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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 2013/10/16 - WOMEX 2013 is about to heat up Wales and the Independent Music Exporters South Africa IMEXSA in further demonstrating its dedication to developing locally produced music around the world and is all geared to promote South African music talent - IMEXSA.org.
WOMEX 2013 is about to heat up Wales and the Independent Music Exporters South Africa IMEXSA in further demonstrating its dedication to developing locally produced music around the world and is all geared to promote South African music talent as a delegation of SA music industry players make their way to WOMEX.
WOMEX 2013 will be hosted in Cardiff, Wales, from 23 -27 October and is the most important event on the world music market.
Bringing together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music in an extraordinary five-day event WOMEX remains a key highlight on the music global scene. This year’s event promises over 60 concerts featuring around 300 artists, a trade fair exhibiting in the region of 650 companies from over 90 countries, as well as more than 400 national and international journalists. Delegates can also attend conferences, a DJ summit and a documentary film exhibition.
Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) ensures that emerging South African artists and independent music companies are effectively promoted at WOMEX by providing a service that has the potential to kick start their careers on an international level. IMEXSA is a non-profit organisation focused on developing and increasing the number of music exporters in South Africa by identifying trade opportunities and assisting companies to take advantage of those opportunities.
In celebrating ground breaking new talent, diversity and creativity, IMEXSA will present Nomfusi and Shangaan Electro as part of the WOMEX13 Official Showcase Selection. Over 40 artists, music industry practitioners and stakeholders will converge under the umbrella provided by IMEXSA which is supported by the DTI to penetrate global market opportunities. From speed dating, dialogues, showcases, conferencing, networking and more WOMEX 2013 promises to offer delegates a melting pot of opportunities.
“WOMEX 2013 is the most important trade show globally and South African emerging artists and independent music companies attending are enabled to position their standing and showcase their musical products at a festival that has the potential to kick start their careers on an international level,” says IMEXSA’s spokesperson Renneth Tshisikule
As in previous years, IMEXSA will continue to ensure that developing exporters and musical professionals’ benefit from the international expertise offered by inﬂuential industry players such as record labels, publishers and established artists at WOMEX 2013.
IMEXSA’s core aim is to assist emerging and independent South African musicians to maximise on the international market by creating opportunities, promoting professional exchanges and to increase the number of South African exporters.
The organisation also assists up-and-coming exporters and musical professionals to identify trade opportunities at world-renowned events like the PRIMAVERA SOUND (Spain, Barcelona 2012), South by Southwest in Texas, the Reepebahn Festival in Hamburg and MIDEM.
IMEXSA has, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, conceptualised the Independent Music Exporters Development Programme that is designed to equip small and medium enterprises with crucial skills and knowledge to enhance their export capabilities and to expand their businesses internationally.
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Issued by JT Communication Solutions on behalf of IMEXSA.
About Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA)
Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA.org.za) will host the South African Welcome party and a Press Conference to announce the launch of the ‘Africans for Africa Network’ and it’s support to host the FestivalAuDesert programme together with Emthonjeni Arts in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The welcome party will take place at the IMEXSA stand on 25 October 2013 from 13h00 to 14h00. This year over 40 delegates made up of artists, practitioners and music business stakeholder will attend WOMEX. For further details please contact spokesperson of IMEXSA Renneth Tshisikule info[.]imexsa.org.za.