DIGITAL MUSIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING
DMET – Digital Music Education and Training
Culture 2000 Program
DMET was a European project co-funded by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (Culture 2000 Program) and was implemented by IEMA in collaboration with 5 other European institutions.
The DMET provided for the development and implementation of a set of targeted actions
a) to acquaint professional musicians (creators, performers, educators, students, etc.) and institutions (music education, production, organization, distribution, etc.) with the new possibilities offered by digital and network technology and
b) to create a "body of knowledge" related to the subject that will help the university and vocational schools to include this subject in their curriculum. .
The ultimate goal of the program was to empower European musicians and businesses - especially small ones - with the right supplies and knowledge to meet the new challenges and take advantage of the opportunities created in the new digital economy.
the IEMA program together with the European bodies:
- Music Information Center Austria (MICA) (Austrian Music Information Center)
- Internationales Musik + Medienzentrum (IMZ) (Austrian International Music and Media Center)
- Polish Composers' Union (PCU) - Polish Music Information Center (PMIC)
- Independent Music Companies Association IMPALA (Belgium)
- Slovak Music Information Center Hudobne Centrum
with the support of
- IAMIC (The International Association of Music Information Centers)
- The European Music Office ( EMO European Music Office )
- And the Jeunesses Musicales Romania
The total budget of the project is approximately 1,000,000 Euros . The project was implemented with the support of the Culture 2000 Program of the European Commission and lasts for three years (10/2005 to 9/2008).
THE ACTIONS OF DMET
- Investigating the business opportunities in the for-profit and non-profit sector of the online music market for the next 5 years with special emphasis on the interaction with live music. Concentration of music market research and related literature.
- Development of a network of organizations that already have access to basic information of the music market, in order to be a virtual " observatory " of market developments that produces reports-conclusions written in a language understandable to music creators.
- Create an online database that includes research reports and music market material.
- Creation of a file on the available offer of vocational music education in European countries. What are the training programs offered by European institutions, public and private.
- Establishment internet communication structure for music professionals, composers, small businesses, etc.
- Organizing a series of international conferences and seminars in Europe (Cannes, Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, Bratislava, Bucharest, Athens) to identify the problems and to promote the DMET program, the knowledge gathered and its objectives.
- Creation of relevant educational material . Development of training programs utilizing the networks of co-organizers: standard four-hour workshops up to two-day seminars. Creating a network of trainers and speakers available locally and training them. Establishment of relevant certification.
- Creation of a network of music educational organizations (Universities, Conservatories, Music Schools, etc.) for the implementation of all DMET educational activities.
THE OBJECTIVES OF DMET
The music sector is governed by significant structural changes. In the new digital economy, significant discontinuities have been created in the content value chain, as it was in the last century. The ability to distribute music online creates new challenges and new opportunities for European music creators. But there are not many writers, composers, artists, who are ready to take advantage of new opportunities to become better known, gain a larger audience and market their work themselves.
- will empower European Music creators by providing them with knowledge on how to succeed in the new digital music economy.
- will highlight new business opportunities for creators in the field of contemporary classical and vocal music, improvisation and pop music, but also for professionals in traditional music.
- will improve business skills and the ability to effectively promote creative talent and small business through appropriate training.
- will create a digital music program for entrepreneurship and education that will be oriented to the needs of the market and will be constantly updated after the end of the project, through the utilization of existing networks in the area.
The desired results are:
- Better connection with the labor market of the programs for professional musicians offered by Universities, Conservatories, Music Schools etc.
- Larger market share for European Music in the European and global music market.
- Larger market share mainly for small local music producers (especially in small Member States dominated by multinational music companies), through better promotion and promotion and exploiting the potential of the online music market.
- Enhancing musical diversity .
- Facilitate access to European music for the global online music market.
More generally, the project will contribute to the development of innovative approaches to online music at European level and to bridging the gap between cultural policy and the creative industries, by empowering creators.
- Music composers and performers who have already started their careers and need to develop skills to effectively promote themselves / their work in the modern digital age.
- Music education providers to respond to the new conditions created by digital music distribution and to properly prepare their students to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that arise
- Students and teachers where through digital information can search for educational materials and information for studies
- Producers and organizers where they can discover new ways to approach creators and promote their products.