Music With Borders: Obama improved U.S. Visa processing. Tinariwen can not get into Canada. The union works for Canadian musicians. Canadian festivals are exempt from visa requirements. This session will review the latest news in a music world with borders.
Touring Tactics: The big picture (macro) of Canadian touring and three regional (micro) perspectives on strategies addressing Quebec, Ontario and the West.
World Music Forum II: Twenty five years into the “world music” brand, this session will explore marketing and outreach strategies that we have been learning as we mix diverse communities. Laptop beat production and cultural collisions are defining what is being called “World Music 2.0”. Where have we been? Where are we going?
All these and more will be dissected by some of the industry’s biggest names and, along with events such as the speed schmoozing (or professional speed dating) sessions, will be an excellent source of networking opportunities and information for industry delegates.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.