Application for Membership

The AEAA is open to any european artists’ manager or duly qualified and experienced person who is established in the classical music industry. Membership is granted to an individual and not to a company, to stress the importance of collaboration on a personal level. This is a hallmark that distinguishes the aeaa from other networks.

Three membership types for the AEAA are being offered (Full, Affiliate and Associate) – please contact us (info[at] for more information.

A written application for membership should be addressed to the office of the President and must be sponsored by four members of the Association at least two of which are citizens of countries other than that of the candidate and at least one citizen of the country of the candidate, if available.

The president will inform the members of the application for membership. If no objections by the members are raised within 14 days, the Board will vote on the application.

In case of objections, the admission will be postponed to the next General Assembly, whereby the members will vote by a two-thirds majority to admit the applicant.

Membership fee

Full, associate and affiliate members

The contribution for a full AEAA membership is 480,00€ per year. Every full member may have one associate member. Associate members do not pay membership contribution.


  • Since 1947, annual General Assemblies have been held for its members in important European cities of culture to which distinguished speakers and guests of honour are regularly invited.
  • The AEAA is further linked with other European cultural networks to collaborate on matters relating to the relevant European laws and regulations on commission, VAT, work permits and travel with instruments, to name but a few. AEAA members frequently have access to major events organised by our partners.
  • The AEAA provides to its members a newsletter service, free company listings on its website and a password protected member forum for direct communication amongst the members and with the Board.
  • The AEAA names National Representatives in each member country for help and support on local questions related to visas applications, taxation, social security etc.
  • Membership of the AEAA includes full access to the Classical Music Artist‘s Directory (CMA), a joint project established by the AEAA and IAMA (International Artist Managers‘ Association). This is the most comprehensive website directory of WHOM REPRESENTS WHOM which allows members to not only list themselves and links to their company websites but also list their artists. Costs for these listings are depending on how many artists are listed per agency.