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Musical Life in Germany

The English version of the German Music Information Centre’s website has moved to https://en.miz.org.

Moreover, our recent 620-page publication "Musical Life in Germany" includes new or updated data and background information on musical culture. The book contains 22 articles by well-known authors from the spheres of academia, cultural policy and musical practice. Subjects range from musical education and training to amateur and professional music-making, the media and the music industry.
Interested readers can learn, among other things, about the modes of operation of concert halls, theatres and museums, the role of music in broadcasting, the changing requirements in vocational training for music profession, the financial constraints of independent ensembles and the developments in individual sectors of the music economy. More than 50 sets of statistics and maps, not to mention a large number of QR codes with links to further sources, provide an in-depth insight into the individual subjects. The articles are amply illustrated, conveying a visual impression of the diversity of Germany’s musico-cultural infrastructure.
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Musical Life in Germany