Professional associations

Are you looking for information or advice? Look out for these types of institutions: organisations that are specifically involved in archiving and research, trade unions and other professional associations who focus on advocacy or for knowledge organisations who can be contacted for information on specific topics.

Archives and research
A lot of music is archived. The Dutch Institute for Image and Sound has the biggest archive in the Netherlands. Besides there are some smaller archives. These institutions also unlock and provide information for scientific research.

Professional associations
Professional associations and trade unions represent musicians and composers interests and give them advice on their professional practice: juridical, fiscal and financial advice.

Knowledge organisations
Knowledge organisations gather information and by doing that they generate knowledge to be spread in different ways. This can be about all sorts of subjects and genres. For example microtonal or classical music, promotion or copyright.