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WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki Partners

WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki shall take place under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic, Dr. Karolos Papoulias.

MunicipalityHellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports Ministry

MunicipalityMunicipality of Thessaloniki Municipality
Second only to Athens, Thessaloniki is a city with intense life since the Roman era with an impressive wealth in archaeological sites, monuments and marks of an eternal center of intellectual and political activities. Municipality of Thessaloniki is the city’s main organization, constantly active, providing numerous kind of services, facilitating the daily life of its citizens and visitors. One of the basic operations is applied in the area of arts, providing assistance, designing and organizing the greatest cultural events of the city.

Helexpo Helexpo S.A. Helexpo

 HELEXPO S.A. is the largest organizer of exhibitions, conferences and cultural events in S.E Europe. Operating since 1999 with an exhibition area of 180,000 sq.m, the exhibition calendar includes over 25 international sector exhibitions, with over 2 million visitors annually. HELEXPO also organizes national, regional or international conferences and day meetings, with its facilities and services being offered to other agencies for organizing exhibitions and conferences.  Meanwhile, HELEXPO PALACE based in Athens is able to host both trade shows and consumer exhibitions.

Gaia Gaia Live Gaia

Gaia Live started as an independent world music festival in Greece since 1998 and production company,as a special department of activities from the main company Mylos S.A., Pricipal Club theatre all of which had common founder , Nikos Stefanidis.
Gaia Live has the benefit of a 20-year experience in organizing thousands of concerts in Greece, big events, Festivals and promoting artists.



Further Partners

WOMEX is as strong as its network of partnerships. We proudly present our partners from across the globe - including businesses, networks, organisations, conferences, trade fairs, festivals - with whom we interact and exchange services.


100% Culture 100% Culture 100%Culture

Discover 100%Culture – a French and Swedish cultural online magazine about African Culture – in Africa and in the diaspora. We want to make culture accessible, especially African culture. Our ambition is also to play a role in the integration of Africans and their culture in Europe. There is a new issue out each month.

Africultures Africa is a Country Africa is a Country

The ironic title of the blog, Africa is a Country, acknowledges the re-hashed images of ‘Africa’, undermines those notions, and re-inscribes the image and narrative bank that ‘Africa’ evokes. Beyond the project of ‘re-imaging’ Africa, the blog is a project of re-imagining a nation-ness that exists outside the borders of the classic nation state and continental boundaries. While counterproduction s like ours are hardly ever ‘networked’ within existing power structures, we use the image field of the blogosphere to construct a new vision of self vis a vis networks outside the mainstream. Africa is indeed a ‘country’: the ‘citizens’ of AIAC critique the story and images, contributing to the intellectual dynamics of image consumption and narrative engagement.

Africultures Africultures Africultures

Africultures is a French registered charity aiming to develop the knowledge and recognition of contemporary African cultures through a quarterly journal and a number of websites. Founded in 1997, Africultures is now regarded as one of the most knowledgeable Francophone reference on African cultures.

Afropop Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide is the broadcast and web-based media organization that, for over 20 years, has promoted music and stories from Africa and the African Diaspora. The flagship program, Afropop Worldwide, airs on over 110 stations in the U.S. and is available on demand at Banning Eyre is Senior Editor of the popular media-rich site, which recently added Afropop, Live in New York City! web videos. The annual Afropop Hall of Fame Gala honors outstanding international artists.

Aliado Digital Aliado Digital

Aliado Digital is the first news website in Spanish focused on the digital music business. Providing the music industry in Spain and Latin America with a daily news feed since 2007, Aliado Digital is a subsidiary of Music Ally, the leading digital music business information and strategy company.

All About Jazz All About Jazz is the leading and longest running jazz music website, attracting both enthusiasts and industry professionals since 1995. As a social enterprise, is committed to raising the awareness of jazz's cultural significance and historical legacy while playing an essential role in celebrating the creative leaders of today.


Anda is the German magazine for flamenco. Six times a year, Anda uncovers all secrets of flamenco, reports from the international flamenco scene, presents new flamenco artists and products, involves expressive pictures, current event dates, all important addresses, interviews, backgrounds, stars and legends. The Anda kiosk offers the best books and films about flamenco. Get your free flamenco newsletter!
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Artez Artez

Artez magazine is a monthly publication that keeps the public informed about every event relating to the performing arts in Spain, including festivals, world premieres, cultural policies, about theatre, dance and music. Artez is included in an editorial project called Artezblai, which is responsible for the creation of the website updated every day with the latest news, and publishes theatre books. More on


Audience is the only monthly magazine for the contemporary live music industry, reaching key companies and individuals in over 85 countries worldwide.


BAFIM , Buenos Aires International Music Fair & Conference constitutes a unique event for the region because of it`s projection and nature, in which global heavyweights from all branches of the Music Industry come together. For 3 days BAFIM gathers prominent  professionals from the international music and entertainment scene;  tendency experts,  artists, managers, producers, programmers, businessmen as well as entrepreneurs from other creative industries  at Buenos Aires to generate connections, promote artists and do business, thus  strengthening the economic and cultural  life of the city.

BBC RADIO 3 bbc radio 3

The UK's leading national broadcaster for world music, with top presenters Andy Kershaw, Lucy Duran, Verity Sharp and Fiona Talkington. Listen to their shows online for seven days after each broadcast, and follow other major projects like the Radio 3 Awards for World Music, the WOMAD festival and World on your Street showcasing diverse musical traditions within the UK.

Beat Latino Beat Latino

From traditional roots music to the most cutting-edge avant garde, every hour of Beat Latino celebrates a different facet of the extraordinary diversity of Latin musical culture, exploring the best of the best of Latin music and presenting information in both English and Spanish. Hosted and produced by Catalina Maria Johnson, a Chicago,USA-based music journalist.

Billboard Africa Billboard Africa

Billboard has served the global entertainment industry for more than 110 years, evolving to become the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music. Through Billboard Africa we will support the entertainment industry in Africa to be more relevant, more profitable, more measurable, more international, more legitimate and more talented. Billboard Africa will be launching at the inaugural Billboard Digital Music Africa event on Nov 13th.


Keeping the spirit, the effort and the team of Batonga! magazine, B!ritmos is the webzine where you will find all the information in Spanish about rhythms from all over the world: records, concerts and news to keep current on the music we love.

Chief Boima

Chief Boima is a Sierra Leonean-American musician, DJ, cultural activist, and writer currently based in New York. Boima began his international DJ career on a self-initiated travel stint to try and connect with like-minded artists in various parts of the world. His travel experiences and global music expertise launched a writing career which has seen him contributing to various music and culture online and print publications. He is a member of the Brooklyn based music, arts, and culture collective Dutty Artz.

CJC Music Radio

CJC Music Radio: CJC Music Radio offers conversations, tools, and information that matters to independent music professionals. Our audience includes, performers, composers, managers, booking agents, marketers – anyone and everyone who is a part of the 21st century music business. We encourage our listeners to call in and have a conversation with us! For more information on how you can become a featured guest or an ad or artist sponsor visit our site at

Deutsche Welle Deutsche Welle

Germany's international broadcast service offering news and cultural highlights from Germany in 30 languages as well as musical highlights like World Music in German or World Music Live in English.

Diaspora World Beat

Australia's only dedicated world music portal for national and international artists. We offer interviews, news and reviews to the public; as well as promotion and publicity packages, and production of all marketing materials for artists. Our subscriber database accesses tens of thousands of world music fans across the globe. Founded ten years ago, Diaspora is still the only world beat publication in Australia and becoming one of the most comprehensive world music information resources on the web.

Druga Godba

Zavod Druga Godba Ljubljana is a non-profit cultural organization whose main work revolves around the organization of the International Druga Godba Festival. The organization was founded in 1999 with the aim of securing better conditions for the future organization of the International Druga Godba Festival, first held in 1984. In addition to the festival, Druga Godba is also involved in publishing, promoting and representing promising young musicians and groups and in producing cultural events.

Dutty Artz

Dutty Artz is a trans-media tropical storm, arid plain and something like a utopia.

English Folk Expo English Folk Expo English Folk Expo

Playpen Management & Agency, in partnership with the English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS) and The Met in Bury and announces the launch of English Folk Expo, a new annual event in England, focussed on English folk, roots and acoustic music, and open to delegates from the UK and international folk music industry. The first English Folk Expo will be held between the 18th and 20th October 2013 - the weekend before Womex Cardiff.

Estación Tierra Estacion Tierra

Online portal in Spanish for world music news, new releases, profiles, reviews and charts.

Fabrika Fabrika

Fabrika is a music and lifestyle website with more than 8 years supporting Hispanic American culture and understanding the way we live. Fabrika believes in Miami, its talent and the potential for it to be an international destination for music and art.

Festival Eye Festival Eye

Festival Eye is a resource for everyone involved in the world of festivals, including organisers, artists, production professionals, infrastructure suppliers, traders and the festival going public. We publish the definitive list of UK events and cover many festivals in Europe and around the world. For more information visit Flamenco World

International e-zone and store since 1997. The Spanish website closes its first decade as the undisputed leader of flamenco on the Internet and as one of the pages of reference on European culture.

Fly Fly

'World music' online magazine for people who don't know they like 'world music'. Over 100,000 visitors a month enjoy what Charlie Gillett calls, "the number one site of its kind". Also a multimedia production agency.

On you may read articles, relations, interviews and news about folk, ethno and world music. You find there announcements of events and new CD releases. You may also buy interesting music of many artists in our online store. Every day we explore world music for you. More on:

Folker Folker

Germany’s oldest and today only professional music magazine for folk, world music and song. Appearing bi-monthly with news from the heart of the scene including traditional, roots music, folk rock, afrobeat, world jazz, eastern music and much more. 112 pages crammed with features, interviews, reviews, tour dates. Large archives and trial subscription on “One of the world’s most important folk and world music magazines” (Rough Guide to World Music, 2009).

fRoots fROOTS

Community central! The planet's first (1979!) and still foremost world music, roots and folk monthly. From Anglo trad to Zanzibar pop, you'll usually read about it first in fRoots magazine, or hear it first on our internet fRoots Radio.
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Gadki z Chatki Gadki z Chatki

Folk Magazine "Gadki z Chatki" – the oldest and the only one in Poland magazine dedicated to contemporary folk music, as well as culture and arts inspired by folklore of Poland and other countries. The bimonthly magazine also has an online edition with an English language version, where you can find a lot of information on folk music in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.

Ghetto Bassquake Global Sounds

Since its inception in 2006, Ghetto Bassquake's taste-making sensibilities have become a trusted online destination for cutting edge international dance music. Focussed on the dynamic and progressive sounds of Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the middle east, the blog's expansion into a digital singles label in 2010 has ensured it maintains the quality of the blogs output, handpicking only truly special artists for their releases. Global Sounds

Not so long ago the guys down at the record store or the radio-dj were the main source for news about releases, and about artists he or someone else had discovered. As those guys, record-stores and radio-programs about world music become more and more scarce, might be a substitute. We publish (in German) info’s about releases and podcasts with the artists.

Grizine Groovalizacion

We are GriZine: a communication platform that specializes on arts and cultures. We do not - like others - inform you about what is where and when. We are different: we show, tell and if possible make you feel what is where NOW. We do not claim that we know a lot, but we are extremely curious. And when we learn, we share it with you.

Groovalizacion Radio Groovalizacion

24h Internet radio playing multicultural vibes, peripheral music, suburban grooves, nomadic sounds, tribal and regional blends... The soundtrack of migrations and cultural fusions, the voices of ethnic groups which animate our cities. The European Union is closing its territorial boundaries... Groovalizacion breaks the digital frontiers and brings people together: artistes, listeners, displaced citizens. Also with podcasts, videos, agenda and articles in spanish, french, english and portuguese.

Guia Flama Guia Flama

Flama, the flamenco guide, is the most widespread flamenco magazine in the World with 30.000 monthly magazines and more than 20 delegates all around the world. Monthly paper edition distribution: All around Spain, Tokio, Pekin, Chicago, Brussels, Zurich, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Lyon, London, Milan, Roma, Tetuan…

il giornale della Musica Giornale della Musica

From May 2008, the monthly review "il giornale della musica" includes the tradition and people of "World Music Magazine", the well-known Italian magazine about folk, world and jazz music, that has also produced the CD series "Tribù Italiche" - a collection dedicated to traditional and not-so-traditional sounds from all areas of Italy. Each month, the best interviews, reports, previews and reviews: everything you need to know about world, pop, classical and jazz music.

IndiEarth IndiEarth

IndiEarth is an online B2B platform that specifically connects India’s non-mainstream independent Musicians and Filmmakers to worldwide Media. Providing opportunity for India’s indie artists to reach global audiences through Media exposure, IndiEarth also gives worldwide Media a single-window platform to explore and discover India’s diverse non-mainstream music and film content. The platform features a blog, offers value-added services and wider opportunity networks through its partnerships. An EarthSync Initiative.


Irma — information and ressources center for popular music — is the French publisher specialised in directories covering the field of popular music since more than 20 years. CIMT — Irma’s Traditional and World Music Information Center- in partnership with the German company Alba Kultur, Presents the Euro World Book, the road book for World Music, will emphasize the world music situation in the European countries through articles in English, German and French, and publish a detailed contact files directory

Jazziz Jazziz

The award-winning JAZZIZ magazine gives music fans worldwide the lowdown, in print and online, on what’s hot (and what’s not) in the world of jazz with insightful stories about people making music, hundreds of reviews, and inspired photography and design. Aside from its unparalleled look, each issue of JAZZIZ comes with TWO Limited Edition Collector’s CDs so that you can listen to the music featured in the magazine.

Jazz Online Jazz Online is a web site, entirely and exclusively devoted to jazz in Greece but not only. Jazzonline offers daily information about what happens in Greece and abroad, highlighting the most important jazz event worldwide. is published in English targetting Greeks and international visitors, both tourists and long-term residents, and reaching a segment of Greek society untouched by the Greek press.


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Jazzthing & Blue Rhythm Jazzthing

Being the leading German music magazine with a special world music supplement, Blue Rhythm is published three times a year.


Jazzwise, the UK's biggest selling jazz monthly and the leading English language jazz magazine in Europe, has changed the way jazz magazines look and think with a stunning editorial and design package that reaches out to both the new jazz audience and established fans – qualities that have led to it winning Jazz Publication of the Year at both the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards.
Visit for daily breaking news stories, updates, gigs, reviews and pages of unique editorial content

La Scène
La Scène

« La Scène » is the leading French magazine in the entertainment industry. Number one in terms of professional information in the cultural field, the publishing company successfully launched several reference magazines as well as guides and CD-roms for culture and arts specialists, in France and abroad. Considered as valuable working tools, these magazines provide entertainment professionals guidance in their various activities and assistance in their projects.

Lira Lira

Lira is Scandinavia's leading magazine on jazz, world, folk and roots music. Five annual issues accompanied with an exclusive in-house produced sampler CD. Every summer we print Scandinavia's biggest guide to music festivals worldwide.

melodie&rhythmus Melodie 	& Rhythmus

melodie&rhythmus is Germany's oldest music magazine. It focuses not only on the german-speaking but also on the international music scene. It offers latest artist portraits, interviews, record critics, book- DVD- and audio book recension and is a platform for each old stager and young faces. It belongs to the legends under the music magazines.

Mixed Mixed Magazine

Mixed Magazine is published since 2007 and merged in the beginning of 2008 with Beyond Magazine. Mixed is the magazine on world music for The Netherlands and Belgium, published every two months with CD, website and webradio through NPS Output



Mondomix is the essential online resource for worldwide music and culture. Music, cinema, literature, society, travel, events, reports, artists. Experience the world with Mondomix. English and French editions.

True successor of the negligently shut-down Berlin-based public radio multikulti, multicult2.0 is the intercultural webradio of the German capital region standing for diversity and integration. High-class DJ progammes presenting contemporary world music (Weltmusik), and multilingual reports from the multicultural scene focus on information and entertainment of both the migrating communities and a new cosmopolitan generation.

Musikmarkt Musikmarkt

If you want to know what's happening in the record and live entertainment business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, read all about it 52 weeks a year for just 197,60 EUR. 25.000 music specialists kept up to date every week with Der Musikmarkt and the latest news as it happens.

MusikWoche Musikwoche

Germany's trade magazine MusikWoche is THE BEAT OF MUSIC BUSINESS. Along with exclusive market analyses, product reviews, specials on various topics and expert interviews, this specialist magazine also offers practical schedules, in-depth features, chart posters, regular updates on live entertainment and the "Who's Who" of the market. Together with its detailed data base it is indispensable for creative professionals, producers, retail, and the whole music industry. MusikWoche with, Apps for iPad, iPhone and BlackBerry as well as the newsletters MusikWoche.daily and MusikWoche.livedaily present up-to-the-minute-news and the most current information in the music industry.

Musique Info Musique Info

French B2B musical professional magazine.
A leading magazine for all music and media professionals in France since 1997. A key publication that combines official rates regarding CD sales, downloads, radio broadcastings, TV, clubs, market share and analysis.

Muzikas Saule Muzikas Saule

The only professional Latvian music magazine issued bimonthly since autumn 2000. Covers all kinds of music (classical, contemporary, traditional, jazz, popular, underground). Works on development of Latvian music journalism and writing. Maintains research in Latvian music history. Promotes a broader look on music as a social phenomenon. Links music with other arts. Occasionally issues CDs and booklets as free supplements to the magazine.


NORIENT focuses on experimental to traditional music worldwide. The multi-lingual online magazine aims to discuss the many and often contradictory faces of cultural globalization and localization through articles about music and society, written by authors from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and the US. Norient further produces the «Norient Musikfilm Festival» and the audio-visual performance series «Sonic Traces».

Österreichischer Musikatlas

Annual directory for the Austrian music business. 300 pages full of record and management companies, artists, venues, MI- and ProAudio distributors and retailers, organisations, trade shows, recording studios and more...

Pollstar Pollstar

Pollstar has been publishing the Concert Industry's leading business trade magazine each week for more than 25 years.  Pollstar was an early pioneer in providing concert tour information online, launching in 1994 and providing tour itineraries free to music fans worldwide.  Pollstar recently increased it's value to the concert industry with an all new and powerful online reservoir of information at:

Radio Gladys Palmera Radio Gladys Palmera

2RGP's programming is like an open forum and we are ready to listen to opinions from all around the world. The classic Salsa from NYC, el Son Cubano and the Latin Jazz join together with other styles like Pop and Rock, electronic music or fusions. RGP's formula works because it entertains and keeps you informed.
  • Concerts and special events productions
  • Custom made programs


RadioJAZZ.FM is a non profit foundation with main goal for popularization of jazz and other improvised music genres via our internet radio station and web site. The schedule of RadioJAZZ.FM consists of, what is extremely rare in internet stations, a live program. Latest releases, the most significant standards as well as precious archival recordings of both, Polish and world jazz, are to be found in our radio station.

Radio Mandinga Radio Mandinga

From South America comes the mestizo train of Radio Mandinga, an itinerant community from Uruguay that brings together people from Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Uruguay transmitting mestizo music and world music. It is made for everyone in radio format, program and sonidero (dj set at festivals) ... Our core programme can be heard in 6 countries of the world and more of 22 community radio stations and online in our home.

Respect Mag Respect Mag

Respect Mag is a quarterly socio-urban cross-cultural publication. A leading magazine for discussion on diversity.

RFI - Radio France Internationale RFI

Radio France's international network broadcasting in French and 19 other languages worldwide for 24 hours a day on 100 FM relays. 89 FM in the Greater Paris region and 738 SW for foreign language programmes. Over 45 million regular listeners.

Rock 'n' Roll High School Magazine Rock 'n' Roll High School

The Rock 'n' Roll High School magazine is an essential guide to the European music industry. If you’re in a band, or run a label, you are probably desperate for more information on how to book European tours, where to buy the best merchandise, how to get your records distributed in other countries and who to call for promotion. The Rock 'n' Roll High School magazine is the most practical book of reference around for business in, or with the European music industry.
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RootsWorld Magazine Rootsworld

A world and roots music magazine featuring interviews, reviews, news and audio from around the globe, published only online since 1993.

Rough Guide to World Music Rough Guide

Linking world music and travel online.Plan adventures with points of interest, historic landmarks, local rhythms, and off the beaten track escapes.

Rough Guide Weltmusik

The German edition of the Rough Guide to World Music, with write-ups on over 100 different countries and regions from around the globe, including 2000 CD recommendations

Sing Out! Sing Out!

Since 1950, North America's primary resource for folk, roots and world music. Each quarterly issue includes 15 traditional and contemporary folk songs (also included on the accompanying audio CD), feature articles, reviews, event listings, and regular columns on the folk process, songwriting, storytelling, and more. A folk music "resource center" is available to members. Check out Legacy Books for mail-order books.


Having celebrated its 80th issue in 2011, Songlines is the magazine that looks at the world through its music. Covering music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, Songlines features artists from all around the globe: from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Miriam Makeba to Mariza; from Gilberto Gil to Gogol Bordello and from Bjork to Buena Vista Social Club. Discover the traditional instruments of the world: the sitar, the kora, the talking drum and beyond. More info:

Spiral Earth Spiral Earth is the most significant online news channel and web site for the UK Folk, Roots and alternative music scene, offering a unique combination of up-to-the-minute news, reviews and commentary to its readership.

Wahala wahala

Wahala is a digital and TV show supporting and exposing new upcoming fresh talent from Africa. With a pan-african perspective, Wahala aims to bridge nations and generations with an all-inclusive selections of videos and highlight the collaborative work of music artists of African descent paired with video directors from all over the world. Wahala is a snapshot, a crash-course in contemporary African music created by Africans living in Africa or abroad in the Diaspora...

WDR Funkhaus Europa WDR Funkhaus Europa

Multicultural, multilingual radio aimed at 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants and anybody interested in contemporary world music and reports from a special angle. Heard 24 hours a day on FM in Western Germany and Bremen and also features an extensive cooperation with radiomultikulti.

WhatsOn UK WhatsOn UK

The best in listings and events across the UK and worldwide, WhatsOn produce great guides that give you the lowdown on what’s happening where you are. With info on all the best Festivals, Gap travel experiences, Pink destinations, Student lifestyle and Music & Fashion, WhatsOn is essential reading!

World Free Music World Free Music

Indisputably the finest bilingual Czech and English website about the music we love you'll ever find. The Prague-based writer and broadcaster Petr Doruzka launched the site in 1997 and his friend, the London-based writer and broadcaster Ken Hunt formally joined him ten years later. Exclusive articles, reviews, news and interviews from around the globe. You can access the Czech site at :

World Music Central World Music Central

World Music Central and its Spanish language affiliate, Músicas del Mundo, is dedicated to spreading world music news, information and resources. Provides information about musicians, dancers and their national or regional cultures; publishes databases of international musical instrument makers, music and dance festivals, glossaries and more. (English) (Español)


Networks & Organisations

APAP - Association of Performing Arts Presenters APAP

A US-based service and advocacy organization with more than 1,400 members worldwide dedicated to bringing artists and audiences together. Arts Presenters produces the largest performing arts conference in North America each January and is committed to increasing community participation, promoting global cultural exchange and fostering an environment for the performing arts to thrive.


Arterial Network is a continental network of artists, cultural activists, arts NGO's, cultural enterprises and others committed to developing African music, dance, theatre, literature, craft, design, visual art and film in their own right and as a means to contribute to democracy, human rights and development in Africa. With more than 31 national chapters across the continent, it is one of the fatest growing networks today. Visit our website for more information on our various projects:

Arts Council England Arts Council

The national development agency for the arts in England and the bedrock of support for the arts in England. Between 2005 and 2008, they are investing £1.7 billion of public funds from government and the National Lottery. Their vision is to promote the arts of national life, reflecting England's rich and cultural identity. They believe that the arts have the power to transform lives and communities, and to create opportunities for people throughout the country.

Arts Management Network Arts Management Network

Arts Management Network is an international information network for arts managers. It adresses primarily to professionals in the arts and creative sector. It is also a resource for academics, students, policy makers, researchers, regional and national authorities, business people, and journalists. The network maintains two online platforms with together more than 24.000 subscribers and about 40.000 users a month.

The Berlin Music Commission The Berlin Music Commission

The Berlin Music Commission (BMC) is the first all-embracing network representing Berlin music businesses. We bring together the potential of Germany's most important music location. Our members hail from all areas of the music business including live entertainment, music software, club culture, recorded music, and music media.

BM&A - Brasil Musica e Artes Brasil Musica e Artes

The BM&A - Brasil Musica e Artes - was established in 2001 with the objective of encouraging and organizing the promotion of Brazilian music abroad. Supported by Apex (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) we work on behalf of the whole sector, organizing seminars and workshops, international market studies, trade fairs, promotion. We’ve a network of partners nationwide and abroad.

The British Council British Council

The UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations. Working with innovative artists in all forms of music, promoting positive new images of Britain and building long-term partnerships overseas.

Bureau Export de la Musique Française Bureau Export de la Musique Française

The non-profit French Music Export Office helps French record companies to promote their artists abroad via a wide range of coordinated efforts. Created by record companies with the support of public authorities and the professional music industry organisations.

Conseil Francophone de la Chanson (CFC) Conseil Francophone de la Chanson

This French-speaking committee for music is an international network for music professionals, founded in 1986. From 1998 till 2008, the CFC has coordinated the presence of African producers at Midem and WOMEX and has produced compilations CDs of African artists. Since five years, the CFC organizes artist's tours from the South in Quebec.
For 2010 - 2011, the CFC is partner of the project ACP Music festivals network supported by the EU-ACP programme to cultural industries in ACP countries.

DFMO.NET - Information Agency DFMO.NET - Information Agency

DFMO.NET - Information Agency is the leading Russian information agency in the industry of entertainment. DFMO.NET - Information Agency supplies information to both mass media and it's subscribers: text, photos and videos. The base of the service’s subscribers accounts for 20 000 people. The audience of the center’s news feed reaches to 3 000 visitors per day.
There are not only common readers among subscribers, but also honored entertainment industry personalities.

EBU Worldmusic Workshop EBU

The European Broadcasting Union EBU is an association of Europe's public radio networks. It's World Music Workshop networks specialised radio DJs. See Media/World Music Charts Europe.
For contact see Media/World Music Charts Europe.

EFWMF - European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals


A network of festival organisers, primarily focused on artistic and artistically-related issues. Exchanging information, experiences and contacts with one another and, with other networks within the world music community, helps ensure that the concerns of this community are considered by the cultural industries.

EMO - European Music Office EMO

The European Music Office is an international non-profit association promoting musical diversity and representing the interests of European music professionals at a European and worldwide level. EMO’s main policy consists in setting up a specific EU Programme for music. As coordinator of the European Music Platform, EMO develops music cooperation projects responding to the EU calls for proposals with the aim of promoting the mobility of artists and of works of art.

Folk Against Fascism (FAF)

Folk Against Fascism has been created to take a stand against the British National Party’s targeting of folk music, against the appropriation of our culture. FAF isn’t a political party or a bureaucratic, top-heavy organisation. It is any and all of us who want to make ourselves aware of the BNP’s bigoted view of our history and culture. We need you to help us spread the word, so that as many people as possible get to hear about it.
Think not what FAF can do for you … But what you can do for FAF.


The Association of Festival Organisers, formed in 1987 by a small group of festival managers, now boasts over 120 members throughout the UK. An umbrella organisation the AFO offers links, support and advice to its membership and organises an annual Conference in November. It is a not-for-profit organisation which applies for funding from a variety of sources.

Foundation Arezzo Wave Italia

"Arezzo Wave Italia Foundation [fAWI]", a foundation in jeans, as the Italian press has called it, is a nonprofit organization that was established in April 2002 and soon became an important point of reference for youth culture in the Italian and European scene, a careful and competent support for present day music in Italy and an impulse to Italian music circulation abroad. fAWI organizes "Arezzo Wave Love Festival" since 1987.


Freemuse - The World Forum on Music and Censorship is the only international organisation advocating freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide. Freemuse initiates a variety of activities: International campaigns for musicians in need, informative activities, as well as publishing reports, articles and regular newsletters. Freemuse is the world's largest database on music and censorship.
Freemuse was the WOMEX Award winner in 2003.


The European festival and events organisation for managers, organisers,producers, PR directors, fundraisers, and sponsors who make it possiblefor the artists to perform, the visitors to visit and to be delighted, and the directors to direct. Across all borders and across all artisticdisciplines. Members of the network believe in building lasting internationaland intercontinental cooperation.


The IMZ International Music + Media Centre is a global non-profit association dedicated to the worldwide development, dissemination and promotion of music and dance through the audio-visual media. The umbrella organisation acts as an interface between leading international producers, distributors, broadcasters of cultural programmes, opera houses, educational institutions and record labels.

Korea Arts Management Service kams

Korea Arts Management Service(KAMS) is a non-profit public foundation with aims to develop a supporting system for more efficient arts management and to provide arts organizations with multifaceted assistance in the fields of international exchange, human resources development, information support and consulting.

Maison des Cultures du Monde-World Cultures Institute maison des cultures du monde

Committed to protect cultural diversity and expression of cultural identities, the World Cultures Insitute promotes intangible cultural heritage worldwide. Recognised in France and abroad for its expertise in cultural events organisation, it organises the Festival de l´Imaginaire that takes place in Paris every year. It also has a considerable experience in developing methods of recording and disseminating culture and organising meetings and symposia for discussion and comparing of experience, as well as exchanges and training of cultural managers.

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie

Intergovernemental Agency of French-speaking Countries uniting 53 states across five continents. Conducts multilateral cooperation projects in many areas. Supports performing arts from developing countries, like helping cultural enterprises to participate in international markets such as Midem and WOMEX.

Profolk Profolk

Association for song, folk and world music in Germany working to develop and promote roots music at home and abroad. is the digital source for Hungarian and East-European music. Download the best and the newest sounds of the region and find full information about its artists, news and videos.


The German Association Of Independent Record Companies, Music Publishers and Music Producers focuses on improving the economic situation of its members and offers a broad music business information service.

World Music Charts Europe World Music Charts Europe

Playlists compiled monthly from world music radio specialists in 24 European countries. Reprinted in 13 countries, displayed on dozens of web-sites and performed on radio. An initiative of the EBU-Worldmusic Workshop, supported by WDR-Funkhaus Europa.

Zone Franche Zone Franche

International world music network made up ofmore than 150 members in France, Europe and the Southern countries. Promotes the creation and distribution of world music via international exchanges, access to information and the worldwide movement of artists.


Trade Fairs, Festivals & Events

Amsterdam Dance Event

The Amsterdam Dance Event is Europe’s leading electronic and dance music conference as well as the worlds biggest club festival, organised by Buma Cultuur. With a proven track record over the past 12 years, ADE attracts music industry professionals from around the globe and has established itself as the place to do business and get in touch with new people, new music and new trends.

Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) AWME

The Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) is the Asia Pacific region's premier roots music industry and conference event. The expo brings together musicians, industry representatives and festival audiences from all corners of the globe for four days of non-stop music, networking, film screenings and conference sessions. Featuring more than 50 performance groups, AWME is internationally renowned for its vibrant exploration of the world's finest roots music.

Babel Med Music Babel Med Music

For three days every year in March, Babel Med Music extends a friendly welcome for artists, offering a professional market space with 100 stands and an agora, 30 concerts in 3 venues with high quality listening conditions and daily conferences and meetings. More on:

BAFIM - Buenos Aires International Music Fair Bafim

The best platform for making business in Latin America.
A place where record labels, distribution and digital download companies, production companies, specialized media and all the actors of music industry meet in a space that is fair, convention and festival at the same time. With a wide-ranging program of showcases and international conferences, BAFIM consolidates as one of the most important business spaces for Latin American music industry.

Bergen International Music Festival Bergen

Bergen International Music Festival is being arranged every last week of October in Bergen, Norway, presenting international relevant music from all over the world.

Big Sound
big sound

Big Sound is one of the most respected and fastest growing music business events in the Asia Pacific region. Produced by Q Music (Queensland Music Network Inc), and now in its seventh year, Big Sound is positioned as Australia's most internationally focused conference, producing three days of panels, workshops and artist showcases for local, national and international music industry representatives.

Bucharest Jazz Competition Bucharest Jazz

Bucharest International Jazz Competition, annually organized in Bucharest by jmEvents is addressed to bands and vocalists of all nationalities aged up to 35. Considered one of the first 3 contests of jazz in Europe it brings an important contribution to the promotion and recognition of the new international jazz values. Each edition gathered great musicians from over 20 countries in Europe and USA, “la crème de la crème” or musicians on the rise, who present the audience the new jazz mainstream. The competition combines concerts, jam sessions and workshops. Next edition: 12 – 19 May 2012


CINARS is a not-for-profit organization based in Montréal. Since 1984, CINARS has been committed to furthering the international recognition of the performing arts. Over the years, CINARS has taken on the role of expert in the field of international performing arts touring. CINARS 2012, its internationally recognized biennial Platform, will be held in Montreal from November 12th to 18th 2012.

Classical:Next Classical: Next

Classical:Next is a new professional forum for classical and art music, which will take place for the first time at Gasteig, Munich from 30 May to 02 June 2012. It is planned as an annual event that aims to unite the international art music community. The event's structure consists of 3 sections – Showcase, Conference and Expo: Showcases will present artists and productions in a series of short concerts or video screenings. Conferences will offer presentations, seminars, think tanks, mentoring, matchmaking and other formats. The Expo functions as a showplace for companies and institutions as well as offering meeting points for all delegates. Classical:Next is initiated by CLASS, produced by WOMEX and supported by the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich.

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is New York's largest music event, and one of the world's most important showcases of new music artists. From October 16 - 20, 2012 more than 1,300 artists, 12,000 industry professionals and over 120,000 music fans converge in more than 80 venues throughout New York City to discover the best in emerging music and film.

CMW - Canadian Music Week CMW

CMW is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music, media and digital. With seminars, keynotes/celebrity interviews, international match-making, networking & Canada's largest new music festival - 900+ artists, 40+ countries, 60 venues and 5 days - it is the official meeting ground for those leading and shaping our industries.

c/o pop c/o pop

c/o pop- the Pop Culture 2.0 Festival & Convention- not only represents every facet of music and pop culture but has also earned itself an outstanding reputation as an international gathering for the creative industries. In 2008 the unique networking project Europareise brought 70 European festivals from 27 different countries to Cologne and turned c/o pop into the »festival for festivals«.
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Etnosur is a three-day festival which takes place in Alcalà la Real, Andalusia, Spain. There are circus, storytelling, cinema, dance, conferences, workshops, DJ sessions, kindergarten, expositions, handcrafts, food area... of course music, and all for free! This year the festival is focused on Africa.
Next Edition, #15: 15 – 17 July 2011.

Eurosonic Noorderslag

Eurosonic Noorderslag is Europe's main conference and showcase festival, focusing on European music.
With over 3.150 delegates, showcases by more than 290 artists and a conference with 150 panels, keynote speakers, interviews and meetings, Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, European artists, international music industry professionals and organizations.
9 - 12 January 2013

Festival Esperanzah!

From 5 till 7 August, the Festival Esperanzah! will celebrate its 10th anniversary in a prestigious setting of the Abbey of Floreffe, near Namur (Belgium). Recognized in Europe as a first world music showcase, over the past 10 years the Festival Esperanzah! has welcomed an internationally eclectic line-up that has lived up to the festival’s original and adventurous musical aspirations. The 10th birthday will be an opportunity to welcome more than 34 groups coming from the whole world on 3 scenes, artists with recognized talents as well as some to be discovered, including the walking orchestras, jugglers and other street artists. Esperanzah! is also a film festival, a kids’ village, craftsmen and world restaurants, two camping sites… Without forgetting that the festival in association with NGOs and associations, is committed to a different world.

FIM Guadalajara

The Guadalajara’s FIM’s objective is to be an international and avant-garde meeting point that bets on strengthening the professionalization of music creators and producers in Mexico as well as the promotion of Latin-American cultural music. FIM, besides being a music fair where there will be concerts, conferences and workshops, it will be a meeting point for professionals of the music industry as composers, musicians, engineers, management, record labels, music publishers and producers among many others.


Folkelarm 2011 takes place from 29 September to 1 October in Oslo, Norway. Folkelarm is a vibrant festival and a key Nordic music industry convention, which aims at promoting acts from the Nordic folk music scene for domestic as well as international music industry execs and media representatives.

Festival au Desert

The Festival au Désert is preparing its 12th edition that will be held very close to the mythic town of Timbuktu on the 12, 13 and 14th of January 2012. The Festival in the Desert is an unique opportunity to hear the songs and ancient instruments of the desert as well as contemporary superstars. A large component of the program is devoted to traditional and contemporary music of multicultural Mali: Touareg, Bambara, Songhai, Peulh, Dogon and Berberes. Musicians from neighboring countries, Europe and the United States also perform together on and off the stage opening the world to the Touareg nomads who bring their entire families.

Folk Alliance Folk Alliance

This annual international conference is open to all conducting relations in traditional music and dance. A wide spectrum of participants and opportunities are available over the course of five days of workshops, panel discussions, exhibit halls, showcases, and outreach performances.
Next conference: 17-21 February 2009 in Memphis, TN, USA.

Future Music Forum Future Music Forum

The main objective of the FMF is to gather the leading minds in the world of online & mobile music to share views on how music is being shared in todays digital age & discuss new developments in music technology. Ultimately our goal is to provide musicians and music industry professionals alike with the tools to help monitize these advancements for future projects.

IMFCON imfcon

The International Music Festival Conference is the only conference addressing the issues facing the music festival industry. The IMFCON mission is to promote and strengthen the global music festival industry through education, networking, dissemination of information, and the cultivation of high standards for the industry. The IMFCON was founded in 2007 and provides the only annual conference & symposium for music festival professionals and entertainment executives to network, learn from one another, establish partnerships, and understand the latest trends in festivals and music.

jazzahead! jazzahead!

jazzahead! TradeShowcaseFestival [19-22 April 2012] In the past six years, jazzahead! has developed into the must-go networking platform for the international jazz industry. Presenting jazz from all over the world but keeping a focus on European jazz, it is the place to go to get an insight on what’s happening in the scene and to meet important industry players.... If you want to reach the global jazz scene – this is where it’s at! More info at
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Kansai Music Conference Kansai Music Conference

Kansai Music Conference (KMC), now in its 4th year is the fastest growing, independently run, globally focused music industry event in Japan. Bringing together independent artists and musicians from 5 continents, the theme of “Building Bridges With Music,” has become an experience that hundreds of musicians and music fans in Japan and abroad have been a part of.
“I’ve met more people from around the world at KMC than I have anywhere else in my life.” - Dale Campbell (UK)

Kenya Music Week Kenya Music Week

Established in 2004, KENYA MUSIC WEEK is an annual public celebration of Kenyan music held every December to coincide with Christmas Shopping and Jamhuri (independence) Day. It features a Trade Exhibition, Educational Workshops and Showcase Performances for Musicians to TRADE - LEARN - SHOWCASE.


The only major North American conference geared towards the marketing of Spanish language, youth-oriented music. From July 6-9 2011, a four-day conference providing networking opportunities with the genre´s leading artists, label executives, journalists, managers, retailers and programmers.

LIVE! Singapore LIVE! Singapore

LIVE! Singapore is a unique platform for the professional performing arts scene. It is composed of a trade fair, a conference and performances of the highest artistic quality and international recognition. The event targets the complete performing arts spectrum and focuses on the top international industry players. The aim of the event is to facilitate business and promote artistic creations. It serves as a springboard for performing artists in Asia to access regional and global markets – offering the same for international performing artists to access the growing Asian performing arts markets. This project is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Arts Council of Singapore.

Liverpool Sound City Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City –the largest music festival and conference in the North of the UK - is approaching its fifth and biggest year so far; combining an international perspective on the best in new music, art, film, photography, business, new tech, media with a music festival that is rapidly gaining near cult status. And all this in one of the world’s most legendary music cities - Liverpool.


On October 25 and 26, MaMA welcomes professionals of the music industry for 48 hours of international meetings, 80 concerts, 30 conferences, debates and workshops, 120 French and international speakers, speed-meetings, professional aperitifs… MaMA is a cross-sector platform for the international music industry actors that it offers a gateway to the French market.


MEI is the most important event in the new Italian music scene and great opportunity to get an inside-view of the Italian independent music-market. Exhibition, Awards and Panels on national and international matters are featured also by wide media coverage. The numerous showcases make the exhibition more like a festival!
From 25th to 27th of November 2011.


midem is the place to discover all manner of opportunities to grow your business. Meet with the world’s music community and all the new segments – notably brands and technology - that engage audiences with music. More reach, more people, more expertise, more networking and more business at midem 2012: create bridges with other industries.
midem, connected by music
January 28-31, 2012
Cannes, France

MMVV - Mercat Música Viva de Vic MMVV

Forums, Concerts and Commercial Pavilion. Three focal points that have made Mercat de Música Viva de Vic (Vic Live Music Market) one of the most important markets in the world for the music industry. For four days every September since 1988, the city of Vic (Barcelona) has brought together representatives of all areas of music from around the world to see new developments, attend forums, exchange their knowledge and buy and sell music. MMVV09 will take place in this ancient, yet welcoming and thriving modern city, from September 16th to 20th

Monkey Week Monkey Week

Monkey Week is not simply another showcase festival, it is a meeting point for music industry professionals, artists, media, and the audience of the European independent music scene. It takes place in El Puerto de Santa María, a beautiful seaside town in the South of Andalusia with a strong tourist appeal.

Moshito Moshito

Over the past five years Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition has established itself as Africa's premiere music industry event also presenting a broad spectrum of live music. Together with the stimulating programme, a chance to see who's doing what in the South African and African music industry and the networking opportunities on offer, Moshito is the ideal place for anyone with an interest in the business of music on the African continent. More on:

Mundial Montreal MundialMontreal

Mundial Montreal is a music conference & festival showcasing some of the best of World Music from Canada.  The event celebrates Canada’s rich cultural diversity through a variety of performances and creates an unprecedented community network of presenters from across the country with a common goal: to develop touring opportunities nationally, and beyond!

Music Matters - Plug Into Asia Music Matters Asia

Launched in 2006, Music Matters is conducted in the heart of the world's most dynamic region and is Asia's only annual conference dedicated to the business of music. The event was created with and for the Music industry, bringing together major players from the entertainment eco-system to discuss, debate, do business and watch some of the hottest up and coming acts in Asia.
Music Matters 2011 will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from May 24-28. Find out more about the speakers and the programme on:

Music & Media Finland Music & Media Finland

Music & Media Finland is the most important music industry event in Finland. This annual event gathers approximately 700 delegates, both national and international. The seminar program attracts professionals from all music related industries – from live music to publishing – to discuss the industry and its challenges. Attached to the event are also showcase performances from the most sought-after Finnish acts and the Industry Awards-Gala. For more information:

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June 11 - 17 2012 - Toronto, Canada
Canada’s 1 festival for the best new music and music-related films: 7 nights, 50 stages, 625 artists, 40 films, 25 conference panels. Club showcases till 4 a.m. plus free daytime & evening performances outdoors across town. Music takes over, from the airport to the lake!

Performing Arts Market in Seoul pams logo

The Performing Arts Market in Seoul(PAMS) is a platform to Korean theatre, music, dance and multidisciplinary arts. Being held every October since 2005, showcases, booth exhibitions, info sessions, forum and professional meetings are open to arts practitioners from all over the world.

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Popkomm (5-7 Sept. 2012 – Berlin-Tempelhof Airport) is one of the world’s most established meeting places of the music and entertainment industry. It stands for trends and innovations and is Germany’s number one B2B marketplace for the music industry.
Together with an outstanding international conference covering the music industry’s main themes, the Media_Gate, the Networking_Gate and the Popkomm Showcases, Popkomm is a platform that highlights trends and talent.

Porto Musical Porto Musical

Porto Musical’s fifth edition will turn Pernambuco, once again, into one of the most expressive locations of knowledge and discussion about the present world of music and technology. The convention brings known foreign and Brazilian professionals to Recife’s wharf for an event with international range, which holds conferences, showcases and offers a perfect place for networking. Next edition: 23-26 Feb 2011 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

re:publica Re:publica

re:publica is Europe’s most exciting and Germany’s biggest conference when it comes to blogs, social media, and our society in the digital age. All over Europe, there is no comparable event to re:publica, which combines the heterogeneity with a broad spectrum of discussed subjects, including arts, media, culture, and politics as well as entertainment.

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Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg 20.-22.09.2012
On the last weekend of every September dozens of new international bands - all of them with potential to star and usually before their great breakthrough - meet an enthusiastic audience in Hamburg.
As part of the Festival, the Reeperbahn Campus opens its doors at Reeperbahn for the representatives of the music and creative industries.
Hard facts 2011: 17.500 visitors, 200 newcomer bands and solo artists, 1.900 music professionals
Genres: Singer-Songwriter, Electro, Jazz, Soul, Indie, Rock, HipHop, Folk, Pop

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RETHINK MUSIC, April 22-24, Hynes Convention Center, Boston
Rethink Music is a solutions-focused event with creative workshops, expert panels, live curated performances, and competitions designed to cultivate innovation. Our goal is to foster ideas that will drive the music ecosystem forward. Plan the future of music with us and meet with leaders from Vevo, Spotify, YouTube, Universal, Warner, The EchoNest, Pitchfork, Rootmusic, Rightsflow…

SagaMusik Sagamusik

SagaMusik - le Salon de la Musique Africaine - is an initiative of Code Group and Umane Culture. The last edition of SagaMusik took place in December 2010 in Burkina Faso.
SagaMusik is part of the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Music Festivals Network backed up by the EU-ACP Support Programme for cultural industries in ACP countries.

Sauti Za Busara Sauti za Busara

The Sauti za Busara music festival, 8-12 February 2012, Zanzibar features a rich variety of African music from the region with more than four hundred musicians participating over four days in historic Stone Town supplemented with fringe events around town and across the island including a carnival street parade and finalé beach party.

SeeMe SeeMe

SeeMe is a platform for electronic and dance music professionals. If you are an agent or manager working for dance and electronic music artists or a label professional working with dance and electronic music or a talent scout looking for new music, new DJs and new artists – this is the event for you.

Sounds Aotearoa Sounds Aotearoa

Sounds Aotearoa is the only event in New Zealand which over two days and nights brings together national and international music industry representatives for: a conference, expo and artist showcases. Book now to experience New Zealand's music industry and its best emerging talent. Stay on for WOMAD NZ!

Stim Stim

STIM Music Expo is Sweden's biggest music industry meeting. Focusing above all on the music creators we aim to form a platform where the persons behind the music can meet and exchange ideas and different points of views. This year it will be held at Oscarsteatern in Stockholm the 17th of October. Come and listen to exciting panel discussions, seminars and debates. Visit exhibitors, meet colleagues and make new contacts.


The annual SXSW Music and Media Conference incorporates a music festival where more than 1,800 musical acts from across the globe showcase their talent. Delegates do business at the trade fair and catch up with industry trends at the conferences featuring hundreds of international speakers. Now in its 26th year, an essential event in the music industry calendar.

Sync Up SyncUp

Sync Up is the entertainment industry conference during the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Topics include the international music festival industry, licensing music to film and television, and using digital media to market and sell independent music. Admission is free.
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Sziget Festival Sxsw

Sziget Festival is one of the largest European festivals of music and culture. Set each year in August on Óbudai-sziget in Budapest, Hungary, Sziget started as a local event in 1993 and has grown into the biggest festival in Central Europe, showcasing over a thousand international artists, from rock, pop, electro, world, and jazz with 400,000 visitors.

Tallinn Music Week TMW

Tallinn Music Week is a music showcase and networking festival, aiming to bring together music industry professionals of Nordic, Baltic and Eastern European countries. We present the most exciting local talent in the best clubs and venues in Tallinn and discuss music and creative industries throughout a two-day programme of panels and workshops.
Our goal is to integrate into the music business circuit of Europe and thus provide a new stable market for the careers of local and European bands.

TFF - Rudolstadt tff

TFF.Rudolstadt is Germany’s biggest folk, roots, and world music festival. Located in the heart of Thuringia (close to Weimar, Jena, Erfurt...), it lasts for three days and two nights on the first full weekend of July - a terrific fairground for the musical traditions of the world!

The Great Escape TMW

The Great Escape has established itself as the leading event in Europe for showcasing new talent from around the world, aimed at 'export ready' bands and Industry Professionals. TGE takes place in Brighton, UK over three days and nights every May with a total attendance of over 15,000 people including 5,000 industry professionals.

Urkult tff

Welcome to Urkult, a world music festival in Näsåker, a wonderful village situated by the Ångermanland River in northern Sweden. The festival brings together artists from all four corners of the globe, a mix of modern and traditional music at what is possibly one of the most beautiful venues for an open air festival. There's not only music, but also a variety of workshops, yoga and dance courses, theatre, excursions, lectures, poetry slam and so much more. The festival brings together a mix of young and old, it's a real family atmosphere and is a great and safe place to bring your children to.

Warta Jazz tff

The Ultimate source for Indonesian Jazz Lovers comprises about musics, musicians, festival, workshop, records label, etc. Producing concerts, radio programs, workshops, festivals, merchandise and assisting many jazz and worldmusic events accross Indonesia in the last 11 years.

Waves Vienna – Music Festival & Conference Waves Vienna

In September 2011 Vienna will catch up with cities like London, Barcelona or Berlin; Waves Vienna will be the city’s first club festival. Vienna’s most significant clubs, unique off-locations, and the public space will merge into the site of the Waves Vienna Festival from September 28th to October 2nd.


Other Partners

Creole - Worldmusic from Germany

Creole is the only nationwide contest for the professional world music scene in Germany. Bianually eight regional competitions are held in different parts of Germany, each of which sends a maximum of three regional laureates to the national competition. Creole aims to develop a network and promote the contemporary developments in the world music scene of Germany. On the website you find the creole bandpool, where all the participating and winning bands are featured!

IMA - The Independent Music Awards IMA

For more than a decade self-released and independent label talent from around the globe have found new audiences and revenue opportunities through The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) currently accepting submissions
The program receives submissions from artists previously on major labels as well as self-released and indie label talent from more than 70 countries on 6 continents. Honors in more than 70 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories are awarded annually!
The influential IMA program actively promotes winners and nominees to millions of music fans, talent buyers, film, TV & gaming music supervisors and media outlets.

ISC - The International Songwriting Competition ISC

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting entries for the 2011 competition with 21 categories including World Music. Now is your chance to enter what the NY Times calls "THE songwriting competition to take note of" with $150,000 (US) in cash and prizes - including $25,000 (US) cash for the grand prize winner alone. For entry information and a complete list of judges please visit:

Re:Orient ISC

Re:Orient has since 1993 been the foremost presenter of music and culture from North Africa - Turkey - the Middle East in Sweden. We present festivals, concerts, a regular club, and numerous conferences and discussion forums in cooperation with a wide range of venues and institutions. See:

Showcase showcase

International Showcase is the world’s only complete guide to professional music production. Established 45 years ago Showcase covers everything from studios, promoters, record labels, event suppliers, artist managers, manufacturers and festival organisers, it is a must for anybody involved in the industry. In addition to the directory, Showcase also releases a monthly industry Newsletter with updates from Showcase Towers and additional articles from the cream of the music production industry press. Each month it is sent to over 10,000 subscribers with fantastic features and breaking news.

Sonicbids sonicbids

Launched in 2002, Sonicbids is a website that makes it easy for bands and artists to submit their press kits online to festivals, clubs, and other performance opportunities. With a membership of 120,000 bands and artists from 100 different countries, and with over 10,000 music promoters using the site, Sonicbids has become the universal standard for connecting artists with performance and licensing opportunities.

USA Songwriting Competition

Open to all regardless of nationality, you may enter the 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition and win 50,000 US dollars Grand Prize worth of cash, cool music gear from Sony, Ibanez Guitars, Peavey, Audio-Technica and more! Winning songs will receive airplay on a nationally syndicated radio programme in United States and Canada. Judges include A&R from Universal, Sony/BMG, EMI and Warner Music. Please obtain the entry form at:


Free direct-to-fan platform for creative artists and discerning fans.

VIP Booking taz

The number one information resource for the live music industry! Containing over 20,000 contacts and a set of state-of-the-art tools, the service streamlines day-to-day operations. Whether you want to find your next headliner, contact the agents of over 12,000 artists or the bookers at 5,000 venues will do it for you.

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have made WOMEX the biggest network for world music worldwide. Want to become a WOMEX partner? Contact us for details.
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