Austrian Music Charta 2018

Federal Chancellery
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

In June 2018, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and representatives of the Austrian music industry signed an agreement to increase the share of local music content in the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation's programmes. The agreement states the following: for the radio station O3 a share of 18 per cent of Austrian/local music, with a share of 15 per cent in its core time, has been set; one third of Austrian music on all ORF radio stations; establishment of special programmes on television. Such an agreement on a share within economically strong periods is unprecedented. It allows to increase the share of Austrian Music on O3, the station with the highest ratings, to 15 percent between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. in the next three years. The total share of Austrian music on O3 will be raised to 18 percent in the same period. In addition, a broadcasting programme on the channel ORF III is being envisaged, dedicated to the broadcasting of contemporary music in all varieties, but in particular the inclusion of contemporary Austrian music.

* increased visibility and awareness of local (Austrian) music content
* sustainable contribution to Austria's music and culture production
* strengthening Austria's creative industries

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* increased visibility of local (Austrian) music content on public radio stations

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF)
Public Sector
actors from the Austrian music industry
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)