The Institute of Music and Knowledge is a non-profit socio-cultural entity that is dedicated to the spreading of culture (especially about music) as a way for the development of society through education, knowledge and talent.
It spreads designs from every era and style that may suppose an artistic innovation. To achieve this, the Institute works in three ways: it informs of musical news; it educates through cultural spreading and it supports artists with a well creative level.
It is an independent and impartial entity that works thanks to the support of collaborative organizations, private and public, and to the deposits they produce.
To accomplish its goals, the Institute of Music and Knowledge develops two working lines, each with its respective brand: Music Research, orientated to the musical investigation, and Poplacara, whose nature is informative and ludic.
Thanks to the cooperation of the university area and its graduates, and so the business field, Music Research owns a multidisciplinary team that relies on the use of new technologies, design, and communication. This working group, which is composed of grade and master students from different specialties, explores the history and present of music (mostly the popular one) from an artistic, social, historical, and anthropologic point of view.
As a result, we have compiled an extended database that is constantly in progress and updating.
To transmit this set of verified and high-quality knowledge, we create didactic tools and materials like texts for bibliographic announcements, journalistic articles, audio scripts, multimedia presentations, videos, podcasts, and a long list of formats.
Backed by these resources, we manage several activities. Among others, we produce broadcasts on different radio stations, edit two digital communication media (www.poplacara.com and www.musicandresearch.com), give classes at schools, organize workshops and meetings at social and cultural entities, collaborate with columns through other media, commend artists, cultural agents, and researchers, etc.
At the same time, we participate in programs from public and private entities we provide cultural management services such as documentation and the creation of content, prepare seminars about culture, music and knowledge, or the production of concerts and fests.
The Institute of Music and Knowledge, beside Poplacara and Music Research, is coordinated and directed by Amador Pérez de Algaba (computer expert, cultural agent, teacher, disseminator and music critic).