The Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, is pleased that one year after the vote of the law of October 30, 2019 on the creation of the National Music Centre, the CNM merged on 1 Octoberer November, with partner associations serving the music sector (Fonds pour la création musicale, CALIF, IRMA and Bureau Export).
The teams of these four associations are now joined by the former Centre national de la chanson, des variétés et du jazz. The hundred or so employees who make up today the CNM will be able to settle in the next year in new premises in the 13th Paris district (avenue de France) open to professionals and the public.
The Minister of Culture welcomes the full implementation of the law by the NJC and the considerable work done by its teams. Since March 2020, this new establishment has in fact demonstrated its ability to intervene in emergency alongside professionals in the music industry, in all aesthetics and for all business models, for musical and variety shows as for recorded music. This action was based on a continuous process of consultation, in good coordination with the services of the Ministry of Culture.
The State, for its part, has shown its unwavering support for the music industry and its confidence in its new operator, to which 145 million euros have been delegated since the crisis, for the year 2020 alone. The CNM will also be endowed with €200 million as part of the recovery plan in 2021 and 2022, beyond the strengthening of its operating resources provided for in the 2021 finance bill (+€7.5 million).
The events of the last few months show that the existence of an efficient operator dedicated to the entire music sector is an opportunity for our country, in this crisis of unprecedented gravity.