I attended Mundial Montreal (www.mundialmontreal.com) for the first time last year and was impressed with the quality of the showcases, effective structured networking, broad attendance by excellent world music business contacts (presenters, festivals, agents), the deep dive into Canada's thriving... Read more →

This year we at rock paper scissors partnered to create a smartphone website for the Unofficial Guide to World Music at APAP. The Guide includes over 200 concerts in 48 venues and the diversity is stunning. If you don't already... Read more →

Last month marked my third time attending SXSW, the free-for-all music conference festival with a strong indie rock base. SXSW Global Vibe in 2005 I had attended several years ago to see what the fuss was about and to see... Read more →

1. What’s your two sentence description of the Calgary Folk Festival for someone who has never been? It’s an experience; a collective sound salvation with an incredibly cool vibe in a beautiful urban park that features unique collaborations and concerts.... Read more →

Michael Orlove, senior programs director, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs What 3-4 WOMEX showcase artist discoveries stood out for you? My choices (in no particular order). The four below represent groups I had never seen before and I thought were... Read more →

Bill Bragin, director, public programming, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NYC; co-director, globalFEST What WOMEX showcase artist discoveries stood out for you? 1. Staff Benda Bilili – I’d been a fan of their record and their personal stories are... Read more →

Artist Discoveries from Music Biz Insiders, WOMEX Report, Part 3

For our third report from WOMEX, we summarize some "artist discoveries" or highlights from several attendees. What a diversity of perspectives on what showcasing artists were great or new! Claudia Norman, President, CN Management Faiz Ali Faiz and his Qawwali... Read more →

Artist Buzz Vol. 1 -- Select Concert Presenters Report Artist Surprises of Past Year

What world music concert or two that you presented in the past year surprised you the most? Why? This is the question we asked concert presenters in various regions. DubMC.com will periodically post a round-up of responses from presenters on... Read more →