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Bonn and Hamburg | Conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)

The annual meeting and conference of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC) will take place in Bonn and Hamburg from 21 to 26 May 2022. For the first time in 20 years, Germany will once again be the host country for the International Association of Music Information Centres, which has members from more than 30 countries worldwide.

On Tuesday, 24 May 2022, you can participate in the conference online. The public conference day under the topic "Musical Life at the Intersection Between Tradition and the Future" will be livestreamed worldwide from the Beethoven House in Bonn. In four panels, top-class experts will deal with how internationalisation and globalisation affect different areas of musical life, and which trends can be observed. The focus will be on the topics of contemporary music and copyright as well as questions of programming, the promotion of young musicians, and music education. Aspects such as digitalisation, climate protection or diversity will be examined as well as the question of what lessons can be learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. Speakers include Steven Walter (Artistic Director of Beethovenfest Bonn), Christiane Wiesenfeldt (Professor of Musicology, University of Heidelberg), Christiane Engelbrecht (Managing Director of International Ensemble Modern Academy), Thomas Schäfer (Director of International Music Institute Darmstadt) and Jürgen Brandhorst (Director of Society for Musical Performance and Mechanical Reproduction Rights GEMA).

The streaming will be realised by a professional camera team in order to offer the participants in front of the screens an exciting conference experience. The form of the webinar allows you to be present not only as a silent spectator, but also to ask questions and actively participate in the discussion.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you online at IAMIC2022 on 24 May. Please register now via the registration form so that the link to the webinar can be sent to you:


For more information on the programme and speakers, please see our website at


The conference will generally be held in English. Simultaneous translators for the parts in German will be available.