Welcome to the Finnish Music Council website.
Finnish Music Council (FMC) is an umbrella organisation in the Finnish music sector. It has 28 member organisations that then have further organisations participating in their activities. These members represent the sector very broadly from classical music and opera to jazz, traditional music and the so called world music. Some of them are also institutions and organisations of music education both on a basic level but also on an academic level. The member organisations cover music as culture as well commerce and Finnish Music Council is in the process of signing a contract with International Music Council (IMC)* and now, quite recently, a new Music Sector Development Project (MSDP) has started and it is supported by Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.
* The International Music Council (IMC) is created in 1949 by the Director General of UNESCO as the advisory body to the agency on musical matters. It is maintaining a formal associate relationship with UNESCO. The International Music Council is the world’s most representative music organization, with a core membership of national music councils and international expert music organizations. In total, the IMC reaches approximately 150 countries through its members and IMC has direct access to over 1000 organizations across the world. It is from this basis and with their collaboration that the network would be established.