OBERSERVING AND ANALYZING OUR INDUSTRY
Following its observation and analysis mission, the Grands Formats federation regularly carries out and published surveys and studies. This is rendered possible by the active participation of its members, and by the work completed in association with numerous partners.
Observing is a means to report on the challenges facing artists navigating the jazz and improvised music industry. The studies and surveys published serve as a baseline to act alongside the Ministry of Culture, local administrations, civil society and other professional networks.
Representation of women and men in jazz and improvised music in France
Four federations and professional networks have worked together to perform a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the representation of women and men in jazz and improvised music. This study, published in 2019, has pointed out numerous inequalities and now serves as a baseline for the implementation of actions in favour of gender equality.
Study conducted by Grands Formats, AJC, FNEIJMA and ADEJ with the expertise of Opale (2018 data).
Impact of Covid-19 crisis on Grands Formats members
Grands Formats has conducted surveys in 2020 among its French and European members in order to report on the consequences of the health crisis on the activity of the major bands and artistic teams in jazz and improvised music. The results show a complex and threatening situation for the future of musicians, for creation and for employment, with already more than 656 performances cancelled on 15 July 2020, 78% of record releases cancelled, 74 creations cancelled (data from the study on French members)… These surveys are not exhaustive, but they reveal the main difficulties encountered by the federation’s members.