and showcase event. Initiated in 2016, it has counted three editions so far. This professional event is dedicated to all independent artists and professionals in the Romanian and international music industry. At MMB, key professionals from the local and international music business and related industries come together to discuss various relevant topics. Successful artists, business managers, booking agents, record company execs, PR agents, online and digital specialists, advertisers, radio broadcasters, publishers, songwriters etc. exchange know-how and ideas under the same roof.
The 2019 edition of the Music Moves Europe event was organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Identity – Project Management Unit, in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The participants were able to attend a workshop on copyright in the music sector and a conference connected to the policy pillar of the Music Moves Europe initiative. The reunion was organised successively with another RO PRES conference, New Challenges Regarding Copyright in the Digital Single Market, with which it shared a workshop.
This conference aims at bringing together all aspects of the industry, thereby contributing to a better understanding of the music sector and the challenges it faces, and a closer cooperation at policy level, with the ultimate goal to enhance the European musical diversity and the competitiveness of Europe’s music sector. RO PRES 2019 worked towards identifying transferrable best practices in terms of public intervention for the music sector and suitable policy measures at national level. During the event, there were discussions about relevant topics for public policy making in the EU and its Member States, such as: urban development and music festivals, the promotion of European musical diversity, fair competitiveness in the sector, the cross-border circulation of music, and the entrepreneurial dimension of the industry.
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