03 Sep 2010

Flanders Music Centre

As settled within the new Flemish Arts Decree, as of January 2015, Flanders Music Centre merged with the corresponding associations for performing and visual arts into one global organization, the Flanders Arts Institute.

The Flanders Music Centre is an organisation established by the Flemish government to support the professional music sector and to promote Flemish music in Belgium and abroad.

  • Encouraging expertise: advice, news and guidance for professionals about management, the music industry, government policy, social and legal matters, artistic programs, music education; support for music research and collaborations; a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge;

  • Information & Documentation: on all aspects of the current music scene in Flanders: biographies of composers and musicians, music encyclopaedias, scores, reports, publications, newspapers and magazines, databases, newsletters; a music archive of historical and contemporary recordings;

  • Promotion: national and international publicity of music and artists of all genres from Flanders: membership within network organisations, presence at trade fairs, creation and distribution of overview publications and compilation CDs, coordination of showcases and invitations to music industry professionals at major events, project collaboration with various music organisations.

For information about the cultural policy in Flanders you can download this brochure: The Agency for Arts and Heritage (pdf)

Flanders Music Centre is a member of IAMIC - The International Association of Music Information Centres and the Europe Jazz Network

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