In many meetings where the Consultative Commission SACEM Luxembourg defended the interests of composers and songwriters of Luxembourg it appeared that there is a serious lack of organization at national and international level.
Although some composers have been fighting for years to enforce the creative work in Luxembourg, one had to regret on many occasions that, unlike other European countries, there is no federation of Luxembourg composers in any form whatsoever. It has been necessary to join in a union that would defend the interests of all authors, all composers of music of all genresand across all stylistical borders. Therefore a new non- profit organisation FLAC (Luxembourg Federation of Authors and Composers) has been created recently.
This federation does not intend to substitute or add to existing structures, but rather to gather all genres: classical / contemporary, jazz / rock / pop, movie / pub, etc …. It will be the voice of all composers wherever necessary.
Situated on the third floor of the Rockhal, the Rocklab is Luxembourg’s information & resource centre for rock, metal, pop, electro and hip hop artists and bands. It features a media library, 6 rehearsal rooms, a recording studio (Rockhalstudio) and a selection of online resources (practical sheets, contact listings for Luxembourg and the Greater Region). Rocklab also organises workshops and conferences on different subjects ranging from electronic music production to instrumental techniques and music industry topics. They also help in the organisation of festivals for emerging acts and release shows with locals bands and artists at the Rockhal. Furthermore Rocklab is providing follow-up & support programs, live rehearsal opportunities and professional preparation sessions for musicians, artists and bands from Luxembourg and the Greater Region (FR, BE, DE, LU).
SACEM Luxembourg, the Luxembourgish collective management organization for music rights, has been mandated by authors, composers and music publishers to issue licenses for the use of their music. It receives royalties and distributes them to the creators of the works disseminated. These royalties amount to the salary that pays for the author's work. Beside the collection and distribution of rights, SACEM Luxembourg helps to develop local projects with his “action culturelle”. SACEM Luxembourg is one of music:LX's financial partner.
The Nöize Collective
The Nöize Collective is a non profit concert organization consisting of 5 Bands from Luxembourg (An Apple A Day, Black Out Beauty, Cosmogon, Retrace My Fragments and Scarred). Their mission is to organize exchange shows with other likeminded bands from outside of Luxembourg.
They’re also one of the main partners of both music:LX and the Rockhal concerning the Metal music side of the Sonic Visions Festival.
The Schalltot Collective
The Schalltot Collective organizes shows since 2002 in and around Luxembourg and the Greater Region. The collective have organized more than 200 shows for bands such as Minus The Bear, Battles, The Black Dahlia Murder and many more. Schalltot is also the organiser of the Out Of The Crowd Festival.