Our Identity, Basic Principles and Goals
The German Music Council (DMR) is the largest national umbrella organization for the strengthen-ing, preservation, and further development of musical life in Germany. We are convinced that music contributes to social cohesion as well as to democracy, peace, and understanding in Europe and the world.
With a spirit of cooperation and the effective bundling of individual interests, the German Music Council sees itself as a mouthpiece, source of impetus, and active partner in making Germany a vibrant land of music. The DMR brings together the individual interests of its member associations and combines them with jointly developed music policy goals in socio-political contexts. In doing so, it increasingly focuses on cross-sectoral issues, such as the question of an adequate livelihood and income situation for creative artists, the importance and presence of artistic school subjects, the protection of authors and composers, and the strengthening of the cultural and creative industries.
The long-term funding projects of DMR gGmbH are a formative part of the German cultural landscape and essential pillars of cultural diversity and musical education. At the same time, the projects also act as musical ambassadors for the DMR's cultural policy activities. In particular, the focus is on supporting young musicians throughout the country, both amateurs and future professionals. The projects also contribute to national and international cultural exchange.
The German Music Council acts on the basis of its statutes, the Federal Republic of Germany’s Basic Law, the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Its activities are characterized by dialogue and cooperation with federal, state, local, and civil society partners as well as the advocacy of sustainability, diversity, equality