Musical Life in Germany

With its diverse traditions and a multitude of cultural institutions, Germany is a land of music. Find here an introduction to political, social and cultural aspects of music by Christian Höppner, General Secretary of the German Music Council.

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In 21 articles covering a broad range of topics, the German Music Information Centre (MIC or MIZ) bundles selected facts about musical life in Germany and describes developments in its central areas.

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Musical Life in Germany

The German MIC's anniversary publication

22 essays
More than 600 pages
40 statistics
13 maps
More than 400 illustrations

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The database of the German Music Information Centre provides information on more than 10,000 music organisations and institutions. It informs about their main aims and activities, and reflects the extensiveness of institutional structures in Germany.

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In the past two decades, the German MIC has published over 100 statistics on diverse aspects of musical life. This compilation comprises more than 40 selected, permanently updated statistics in English.

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The maps present selected parts of the German MIC's database from a topographical point of view. They provide information on the locations and other characteristics of specific musical organisations and give a compact visual overview.

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The German Music Information Centre is contact point and centre of expertise for anyone seeking information and data on musical life in Germany. Under the aegis of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat) it documents structures and developments in key areas including musical education and training, amateur and professional music-making, the media and the music industry.

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