It’s never been easy for international artists to make a profit touring in North America. The costs of travel, accommodations, and visa processing are higher for international artists, yet ticket sales and booking budgets are not higher than for other artists. While international artists and their teams may face offers they consider low from presenters, here are 7 tips to increase the viability of touring in North America that came out of the Wavelengths: APAP World Music Preconference Read more →


¡Globalquerque!, a world music festival in Albuquerque, has teamed up with Fest300 to announce this year’s festival line up via a playlist on Rdio, the online music streaming service. We asked ¡Globalquerque! festival co-director Tom Frouge and Fest300 marketing consultant... Read more →


More and more people from around the country are discovering the specialness of the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in Bloomington, Indiana, the “world music capital of rural America.” Lotus is unique in that it is not in a... Read more →


Q & A with Hugo Rampen, Executive Director of the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society's Roots & Blues Festival in British Columbia. 21st Annual Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival (Photo Credit: T.D.I. Photography) The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society... Read more →