Projektperiode: 2016 – 2019
Partnere: AssoMusica, Root Music LTD, SKUC, Technopole og M.E.S.O
Støttet af: Creative Europe
NIMPE is the abbreviation for Network for Internalization of Music Producers in Europe and is an EU-funded project under Creative Europe. NIMPE aims to support the internationalization of live music, and especially young and beginner companies in Europe, to better assess the European market and promote their international musical activities. The Italian organization Assomusica Associazione is Project Manager for NIMPE, and Swinging Europe is part of a partnership with four other organizations from Greece, Great Britain, Slovenia and France, respectively.
The cultural sector has challenges in exporting and internationalizing its productions, especially in live music. Challenges include lack of information about other markets, lack of networking and lack of knowledge and skills in marketing. NIMPE wishes to create a network for music producers, technicians and other stakeholders in the field to develop cross-sectoral education and cooperation activities. Therefore, NIMPE will develop a workbook – an online database and a printed tool that will cover all manufacturers’ international needs in relation to knowledge about other markets. There will also be a NIMPE Factory, an international event, with the purpose of creating networking opportunities that cater for desired audiences.
Swinging Europe’s role in the project is to be part of the research work in gathering information about the Danish market for use in a NIMPE database. We will be associated with the various task phases that intend to disseminate information and provide practical tools for new international strategies directed to music producers and venues.
On 2 and 4 February, a kick-off meeting was held for the project in Volos, Greece. It was the first opportunity to meet and talk about the project, the strategy, the development of the network and setting milestones for future cooperation. During the meeting, the Volume Music Showcase Festival was held – a two-day conference with debates and live music. We attended the conference as experts in two panel debates dealing with NIMPE and Swinging Europe’s musical work in Europe.