WOMEX 14 - The World Music Expo

Posted by:  WOMEX - the World Music Expo  | When:  –  | Where: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, ESP


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PLEASE NOTE: Once you have submitted payment via Sonicbids you MUST fill out the second Sonicbids form using the link below in order to be considered. 

Open the following link in a new window to complete Part 2 of your Sonicbids WOMEX application:

WOMEX Application Part 2

Special Early Pricing: Submit now to take advantage of the reduced submission fee. Price increases to $30 on March 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. 

WOMEX is "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." - UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity 

For artists, the unique opportunity to perform at WOMEX 14 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain may well be to the largest group of potential employers they will ever play for. Among its 2,250 delegates in 2013 more than 800 listed themselves as concert and festival bookers. Plus there are international labels, digital and physical distributors, tour agents, journalists and much more.

Around 35 selected artists will perform over 4 official WOMEX stages. The programme selection is done by WOMEX's independent jury consisting of seven well-respected members of the international world music community called the 7 Samurai.

PLEASE NOTE: WOMEX only stages WORLD and WORLD JAZZ artists and Sonicbids is WOMEX's only method of receiving submissions for showcase consideration.

Conditions: WOMEX is not in the position to cover any fees, travel expenses or other costs. So think carefully about financing and let the Jury know what support or funding you have. Invited artists will get FREE access to all parts of WOMEX plus one free registration for the partner of agreement (artist representative). The stage, the necessary equipment to perform, and our special PR treatment on equal basis with all other WOMEX Showcase artists will be provided to all artists.

Important: To submit to WOMEX 14, there is a 2 step process 

Submission process Step 1: Upload to Sonicbids

Please note: This includes payment on Sonicbids AND filling out the WOMEX Application Part 2 using the link near the top of the page.  If you are having any trouble completing your submission, please visit Sonicbids FAQ or Support Centre. Whether a submission was successful you can double check in the Dashboard of your Sonicbids account. 

Submission process Step 2: Send 2 CDs of your latest release and Video material via postal mail to the WOMEX office. Proposals need to arrive before the deadline of 18 April (Good Friday) 2014. More details will be available during the submission process.    

Terms And Conditions

<p>PLEASE NOTE: Once you have submitted payment via Sonicbids you MUST fill out the form using the link below in order to be considered. Open this link in a new window to complete the corresponding form&nbsp;once you have paid your submission fee through Sonicbids. Additionally, please make sure to follow the steps below to ensure that your submission is complete.</p><p><a href="">WOMEX Application Part 2</a></p><p><b>Step 1:</b></p><p>To qualify, please ensure that your Sonicbids submission includes all of the following:</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; biography including instrumentation&nbsp;(100 words)</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; discography</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; five songs in MP3 format (up to 25 MB possible)</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; photos</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; full stage plot</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; selected press reviews or other text info</p><p>-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; NO video uploading needed (see Step 2, below)<br /></p><p><b>Step 2:</b></p><p>Send 2 CDs of your latest release + any available DVDs/video material (video or performance footage; it doesnt have to be in broadcast quality) via postal mail to the WOMEX office below.</p><p><b>Attention!</b> Due to custom regulations, ensure you clearly write on the outside of your package - "for promotional use only", the name of the artist and the value indicated to be less than 25 Euro. Proposals need to arrive before the deadline of 18 April 2014 (please note this is Good Friday) as packages arriving after the deadline will not be considered! </p><p>Sorry but materials submitted cannot be returned!</p><p><b>Warning! </b>Your proposal will only be considered if you send all the requested material to Sonicbids AND additionally send the CDs and any available DVDs/video material to the WOMEX office - delivery deadline is 18 April 2014!</p><p>Address for your package:</p><p><span>Piranha Arts AG<br /> <i>name of your artist</i><br /> Kreuzbergstr. 30 </span></p><p>10965 Berlin, Germany</p><p> </p><p><span><br /> Tel +49 30 318 614 - 30<br /> Fax +49 30 318 614 - 10<br /> eMail: </span><a></a></p>