During her visit to the MIDEM show in Cannes on June 8, the Minister announced the launch of a mission to, on the one hand, establish a diagnosis of the needs of the music industry and, on the other hand, identify the modalities of support for this sector and start a reflection around a «common house of music». This reflection, entrusted by Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, to Roch-Olivier Maistre, Master Adviser at the Court of Auditors, must include:
- the scope of activity;
- governance, with a triple concern for efficiency, the expression of all the interests involved, and the reaffirmation of the role of the State;
- the modalities and structure of its funding, with a precise and documented assessment of the identified needs.
The mission’s conclusions should be submitted by the end of September.
The mission sends a strong signal to the music family. Over the past 50 years, the department has diversified its instruments of support to the sector, under the leadership of my predecessors and great names like Marcel Landowski and Maurice Fleuret. In parallel with the Ministry’s unwavering support for the music sector, the reflection on the common home constitutes a new stage in the definition of a proactive policy, to respond together to the great challenges of tomorrow’s music, especially those related to digital. The logic is now that of the 360 , including live performance and recorded music. Three objectives will be given priority: promoting emergence and diversity (creation and dissemination), ensuring the international reach of the sector, structuring actors by promoting access to finance and encouraging joint projects.”
Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture.
Roch-Olivier Maistre is a master adviser to the Court of Auditors, section chairman and member of the Court of Budgetary and Financial Discipline.
Technical adviser in the office of the Minister for Culture and Communication (1986
1988), Director General of the Comédie Française (1993-1995), Adviser for Education and Culture at the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic (2000-2005), he was Film Ombudsman (2006-2011) and President of the Press Distribution Regulatory Authority (2011-2017). Roch-Olivier Maistre also chaired the Board of Directors of the Cité de la musique from 2007 to 2016
Today he is a director of the Cannes Film Festival, the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier and the Théâtre national de l'Odéon, and is a member of the French Press Agency’s Press Distribution Regulatory Authority and Financial Commission.