Mois : septembre 2018

After US launch, Dice expands to France

Following last year’s launch in the US, UK-born mobile ticketing platform Dice has expanded into France.Launch partners are le Consulat (pictured), a Paris club and creative hub, and Pop-Up du Label, a 200-capacity Paris bar/venue and home of the Pete the Monkey festival. A Dice spokesperson tells IQ the company has a dedicated French team who are additionally spearheading partnerships with other promoters and venues.Phil Hutcheon, CEO of Dice, says: “We’re so excited about launching in Paris. We’ve been working on this for a while to make sure it’s perfect for Parisians.

A Cultural Policy for the European Union – Culture to transform Europe – by Philippe Kern

Messrs. Kaaczyński, Orban and Salvini are teaming up. They call for a fortress Europe, building walls. They celebrate national myths and champion nationalistic visions as well as cultural expression. They accuse the EU of threatening national identities(1).   Historically cultural policy contributed to building the nation state.   It is now used to wage war against a humanist vision of Europe, that welcomes cultural exchanges, encourages freedom of expression, diversity and mutual understanding.  The authoritarians exacerbate xenophobia and nationalistic visions, tearing down the European ideal. They show that it is not possible to build Europe without consideration for culture.  How should a cultural administration be made relevant to promote the values of the European project based on democracy, freedom of expression and the rule of law? How can art and culture contribute to build values of tolerance, empathy or mutual understanding, the very foundations of a closer Union? What could a European policy for culture that embodies humanist values be?

6 Best Social Media Platforms For Musicians

A lot of musicians ask me how many social media sites they should be on. The answer is simple – you should not do more than you can do well. For instance, if you’re doing well on Facebook and Twitter, but the moment you begin posting to Instagram your results on Facebook and Twitter begin to diminish, it’s a clear sign you’re taking on too much. Spreading yourself thin achieves nothing. That takes a bit of pressure off, doesn’t it? I know what a lot of other musicians and experts out there are saying. You’ve got to be on Instagram