Fair Practice in Today's Music

The effects and consequences on diversity and cultural development

Anne La Berge. Photo by Keke Keukelaar
Sine Tofte Hannibal. Photo by Sine Nielsen
Jørgen Karlstrøm. Photo by Renate Madsen
Anne La Berge. Photo by Keke Keukelaar. Sine Tofte Hannibal. Photo by Sine Nielsen. And Jørgen Karlstrøm. Photo by Renate Madsen


Session 2

Chaired by Anne La Berge (USA/The Netherlands), artist & educator, Nieuw Geneco

with Sine Tofte Hannibal (Denmark), general manager, Danish Composers Society;
Jørgen Karlstrøm (Norway), executive chairman, Norwegian Society of Composers

Commissioning involves many parties including commissioners, performers, programmers, publishers, funding agencies and composers. They begin with a shared vision of the responsibilities of all parties with clear and comprehensive communication. From operas to sound installations, the visions of composers around the globe are leading classical music into the future and ensuring its relevance. When the health of commissioning is tied to the future of classical music, how can a Fair Practice Code support all parties?

In this session we will discuss the key elements of Fair Practice including commission fees and royalties and the effect they have on gender balance in radio, streaming and repertoire diversity; freelance musicians' conditions that have been further affected by the pandemic; streaming and how it effects diversity, cultural development and the preservation of cultural heritages.