Czech music and Czech musical culture are some of the most representative components of the wealth of our nation and play an important part in the portrayal of the Czech Republic abroad.
Beside the traditional and well established assets, such as composers Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Bohuslav Martinů and Leoš Janáček, a significant role is played by performing artists who – as in the past – successfully stand shoulder to shoulder with top artists on the world stage.
Modern musical life has seen the rise of an ever more important body of professional promoters, made up of specialised institutes and personalities and forging links with the composition, interpretation and reception of musical works. A music agency in one of the most important elements of this process, representing a system solution to quality selection and care for, and offer of, top music composition and interpretation. One could not imagine musical life today, either on the world stage or at home, without the work of the agencies.
Following the period of the 1990s when this sector in the Czech Republic found itself in the stormy weather of early experiments with free trade capitalism accompanied with the collapse of the then sole monopoly agency, the situation at the beginning of the new century calls for co-ordination and in some areas joining together of the work, the aims and the interests of the most important music agencies in the country in order to benefit music and the arts in general.