Piranha Arts

Piranha Arts is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987, which consults and organises cultural events incl. WOMEX and Classical:NEXT

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Piranha Arts is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987. And ever since then we are all about crossing borders - be they cultural, social, political or commercial - thus generating value for our network partners and communities. Drawing from 27 years of experience and innovation in the field of music and culture as a presenter and multiplier our team's dynamic portfolio features at present six divisions.
These include our own key music networking events WOMEX – The World Music Expo and Classical:NEXT, as well as Piranha Consulting offering our international expertise to other events and conferences, e.g. Sounds of the Xity [China], Atlantic Music Expo [Cap Verde] and Portomusical [Brazil].
Piranha Arts also embraces Piranha Kultur with cutting edge festivals such as The Nights of Ramadan and ClubContemporaryClassical C3; Piranha Records & Publishing, introducing new sounds & artists from the world to the world; and Piranha Research, leading science projects in public private partnerships with SAP, the University of Leipzig, GEMA, Fraunhofer IDMT et al.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014



WOMEX World Tour: Atlantic Music Expo

Our Director of Consultancy and...

Classical:NEXT at the European Festival Association Summit

Brush up your digital...

Preparation Checklist For Delegates

Make the most of your...

WOMEX 18 * WOMEX 18 Call For Proposals Now Closed

The Call for Proposals for WOMEX...

Many WOMEXicans under Songlines Music Awards 2018 Nominees

The nominees for this year's...

Kak Channthy Memorial Fundraiser

Join the fundraising campaign for...

Classical:NEXT 2018 Programme Update

We have released the full...


23 expert members of our...

Full 2018 Schedule Now Online

To help you with your...

WOMEX Community News * WOMEX Night at SXSW

Heading to SXSW? We've just...

This Is Why We Come To Classical:NEXT

Why is it worth...

Piranha Arts remains pro diversity and pro gender equality

Say it loud, say it clear - Piranha Arts remains...

WOMEX Community News * We Are Hiring!

Want to join the Piranha Arts /...

Classical:NEXT 2018 Programme Announced!

We are thrilled to reveal...

Who is coming to Classical:NEXT 2018

Browse through...

WOMEX 11 AWARD WINNER * R.I.P. Hugh Maskela

The legendary trumpeter Hugh...

WOMEX 18 * WOMEX 18 Call For Proposals Now Open!

Calling All Artists,...

WOMEX Community * News From The Road.

This week has seen the WOMEX team...

First 2018 Conference Speakers Announced

After revealing the first...

Thank You for 2017!

As we begin a new year,...

WOMEX On the Road * Thank You for 2017 ! Here's to 2018!

As we begin a new year we wanted...

Worldwide Community News * Babel Med Music Cancelled

We stand in solidarity with our...

Roomful of Teeth to close Classical:NEXT 2018

US-based vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth...

Classical:NEXT 2018 First Programme Announced

Today Classical:NEXT...

Classical:NEXT 16 -19 May 2018

The seventh edition of Classical:NEXT returns to...

Register now - Guide Rate Friday, 2 March!

Registrations for...

Registration For Classical:NEXT 2018 Is Now Open!

Returning to Rotterdam,...

WOMEX 18 * Mark Your Calendars for WOMEX 18!

Although we are still unwinding,...

WOMEX 17 * The 23rd Edition Of WOMEX Closes in Katowice, Poland

That's a wrap! The 23rd edition...

WOMEX 17 * See The Highlights So Far

Another day full of meetings,...

23rd Edition in Katowice * WOMEX 17 Has Officially Begun

Live from Katowice, after a full...

WOMEX 17 * Ben Mandelson Receives First Budapest Ritmo Award

Earlier this month, our WOMEX...

WOMEX 17 * Get The WOMEX App

Stay up to date with the latest ...


The Call For Proposals...

Indie Classical Network to be connected on new online platform

The Indie Classical movement is out there for a...

Classical:NEXT 2018 Jury Announced

The Jury for 2018 is now...

When exactly were ‘The Good Old Days?’ - we think they are NOW

An interview with Steve Long, managing director...


Breaking news: due to the...


Films at WOMEX? Yes, we are...

WOMEX 17 * WOMEX 17 Artist and Professional Excellence Awards

Recognising outstanding...


Last week we announced the first...

Taking The Lead Together

Rotterdam once again...

Taking The Lead Together

Rotterdam once again became the home of classical...

The call for proposals for Classical:NEXT 2018 is now open

Once again, we are asking...

Classical:NEXT Wrap Up Video

Take a look back at...

What now Havana?!

How the Cuban Music Scene Can Still Develop in...

WOMEX 18 * WOMEX 18 Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Planning for WOMEX 18 has begun!...

WOMEX 17 * WOMEX 17 Polish Opening, Kato Connections Stage and More!

Today we have revealed the WOMEX...

WOMEX NEWSletter #7 * 12 July 2017

12-07-2017: Kato Connections Polish Opening More...

WOMEX NEWSletter #6 * 15 June 2017

15-06-2017:Showcases – From the Beaches of Cabo...

WOMEX NEWSletter #5 * 1 June 2017

01-06-2017: Great Music from Everywhere: WOMEX 17...

WOMEX 17 * The First WOMEX 17 Showcase Artists are Here!

Here we go! We're excited to give...

WOMEX NEWSletter #4 * 25 May 2017

25-05-2017:Atlantic Music Expo & LusAfroSound of...

WOMEX World Tour * WOMEX World Tour – Complete Update

It is a high time with lots...

Chineke! Orchestra opens Classical:NEXT 2017

Britain’s first black and minority ethnic (BME)...

Classical:NEXT Opens in Rotterdam

Britain’s first black and minority ethnic (BME)...

HwaEom Artist Residency

We are pleased to be...

Have a Good Day! Tickets Now on Sale

Our partners Operadagen Rotterdam present Have a...

Worldwide Community News * globalFEST Submissions Open Until Friday

Our friends at globalFEST are looking for artist...

Book Your Mentoring Slot Now!

Ask the questions you...

WOMEX NEWSletter #3 * 12 April 2017

12-04-2017:WOMEX 17 Registrations Now OpenWOMEX...

WOMEX 17 * WOMEX 17 Registrations and Stand Booking Now Open!

Now is the time to register for...

Worldwide Community News * World Music Charts - April 2017

The world music charts have been...

Full 2017 Schedule Now Online

Start planning your Classical:NEXT 2017 with the...

Browse The Classical:NEXT 2017 Programme

We have just released the full Classical:NEXT...

New Additions to the Classical:NEXT 2017 Conference

Today, we have announced more additions to the...

WOMEX at SXSW * WOMEX at SXSW: Cancellations and Replacements

As we announced yesterday, United...

WOMEX NEWSletter #2 * 13 March 2017

13-03-2017:WOMEX Night at SXSWWOMEX at CPH:DOX...

ContraBanned at SXSW

The WOMEX Night at SXSW is part of the...

Worldwide Community News * WOMEXers Honoured at the Grammys!

Two former WOMEX artists were honoured at the...

WOMEX 17 * Remember - Call for Proposals Deadline Earlier This Year!

That's right, as we have brought our whole Call...

The 2017 Conference - Key Themes

Diversity and the arts in...

Programme Announced for Classical:NEXT 2017

We have just launched our...

WOMEX World Tour * WOMEX World Tour News Round-Up

There's lots happening on the...

WOMEX NEWSletter #1 * 26 January 2017

26-01-2017:Propose Your Programme NowSamurai for...

WOMEX 17 * Call for Proposals Now Open!

That's right: if you want to...

Atlantic Music Expo Reveal First International Showcases for 2017

Our Consultancy and Special Projects team is...

Classical:NEXT at the ABO Conference 2017

On Thursday, our...

Special Hotel Discounts for Classical:NEXT 2017 Delegates

We have now published a...

World Music Charts * End of 2016 Charts - Including WOMEX Artists!

The world music charts have been...

WOMEX NEWSletter #19 * 12 December 2016

12-12-2016:Music for Peace in ColombiaCirculart...

Circulart 2016 Report

The 7th edition of Circulart took place in...

First Classical:NEXT 2017 Programme Revealed

We can now give you a...

NEXT:Tech – Call for Challenges 2017

Join us in finding the most interesting trails in...

Classical:NEXT 2017 Registration

You can now register to...

RIP * Narf (Fran Pérez) 1968 - 2016

It was with great sadness that we...

WOMEX NEWSletter #18 * 8 November 2016

8-11-2016:Answer Our Questionnaire, Win a...

Ivan Duran's Speech Introducing WOMEX 16 Artist Award Winner Calypso Rose

By popular request, here is the fantastic speech...

WOMEX 16 * Catch Up or Relive WOMEX 16 Showcases

Our video team, crunk, have been...

WOMEX 16 * WOMEX Takes a Taste of the Iberian

Last night we had a great time at...

WOMEX 16 * Your Last Minute Life Savers!

We have several resources to help...

WOMEX 16: Spotlight on Conference

With my conference itinerary in front of me, full...

Prices stay the same for third year in a row!

For the third year in a...

WOMEX 16 * Last Chance for Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela!

Still looking for accommodation?...

WOMEX 16 * Introducing the WOMEX App!

For the very first time, we present an official...

Classical:NEXT 2017 Call for Proposals now closed

The Call for Proposals...

Call for Proposals Deadline this Friday

Do not forget to propose...

WOMEX 16 * Taste the Peninsula at the WOMEX 16 Opening

In less than a month, WOMEX hits...

WOMEX 16 * Late Rate Ends Friday, 23 September

Dear Soon-to-be WOMEX 16 delegates! The reduced...

WOMEX NEWSletter #13 * 21 September 2016

21-09-2016:WOMEXimizer 16 ExtendedMentoring...

WOMEX 16 * Where the Industry Meets: WOMEX 16 Network Meetings

WOMEX Network Meetings offer a...

Budapest Ritmo Continues the WOMEX Legacy

WOMEX travels around Europe not only to bring...

Classical:NEXT at Reeperbahn Festival

presenting: The State of...

WOMEX 16 * International WOMEX Film Programme Returns for 2016

Once again, WOMEX is offering a...

Classical Music on a Crossroads Between the Eastern and the Western World

Interview with Danae and Kiveli Dörken (Artistic...

WOMEX NEWSletter #12 * 8 September 2016

08-09-16:International WOMEX Film Programme...

WOMEX 17 * WOMEX 17 to be Held in Katowice, Poland

Newsflash! The WOMEX pendulum...

WOMEX 16 * Showcase-only tickets now available

Do you have companions, friends...

WOMEX 16 * offWOMEX Line-Up Now Announced!

OffWOMEX has become a popular...

WOMEX NEWSletter #11 * 19 Aug 2016

19-08-16:Henry Arteaga to Receive WOMEX...

WOMEX 16 * Guide Rate Deadline Friday, 26 August

Remember that the WOMEX 16 Guide...

Classical:NEXT Call for Proposals Open

Our annual call for...

WOMEX 16 AWARDS * Hip Hop Activist Henry Arteaga Receives WOMEX Award

Henry Arteaga, MC and band leader...

WOMEX 16 * Find Hotel Rooms in Santiago de Compostela

Are you having trouble finding...

WOMEX 16 AWARDS * Calypso Rose to Receive WOMEX Artist Award

Every year, the whole WOMEX event...

WOMEX 16 * Who is Coming to WOMEX 16

While registrations are still pouring in, the...

WOMEX 16 * WOMEX 16 Conference Programme Takes Shape

The WOMEX 16 Conference programme is...

WOMEX 16 * Lots of WOMEX 16 Programme Revealed

We have just revealed a big chunk...

WOMEX NEWSletter #10 * 6 July 2016

06-07-16:Second Wave of the Official Showcase...

First Primera Linea Showcases Announced!

The first edition of the Primera Linea...

Call for Proposals for 2017 now open

We are calling all movers, shakers and everyday...

Brexit and the cultural sector

As a consequence of the Brexit referendum result,...

Molyvos International Music Festival Indiegogo Campaign

The Molyvos International Music Festival has...

Presenting C3-IC Festival and Network

We are very excited to bring you something new as...

What the Delegates Said - #cnext16 Storify

Find out what was being...

WOMEX 16 * First WOMEX 16 Showcase Line-Up Revealed!

The first line-up of the WOMEX...

WOMEX NEWSletter #9 * 22 June 2016

22-06-2016:WOMEX 16 Showcases AnnouncedWorldwide...

Community News * WMCE June 2016 Top 10

As usual, the World Music Charts...

WOMEX NEWSletter #8 * 09 June 2016

09-06-2016:WOMEX 16 Conference Brings Speakers...

WOMEX 16 * First WOMEX 16 Conference Programme Announced

We can now announce the very...

After Classical:Next 16: Press Resonance

After a fantastic Classical:NEXT 2016, we would...

Classical:NEXT 2016 comes to a close

Classical:NEXT 2016 came...

Winners of the 2016 Innovation Award: Ensemble Resonanz!

Ensemble Resonanz’s Urban String (Germany) were...

Save the Date! Classical:NEXT 2017 in Rotterdam

With the success of what are now two editions and...

Photos from Classical:NEXT 2016 + Join the Conversation

Want to relive your time...

Digital at Classical:NEXT 2016

Dear Digitalistas,We just wanted to share the...

Classical:NEXT 2016 Opening Concert

On Wednesday 25 May, Classical:NEXT 2016...

Download the All-New Classical:NEXT App!

Did you know that for...

Make the Most of Your Classical:NEXT Preparation

Classical:NEXT 2016 is just around the corner! Be...

Roundtable Mentoring – Book the last slots

Book the very last spaces for our Roundtable...

Happy 50th Birthday De Doelen Concert Hall!

We want to extend a huge congratulations to our...

5 years Classical:NEXT – Spotlight on our Exhibitors 2016

In less than two weeks we...

Community News * WMCE May 2016 Top 10

As ever, the World Music Charts...

Who is coming to Classical:NEXT 2016

Take the opportunity and...

WOMEX NEWSletter #6 * 27 April 2016

27-04-2016:Sound of the Xity starts its fifth...

New Releases * WOMEX 15 Performance Given Official Release

Did you miss the wonderful...

Sound of the Xity announce full programme for 2016

Sound of the Xity 2016 will get underway this...

Worldwide Community News * Papa Wemba (1949-2016)

News has reached the world about the tragic death...

Community News * WMCE April 2016 Top 10

As usual, the World Music Charts Europe have put...

WOMEX 16 PROPOSALS * Proposal System Down Shortly - And Up Again

Dear all,today is the last day of our WOMEX 16...

Full Classical:NEXT 2016 Schedule Now Available

Have you seen that the full schedule for...

WOMEX World Tour * Atlantic Music Expo is On!

The Atlantic Music Expo kicked...

WOMEX NEWSletter #5 * 7 April 2016

07-03-2016:Get the Best Rate: Register for WOMEX...

WOMEX 16 * WOMEX 16 Registration Now Open!

Registration for WOMEX 16 is now...

ON THE ROAD * WOMEX at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Tomorrow, Musikmesse Frankfurt,...

Classical:NEXT at Musikmesse Frankfurt 7 April 2016

This Thursday, Fabienne...

WOMEX 16 Call for Proposals * Submit Your Conference Session for WOMEX 16!

Calling all informative, educational and/or...

WOMEX 16 Call for Proposals * Submit Your Film for WOMEX 16!

Calling all documentary...

WOMEX NEWSletter #4 * 17 March 2016

17-03-2016Introducing Our WOMEX 16 DJ...

Community News * Best of March - Charts and Playlists

As ever, the World Music Charts...

5 minutes: You can vote for the Innovation Award

Vote for the #cnext16...


Tomorrow - that's Thursday, 17...

Quick-Fire: Project Pitches Revealed

For the second year, the...

2016 Innovation Award Shortlist – Voting Now Open!

The 2016 Classical:NEXT...

Kicking Off Classical:NEXT with our Dutch Hosts!

As 2016 marks the 50th...

WOMEX 15 * WOMEX Wins Hungarian Award!

Some great news: WOMEX 15, which was held in...

Funkhaus Europa * 22,000 People Support Funkhaus Europa

Germany's premier intercultural...

Guide Rate 11 March - Last Chance to Advertise in the Guide

The Guide Rate deadline is coming and will pass...

Story of the week: Mahan Esfahani and #harpsichordriot

Last Sunday, on 29...

Community News * WOMAD Announce First 2016 Line-up

Our friends at WOMAD have...

Community News * WMCE February 2016 Top 10

As ever, the World Music Charts...

WOMEX NEWSletter #2 * 11 February 2016

11-02-2016Propose Your Programme NowSeven Samurai...

Beware of FRAUD Telephone Calls and Emails!!!

Attention! Beware of...

WOMEX CONFERENCE * Seismographic Sounds Conference By Norient

Last week we had the opportunity...

Primera Linea Cuba


WOMEX 16 * WOMEX 16 Call for Proposals Now Open

That's right: if you want to...

Rotterdam Hotel Deals for Delegates

We have put together a...

2016 Classical:NEXT Programme

All conference sessions and showcase concerts...

Showcases and Re-Staged Showcases Programme For 2016

We are pleased to...

Increase Your Visibility at Classical:NEXT 2016

There are several ways to...

Registration Numbers 20% Up, Stands Almost Gone

Compared to last year at this time, we are more...

First Conferences for Classical:NEXT 2016

We have now officially...

FEATURE * Traditional Greenlandic Music 1906-1989

Ever wondered what Greenland’s...

WOMEX NEWSletter #1 * 11 January 2018

11-01-16:Plan Your Year of WOMEX"India's recorded...

2015 in Classical Music

With a new year ahead of...

Adieu et Merci, Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez has left...

WOMEX ROADSHOW * Selam Festival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This weekend, the President of...


WOMEX will return to Santiago de...

97th ISPA Congress - Register now!

From 12 - 14 January, Classical:NEXT director...

WOMEX NEWSletter #23 * 15 December2015

15-12-2015:Live at WOMEX 15 Now on YoutubeWOMEX...

Interview - Music in China, Music from China

'We Will Live Through Tectonic Geopolitical...

WOMEX 15 CONFERENCE * Pick A Session To Be Put Online

Wanted to attend a session but...

Tech and Digital - Email Discussion List

In line with next year's...

Sound of the Xity 2016 Call for Proposals Now Open!

SOTX 2016 will take place in Beijing from 28...

WOMEX World Tour * Apply for Atlantic Music Expo 2016!

Hey ho music travellers and...

Smart Rate: Register For Classical:NEXT Early

Registration for...

Register for Classical:NEXT 2016

Registration for...

WOMEX NEWSletter #22 * 06 November 2015

06-11-2015:Reminder: Call for Locations News on...

WOMEX NEWSletter #21 * 27 October 2015

27-10-15: Thank you, WOMEXicans!The Awards go...

WOMEX 15 * Press Reports

The 21st edition of WOMEX has come to an end on...

WOMEX 15 * Thank you, everybody. Köszönöm!

The 21st edition of WOMEX has come to a close...

WOMEX 15 Showcase Festival * Showcase-Only Tickets Now Sold Out!

We're getting ready to start the...

WOMEX Information * Bank Holidays in Hungary

As we're about to kick off with...


Head to our opening page to watch...

Roma Music - Sources to learn more about the term, the people and the mus

As WOMEX 15 will be kicked off by a Roma music...

WOMEX 15 * WOMEX 15, Starting Soon!

WOMEX 15 in Budapest, Hungary is...

WOMEX NEWSletter #19 * 15 October 2015

17-10-15:Last Call for Sprint Rate and Online...

WOMEX NEWSletter #18 * 08 October 2015

08-10-15:WOMEX Returns to Santiago de Compostela...

WOMEX 18-20 * WOMEX Call for Locations: 2018 - 2020

We are currently accepting your...

WOMEX 16 * WOMEX 16 to be held in Santiago de Compostela

The WOMEX pendulum swings from...

WOMEX NEWSletter #17 * 01 October 2015

01-10-15:Make the Most of WOMEX 15Getting Around...

Classical:NEXT 2016 Call for Proposals now closed

The deadline for the...

WOMEX NEWSletter #16 * 23 September 2015

23-09-15:Last Call for Late Rate...

Classical:NEXT 2016 Jury Announced

We have just announced...

WOMEX NEWSletter #15 * 11 September 2015

11-09-15:Our First-ever WOMEX-curated Film...

International contact points for refugees and those who want to help

The debate on how to welcome refugees coming to...

OBITUARY * Mariem Hassan, 1958 - 2015

We are very sad to hear that Mariem Hassan, one...

WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST * Film Programme Announced

WOMEX is delighted to present...

WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST * Guide Rate Deadline - Friday, 28th August

The Guide Rate deadline for WOMEX...

WOMEX NEWSletter #14 * 25 August 2015

25-08-15:Guide Rate Deadline: Friday, 28...

WOMEX NEWSletter #13 * 17 August 2015

17-08-15:WOMEX Opening: Gypsy HeartBeatsRegional...

Classical:NEXT 2016 Call for Proposals now open

It's that time again -...

WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST * Roma Opening at WOMEX 15

Expanding upon the theme of the WOMEX 11 Opening...

WOMEX Roadshow * Sziget Festival 2015

Our director of communications,...

WOMEX NEWSletter #12 * 03 August 2015

03-08-15:Cheikh Lô to Receive WOMEX 15 Artist...

WOMEX NEWSletter #11 * 16 July 2015

16-07-15:New Showcase Acts AnnouncedFind Out Who...

WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST * New Showcase Acts Announced

Dear WOMEXicans,The next round of...

Save The Date! Classical:NEXT 2016 in Rotterdam

Classical:NEXT will return to Rotterdam in 2016....

What the Classical:NEXT Jury Seeks - Showcase

Here are some quick hints and recommendations for...

What the Classical:NEXT Jury Seeks - Conference

Here are some quick hints and recommendations for...

Circulart Music Meeting Half Time Report

Circulart, THE music platform for Latin America...

WOMEX 15 * Showcase Trailer Part 1

Together with the first...

FESTIVALS * Etnofest in Serbia, 19th until 21st of June

This Friday (19th June) the 12th edition of the...

WOMEX NEWSletter #9 * 17 June 2015

17-06-2015:Final Call for Smart Rate...

WOMEX 15 * Smart Rate Deadline Imminent!

This is your last chance to register for WOMEX 15...

WOMEX WORLD TOUR * Apply Now: Circulart Invites International Delegation

WOMEX Special Project Circulart is hosting a...

WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST * Registration Now Open!

We have officially launched our online...

BBC Folk Awards 2015 * 9Bach Win Prestigious Award

WOMEX 13 Showcase artists 9Bach last night won...

KONONO NO 1 * R.I.P. Mingiedi Mawangu

Piranhas thoughts are with Konono n°1 , with the...

PIRANHA CONSULT * Atlantic Music Expo 2015 Opens Today!

Today the transatlantic AME will open its doors...

PIRANHA CONSULT * WOMEX and Circulart Announce New Partnership

Piranha Arts and Redlat, who organise WOMEX and...

WOMEX NEWSletter #3 * 12 March 2015

Showcase & Film Proposals: Early Bird Fee Until...

WOMEX NEWSletter #2 * 26 February 2015

26 February 2015: -Jury for WOMEX 15 -WOMEX...

WOMEX 15 BUDAPEST * First Conference Sessions Announced

It's not just the WOMEX 15...

WOMEX 15 * Showcase and Conference Jury Revealed

With the call for proposals currently open, once...

WOMEX NEWSletter #2 * 12 February 2015

12-02-2015: Call for Proposals for WOMEX 15 Open...

WOMEX WORLD TOUR * Circulart Music Meeting Kicks Off In Colombia

Currently we are in Colombia...

WOMEX Award * Crowdfunding Of Djivan Gasparyan Documentary

Did you know that the Duduk is...

TED Talks * Simon Broughton at TEDxKish

In his TEDx talk on the Iranian island of Kish,...

Classical:NEXT 2015 Report Available Now

26 May 2015 -...

WOMEX WORLD TOUR * First Press Results for Circulart

Here are the latest press results for WOMEX...

Conference Interviews from Klassik.TV

The team from Klassik.TV...

Yannick Nézet-Séguin: ‘Routine is the Enemy’

Yannick Nézet-Séguin delivered an inspiring (and...

Classical:NEXT 2015 Report Available Now

26 May 2015 -...

Networking Farewell and Innovation Award

Good morning...

Yannick Nézet-Séguin: ‘Routine is the Enemy’

Yannick Nézet-Séguin...

Classical:NEXT 2015 Kicks Off In Rotterdam

Starting on Wednesday 20...

Roundtable Mentoring - Secure your place now

Classical:NEXT offers...

Reach us in Rotterdam

While we are in Rotterdam...

Love Fail - Beth Morrison Projects

Beth Morrison´s Love Fail will be in Operadagen...

Online Registration Closed - You can register on site

16 May 2015 - Online registration is now...

Late Rate deadline today!

17 April 2015 - Until midnight (CET) today you...

21 Projects Nominated For Innovation Award

21 wonderful projects...

Your Vote Chooses Our 2015 Innovation Award

All C:N NET members - and...


After a successful first edition of WOMEX 13...

WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE * WMCE Top-3 Records in December 2014

We are quickly approaching the end of the year...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA * Photos of first WOMEX Days Online

A selection of photos of the WOMEX 14 Opening...

WOMEX 14 Opening Concert * Compostela - The Roots, The Way

On Wednesday 22 October, WOMEX officially opened...


From today until Sunday, 26 October, Santiago de...


The WOMEX Team is based in Santiago de Compostela...


This year, WOMEX delegates had the one-off...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * JuJu at WOMEX 2011

2011 saw the return of Justin Adams to the WOMEX...

WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE * WMCE Top-3 Records in October 2014

It's about time to share the top 3 World Music...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Hanggai at WOMEX 2009

With members hailing from Inner Mongolia but...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Bassekou Kouyaté at WOMEX 2008

In 2008, WOMEX showcased the King of the Ngoni...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Daniel Melingo at WOMEX 2007

As part of the showcase festival at WOMEX 07 in...

ATLANTIC MUSIC EXPO 2015 * Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for Atlantic Music Expo...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Adjágas at WOMEX 2006

Adjágas mix indie rock with joik – the...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Debashish Bhattacharya at WOMEX 2005

WOMEX 05 was a bumper year – we had Tiken Jah...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA * Last Call for Late Rate Registrations

This is your last chance to take advantage of the...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Ska Cubano at WOMEX 2004

We're taking a listen to one of our personal...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Tinariwen at WOMEX 2003

This time our 20 Years Time Machine gives us one...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Andy Palacio at WOMEX 2002

WOMEX 2002 saw the first attendance for Garifuna...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Souad Massi at WOMEX 2001

In 2001, WOMEX presented a newcomer to the...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Lúnasa at WOMEX 2000

At WOMEX 2000, we welcomed the new millennium...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Kayhan Kalhor at WOMEX 1999

For WOMEX 1999 – held in Berlin – we invited the...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Oliver Mtukudzi at WOMEX 1998

In 1998, WOMEX headed north to Stockholm, and...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Fanfare Ciocărlia at WOMEX 1997

Today, it's back to WOMEX 1997 – after a fallow...

WOMEX 14 Opening Concert * Compostela - The Roots, The Way

WOMEX is delighted to announce that a special,...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA * Last Call to Register for Guide Rate

A major deadline sets WOMEX 14 in Santiago de...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * The Klezmatics at WOMEX 1995

We're off in our #20yearsofWOMEX time machine...

20 YEARS OF WOMEX * Cesária Évora at WOMEX 1994

As it's WOMEX's big 20th birthday this year,...

CAMINO TO WOMEX * Win a Free Registration

Last year some WOMEXicans have already expressed...


Here at WOMEX, we're preparing to celebrate a...

WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE * WMCE Top-3 Records in August 2014

It's August - Time to share the top 3 World Music...

WOMEX 14 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA * Look out for Funding

If you don't know how to finance your...

2014 Programme * Second Set of Showcases and Conferences Revealed

16-07-14: WOMEX has just proudly announced the...

PIRANHA ARTS FAMILY NEWS * The Nights of Ramadan

10-07-14: The Berlin-based cultural festival "Die...

WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE * WMCE Top-3 Records in July 2014

08-07-14: Each month we present the top 3 results...

Piranha Arts Family - Out of the office

15-05-2014: This week we are delighted to be at...

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""CAN I GET A WITNESS? - 30 YEARS, 30 ARTISTS, 30 TITLES"" - Various Artists

"WOMEXimizer 16 Extended" - Various artists

"WOMEXimizer 15 Extended" - Various artists

"WOMEX 14 Re:mixes by GCMN" - Various

"WOMEXIMIZER 14" - Various


Arrows Into Infinity

BKO On Air


I Love Kuduro

O Samba

PAN! Our Music Odyssey

Song From The Forest

Sounds of the Sidewalk - Light in Babylon

The Africa Express

The Case Of The Three Sided Dream

The Perfect Dance

The Way Home

Galician Folk Music — An Overview

Bug Music and the Songs of the Forest

The Black sea region

Play It Again: Music & Revolution

The Status of Gypsy Folk Music in Hungary and Europe

Do It Yourself Together

Traditional Music in Rajasthan and Pakistan

Breaking in America

Visualising Business Processes

The World's a Remix – The Remix Space

WOMEX Orientation for New Delegates


The Remix Speed Date – Get On It!

Talent Development in World Music and Jazz:

The Pitch Ninja

International Engagement and Cultural Diplomacy

20 Years WOMEX Community - Future Outlooks and Visions

Music Festivals as a Tool of Social Development

Goodbye WOMEX 14 - Hello WOMEX 15

Billions of Tiny Screens

Midsummer Night's Tango

Que Caramba es la Vida

Journey to Jah


If the MBO was to Describe Your Music Meta-Data...

Asian Pacific Networking Meeting

Women of the World Networking Meeting

Atlantic Music Expo Cabo Verde

International Music Managers' Forum Networking Meeting

North American Networking Meeting

Africa Music Forum Networking Meeting

WorldWide Informal Festival Networking Meeting

Jazz & World Networking Meeting

Eastern European Networking Meeting

Indian Ocean Networking Meeting

Education Networking Meeting

The World Trad Forum Networking Meeting

European Export Offices Networking Meeting

Go Brazil!

Compostela Music Festival

Label Issues

Understanding and Utilising Streaming Music Platforms

Artist Mobility

Planning for Music Publicity

Touring and Festivals- South East Asia

Touring and Festivals in North America and Elsewhere!

Label Issues


A New WOMEX Special Project:

Music After Midnight


Classical music audiences

Strategic Management

The Arts in 2050: Is Classical Next?

Studying Music Audiences

Music for Cellists and Astronauts

Introducing MUSAIC

Sibelius & Hackers in Helsinki

The European Agenda for Music

Popeye versus Robocop

Towards 2020

Cooperation beyond Competition, FEVIS Europe

A Dire Future?

A Digital Course in Music

El Sistema: Threat, Fad or Future of Music?

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Brand?

Don't Stick to the Plan

A Renewed Relevance for Symphony Orchestras

The Innovation Chain

That's No Way to Run a Business!

New Ways in Selling at Classical Concerts




Maratona Cultural: Orquestra na Rua

Mandé Symphony

Scherzi Musicali

Strawinsky: Animated

Carmina Slovenica

Inside the Quartet

François Sarhan's Lâchez Tout!

The Metadata Challenge

Music to Our Ears?

Music Export Strategies: Expert Panel Discussion

Various Artists

Various Artists

SibHack: The Presentation

Classical:NEXT Orientation for New Delegates

Classical:NEXT Opening Concert

Reaching Audiences!

Classical Meets Web

Touring the Balkans

Breaking Down The Walls

Data Driven Journeys

Who is That Singing Your Song?

Masters from the Past

Connecting with the Far East

Latinos and the Global Music Industry

Label Release vs. Artist Release

A Tale of Two Nations

Nationalism and Traditional Music

Cross-Cultural Musical Collaborations

Putting the A & R into Artist

Crossing the Border

Cuba: La Isla de la Musica

The Kids Are Alright!

WOMEX Orientation for New Delegates

Kang e Defa - Female Rhapsody in Kosovo

Film Message from Gyimes

Y/Our Music


The Lost Soul

Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution

Armenia, by the Grace of God

Roaring Abyss

Finding Fela

They Will Have To Kill Us First

Azerbaijan, School of the Wind

Vanuatu Womenʼs Water Music



The Dream of Shahrazad

Women of the World Network Meeting

All Promoters Network Meeting

Education Network

Making New Friends!

Venues Network Meeting

¡Viva America Latina!


Eastern European Network Meeting

Jazz & World Network Meeting

Doing it Yourself, Doing it Better

World Trad Forum Network Meeting

Music Export Offices Network Meeting

Calypso to Soca

North American Network Meeting

Arts Presenting in a Changing Landscape

Digital Release Strategy

Creating Artist Opportunities in the USA

Planning and Strategy for Music Publicity

Black Pencil


Fátima Miranda


Simple Lines of Enquiry

Song Circus


Orchester im Treppenhaus

Project Vainiolla

vision string quartet

Investing in the future of music

"Violin operators" or "evangelists for our art"?

That Syncing Feeling

Let the Young Lead

Intentional or Accidental?

Are You Retweetable, Instagrammable and Likeable?

Streaming – the challenges and opportunities


Breve Sueño (Argentina)

Butterfly Under Glass (Germany)

Cryptic & Ragazze Quartet (UK/The Netherlands)

Gabriela Ortiz Torres (Mexico)

Kai Schumacher: ''Insomnia-Live'' (Germany)

Operomanija (Lithuania)

Scottish Ensemble & Andersson Dance (UK/Sweden)

Symphonic Cinema (The Netherlands)

Viola (Germany)

Lunch with the Residents 2016 - Day 2

Lunch with the Residents 2016 - Day 1

Classical:NEXT Orientation for New Delegates

The Future of Opera and Music Theatre

Beyond Streaming

We Are Next!

Managing Young Talents

Adventures in Participation

9 x 13

Aart Strootman

Ensemble Klang


Ralph van Raat

Slagwerk den Haag

The Orchestra Network Meeting

Classical:NEXT Public Talk

Classical:NEXT Public Talk

From the New World

Programming, Festival Management & New Media

Maximizing your Media Profile in Asia

Working in the Arts and Culture in Latin America

Handling the Music Press and PR-Work for Musicians

New Piano Trio

Classical Music and the Here and Now: Why? How?


Innovative Approaches to Publishing Business Models

'Hollywood in Concert', 'Opera reloaded' and more!

Vienna Music Angels


Are Music Recordings Still Relevant? Network Meeting

Indie Classical Network Meeting

IAMIC Network Meeting: Is Anybody Out There?


Bolette Roed Project

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - In a landscape

Music Markets in the Arab World

Content from East Africa

How to Develop a Music Market in Asia

World is a Live Win-Win (Just Take Smart Risks)

The World of Music if You Cannot Hear

Teaching Music as a Language

Between Identity and Diversity

Is There a Future for World Music Albums?

Unspoken Censorship

Engaging Current Events, Shifting Community Conversations

Catalyst for Cultural Democracy

A Charter for World Music

Music and Migration

Alleyways, Plazas, and Forts

Hands-On Music Films

Sustainability in the Music Business

The Nu LatAm Sound

Data-Driven Cross-Cultural Music Sharing

Global Club Music Network – The SpeedDate Remix

Black String

The East Pointers

Okra Playground


Faada Freddy

Maïa Barouh

New York Gypsy All Stars


Puerto Candelaria


Niño de Elche


Les Tireux D'Roches

Reyfado Lisboa

Bella Ciao

C4 Trio


La Negra

Mehdi Nassouli

Bixiga 70

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis

Throes + The Shine


Nakany Kanté

José Mucavele

Xabier Diaz


Quique Escamilla


Adnan Joubran

Gisela João

Edmar Castaneda Trio

Noura Mint Seymali

United Vibrations

Bargou 08

Radio Cos

Kondi Band

Jupiter / Okwess

Narf & Timbila Muzimba

Quinteto Bataraz

Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

Nomade Orquestra

Anelis Assumpção

Maltese Rock


Trio da Kali


Derek Gripper



DJ Rachael

Acid Arab DJ Set

El Remolón


DJ Satelite

WOMEX Orientation for New Delegates

Horizons at WOMEX Panel: Brexit and Beyond

Goodbye WOMEX 16 – Hello WOMEX 17

How to Organise a Tour in Russia

Publicity and Promotion in Germany – Chances and Challenges

Touring Artists and the US Visa Process

Compose Your Career: Businesscraft for Musicmakers

Successful Approaches to Accessing the North American Market

Bridging Differences in Communication

How to Develop Your Career in China

DIY Law: Legal Solutions for Music Professionals

Women of the World Network Meeting

World Routes Network

Doing it Yourself, Doing it Better

Cultural Networks in the Music Sector Network Meeting

All Promoters Network Meeting

Eastern European Network Meeting

Latinos in the Global Music Industry Network Meeting

WOMEX Education Network

Independent Festivals Network Meeting

Viva America Latina

Music Export Offices Network Meeting

World Trad Forum Network Meeting

International Music Managers’ Forum Network Meeting

4th Annual Global Club Music Network Meeting

North American Network Meeting

Venues Network Meeting

Kings of the World

Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise

Music of Exile of the Western Sahara

My Buddha Is Punk

The Listen Project

The American Epic: Out of the Many, The One

The Revolution Won't Be Televised

The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

You Can't Hide from the Truth


Calypso Rose

Carmen París

Cuarteto Caramuxo

Kepa Junkera

Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés


Networking for the Classically-Inclined

Digital Basics for Analogue People

How to Organise Tour in Russia

Publicity and Promotion in Germany – Chances and Challenges

Touring Artists and the US Visa Process

Compose Your Career: Businesscraft for Musicmakers

Successful Approaches to Accessing the North American Market

Bridging Differences in Communication

How to Develop Your Career in China

DIY Law: Legal Solutions for Music Professionals

Artist Mobility Network Meeting

EBU Radio Session with Maïa Barouh

EBU Radio Session with Trad.Attack!

EBU Radio Session with Jupiter / Okwess

The Death of Music Journalism

Car Parks or Concert Halls?

Diversity in Classical Music

Creating the Plug & Play: The New Collectives

Connecting people - choral music and more

Future Makers

The Slow Music Movement

From Trump to Brexit

Selam Opera!

Neo Classical

Building the Exponential Orchestra

Streaming. Do or die?


Jerez Le Cam Quartet

Park Jiha

Sven Helbig



Earth Diver

Drive by Shooting (a street art opera)

Molyvos International Music Festival - MIMF

3 Thousand RIVERS


Soundstreams: Musik für das Ende

XENITIA: A concert-documentary on migration

Umculo: Lamento - Truth and Reconciliation

And You Must Suffer

Musical Postcards

SILENT SONGS into the wild

The Song Company

Felix Kubin - Falling Still

Trip Trip Trip

Marketing Multipliers

Asia/Pacific Rim Network Meeting

Baroque and Beyond!


IAMIC Network Meeting

Networking Session for Music Export Organisations

Global Orchestra Network Meeting

Bow Hammer Connection

Breath + Hammer: David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg

Maarja Nuut

Ned McGowan

Mr Van Walsh

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - The Sea, the Sea!

Understanding Rights and Royalties

Finding the Right Agent. How and Why?

Digital Strategy for Performing Arts Organisations

Crossing Art From Boundaries - Dynamic Collaborations

Professional Skills for the 21st Century Composer

Community/Independent Radio Network Meeting

Latin America Hang-Out Connection

Global indieclassical Network Meeting

What's New for Ensembles' Digital Promotion?

Classical:NEXT Orientation for New Delegates

The Devil is in the Details