WOMEX Newsletter, 17 June 2015 View this email in your browser


Last Chance to Register for WOMEX 15 with the Smart Rate

Dear WOMEXicans,
The deadline to register for WOMEX 15 (21 - 25 October in Budapest, Hungary) with the Smart Rate is just around the corner - don't forget to register by Friday, 19 June.

We have also confirmed the first round of showcase acts and conference sessions for WOMEX 15 while WOMEX Special Project Circulart (1 - 4 July in Medellín, Colombia) has announced its complete programme.

Want to know where to stay in Budapest? Keep reading below.

Kind regards from your WOMEX team

Final Call for Smart Rate Registrations

This is your last chance to register for WOMEX 15 with the Smart Rate. Make sure you secure the best-value rate by registering online by Friday, 19 June.

Please note, all deadlines are for receipt of payment. From Saturday, 20 June, prices will increase to the Guide Rate. Find out more about what registration includes on our website.

WOMEX 15 Conference Taking Shape

Get a panoramic view of the music scene: we've just confirmed the first conference sessions for WOMEX 15!

Erich Ludwig (USA) from Spotify will take a look at how data is driving the global music scene; 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.

Check out the full list of sessions confirmed to-date. More sessions, Network Meetings and Mentoring to be announced soon.

Circulart Announces its Complete Programme

WOMEX Special Project Circulart has finalised its 2015 programme. Professionals from the likes of Soundfriend, EMI, Sound Mexican Institute, LyricFind, CD Baby, Colombian Loop and 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 have been 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. 

Photo credits in order of appearance (left column first): WOMEX Trade Fair by Eric van Nieuwland; Moh ! Kouyate by Hugues Anhes; WOMEX Conference by Yannis Psathas; Circulart by Yojan Valencia; Budapest by Peter Benda, source Hungarian Tourism Ltd photo archive

First Showcase Acts for WOMEX 15 Confirmed

It's time to pull back the curtains on the first programme elements for this year's edition of WOMEX. This first group of artists has been selected 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:

  • Alo Wala (Denmark/USA)
  • Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Mali/Spain)
  • Baraji (South Korea)
  • Bella Hardy (UK)
  • Chouk Bwa Libète (Haiti)
  • Cimbalomduó (Hungary)
  • Didier Laloy & Kathy Adam (Belgium)
  • Emicida (Brazil)
  • Forabandit (Turkey/France)
  • Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha (Finland)
  • Iberi (Georgia)
  • Moh ! Kouyate (Guinea/France)
  • Nine Treasures (China)
  • Palenke Soultribe (Colombia/USA)
  • Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (Ghana)
  • Pierre Kwenders (DR Congo/Canada)
  • Tarek Abdallah & Adel Shams El-Din (Egypt/France)
  • Trumpeter Avishai Cohen's Triveni (Israel)
  • Vaudou Game (Togo/France)

Get a sneak peek at these artists by viewing the first WOMEX 15 showcase trailer (edited by Laurent Benhamou). 

Further line-up announcements for the WOMEX 15 Showcase Festival, which includes the Official Selection, the Regional Stage, the DJ Summit and offWOMEX, to come soon.

Book Your Accommodation in Budapest

Our local partners have reserved a contingent of hotel rooms throughout Budapest especially for WOMEX delegates. Head to the accommodation page on our website, explore the room options and click on the 'Booking link for WOMEX delegates' link to take advantage of the special WOMEX deal, with fixed prices that will remain the same and favourable cancellation conditions.

Can't find what you're looking for? The page also features a search bar allowing you to find further accommodation options via (please note the WOMEX deal does not apply to bookings made via this service).

Those looking to get the most out of their travel budget should check out Hostelbookers or Couchsurfing

BIME, 28 - 30 October, Spain

BIME: "How New Thinking generates New Incomes" is the first European Music Conference and Festival to focus on Music, New technologies, Marketing and New Revenue, with a special focus on opening up the Latin and South American market.

BIME is focused on two core goals:
1. To be the primary meeting place for European executives to meet partners from Latin and South America.
2. To explore new ideas and ways of collaborating across music and tech to discover and capitalise on new revenue opportunities.

BIME has attracted over 1400 delegates in its second year, hailing from 20 countries, with a dedication to include at least 30 high level Latin and South American executives each year, from Nrmal Festival, Ocesa, Porto Musical, Rock Al Parque, Lollapalooza Chile, Estereo Picnic, Charco, LAMC/Nacional Records, and many others.

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WOMEX 15 Budapest, Hungary | 21 - 25 October 2015

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