WOMEX NEWSletter #19, 6 September 2012
September has arrived, bringing with it Berlin Music Week and filling the city with life and music. Meanwhile, the WOMEX office is submerged in a sea of registrations, schedules and WOMEX Guide content, as preparations hot up for WOMEX 12, taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from Wednesday, 17, to Sunday, 21 October 2012 - just 6 weeks away!
Already an institution in its seventh year, the annual WOMEX Label Award is hotly contested and warmly anticipated by all who value the contributions of independent record labels. Created as a joint project with the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE), the selection for the WOMEX Label Award is made using the monthly charts of 48 radio broadcasters from 25 countries.
The WOMEX 12 Label Award goes to...
Congratulations! They will be receiving the WOMEX Label Award on Sunday morning, 21 October 2012, at the Awards Ceremony accompanied by a WOMEX Networking Breakfast, both open to WOMEX delegates only.
Here are the other top-10 labels:
2. World Circuit (UK)
3. world village / JazzVillage / Le Chant du Monde / harmonia mundi (France/USA/UK/Spain)
4. World Music Network/Riverboat (UK)
5. Crammed Discs (Belgium)
6. Six Degrees (USA)
7. Mais Um Discos (UK)
8. Soundway Records (UK)
9. Jaro Medien (Germany)
10. Cumbancha (USA)
View the full top-20 with chart-topping CDs:
Porto Musical is now accepting conference and showcase proposals for its sixth edition, taking place in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, from Wednesday, 30 January to Saturday, 2 February 2013.
Deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Apply online at www.portomusical.com
In the week before Recife’s lavish carnival begins, Porto Musical will transform Pernambuco, in the tropical northeast of Brazil, into a vibrant centre of knowledge and discussion about the latest developments in the world of music and technology. This international convention will bring renowned professionals from Brazil and abroad to Recife’s wharf, offering conferences, showcases and an ideal platform for networking.
In recent years, the event has become an important gateway – first and foremost to the Brazilian music market, but also increasingly to other key markets in South America. It has confirmed its status as the most important international meeting point for music professionals from Brazil and abroad.
Porto Musical is carried out by Astronave Iniciativas Culturais and Fina Produção in cooperation with WOMEX and Porto Digital (a distinguished social organisation with over 100 incubated companies from the digital and creative industries in downtown Recife). This partnership confirms the strength of technology as one of the best tools for musical production, promotion, distribution and consumption.
To find out more and to apply for a conference or showcase, visit their WOMEX Stand 5.128 or check out their website:
Press, artists and music professionals alike are all invited to join us for a WOMEX Get-Together in Bulgaria, taking place during the first edition of MusicPRO, ON! Fest, at the Inter Expo Center on Saturday, 22 September 2012, from 13:00-14:00.
This event will comprise of a WOMEX presentation and a Q&A session. It will be followed by a showcase from WOMEX 12 Club Globalkan act Kottarashky, who were selected from more than 300 proposals to perform at the WOMEX 12 focus stage exclusively dedicated to Balkan music. Club Globalkan is an initiative by WOMEX's local partners – presented by Gaialive in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
The panel will include Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki; Giorgos Markakis, Member of WOMEX Steering Committee; Vassil Vulchev, Consulate General of Bulgaria in Thessaloniki; and Matoula Koutsari, WOMEX Balkan Network Manager.
More information on MusicPRO, ON! Fest:
More on Kottarashky:
View the Club Globalkan and Showcase Festival programme online:
Want to make sure your CD, magazine, flyer and any other promotional material gets directly into the hands of all registered members of the WOMEX community, as well as the international media and other WOMEX partners?
Book your insert in the WOMEX Bag - deadline Friday, 21 September:
Please note that proof of full payment must accompany your completed booking form.
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Kind regards from your WOMEX team.
WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki, Greece | 17 - 21 October 2012
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