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m4music Festival 2024 : “Fair Pay in the Music Scene: Between Expectations and Reality”

This year's m4music festival will take place on 22 and 23 March, and PETZI will once again be taking part!

We are delighted to present the panel “Fair Pay in the Music Scene: Between Expectations and Reality” on Saturday, 23 March 2024 at 1.15pm.

The panel will look at fee recommendations for the music industry:

“The goal is clear: musicians – be they on stage, off stage or backstage, in clubs or at festivals – should be able to live off their wages, fees and salaries. SONART Music Creators Switzerland is currently working on remuneration recommendations for the modern music sector (including ‘pop/rock’) – a tool already used across many other art sectors. What sounds like a solid solution in theory turns out to be rather complex in practice: on the one hand, the recommendation promises living wages, but on the other hand, clubs and festivals fear for their survival due to rising fees. How do you solve this paradox? And what role does cultural promotion play in this?”

PETZI work with SONART and the cultural promotion offices to provide insights into a complex topic that affects the entire music scene.

The following speakers will participate in the panel:

  • Céline-Giulia «Cégiu» Voser – Musician/producer/composer and Co-Vice President, SONART
  • Michael Kinzer – Head of the Service de la culture Ville de Lausanne
  • Katrin Grögel – Director of the Department of Culture, Canton of Basel-Stadt
  • Michael Breitschmid – Co-President of PETZI, Swiss Federation of Music Venues and Festivals

The panel will be moderated by Valérie Wacker, French-speaking Switzerland correspondent for Radio SRF.

You can find out more about the panel here.

This panel is conducted in German, with simultaneous translation into French.

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