WOMEX The World Music Expo
First Showcase Acts for WOMEX 2015 Confirmed
The first elements of the programme for WOMEX 15 have been made official. Organisers announced the first conference sessions and first artists set to showcase at this year’s World Music Expo, taking place from 21 – 25 October in Budapest, Hungary.
This first round of artists and sessions have been selected by the WOMEX Jury, aka the Seven Samurai, from proposals sent in by members of the global music community earlier this year. Read on for all details.
WOMEX 15 Showcase Festival Starts to Take Shape
Organisers are pulling back the curtains on the first programme elements for this year’s edition of WOMEX. This first group of artists has been chosen by the WOMEX Jury, represents part of the Official Selection line-up and features a blend of genres such as hip hop, folk, vaudou, vodou rasin and highlife among many others…
WOMEX 2015 Conference: Heritage; Data and Copyright; and Artist Mobility
Organisers have also unveiled the first sessions that will form part of this year’s conference programme. As ever, the topics offer a panoramic view of the music world, allowing delegates to dive head first into a diverse range of themes.
Among the confirmed sessions: Erich Ludwig (USA) from Spotify will take a look at how data is driving the global music scene; Darren Ferguson (UK) from Beyond Skin will analyse the uniting role music plays in post-conflict environments; Min Kim (South Korea) from Sonic Islands will delve into how artists from Far East Asia are bringing their music to the rest of the world.; Manojna Yeluri (India) from Artistik License will explore folk music, culture, copyright and the law in a digital age; while a number of other sessions will explore visa laws in the UK and Ireland; touring the Balkans; curation and more.
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Professionals from the likes of Soundfriend, EMI, Sound Mexican Institute, LyricFind, CD Baby, Colombian Loop, Berklee College of Music will host conference sessions that examine music and technology, collaboration and how universities further music development.
This year’s mentoring programme will see delegates get advice on synch trends, distribution and digital marketing and using festivals as networking platforms among other topics. Delegates are encouraged to secure their spot quickly.
Over 100 artists were selected to take part in the heavy-rotation speed meetings while 30 artists will perform showcases across three stages within the Pablo Tobón Uribe Theatre: main stage of the Theater, Café Teatro and a platform in the parking lot.