WOMEX NEWSletter #21, 12 September 2012
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With just five weeks to go before the highlight of the world music industry calendar kicks off, anticipation is building around the globe. Don't forget that the cheaper WOMEX 12 Late Rate ends next Friday, 21 September: this is your last chance to receive a virtualWOMEX profile before WOMEX, as part of your registration; and it will also allow you to go directly to the WOMEX Opening at Megaro on the Wednesday evening, without first having to collect your badge at Helexpo: http://www.womex.com/lnk/register
This year WOMEX is offering not one but two Mentoring formats:
delegates can now choose between attending One-to-One Mentoring sessions> or taking part in the brand new Round-Table Mentoring.
The 30-minute Round-Table Mentoring sessions offer a chance to ask all your burning questions free of charge, get practical advice on related topics, and exchange experiences with your peers.
Two Round-Table Mentoring sessions will be held on Thursday, 18 October at 16:00 - 16:30, each accommodating five participants. Have a look below at what's on offer and email email@example.com to book, selecting both a "priority 1" and a "priority 2" mentoring slot - first come first served.
// Digital Evolution in Music Publishing Today
Frank Klaffs (Germany)
CEO, piranha womex
// Successful Crowd-Funding & Other Techniques for the 21st Century
Clay Ross (USA)
Meanwhile, the One-to-One Mentoring Sessions provide the opportunity to have a private 15-minute consultation free of charge with any of the six special mentors from various fields and occupations.
The One-to-One Mentoring will be held on Friday, 19 and Saturday, 20 October at 11:30 - 13:00. Have a look below at what's on offer and email firstname.lastname@example.org to book, selecting both a "priority 1" and a "priority 2" mentoring slot - first come first served.
// Topic: Festivals & Touring in the US
Erika Elliott (USA)
Artistic Director of SummerStage, NYC
// Topic: Promotion Strategies in the UK
Mike Gavin (UK)
Press Officer, harmonia mundi
// Topic: Label Issues
Brian Hetherman (Canada)
Consulting/management/record label/music publishing/export at Cerberus Management
// Topic: Storytelling for Media
Maria Marques (Spain/UK)
Associate, Brunswick Arts
// Topic: Sync Rights
Brooke Wentz (USA)
CEO & Founder, Seven Seas
// Topic: Management & Touring
Jerome Williams (USA/The Netherlands)
Agent and Founding Partner, Earth Beat
More information about Round-Table & One-to-One Mentoring:
WOMEX is pleased to announce more Conference topics and speakers this week, which will be agitating your brain cells at WOMEX 12. Once again, special thanks goes to the ingenious Samurai, Nadia EL-Imam (Sweden) and Lemez Lovas (UK), who curated the multifarious Conference programme.
Derek Andrews (Canada), Global Cafe, will present a session on Touring Canada - the "most fun, best run" summer music circuit, drawn from the sixties folk boom. Learn about North American booking conferences and how Canada can be a useful bridge to all of the Americas.
Artists looking to get their tracks played on television shouldn't miss Syncing Fast! The session is chaired by Tim Rabjohns (UK), Dotmogo; with Brooke Wentz (USA), Seven Seas Music; and Bettina Schasse de Araujo (Germany), piranha womex. The panel will explore some of the barriers that musicians face as well as look at some of the solutions for getting better exposure.
Apps and music is an exploding sector: rock, hip–hop, jazz – they’re all at it. The ins and outs of making music and using creative apps will be examined in a session entitled Appily Ever After, chaired by Yaniv Fridel (Israel/UK), Lemez and Fridel; with Dave Haynes (UK), SoundCloud.
Join a participatory, interactive session on diaspora, technology and music consumption – Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, But Where I’m Going! - will be chaired by Nadia EL-Imam (Sweden), Edgeryders; with Tom Frouge (USA), Avokado Artists/¡Globalquerque!; Randy Raine-Reusch (Canada), ZaDiscs/HMR3 Productions; and Oliver Carruthers (UK), Rich Mix.
More sessions and speakers to be confirmed shortly:
We present to you three exceptional photographers, selected by WOMEX to catch the very best and most outstanding moments of the event in Thessaloniki:
- Jacob Crawfurd (Denmark)
- Yannis Psathas (Greece)
- Eric van Nieuwland (The Netherlands)
Their work will be posted daily on their websites and anyone needing photos can contact them directly to discuss terms. Check out their portfolios for current and past work and come visit their Trade Fair booth 6.104.
A selection of their photos will also be made available in small size on the WOMEX Flickr page under a CC-BY creative common license which lets others distribute these photos free of charge, as long as they credit the photographers for the original creation:
Visit the Photographers page for more information:
The band Toubab Krewe has organised a stellar line up of Malian and American artists to celebrate Malian Independence Day, heighten awareness about the ongoing crisis in Mali, and raise money for refugees. In partnership with co-producers Afropop.org and the Malian Cultural Center, "Musicians for Mali" will benefit Relief International working with refugees in Niger and Bamako-based Instruments4Africa aiding musicians and their families who have fled the North.
The event will start at 20:00 on Saturday, 22 September at the City Winery in New York. Featured artists include: Toubab Krewe, Balla Kouyate, Abdoulaye Alhassane Toure, Oran Etkin, Benyoro, and Banning Eyre.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the City Winery website: bit.ly/Q4cW3O
The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 15 to 18 November, 2012.
Entering its fifth year, AWME has established itself as the southern hemisphere’s premier global music industry festival, conference and trade event. AWME brings together musicians, industry representatives and festival audiences from all corners of the world for four days of music, networking, film screenings and conference sessions. Featuring more than 60 performance groups, AWME is now internationally renowned for its programming of the world’s finest roots music.
For more information or to register as a delegate visit:
Kind regards from your WOMEX team.
WOMEX 12 Thessaloniki, Greece | 17 - 21 October 2012
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