We open doors. We support musicians. We promote diversity.
MES promotes the diversity of Finnish music by supporting its authors, producers and publishers.
The foundation allocates grants and otherwise promotes and financially supports live music events, music production, music marketing and export, publishing, education, research and development activities related to Finnish music.
Finnish music refers to the production of performing artists and composers, songwriters and arrangers who either are Finnish or live in Finland.
Promotion work focuses on professional activities and covers all genres of music. Support activities are funded by the means of funding allocated to private copying credits, government grants and donations from the communities that back the foundation. MES was founded by Gramex and Teosto.
The support is divided into
- recording production grants
- live music grants
- audiovisual production grants
- marketing and export grants
- work grants
- publishing, education and research grants
ESEK (Finnish Performing Music Promotion Centre) and LUSES (Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Music) were merged in summer 2012 to be reborn as MES, the foundation for music promotion.