Franck Riester, Minister of Culture, welcomes the unanimous vote of the Senate in favour of the bill to create the National Music Centre.

This vote, after that of the National Assembly on September 18, allows the final adoption of the law. It signs the creation, from 1 Septemberer January 2020, a “common home” of music, dedicated to bringing together the entire musical world and working for music and varieties, whether recorded or alive. The missions entrusted to it will enable it to support the richness and diversity of creation and dissemination at all stages and in all their dimensions: information and training of professionals, creation, economic support of actors, international influence, observation of the industry.

The agreement reached on 16 September in the Joint Committee and the unanimous adoption of the text reflect strong expectations of the establishment, particularly in a context of profound change in the music sector.  

The quality of the debates in Parliament has thus allowed major enrichments of the text: observation missions have been strengthened, the territorial dimension of the institution has been fully consecrated and the creation of a professional council, This will allow the organisations concerned to be involved.

This project, which has been eagerly awaited since the National Music Centre’s first prefiguration mission in 2011, was the result of the missions entrusted to Mr. Roch-Olivier Maistre, then to Deputies Emilie Cariou and Pascal Bois.   

This new public establishment will make it possible to pool the means dedicated to the sector to ensure a more effective support for the writing, composition, interpretation, production, publishing, promotion, distribution and dissemination of music and varieties, in addition to the additional resources that the Ministry of Culture wishes to devote to it (+€7.5 million from 2020).

The National Centre for Song, Variety and Jazz will be the first facility to join the National Music Centre, starting on 1er january 2020. The Fonds pour la création musicale (FCM), the Bureau export de la musique française (BUREX), the Club action des labels et des disquaires indépendants français (CALIF) and the Centre d'information et de ressources pour les musiques actuelles (IRMA) are intended to join the establishment, on a voluntary basis, during the first half of 2020.

“The creation of the National Music Centre is exciting news for the music industry as it undergoes a profound change in its marketplace, practices and business models. The missions entrusted to him will enable him to act and support the entire sector, at all stages of a project and in all their dimensions.” , Franck Riester, Minister of Culture.