Europe Day 2024: celebrating a decade promoting Europe in music

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The 10th edition of our Europe Day celebrations will take place at Ancienne Belgique on 9 May. And we're in for a double celebration as 2024 also marks the 10th anniversary of Liveurope!

To mark this milestone, we invite you to join us for a special programme mixing discussions on pressing topics for the music sector, networking moments, and concerts on AB’s main hall and club.

With Belgium heading the EU Presidency, we will shine the spotlight on exceptional Belgian talent with great international appeal. And with only a month to go before the European elections, we feel even more determined to bring you some of the hottest artists rising from around the continent.

Before the shows, we will seize this opportunity to have a conversation with top experts and discuss what the future has in store for European music – and what the EU can do to make it thrive. 

The event is organised in partnership with the European Commission under the label of the Belgian Presidency of the EU. It counts with the support of the One Voice for European Music initiative and the Cultural Creators Friendship Group, a cross-partisan coalition of currently 27 Members of the European Parliament from 6 different political groups and 14 different countries.
 

Preliminary schedule

 

16:00 opening words followed by a panel discussion: what future for European music?

Before the music starts, we'll dive into a lively conversation with leading experts about the future of European music—and what the EU can do to make it flourish.

As Liveurope celebrates its 10th anniversary, let's take a moment to envision the next decade for European music. From weathering the storm of piracy in the early 2000s to navigating the challenges of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the music industry has repeatedly demonstrated its resilience and capacity to thrive amidst adversity. Yet, as we stand on the cusp of the AI revolution, how will the music sector respond to this technological surge? 

A recent analysis of Spotify data reveals that European audiences are increasingly drawn to the sounds of their homegrown artists, but how do we ensure these local talents break through international borders? What steps can the EU take to nurture European music diversity and propel the next Angèle, Rosalía, or MØ onto the global stage?

18:00 Networking cocktail (by invitation only)

Come celebrate with us as we raise a glass to commemorate a decade of Liveurope and anticipate ten more years of successful cross-border cooperation.

The networking cocktail is open to cultural operators, Belgian and European decision-makers, and media professionals. 

Registration is required via contact@liveurope.eu

19:30 Concerts in AB’s main hall & club

Line-up:

  • Compact Disk Dummies
  • Chibi Ichio

More to be announced – stay tuned!

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