WOMEX Newsletter, 7 April 2016 View this email in your browser


Registration is Now Open!

That's right, you can now register as a delegate for WOMEX 16 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, which will take place from 19-23 October 2016.

Read on to find information on how to register and how to book a stand in the WOMEX Trade Fair, as well as information regarding Atlantic Music Expo (AME) and more stops on the WOMEX roadshow

Also, remember that the Call for Proposals remains open until Friday, 15 April, so if you have a live showcase, DJ-case, film or conference session to present at WOMEX 16, propose now!

Kind regards from Jim and Paul, on behalf of the whole WOMEX team.

Get the Best Rate: Register for WOMEX 16 Now

Registration for WOMEX 16 is now officially liveyou can register as a delegate online now!

Registrations are available as a five-day package only and provide access to the full WOMEX programme including the trade fair, conferences, showcase festival, film screenings, opening and award ceremony, as well as including a free one-year membership to virtualWOMEX.

Registration prices remain low: we encourage you to register before Friday, 17 June to obtain the best-value Smart Rate (275 Euro).

Register quickly and easily here. For more information on how to register and what registration includes, see our website.

Atlantic Music Expo Set to Start Its Fourth Edition

Atlantic Music Expo (AME), the world music professionals' meeting in Praia, Cabo Verde, kicks off this Monday, 11 April, and runs until Thursday, 14 April. The event is co-produced by WOMEX, and showcases the best in world music from Cabo Verde, Africa and the world, attracts professionals from an equally wide range.

WOMEX's Director of Consultancy & Special Projects, Christine Semba, her colleague Anna Rees and Piranha Arts' CEO Michael von Petrykowski will be at AME, helping the event to run smoothly. If you will be at AME and would like to meet with any of our team, send an email to or contact them through virtualWOMEX (links above).

AME is 2016's first stop on the WOMEX World Tour, which also encompasses events in China, the Caribbean and South America. Find more about AME at, and get more information on the WOMEX World Tour at WOMEX Consult and Special Projects.

Maximise Your Visibility at WOMEX, Book a Stand!

In addition to delegate registrations, companies can now also book a stand as part of the WOMEX Trade Fair.

The WOMEX Trade Fair will run from Wednesday, 19 to Saturday, 22 October. The networking epicentre of every WOMEX edition, the trade fair features exhibitors from a broad cross-section of countries and musical sectors. Hosting a stand gives you a platform to present your business, your music or your artists direct to key members of the international music community – a stand is the best way to get maximum visibility in the trade fair.

At WOMEX 15 in Budapest, Hungary, 680 exhibiting companies from 54 countries at more than 270 stands took part in the trade fair, while 2,500 delegates from 90 countries attended the five-day event altogether.

Stand booking can be made online now, simply complete the standard registration process and follow the directions to book a stand. For more information, see our Register & Book a Stand page.

On the Road Again!

Piranha people are once again out and about gaining and sharing knowledge at conferences around the world.

Piranha Director Christoph Borkowsky will be speaking at Musikmesse Frankfurt as part of the 'Future Forum: Focus on Africa', leading the session 'Opportunities for the creative industries of Africa'. The conference is held from 7 - 10 April in Frankfurt am Main, and Christoph will be in attendance on Saturday, 9 April.

If you will be attending Musikmesse Frankfurt and would like to met with Christoph, please email Find more information about Musikmesse Frankfurt at their website, and more about the Future Forum: Focus on Africa, including Christoph's talk with this handy PDF.

Photo credits in order of appearance (top, and left column first): WOMEX 15 Trade Fair, by Yannis Psathas; WOMEX 15 registration, by Jacob Crawfurd; Atlantic Music Expo, by Tó Gomes; WOEMX 14 Trade Fair, by Yannis Psathas; Musikmesse Frankfurt, courtesy of Musikmesse Frankfurt.
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WOMEX 16 Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain | 19 - 23 October 2016

WOMEX is produced by Piranha Arts, Berlin.
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