The “African Music Development Programme” aims to build a sustainable music sector in Africa with a focus on increased employability. Specific objectives are:

To increase professional capacity throughout the sector

To promote exchange between European and African music professionals

To promote the role of the music sector as driver and enabler of sustainable development

To foster the network and to strengthen the infrastructure of the African music sector

Project Partners

The International Music Council (IMC), international NGO official partner of UNESCO, is the world's leading membership-based professional organisation dedicated to the promotion of the value of music in the lives of all peoples. IMC's mission is to develop sustainable music sectors worldwide, to create awareness about the value of music, to make music matter throughout the fabric of society,and to uphold basic music rights in all countries. In implementing AMDP, the IMC was privileged to work with 11 partners
African Music Council
Busara Promotions
Feux de Brazza
Hildesheim University
Makerere University
Music Crossroads
Technical University of Kenya

Numbers and Narratives

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Projects To Be Implemented
Interested Countries
Years of Commitment


AMDP Step by step

News and Press Releases

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AMDP has ended, Five Music Rights are still there!

After four fanstatic years,  the African Music Development Programme has officially ended in 2017. The impact of the project was huge for both partners and beneficiaries: dozens of students from all over the continent have increased their skills and enlarged their horizons, technicians have learned from each other’s skills, IMPACT Music Conferences have offered a […]

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IMPACT Music Conference 2017: Women Allowed?

Is there a gender problem in the music industry ? The International Music Council will bring together some of the leading names in the fields of music, marketing, policy and technology will meet at Alliance Française d’Accra for the 3rd Impact Music Conference. The aim of the conference is to develop a space to discuss, […]

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