From 19 – 22 September 2018, the Reeperbahn Festival will present more than 900 events spanning a range of genres in locations around Hamburg’s Reeperbahn. Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide, and, as Europe's largest club festival, it boasts a broad spectrum of emerging and more established artists.
There are also additional showcase opportunities through SOUNDS AUSTRALIA's long-running Aussie BBQ shows, which draw a huge crowd every year.
SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is Australia’s export music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access international business opportunities.
In total, 783 Australian artists have showcased with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA (since Jan 2009).
Artists who played their first international showcase with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA include Courtney Barnett, D.D Dumbo, DMA’S, Flume, Julia Jacklin, Hermitude, Methyl Ethel, Nick Murphy, Peking Duk, San Cisco, Sheppard, The Jezabels, The Preatures, Tkay Maidza and Vance Joy.
Showcasing at international music market events can offer valuable opportunities for artists and businesses to secure international performance, touring and festival slots, label or record company signings, distribution deals, promotional opportunities, media relationship building, song placement and synchronisation offers, co-management and management deals in overseas territories, not withstanding general global networking and relationship building.
Find out more about each event below!
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
WOMEX (short for World Music Expo) is an international world music support and development project based in Berlin, whose main event is an exposition held annually in different locations throughout Europe. It integrates a trade fair, showcases, conferences, film screenings, networking sessions, and awards. Musicians and their labels have the possibility to make contacts for international touring and album distribution.
Every year in March tens of thousands from the world over flock to Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Festival, one of the largest, most influential global music events in the world.Across a massive range of venues scattered through downtown Austin, showcasing acts play to an audience of industry reps, media members, and thousands of fans and fellow musicians from every corner of the globe.
The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, Latin, Old Time, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, and Spoken Word).
Raising funds for your project or organisation? Applications for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia and the Australian Cultural Fund are open from now until 15 August.
Applications are now open for a number of international showcase opportunities around the globe, including Reeperbahn Festival 2018, WOMEX 2018, SXSW 2019 and Folk Alliance 2019.