Join The European Blues Union

These are the main goals of the European Blues Union:

  • to promote blues in Europe;
  • to promote the global significance and reputation of European blues and roots music across the world, and in particular in Europe;
  • to encourage international exchanges and co-operation among the European blues festivals or other similar organisations;
  • to set up educational programs and to promote blues in schools;
  • to organize events, awards, etc.

Support the EBU activities by becoming a member (or renew your membership)

You will find more details in our Membership Rules

Join us as a Blues Fan

Go to: Form For Fans

  • EBU Fan: 20,00 EUR membership fee. You will receive access to the EBU newsletter.

The membership as a EBU Fan under the age of 18 years is free.

Join us as a Blues Professional and become an Active Member:

Go to: New Active Member Joining Form

  1. 100,00 EUR membership fee per year for individuals and small business/associations. Individual members and small business/associations will receive 1 free festival pass ticket for the annual European Blues Challenge for the Challenge nights.
  2. 200,00 EUR membership fee per year for large business/associations organizations, including 2 free festival pass tickets for the annual European Blues Challenge for the Challenge nights.

Members who generate a general turnover or receipts, subsidies included, of 15.000,00 EUR or more during the financial year previous to the application for admission are to be considered as a “large” business/association.

As an active member you will also have:

  • access to the news letters of the association
  • a free banner on the country webpage (contact your country responsible or info@europeanbluesunion.com)
  • a free table at the annual Blues Market to present your activities in an informal setting, to meet, interact and communicate with other blues professionals, artists, media and enthusiasts from all over Europe
  • a right to vote at the General Assembly
  • Travel For Fans special 50 EUR discount on all trips!

Starting in 2015 we have a new EBU service related to our website. This is a special e-mail contact address serving all your potential inquiries relating to Blues in Europe: support@europeanbluesunion.comYour annual EBU memebrship fee includes this professional service to directly receive e-mail adresses of, e.g. festivals, clubs and musicians that may be to your interests. Do not hesitate to contact us via this powerful resource!

To be able to join the European Blues Union as an active member, the candidate must at least fulfil one of the following conditions:

  • perform or promote music both in his home country and in other countries, with the emphasis on blues and roots music;
  • represent a blues association, festival, a concert promoter, a booking agency, a radio or TV show or a magazine (on paper or on the internet), whose activity concentrates on blues and roots music;
  • be well informed about the blues & roots music and musical life of his own country or region, or be in a position to provide information and materials on blues musicians, composers, the blues & roots music and musical life of his home country or region.

Support the European Blues Union by becoming an active member!!

N.B. If you are already an EBU member you can renew your membership here:

Renew Your Membership


Membership Rules

1.

According to article 5 of the statutes the association may comprise active, associate and honorary members.

2.

Annual membership fees for all membership categories shall be established by the Board.

Each membership will be valid per calendar year.

Renewals of memberships can be made as from December 1st of each calendar year and will be in force as from January 1st of the following calendar year.

Exceptionally all entries of new memberships made after the yearly challenge organized by the association shall be valid until December 31st of the following calendar year.

The membership fees are not divisible pro rata temporis.

In case of dismissal, refusal or exclusion of a member the fee paid by this member will not be reimbursed, not even partially.

The entry of active members shall always subject to the condition that the membership will be admitted by the Board. Pending this admission the candidate active member shall be considered as an active member and will benefit al rights and obligations linked to the active membership except the right to vote at the General Assembly.

The annual membership fee needs to be payed within 30 calendar days after receipt of the demand. If no payment has been received one reminder will be sent. Members who fail to pay their fee within 15 calendar days after receipt of the reminder are considered to be retiring. If they would renew their membership afterwards it will not be considered as the entry of a new membership.

3.

Memberships shall include specific membership benefits delineated for different categories and levels of financial support, as approved by the Board.

4.

Active members alone have full membership, including the right to vote at the General Assembly. Active members are the founding members and those who are admitted as such by the Board after application for admission.

The names of all active members are indicated in the members-register.

According to article 6 of the statutes the candidate must at least fulfil one of the following conditions to be able to join the association as an active member,:

  • perform or promote music both in his home country and in other countries, with the emphasis on blues and roots music;
  • be a an blues association, festival, a concert promoter, a record label, a booking agency, a radio or TV show or a magazine (on paper or on the internet), whose activity concentrates on blues and roots music;
  • be well informed about the blues & roots music and musical life of his own country or region, or be in a position to provide information and materials on blues musicians, composers, the blues & roots music and musical life of his home country or region;

Applications from potential members for admission to the association must be submitted in writing to the Board. An electronic application form will be available on the website of the association, by which the candidate active members can register their application.
The Board decides on whether or not to admit a new member. It may decide to admit or reject the applicant, or invite the applicant to apply again at a later time.

The following fees will be due to active members – thereafter the membership is valid until 31 December 2017:

  • Individuals and small business/associations: 100 EUR
  • Large business/associations (turnover > 15.000 EUR/year): 200 EUR

Following specific membership benefits shall apply to active members:
– access to the Newsletter of the association.

Following specific membership benefit shall apply to individual and small business/association active members:

  • 1 free entrance valid for 3 nights at the yearly challenge organized by the association
  • A free table at the Blues Market that every year runs in conjunction with the EBC
  • 1 free banner in the country webpage

Following specific membership benefit shall apply to large business/associations active members:

  • the right to delegate two persons at the General Assembly. This delegation shall however have only one vote according to article 22 of the statutes.
  • 2 free entrances valid for 3 nights at the yearly challenge organized by the association

A further description of the rights and obligations of the active members will be laid down in the internal rules and regulations that need to be drawn up by the Board.

5.

Associate members are only affiliated to benefit from the activities of the non-profit association. They do not have the right to vote at the General Assembly.

The following may join the association as associate members:

  • other non-profit organisations, supporting the functioning and activities of the association,
  • individual persons, supporting the functioning and activities of the association,
  • business members, meaning commercial organisations, wishing to support the functioning and activities of the association

An electronic form will be available on the website of the association by which the candidate associate members can register their application. The candidates will be considered as associate members once the payment of the corresponding fee has been received.

Associate members, like active members, are entitled to take part in projects undertaken by the association.

The General Assembly decides to determine following categories of associate membership:
EBU fan

Following fees will be due by the associate members as from the start of the association until December 31st 2014:

  • EBU fan: 20 EUR (below the age of 18 no membership fee is due to become a EBU fan)

Following specific membership benefits shall apply to associate members:

  • EBU fan: access to the Newsletter of the association

A further description of the rights and obligations of the associate members will be laid down in the internal rules and regulations that need to be drawn up by the Board.

6.

Honorary members can be conferred, on the recommendation of the Board, by a decision of the General Assembly on the basis of a simple majority of the members present or represented, to persons rendering or having rendered notable services to the association. Honorary members may participate in the General Assembly with consultative powers, but without voting rights. There shall be no annual fees required of honorary members.

A further description of the rights and obligations of the honorary members will be laid down in the internal rules and regulations that need to be drawn up by the Board.

Download Membership Rules in pdf here


New Active Members Joining Form

As we all know, many EBU activities (EBC, Blues For Youth, grant programs..) cannot take place this year. Because of the exceptional circumstances the EBU Board haas decided to exted the present membership with one year. The current 2020 memberships will continue until the end of 2021. Consequently members who join(ed) in 2020 will enjoy a membership untile the end of next year.

Please FIRST make payment by bank transfer or Paypal to EBU bank account:

  • 100 € for individuals or small business/associations, or
  • 200 € for large business/associations (annual turnover > 15 000 €)

PAYPAL

    • Small Business/Associations

    •  Large Business/Associations

BANK TRANSFER

IBAN: BE89 0688 9104 7885
BIC (=SWIFT): GKCCBEBB

BELFIUS Bank NV
Pachecolaan 44
1000 Brussels
Belgium

European Blues Union VZW
Chrysantenstraat 28
1020 Brussels
Belgium

You will receive a receipt as soon as we will have registered the payment.

After having made the payment please fill the form underneath. You will receive immediate confirmation after having submitted the form.

 

New Active Member

 

By filling in this form the applicant accepts that his data will be stored for internal use and that the data may be distributed amongst the EBU active members. Your data will not be passed on to third parties, who are no member of the EBU.  On request, you will be provided at any time with details of the nature and extent of the data stored with a personal reference to yourself. In addition, in accordance with the law, you have the right to have personal data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please read the Privacy Protection rules that can be found here: New Disclaimer

Your membership as Active Member of the EBU is subject to the condition that the General Assembly of the EBU will accept your application, and that you accept the internal rules and statutes of the EBU.

Membership Rules


Renewal Form For Active Members

As we all know, many EBU activities (EBC, Blues For Youth, grant programs..) cannot take place this year. Because of the exceptional circumstances the EBU Board haas decided to exted the present membership with one year. The current 2020 memberships will continue until the end of 2021. Consequently members who join(ed) in 2020 will enjoy a membership untile the end of next year.

Please FIRST make payment by bank transfer or Paypal to EBU bank account:

  • 100 € for individuals or small business/associations, or
  • 200 € for large business/associations (annual turnover > 15 000 €)

PAYPAL

    • Small Business/Associations

    •  Large Business/Associations

BANK TRANSFER

IBAN: BE89 0688 9104 7885
BIC (=SWIFT): GKCCBEBB

BELFIUS Bank NV
Pachecolaan 44
1000 Brussels
Belgium

European Blues Union VZW
Chrysantenstraat 28
1020 Brussels
Belgium

You will receive a receipt as soon as we will have registered the payment.

After having made the payment please fill the form underneath. You will receive immediate confirmation after having submitted the form.

 

Renew Active Member

 

By filling in this form the applicant accepts that his data will be stored for internal use and that the data may be distributed amongst the EBU active members. Your data will not be passed on to third parties, who are no member of the EBU.  On request, you will be provided at any time with details of the nature and extent of the data stored with a personal reference to yourself. In addition, in accordance with the law, you have the right to have personal data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please read the Privacy Protection rules that can be found here: https://europeanbluesunion.com/new-disclaimer/

Your membership as Active Member of the EBU is subject to the condition that the General Assembly of the EBU will accept your application, and that you accept the internal rules and statutes of the EBU.

Membership Rules


Form For Fans

Please FIRST make payment of 20 € by bank transfer or Paypal to EBU bank account:

PAYPAL

BANK TRANSFER

IBAN: BE89 0688 9104 7885
BIC (=SWIFT): GKCCBEBB

BELFIUS Bank NV
Pachecolaan 44
1000 Brussels
Belgium

European Blues Union VZW
Chrysantenstraat 28
1020 Brussels
Belgium

You will receive a receipt of payment to your e-mail address as soon as we have registered your payment.

After having made the payment please fill the form underneath. You will receive immediate confirmation after having submitted the form.

 

Fan Member

 

By filling in this form the applicant accepts that his data will be stored for internal use and that the data may be distributed amongst the EBU active members. Your data will not be passed on to third parties, who are no member of the EBU.  On request, you will be provided at any time with details of the nature and extent of the data stored with a personal reference to yourself. In addition, in accordance with the law, you have the right to have personal data corrected, blocked or deleted.Please read the Privacy Protection rules that can be found here: https://europeanbluesunion.com/new-disclaimer/

Your membership as Fan of the EBU is subject to the condition that the General Assembly of the EBU will accept your application, and that you accept the internal rules and statutes of the EBU. 

Membership Rules


New Disclaimer

Privacy Protection

The privacy policy of the European Blues Union (EBU) is outlined below. Our wish is to be as transparent as possible and we assure you that we won’t do anything nefarious with your Personal Data. We only use the data for the specified purpose as described in article 3 of the EBU statutes. We will not share your Personal Data with any third parties.

We do collect anonymous IP address information for the sake of site traffic analytics. Any such information is only collected and stored by Google analytics and is subject to their privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

Insofar as the EBU website offers the opportunity to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses, pictures, video and audio files), these data are at all times disclosed by the user on an explicitly voluntary basis and solely for the desired purpose as described in article 3 of the EBU statutes. The data are processed strictly in accordance with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (GDPR). Mandatorily required data are of course identified as such. Your Personal Data are stored exclusively for the desired purposes. Except for internal use and distribution of the updated active members list amongst the EBU active members, your data are treated in confidence and will not be passed on to third parties. Nor are your data linked in any way with the access data referred to above. On request, you will be provided at any time with details of the nature and extent of the data stored with a personal reference to yourself. In addition, in accordance with the law, you have the right to have your Personal Data corrected, blocked or deleted.

What data do we store?

The EBU only stores your Personal Data relevant to your activity with us and our goals. These data include (furthermore called “Personal Data”):

  • Your full name.
  • Your e-mail address.
  • Your contact phone number.
  • Your home or business address.
  • The IP address of the machine you placed the order with.
  • Your company name (if applicable)
  • Your VAT number (if applicable)
  • Your website (if applicable)

Why do we collect these data?

  • Your name – For contacting you for any EBU activity you may be interested in.
  • Your e-mail address – To validate your identity online and to contact you or to be part of our periodical newsletter or general information.
  • Your phone number – To contact you if needed.
  • Your home or business address – To ship gadgets and possible other material.
  • Your IP address – For analytic purposes and for security reasons in case of any suspected fraud.
  • Your company name and VAT number – To deliver you correctly established invoices.
  • Your website – To share it with our EBU active members.

Do we share any data?

The EBU is a network that aims to promote the blues. The detailed goals of the EBU are described in article 3 of the EBU statutes. In order to achieve these goals your Personal Data (with the exception of the IP address of the machine you placed the order with) can be shared with the other active members of the EBU. However, your Personal Data will never be sold or distributed to any third party. To allow us to to achieve our goals, the following procedure applies:

  • When you complete the contact form, your information such as name, e-mail, address, and phone number are passed automatically to our contact service. This saves you having to enter the information twice.
  • If you opt to sign up on our mailing list, your name and e-mail address will be passed on to our mailing list service provider (YMPL).

In these situations, your Personal Data are subject to this external company’s privacy policies, which can be found here:

YMPL – https://www.ymlp.com/

How long do we store your Personal Data?

Our goal is to store your data only for as long as we need it to send you informations about the blues activities in Europe, and covering all our activities. We regularly go through our data base and update it.

Liability for links

The EBU website contains links to external third party sites, the content of which is beyond our control. We accept no responsibility for such third party content and do not associate ourselves therewith. Responsibility for the content of linked sites lies at all times with the providers or operators of these sites.

Copyright

Content and works created by the EBU on this site are subject to European copyright regulations. Any reproduction, adaptation or distribution and any form of use outside of the limits permitted by copyright law will require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are permitted for private use only. Commercial use is not permitted. Insofar as content appearing on this site was not created by the operator, third party copyright is duly respected. Third party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please notify us accordingly. Infringements that are brought to our attention will result in the immediate removal of such content.

Cookies

This site uses cookies. These are small text files that are deposited on the visitor’s hard disk. Their purpose is to load personal settings which optimize the visitor’s website experience. Linked sites may also use cookies, without us being able to draw this to your attention in advance.

Data security

We would draw your attention to the fact that even in the present state of the art, the protection of your Personal Data cannot be comprehensively guaranteed when transferred via the Internet. Third parties may under certain circumstances have the technical ability to penetrate network security without authorization and eavesdrop on communications. Please be aware that transfers of data by e-mail in principle take place without encryption.

Right to receive information and cancellation

Under the GDPR you have the right at all times to be informed of data stored with a personal reference to yourself, including the origin and recipients of these data and the purpose for which they are stored, and you have the right at any time to have these data deleted.  If you have given your consent to the use of your data, you may at any time cancel this consent either in writing or electronically. If you would like to enact these rights, please send an e-mail to info@europeanbluesunion.com  specifying your request. It’s very important that you send this from the e-mail address you had used when joining the EBU, or when having subscribed to our mailing list, so that we can verify your identity.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

The EBU may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with a legal obligation.
  • To protect and defend the property rights of the EBU.
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the actions and goals of the EBU.
  • To protect the personal safety of the EBU, its members or the public.
  • To protect against legal liability.

Security of Data

The security of your Personal Data is important to us, but please realize that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially appropriate means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

“Do Not Track” Signals

We do not support Do Not Track (DNT). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

Your Data Protection Rights Under GDPR

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. The EBU aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.
  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the Personal Data we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where the EBU relied on your consent to process your Personal Data.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove them.

Validity of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to alter or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. This Policy was last altered on 24th June 2018.