MKC Skopje became proud associate member of Liveurope, a platform of 21 iconic European music venues working together to boost the diversity of Europe’s rich music scene.
Established in 2014, Liveurope encourages music venues to diversify their programmes and seek out the emerging European artists that are yet to be discovered. As an associate member, MKC Skopje gets direct access to a network of top music professionals to exchange good practices and make artistic discoveries together.
Liveurope also awards its members an EU quality label dedicated to acclaimed venues with a proven commitment to European diversity. All Liveurope members are iconic venues in their respective regions as well as highly professional infrastructures, and the quality label reinforces their position in the international music scene.
Liveurope is an initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote up-and-coming European artists.
The platform works as a quality label awarded to live music venues committing to European diversity. The objective of Liveurope is to boost the programming of young European acts across the continent and help them reach new audiences. Established in 2014, the Liveurope platform is the first initiative of it’s kind in Europe.
Who are the Liveurope members?
Liveurope is a membership organisation, bringing together international concert venues across Europe. The platform is coordinated by Ancienne Belgique, the internationally acclaimed concert venue located in the heart of Europe: Brussels. The member venues are selected for their dedication to booking European talent, as well as their professional infrastructure and international reputation.
How does Liveurope work?
Liveurope provides support in the form of a financial bonus to the member venues proportionally to their booking of emerging, non-national, European acts. The function of this mechanism is to give established concert venues the opportunity to programme emerging artists every year.
The venues, in turn, are completely autonomous in their choice of programming and booking artists, as long as these acts are both emerging and European.
In the future, the Liveurope platform aims to expand to include more concert halls across Europe, and become the defining quality label for European concert venues.
What’s the “Creative Europe” programme?
The aim of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union is to support European cultural, creative, and audio-visual sectors. Liveurope, being one of the first initiatives co-financed by this programme, has the responsibility of bringing new artists and music to new audiences across European borders, supporting emerging musicians in their artistic career.
The platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.