Do it yourself, do it different, do it fair, do it sustainable
MusiConnect is an international networking initiative. It is a group of broadcasters and promotion networks organized in local, regional and national subnetworks. This gathering aims to:
- pool resources and expertise to develop cooperation tools,
- coordinate strategies and pool good practices,
- share information & popularize administrative & management tools
- explore new technologies to improve the management of our respective events, optimize production costs and the use of public funds and private sponsors
- leave models and classical frameworks, to manage all the necessary space for creativity, adaptation and evolution of our tools and our cooperation.
MusiConnect has no expertise in artistic programming, which remains at the sole discretion of its members, who are all programmers and broadcasters, each with its own strategy.
We want to improve the visibility and facilitate the circulation of artists, by optimizing the means implemented in the framework of a sustainable and fair cooperation.
Each has different territorial realities but they share a willingness to collaborate within MusiConnect on joint projects and on several scales (local, regional, national and international), in order to stimulate the export and promotion of artists on the international scene.
MusiConnect HUB is a traveling platform. Its principle is to rely on musical events and festivals, essential actors for the organization of moments, professional meetings privileged with and between international broadcasters. This scenario aims to go beyond the simple meeting of supply and demand, during markets, to move around the issues that connect us.
It is a question of making a decompartmentalization between the places and the festivals of the same “region-world” by gathering them around a common project. It aims at a better understanding of the workings and features of each in a perspective of collaboration across different cultural and geographical areas (trans-Europe, trans-Americas, Trans-Asia …).
|9am||Welcome and Breakfast|
|10am – 12:30pm||MusiConnect: A sustainable projects incubator:
restitution of decompartmentalization workshops and common reflection.
|12:30pm – 2pm||Lunch|
|2pm – 4pm||Daycases
2pm – 2:30pm : Germaine Kobo & Bella Lawson (winner of the Prix des Musiques d’ICI – Diaspora Music Awards)
2:45pm – 3:15pm : Yao
3:45pm – 4pm : N3rdistan duo – Walid Ben Selim & Widad Broco (winner of the Prix des Musiques d’ICI – Diaspora Music Awards)
|4pm – 6pm||MusiConnect Paris, and after? Thoughts on the next steps and presentation of a common platform project for the network.|
All delegates are then invited to join the concerts at the festival Au Fil des Voix (invitation only).
Find the complete programmation of the festival : www.aufildesvoix.com
|9am||Welcome and Breakfast|
|10am – 12:30pm||MusiConnect one-to-one: speed-meetings with international broadcasters
in partnership with the Bureau Export
|12:30pm – 2pm||Lunch|
|2pm – 4pm||Daycases
2pm – 2:30pm: Shaun Ferguson
2:45pm – 3:15pm: Edgar Sekloka (winner of the Prix des Musiques d’ICI – Diaspora Music Awards)
3:30pm – 4pm: Wesli
|4pm – 6pm||Workshops for decompartmentalization|
MusiConnect’s networks are not a « regular » buyer/seller conference as you are used to. Actually it is not this type of conference at all ! We are getting together, from so many territories, only to build our cooperation tools, to structure our partnership, to build common strategies, to draw common schedules… MusiConnect is a collective initiative, a mutualisation dynamic. Thus we kindly invite our members to think together, to imagine this new style of networking activities; then to facilitate our reflexions, we propose 6 different type of thematic workshops.
Develop and facilitate international cooperation in a fair and sustainable framework
Missions and responsibilities in terms of cultural and artistic offer, public education.
- what is the role and impact of international artists and cultural diversity in my line up?
- Can this openness to the world serve as a tool for social cohesion and tolerance?
- Can it really help me to expand and develop new audiences?
How can the reception of international artists be used to enrich my programming
Pooling our resources, our resources, our networks, our expertise, our information, our agendas …
Concerted and connected action on regional, inter-regional and international levels, cooperation and reciprocity (when the import can boost export …)
- What international development strategies (proximity, local staff recruitment, artistic collaborations …)?
- How to be an actor and / or member of various networks?
- How to implement projects in cooperation with international partners?
- how to imagine a common management tool that can take in consideration the various audiences of the industry (promoters, artists, others), but also identify all the shared needs (deal memo, assignment contract, road map … multilingual! )
- How, as a local promoter, am I involved in the international influence of my region? (the concept of “reciprocity”)
Improve the mobility and visibility of artists
Artists are our ambassadors: they are also the architects of all societal changes, the evolution of mentalities.
- Artistic residencies: An alternative to mobility funds to promote an artist internationally?
- The opportunity of other similar initiatives and existing networks?
- How to manage OFF days of touring artists?
Facilitate the production of collaborative artistic content (residences, …)
Diversity as a source of enrichment (and not the crystallization of differences).
- How to optimize mobility grants by facilitating international artistic collaborations (“Trojan horse” strategy, which consists of relying on the reputation of a local group, on its networks, in order to accelerate the visibility of a foreign artist on a specific territory …)
- What place today for music production and broadcasting from diasporas and crossbreeding?
Regionalization and decompartmentalization of our dissemination networks (we share a calendar, an environment, a social and economic context, a culture, a history … and artists!)
Adopt new reflexes and new behaviors: a necessary attitude for a sustainable and equitable approach.
- By “decompartmentalization”, we must understand more flexibility in our programs: today, an artist who travels internationally, does not do it only for a showcase, or 5 dates in a row on the same territory … these 5 dates can be made in several territories, and the stay can include several types of activities (canvassing, registration, residency creation, promotion …)
- Commitment to exchange, develop, share, continue the exchanges between the actors (role of “animators” in our respective regions, create bridges between the various existing initiatives, sensitize the existing networks of diffusion …)
Microgrids, Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally
The model and dynamics of the diasporas.
With the motivations of ours (to regroup), with our objectives (to facilitate mobility and develop sustainable exchanges), the diasporas remain a model, transferable and applicable to the realities of our industry. The diasporas are also the proof that a culture is in permanent evolution, in perpetual creation, and which frees itself of all our conventions and socio-economic codes, of our policies. The music is not different.
- Also, how can we draw inspiration from the legacy of the diasporas to consolidate “roads” within our respective regions?
- How to evolve our respective cultures by drawing on local cultural communities?
- How can we rely on networks called “community” to enhance the visibility of our artists.