Have you ever wondered why World Music Day is celebrated on 21st June every year?

Well, here is the answer!!

United Nations Organization (UNO) declared the 21st of June every year as the World Music Day because they wanted to keep a thought afresh in the minds of the public that ‘Creativity Drives a Nation’.

They further believe that whosoever is involved in the music profession should surely be respected and their copyright should also be protected. Over the years, clever crooks and pirates have been living on the properties of creative artists. This indeed is one of the major reasons why UNO made this declaration to spread the awareness in the whole world that musicians, just like other creative professionals have the right to reap where they sowed.


As per sources, 21st June is the only day in history of United States of America (USA) when musicians are at liberty to play music to high heavens, play music to disturb their neighbourhood or draw people’s attention, even against their will!!! World Music Day is also referred to as Fete de la Musique and began in France in 1982.

From the academic year 2012-13, University of Hyderabad has been organising monthly campus concerts by upcoming artists to promote Music and Dance among the campus community in addition to the cultural programmes organised by the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication and UoH sub-chapter of SPIC MACAY . This will be continued this year too when the academic session begins.

Please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%AAte_de_la_Musique to know how World Music Day originated.