Welcome. This is your first stop if you are looking for information in order to report on WOMEX.
Journalists play a vital role in the dissemination of music and in keeping the important discourse on this art form alive. WOMEX acknowledges this by offering a reduced rate to media professionals, subject to approval.
If you are a delegate who will attend WOMEX first and foremost in your role as a journalist or as a professional involved in the editorial work of a music media company, you are invited to register for our special Media Rate. Simply register as a delegate and check the "Media registration" box when you are entering your personal delegate data – about half way through the registration process – and send a copy of your press credentials to email@example.com.
After confirmation from our communications department, you will be granted the discounted Media Rate registration price.
Free entrance to WOMEX 17 is reserved for a limited number of local press. For information on press accreditation for Polish media professionals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High-resolution press photographs can be downloaded from the relevant Dropbox folders:
Please see the conditions of use for these high-resolution photos.
Other downloadable media such as low-resolution photographs, logos, audio and embeddable video, see our Press Photos and Media Downloads page.
If you need further information, or have a special request, we're here and happy to assist you:
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Tel +49 30 318 614 - 42
Fax +49 30 318 614 10
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See the latest WOMEX press release and sign up to receive updates and press releases as soon as they are published at our Press Release page. Archived press releases from previous editions can also be found here.
If you would like to make audio/audio-visual recordings of any of the WOMEX Showcases, you need a special agreement from us – contact us and we will send you one. Once it has been signed, you will receive a sticker for your badge, which authorises you to use a recording device during a particular performance.
Please note: there are specific recording restrictions placed on some of the Showcase concerts. Please contact us for more information.
All delegates are free to create recordings or photographs of the general WOMEX atmosphere (e.g. in the Trade Fair Hall) without a special agreement from WOMEX.
Those interested in audio-taping/filming a Conference Session, Networking Meeting, etc., please contact the speaker(s) beforehand to obtain their individual permission – please email email@example.com to be supplied with the relevant contact details.
Laurent Benhamou is the founder and director of Crunk, an audio visual company working on the production and direction of advertisements and commercials, music videos and documentaries. Previously he worked with the world cultures magazine, Mondomix where he was the head of production for all multimedia content including mini-documentaries, interviews and live concerts.
And since 2014, he has been the head of the WOMEX video team who are responsible for shooting the official WOMEX videos. With sound and vision as his twin loves, music and musicians are always a central theme in his work. To get in touch with Laurent or learn more about his work, head here: www.crunkprod.com
Delegates do not need special permission to take photos at WOMEX. However, please do mind the following rules for taking photos at the Showcase Festival:
All photographers/filmers will have access to the area right in front of the Showcase stages – there won't be any fences. However, only the three Official WOMEX Photographers will be allowed to go backstage/onstage.
During the event we will provide the press with a variety of event photos in hi-res. However, should you need any specific photos of the event, please contact the Official WOMEX Photographers to discuss terms.
Returning for yet another year, the WOMEX Radio Studio is equipped for both live broadcast and pre-recording, meaning that, however a radio show is made, it can be made at WOMEX. In previous years, the studio has seen animated discussion, interviews with artists and industry and live, impromptu performances from WOMEX artists, and this year promises to be no different.
More more information, see our Radio Studio page.
If you are in need of a quiet spot to conduct interviews during WOMEX 17, a number interview rooms will be available to book at our daytime venue. We would also be happy to provide you the contact details of any showcase artist and their representatives, conference speaker or film presenter you may need.
Photo above: WOMEX 14 showcase act Sekouba Bambino by Yannis Psathas
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