Live DMA is a European network for music venues, clubs and festivals based in Nantes, France. It gathers 20 members (regional or national associations/federations) in 16 countries, and represents more than 3800 music venues, clubs and festivals (data 2021). Live DMA provides support and networking opportunities for the sector’s professionals through a range of activities within its project Live Style Europe II (2021-2024). The project is funded by the European Commission through the Creative Europe programme. Live DMA advocates for the live music sector at European level and aims to empower its members by providing them with tools, knowledge and resources. Finally, Live DMA connects and structures the live music sector in Europe. Live DMA does not have a programming or concert production function. The association currently employs 5 people on administration, coordination, project management, communication, and data collection.
In collaboration with the rest of the team, you will be in charge of the observation work of Live DMA. You will conduct and coordinate studies about the European live music sector within the organisation’s project Live Style Europe, in close relations with external researchers and music stakeholders. You will take part in Live DMA’s regular meetings and events. For all your missions, you will rely on Live DMA’s tools, its members’ network and the Live DMA team.
- Conduct a study on programming practices in the live music scenes. Based on the report of previous working groups and existing research work, with the objective to draft recommendations towards a European fair practice code, the study will highlight the main challenges of live music programming, allow for more transparency among operators, and identify ways to encourage more social and artistic diversity.
- Produce key figures on live music festivals in Europe. Based on the Survey methodology and tools for the data collection of live music venues & clubs, the key figures will set up a large quantitative report (approx. 800 recipients) on the live music festivals’ activities, employment and business models with the objective to develop knowledge about their structural challenges to build political recommendations.
- Set up a preliminary report on the importance of live music scenes in artistic development. Based on existing resource and research works, the report will identify the multiple roles of the live music venues, clubs and festivals in the musicians’ careers in Europe, identify the research gaps and set up further needs in terms of scientific evidences to support the Live DMA’s advocacy work, in line with our ethical charter and values.
18 months contract – part-time contract 70% – 24h30 per week. According to the results of awaited European grants in autumn 2022, the contract might be increased up to a full-time position with a possibility of renewal with a long term contract. Salary: 1602€ (gross salary for 70% position).