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Part of the cultural and creative industries in Europe
billion EUR total sales in Europe
Third biggest sector of the music industry in Europe
EMIA - European Musical Instrument Alliance
With the constitution of the expert body EMIA, an important step has been taken for a united and strong European musical instrument and musical equipment (MI) industry. Four leading national industry associations are joining forces in an alliance to advocate for the cultural and economic interests of the MI industry in Europe.
The European MI industry urgently needs a platform that enables national associations of the European member states to represent their interests jointly and in a bundled way vis-à-vis politicians. EMIA deals with the pressing issues of European politics and defends music as one of the most important commodities for our societies.
It is time for all the musical instrument associations and companies in Europe to be united and finally speak with one voice in order to be much more representative, so that the demands of the sovereign national associations that recognise themselves in the EMIA are taken into account and the changes necessary for the development of the market are implemented, such as competition law, VAT and the enhancement of the cultural role and function of the MI industry in building a new European identity.
The EMIA stands up for the cultural and economic interests of the musical instrument and music equipment industry on a national and European level, with the aim of strengthening the competitiveness of the industry in all market sectors, helping to shape the political and legal framework conditions according to the requirements of the industry, and promoting up-to-date further and advanced training in music, as well as intensifying active music making and music skills in society.
Who we are?
With a total turnover of around 6 billion euros, the musical instrument (MI) sector is an important part of the cultural and creative industries in Europe. Manufacturers
and specialist retailers in the MI sector account for around a quarter of the turnover
of the entire music industry in Europe.
Leading national industry associations are joining forces in an alliance to advocate for the cultural and economic interests of the MI industry in Europe.
EMIA is open to co-operation with other associations, institutions and companies that wish to become part of the Alliance. You are welcome to become a member or friend of the European Musical Instrument Alliance. Feel free to contact us