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ECJ rules on private copying levy

“Yesterday, the European Court of Justice ruled that the collection of a private copying levy on media carriers to ensure a fair compensation for artists may, under certain conditions, be compatible with EU law. According to EU law, the Member States grant, in principle, authors, performers, producers and broadcasting organizations the exclusive right to authorize […]

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EU funds: act before September

 You may find all the details of future EU fundings for 2014-2020 here. A more summarized and analytic content on European fundings will be soon made available to the network members (only). Being a cultural European actor, there are several ways for you to be funded by the EU. You may most probably apply to […]

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European portal project: join our database

The FEVIS French federation and its European network are happy to introduce to you the European portal project. We are currently organizing the digitization of ensembles’ ressources, and collecting all data that you have decided to share. Music scores, audio, video, interviews, live concerts, photos … Do not hesitate to contribute, your ensemble will be […]

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Where are we on instrument transportation ? Facts and texts

FIM and Pearle acted on the issue of instrument transportation last year. Indeed, the Passenger Rights directive is being revised and will be voted in the coming months by the European Parliament. The first step consisted in having a say in the proposed text. FIM organized a petition online on instrument transportation, which was signed by […]

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Sweden, cross border social security – by Nikolaj de Fine Licht / Concerto Copenhagen

“A recent change in Swedish regulations of social security and taxation has led to an absurd situation where a Swedish citizen who works more than 15% of his total work hours in Sweden will cause any non-Swedish employer who contracts him/her on free-lance basis outside Sweden to be presented with an extra bill from the […]

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Classical Next Vienna

FEVIS Europe Network will be attending Classical Next in Vienna this week ! Contact us to set up a meeting in order to introduce your ensemble or any intiative. We will be happy to tell you more about our music portal project of European independent ensembles, and our lobby and work as a network : […]

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Withholding tax in Germany

The first document produced by the FEVIS Europe Network thanks to the contribution of its members is about withholding tax in Germany, which is the tax revenue that you might or might not pay while performing abroad. This document will help you understand how to avoid double taxation if possible, and if you cannot, how […]

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Cappella Amsterdam – a partly “subsidized” ensemble in the Netherlands

Cappella Amsterdam is a good example of what is a partly subsidized music ensemble in the Netherlands. Find here the manager Anna Becker’s understanding of what it is to be an ensemble built as a “private initiative”, figures, development stages and budget. Have a look here :   Download here. Photo credit- Annelies van der Vegt 

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Collegium Vocale Gent – a Belgian “mature” ensemble

This presentation will give you a good understanding of this Belgian ensemble. Find eveything you need to know regarding the development of Collegium Vocale Gent, repertoires, numbers of concerts, strategies, etc.Dowload here.

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La Nuova Musica – a British “emerging” ensemble

Find here Julian Forbes’ presentation of La Nuova Musica, a British ensemble directed by Julian Forbes. It includes its stages of development, and some specific information about the UK musical landscape. Download here.

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