The Center for Information and Resources for Contemporary Music — Le centre d’Information et de Ressources pour les Musiques Actuelles (IRMA) — is an organization associated with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and supported by music industry. IRMA is an organization open to all constituents involved in contemporary music and provides information,guidance, advice and training. IRMA provides resources connecting all components of the music world, a place of exchange and tools for structuring practices and professions within music.
Activities include publications:
- The Irma designs, manufactures and sells l’Officiel de la Musique as well as many directories, professional guides (collections Métiers de la musique) or thematic (collections Musique & société,).
- IRMA also distributes many professional books, including those published by professional organizations of music (Adami, Prodiss, SNEP).
- Irma has a specialized library of hundreds of books related to the music sector (legislation, technical, cultural policy and management, musicology).
Building on its expertise and capabilities, IRMA also works with governments, institutions, organizations, leaders and partners in the music industry in the context of collective issues of general interest relating to music.
Establishment Date: 1986
Support Letter: http://music.us/letters/IRMA.pdf