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The annual conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres taking place in Tallinn

From May 8 to 10 the annual meeting and general assembly of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia. Representatives of music information centres from 19 countries are attening the annual conference, giving presentations and participating in seminars and discussions. From the host country the Estonian Music Information Centre and Music Estonia are the members of the association attending the conference. This year’s meeting is held in connection with the ISCM World Music Days 2019.

The International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) is a worldwide network of organisations working on a non-profit basis to promote and document the music of our time. Each member-organisation focuses on the music of its own country or region. Most cover all genres from contemporary and classical music to jazz, rock, popular music, world music, and other forms, while some centres focus on a particular musical field. The IAMIC aims at becoming the foremost global network that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise in the field of music documentation, promotion, and information, leading to an increased international cooperation, performance and use of the repertoire of music of all genres.

It is IAMIC's task as the umbrella body is to raise the public profile of these key cultural operators and increase access to the rich resources they offer. IAMIC acknowledges the importance of sharing and optimizing knowledge, expertise, and know-how. In this respect its activities provide an international context for its members, enabling the provision of services and encouraging collaborations, exchanges, and partnerships.

IAMIC has a significant role in building bridges between its members, creating networking opportunities and supporting and enhancing the visibility of projects that underline the objective of IAMIC: create an international landscape where pathways to information on music continually enhanced to provide users with the highest possible level of access.

Every year, IAMIC organizes a major conference, hosted in a different country to ensure that most of its members will be able to participate as often as possible. This conference is a benchmark for information sharing and allows the promotion of an international music community. These conferences are often the starting point for a variety of cross border projects, aiming to promote national musical culture abroad.

See also:
World Music Days 2019