Aanmelden Live DMA werkgroep ‘What should be a good sound policy?’

19 december 2018

Noise pollution, health issue… This cannot be how European organisations define the core of our work, music. Live DMA members promote music diversity, they are a warrant of the freedom of artistic expression, they are important places in their neighbourhood and they work hard on audience’s risks awareness. Live music scenes need to answer such statements and anticipate upcoming challenges at the European level.

“Noise pollution in our towns and cities is increasing, blighting the lives of many European citizens. More than a nuisance, excessive noise is a health risk – contributing to cardiovascular diseases, for example. We need to act on the many sources of noise pollution – from motorized vehicles to loud nightclubs and concerts – to protect our health,” says Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe (World Health Organization – extract from Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region, October 2018)

What should be a good sound policy?
Together with a professional moderator and external experts from the sound & music sector, Live DMA members will gather as a taskforce to think, discuss and organize some advocacy tools for the live music scene on sound emissions. They will create a joint statement and provide role models from different European countries and cities. The objective is to give recommendations and highlight solutions to protect live music venues, clubs and festivals.

Live Style Europe working group is an opportunity for participants to meet peers from different European countries, discover vibrant cities and act on a European level.
Participants commit themselves to attend both sessions and prepare the necessary homework ahead. The coordination team is aware that participants have a busy work and will consider it when building the programme.

Participants’ profiles
“You work in a music venue, club or festival and you have a good expertise on sound regulation on both technical and political aspects. You understand and you are able to speak in English.”

Practical information
Please register your participant before 31st December by sending an email to audrey.guerre@live-dma.eu
First session – 20th and 21st February 2019 – TRIX Antwerp (Belgium)
Second session – April 2019 – week 16 or 17 – Place and exact date TBC

The first session will start on Wednesday 20th February, 09:30 and end on Thursday 21th February, 17:30
Live DMA covers travel up to 300€ and three hotel nights max per participant.

Costs reimbursements are limited to one participant/LiveDMA member. If you, as head-association, would like to join or send a second participant, please inform me first. We will register additional participants before 14th January, but we will limit the group to 25 participants max.

Antwerp is only 30min from Brussels with a train. There are direct trains from Brussels airport, and from Brussels city station to Antwerp-Central. If you would like to host the second session in April, please inform me as soon as possible.