| Thursday |
15:00 – 15:45
The Secret of Sub-Publishing: Your way to making money in globalised markets
15:45 – 18:00
Matchmaking for Publishers
For the first time WOMEX will be offering Matchmaking free of charge in the 2010 Edition. The aim of this is to promote networking opportunities at WOMEX and help bring interested business partners together.
WOMEX Matchmaking will orientate itself towards music publishers who want to offer their services as a sub-publisher and/or are looking for sub-publisher in other areas of the world.
WOMEX is a perfect platform for this due to its high proportion of international delegates – last year at WOMEX 09, there were over 200 music publishers alone, representing around 50 different countries.
Birgit Böcher, deputy managing director of the German Music Publishers' Association responds: "We readily welcome this initiative and will support it. This offer of international Matchmaking for publishers of world music couldn't come at a more perfect time."
Eva Kiltz, managing director of the Association of Independent Music Companies from Germany notes, "The Matchmaking at WOMEX offers an excellent chance for networking with internationally orientated music publishers and presents the seminal business sector of Sub-Publishing with its own unique platform. With Rosita Kürbis taking lead in the coordination, the Matchmaking will benefit from a capable and experienced networker and this new service at WOMEX receives our full endorsement."
A conference session based around the following issues will provide an introduction to the Matchmaking at WOMEX 10.: „The Secret of Sub Publishing – What is a sub-publisher, how do I find a sub-publisher, should I take on the responsibilities of a sub-publisher myself?“
The Matchmaking events will be curated and managed by Rosita Kürbis from Komplize Produktion. The format to be used here is based on her years of experience in the development and optimisation of networking structures.
The Matchmaking is supported by DMV, the German Music Publishers' Association, VUT, the Association of Independent Music Companies from Germany and the UK MPA (Music Publishers Association).
Matchmaking information available for download
Photo by Eric van Nieuwland