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Jean-Paul Roland: “The big festivals are facing a speculative bubble: the intrinsic value of the headlining act is constantly increasing without necessarily any added value in financial spin- offs.”

Jean-Paul Roland has been the director of the Eurockéennes de Belfort for 19 years.Belfort, June 2020“Les Eurockéennes de Belfort is a generalist festival that attracts a large audience thanks to a variety of headliners, from Booba to The Cure. In recent years, we have witnessed a globalisation of the festival sector and popular music. Young …

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Thomas Burkhalter: “We need new voices, new perspectives and new thinking, especially from Africa, Asia, Latin America and elsewhere.”

Thomas Burkhalter is an ethno-musicologist, music journalist, audio-visual artist and film director based in Bern. He is the initiator and director of the music platform norient.com. He is also the author of a thesis on underground music in Beirut and co-director of the film “Contradict” about alternative music in Ghana.Bern, July 2020 “Music and musical …

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Claire Henocque: ” Containment has accelerated the trend of digital live consumption”

Claire Henocque, Paris, june 2020Founder and manager of Tour Makers, an international booking agency specialising in world music. During the confinement period, some artists decided to play live digitally, especially on social media, and to offer us their music. In France, SACEM has signed agreements with Facebook and Instagram, which allows artists toreceive a minimal …

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Laurent Bizot: “The only way to make things happen is to unite.”

Laurent Format, director of the No Format label Johannesburg, May 2020 As everyone knows, recorded music is now mainly consumed via online streaming platforms. The most credible way to think about this shift is the so-called "user centric" system, which is directly connected to the user's act of consumption. For the time being, royalty payments …

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Laurent Bizot: “We’re funded by a community of people who pay in advance for the year’s music harvest.”

Laurent Bizot, director of No Format Johannesburg, April 2020“I’ve been based in Johannesburg for two years now, and from here I manage the No Format label which was created in Paris in 2004. In this framework, I produce records of course, but also tours, films and documentaries. Our musical spectrum covers the different regions of …

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Eddie Hatitye: « African music is now much more present on the world scene, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. »

Eddie Hatitye, Director of Music in Africa Johannesburg, April 2020 Within Music In Africa, our objective is to support African music and its different actors, to encourage collaborations, exchanges and professionalism in order to develop a sustainable ecosystem. We are active both online and offline. On our portal musicinafrica.net, we provide a wide range of …

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Albane Schlechten: «The vulnerability of the sector has now been exposed. Professionalization is necessary»

Albane Schlechten, director of FCMA and Swiss Music Export Geneva, May 2020 «It's clearly fantastic to share our music in two clicks with people on the other side of the world. We're not going to go against that. But it's important that artists can continue to be remunerated for their recorded work. The film industry …

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