Europe's culture ministers met informally with representatives of the music industry, on 21 January, on the fringes of the international music festival Midem in Cannes. According to the European Commission, discussions centred on the "economic aspects of culture," and on "the music sector's contribution to creativity and cultural diversity in the age of the digital economy," with Commissioner for Culture and Education Jan Figel' also present. The meeting was followed by the presentation of the Commission-sponsored 2007 European...

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