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Archive for October 27th, 2010

WOMEX Conference Sessions (Copenhagen, 27-31 Oct 2010)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 27, 2010

WOMEX Conferences

Daytime Schedule
Location Kit (pdf) incl. venue maps and all schedules
Conference Sessions
Matchmaking for Publishers
Country Speed-Dating
Mentoring Sessions

To arrange for a Networking Meeting or to book a Presentation or Reception at WOMEX, send an email to


Seminars, mentoring, training, information – keep up with changes, trends and innovations. Colleagues and special guests offer can’t-miss sessions that help delegates navigate the uncharted waters of the music industry.


In consultation with the WOMEX Jury we select informative, educational, even controversial speakers to present their topics.

WOMEX 09 Conference
WOMEX  Conference
Photo by Eric van Nieuwland

WOMEX 10 Daytime Schedule: online / download

Are you WOMEXperienced?

Each year the programme is designed to serve the industry’s ongoing need for education, exchange and inspiration. From professional to sensual, intellectual to emotional, from “how-to?” to “why?”, we will be taking the value of the “experience” this year to guide you through the Conferences at WOMEX 10.

As you would expect, not all sessions fit any one box or file but saunter between the Live, Recorded and Digital Experience extending out to the “Vision Beyond”.

New at this year’s Conference is the Discovery Room, a platform for 10-minute presentations of recent projects from our worldwide community. You will find the session under “Vision Beyond”.

Session 18
Saturday 15:00 – 15:45

Speaker cancellation! Dhruv Jagasia (India), Media Offline/OML, won’t be able to participate

Conference 2 (Copenhagen Forum)

The Perfect Storm – The Indian Music Industry in 2010:
The myth of a billion music consumers and the state of the music industry in India

India is one of the world’s largest and eccentric markets: 22% of the population live under 1 US dollar a day, but India has sustained a growth in its GDP for the past 13 years of at least 6%. The median age is 25 and by 2013, there will be over 1.15 billion mobile phone subscribers. With a rapidly growing middle class who possesses a strong appetite for non-Indian culture, the opportunities for non-Indian artists and companies are seemingly limitless. This panel will provide an overview of the culture and economics of the music industry in India. It will further outline the opportunities and challenges for non-Indian artists wanting to expand into India, while summarising the latest developments in a market that is attempting to rewrite its music business model.

see all other sessions here.

(Source: 10/2010 – WOMEX)

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WOMEX ’10 – ShowCase Festival 2010 (Copenhagen, 27 – 31 Oct 2010)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on October 27, 2010

Showcase Festival
Boost your Career

Showcase Festival Schedule
Location Kit (pdf) incl. venue maps and all schedules
Festival Tickets
Showcase Trailer
Special Focus: Nordic Club
Official WOMEX Showcases
WOMEX Showcases 1994 – 2010

… And then comes the music. All night. Every night. During the day, too. The Showcase Festival presents t

he widest possible range of global music stars, secrets and discoveries, with or without a record contract. With official Showcases, offWOMEX, the Opening and Award Showcase, more than 40 acts from anywhere and everywhere are spotlighted.

WOMEX 10 Showcases Revealed

With over 700 proposals to squeeze into a mere three dozen Showcase slots, the WOMEX Jury’s work was cut out for them and many hours spent discussing countless high quality proposals. WOMEX cannot disclose the final selection without first offering it’s sincere thanks to the Showcase Samurai for devoting their precious time and effort to the shaping this year’s fresh and inspiring Showcase selection.

Once again WOMEX worked together with Sonicbids‘ online listening platform to ease the selection process for the Jury.

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt playing Mohan Veena in Wars...

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (source: Wikipedia)

The artists from India confirmed for WOMEX 10 Copenhagen:

Desert Slide is the latest project of the Indian slide guitar virtuoso Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. The former student of Ravi Shankar first gained international attention with his 1994 Grammy Award-winning album collaboration with Ry Cooder. And he straddles the cultures in more ways.


Desert Slide (source: Womex '10)
Desert Slide (source: Womex ’10 – photo by

It was his love for the characteristics of North American slide Guitar that led him to invent the Mohan veena, a hybrid guitar with 19 strings which is now recognised as a true Indian classical music instrument. Desert Slide (buy CD here) sees him collaborating with the internationally renowned Gypsy musicians of Divana from Rajasthan.

CD Desert Slide (SWM)

CD Desert Slide (SWM)

The soaring tones of the Mohan veena intertwine with inspirational singing, mellifluous melodies of the kamancheh and ecstatic rhythms of tabla and dholak. A meeting of masters inspired by the vast expanses of the Thar desert. Not to be missed.


WOMEX 10 Nordic Club

After the huge success in 2009 the Nordic Club stage is back in 2010. Just as last year the stage will feature artists from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland – running all three Showcase nights. Yes, that means four full nighttime stages plus offWOMEX (to be announced shortly) once again.

WOMEX 10 offWOMEX Programme

For the first time WOMEX will present three national nights on the offWOMEX stage. WOMEX is most happy to have two special nights, highlighting music from Wales and from Québec. And, once again, the third night is presented by Sounds from Spain.

Full details, pictures and links here
(Source: 10/2010 – WOMEX)

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