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03 Jul 2011

Finnish Music Information Centre (FIMIC)

The Finnish Music Information Centre Fimic exists to promote Finnish music over a broad range and with a strategic approach by increasing awareness of music and its creators and by promoting performances of Finnish music. It operates in all genres from contemporary classical music to jazz and from folk music to rock.

The key task of Fimic is to offer customer services to music professionals in Finland and abroad. Its best product is expertise, and its best service is providing accurate information. Its contacts extend to extensive and confidential networks among the world’s leading decision-makers in the field of music, and it continuously provides consultant services for the media, for festival directors, for agents and for other professionals in questions regarding Finnish music.

It actively publicises Finnish music and its creators on its website and in its newsletters and through the products it publishes on Finnish music. It also launches and coordinate projects for promoting Finnish music and brings together similar interests through its contacts with all parties involved in the music business.

Fimic also maintains an extensive sheet music library and distributes, rents and sells printed materials for unpublished Finnish music. Its sheet music library has almost 40,000 titles, of which about 6,000 are in digital form. It makes increasing use of new technology in sheet music distribution as in its promotional activities.

Fimic was founded in 1963 and became an autonomous unit of the Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society TEOSTO in 1995. Since the beginning of 2010, Fimic functions as an independent organization, Finnish Music Information Centre Fimic Association. The members of the new association include Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto, Finnish Society of Popular Music Composers and Authors ELVIS ry., Finnish Music Publishers Association, Finnish Musicians' Union, IFPI Finland and Society of Finnish Composers.

Fimic is a member of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) and has been an active participant in the European Music Office (EMO) platform as the representative of TEOSTO.