The goals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs include the summarization and presentation of information on the evolution of the international market situation, as well as preparing foreign policy from the French authorities, the designing of foreign policy outside of France, coordinating French international relations, protecting French interests abroad and assisting French nationals overseas.
Le ministère de la culture et de la communication a pour mission de rendre accessibles au plus grand nombre les œuvres capitales de l'humanité, et d'abord de la France.
A ce titre, il conduit la politique de sauvegarde, de protection et de mise en valeur du patrimoine culturel dans toutes ses composantes, il favorise la création des œuvres de l'art et de l'esprit et le développement des pratiques et des enseignements artistiques. Il contribue, conjointement avec les autres ministres intéressés, au développement de l'éducation artistique et culturelle des enfants et des jeunes adultes tout au long de leurs cycles de formation.
Il encourage les initiatives culturelles locales, développe les liens entre les politiques culturelles de l'Etat et celles des collectivités territoriales et participe à ce titre à la définition et à la mise en œuvre de la politique du Gouvernement dans le domaine de la décentralisation.
Il veille au développement des industries culturelles. Il contribue au développement des nouvelles technologies de diffusion de la création et du patrimoine culturels. Il met en œuvre, conjointement avec les autres ministres intéressés, les actions de l'Etat destinées à assurer le rayonnement dans le monde de la culture et de la création artistique françaises et de la francophonie.
Il contribue à l'action culturelle extérieure de la France et aux actions relatives aux implantations culturelles françaises à l'étranger.
Ubifrance, the French agency for the international development of business, is an industrial and commercial public establishment that is placed under the supervision of the Ministery of Economy, Industry, and Employment, the Secretary of State in charge of foreign commerce, and the DGTPE.
Its mission is to accompany French companies in their pursuit towards exportation, starting from a complete export diagnosis (made at the regional level), up until the execution of their plans in foreign markets.
As the delegated operator of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Communication for international cultural exchanges, Institut Français covers the fields of performing arts, visual arts, architecture, literature, cinema, and cultural engineering. Institut Français revolves around three major points: distributing French creation in all its forms and disciplines, giving care and attention to cultures around the world upon their arrival in France, and finally, developing its expertise and actions with French cultural networks overseas, French communes, multilateral organisations, and major institutions, along with all of their creators, authors, etc.
The SNEP is a professional union, member of the IFPI. It regroups around forty members and is their spokesperson when communicating with the Government, parliamentarians, the administration as well as other professional organizations, the press and the public.
It is in charge of all the juridical, fiscal, social or economic questions.
It releases economic and statistical studies too and has developed a system of ‘work committees' enabling the organization to take more efficient actions towards the profession's economic and juridical life.
SPPF/UPFI (Civil Union of Record Producers in France)
SPPF: Created in 1986, the SPPF is an organisation that is in charge of collecting and distributing the rights for record and video producers. Its 1,200 members are exclusively French and international independent producers.
The principal mission of the SPPF consists of distributing the ‘rights of equitable pay’ and the payment of audiovisual and sound-related privacy fees, as well as the ‘right of authorisation,’ music videos, on-hold telephone music, streaming). It also makes available a wide range of services, such as the creation of a Social Repertoire, an agreement negotiation cadre, and the protection and representation of their associates on both a national and international level. Outside of this essential activity, the SPPF is also in charge of financially supporting music creation through general interest plans and direct financial aid to producers (for record production, live performances, and artist line-up).
UPFI: Created in July 1993, the UPFI is a professional organisation whose main purpose is to represent the Independent Record Production and Distribution sector.
UPFI consists of 80 companies and independent companies that are active in musical genres as diverse as French and international pop, classical, jazz, techno, world and children’s music. This association represents its members in front of the public authorities and the Parliament, as well as different professional organisations in the music industry (producers, songwriters, artists, live shows, detail distribution, etc.).
The primary objective of UPFI is to promote and reinforce the domain of independent record production in France, taking into account the indispensable contribution of independents to the creation of music throughout the country.
The SCPP is made up of more than 600 independent producers and international majors.
It is an organization that collects and shares out the income collected for its members from users of phonograms and videos.
The SCPP support musical creation by providing financial help for recording albums, video productions, tours and showcases as well as for training artists.
SACEM manages the material and professional interests of its members in France and abroad. It collects the songwriter’s fees from the song distributors and redistributes them to their creators and publishers. Through their cultural actions, they also contribute to the creation, production and circulation of new music by accompanying them with innovative projects, such as different assistance programs.
The FCM supports music creation and promotion as well as the development of artists' careers.
Record, video and audiovisual productions, live music, artist and musician training, opera creation, contemporary musical theatre and the promotion of artists abroad can obtain financial support from the FCM through its different programs.
The main goal of the CNV is to help develop live shows in the genre of popular music by reinforcing and financing tours, festivals, concert promotions and professional acts.