WOMEX is the premier world music trade show which is currently taking place in Copenhagen through to October 31st. Last year saw attendances of some 2,700 delegates - 1,420 companies from 92 countries, and this year New Zealand is one of them.
The delegates included nearly 1000 concert and festival bookers, 760 labels, publishers and distributors, 770 managers and 420 producers, and 400 national and international journalists and broadcasters.
During WOMEX business is conducted during the day in the trade hall and in the evening the focus shifts to the many showcases from visiting musicians and artists.
WOMEX is the place where those involved in World music come to do business, share ideas and learn how to best navigate the changing shape of the music industry.
"The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers." NESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
For the third year, the New Zealand Music Commission in partnership with Creative New Zealand are running the New Zealand trade stand. In addition a delegations of New Zealand music managers have also made the trip: Rebecca Caughey of Funktion Music (Shapeshifter & Ladi6), Hayley Dingwall, Manager of Electric Wire Hustle, Scott Grafton of Grafiti Entertainment (Batucada Sound Machine) and Sol de Sully, Manager of Moana & the Tribe.
For more information, go to: www.womex.com
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