The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global consensus to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the environment by 2030. Adopted by 193 countries in 2015, the SDGs are the result of the most inclusive and comprehensive negotiations in UN history, inspiring people from all over the world to work together for a better future.

In 2021, the United Nations declared the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, recognizing the power of culture, music, and the arts to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Expanding and making the creative economy more fair is a key part of this strategy, and musicians, artists and industry organizations are increasingly committed to it.


Music is a powerful tool for social change, transcending geographic, cultural, and language barriers. Many successful social movements throughout history have used music to convey their message and inspire people to action.

A new report from the Center for Music Ecosystems, a global research NGO, written in concert with a number of UN agencies and private sector partners, offers a new model to think about the impact music can have on our world and how we can meet the Global Goals by 2030.

Inspired by this framework, our programs are designed to support the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Music improves economic growth, every musician should be recognized as a small company.


Music raises awareness on marginalized communities, inclusive music programs should be made permanent.


Music is a conflict resolution tool and should be included in resilient planning for each city.


Developing a sustainable music ecosystem fosters digital transformation


Music supports rehabilitation, reconciliation and harm reduction.


The cultural and creative industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the world. With an estimated global worth of 4.3 trillion USD per year, the culture sector now accounts for 6.1% of the global economy. They generate annual revenues of US$ 2,250 billion and nearly 30 million jobs worldwide; employing more people aged 15 to 29 than any other sector. The cultural and creative industries have become essential for inclusive economic growth, reducing inequalities and achieving the goals set out in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

source : unesco.org


Billion USD annually generated by
the Cultural and Creative Industries.


Million people employed worldwide
in the Culture sector.


% of Global
GDP is generated by the Creative Economy.


Open call for institutions, singers, musicians, content creators, digital artists, writers, bloggers, music reviewers, researchers, scholars, non-profit/grants experts, or anyone simply interested in traditional singing. Let’s get together and create something meaningful.

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