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Music is generally defined as the art of arranging sound to create some combination of form, harmony, melody, rhythm, or otherwise expressive content. Definitions of music vary depending on culture, though it is an aspect of all human societies and a cultural universal. While scholars agree that music is defined by a few specific elements, there is no consensus on their precise definitions. The creation of music is commonly divided into musical composition, musical improvisation, and musical performance, though the topic itself extends into academic disciplines, criticism, philosophy, and psychology. Music may be performed or improvised using a vast range of instruments, including the human voice.

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Organizations relating to Music

Confederation of European Music Industries / Wiesbaden, Germany / Est. 1977
Samrådet for Nordisk Amatörmusik / Est. 1980
Southern African Music Rights Organizations / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1961
Nordic Council of Church Music / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1957
World Association for Chinese Church Music / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1972
International Federation "Musique Espérance" / Paris, France / Est. 1988
European Bluegrass Music Association / Est. 2001
Society for Research in Asiatic Music / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1936
International Society for Orthodox Church Music / Joensuu, Finland / Est. 2005
European Orchestra Federation / Trübbach, Switzerland / Est. 2009
European Association of Music and Imagery
Asia-Pacific Music Creators' Alliance / Tokyo, Japan
Asociación Latinoamericana de Managers Musicales / Est. 2016
Internationale Heinrich-Schütz-Gesellschaft / Kassel, Germany / Est. 1930
Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1994
Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society / Tel Aviv, Israel / Est. 1980
ASEAN Music Industry Association / Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Consejo de le Música de las Tres Américas / Cincinnati OH, USA / Est. 1995
Music Crossroads / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1995
International Inventory of Musical Sources / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1952
Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra / Rome, Italy / Est. 1910
European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1990
European Conference of Promoters of New Music / Utrecht, Netherlands / Est. 1981
International Computer Music Association / Ann Arbor MI, USA / Est. 1979
Asian Youth Orchestra / Hong Kong, Hong Kong / Est. 1987
Répertoire international d'iconographie musicale / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1971
Consociatio Internationalis Musicae Sacrae / Rome, Italy / Est. 1963
Music Encoding Initiative / Mainz, Germany / Est. 2014
Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt / Darmstadt, Germany / Est. 1946
Latin American Center for Graduate Study of Music, Washington DC / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1984
Mediterranean Music Centre, Lamia / Lamia, Greece / Est. 1996
Australasian Piano Tuners and Technicians Association / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1984
International Adkins Chiti: Women in Music Foundation / Fiuggi, Italy / Est. 1978
International Erard Society
Musicians Against Nuclear Arms / London, UK / Est. 1983
Suzuki Association of the Americas / Boulder CO, USA / Est. 1975
CTI Music Ministries / Willmar MN, USA
Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation
Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg / Salzburg, Austria / Est. 1880
Reed Midem / Paris, France / Est. 1966
International Bluegrass Music Association / Nashville TN, USA / Est. 1985
Association internationale des musiques traditionnelles / Est. 1994
All Africa Church Music Association / Est. 1963
International Society of Music / Est. 1904
International Council of Composers / Est. 1954
Alliance of Popular Composer Organisations in Europe / London, UK
Conseil de la musique du Nordkallotten / Est. 1974
Confédération européenne des grandes associations musicales / Est. 1979
European Composers' Forum
Nordjazz / Eskilstuna, Sweden / Est. 1974

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World Problems relating to Music

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Occupational illness of musicians
Broadcasting censorship
Postnatal depression

Action Strategies relating to Music

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Widening appreciation of music
Composing music
Appreciating jazz music
Holding music festivals
Promoting traditional music
Exchanging contemporary music
Evangelizing through music
Cultivating sacred music
Developing musical potential
Practicing music
Developing musical appreciation
Disseminating popular music
Treating postnatal depression
Using music
Supporting contemporary composers
Playing decadent music
Indulging in music
Disseminating traditional music
Exchanging musicians
Training orchestra musicians
Helping young professional musicians
Developing contemporary music
Creating popular music
Using tonal music for religion

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