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WOMEX, the Worldwide Music Expo, is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene. This year, Austrian Music Export and Aussenwirtschaft / Creative Industries want you to join us at the Austrian booth from October 23 – 27 in Manchester!

As long as music has been a business, people have struggled to label both music that is culturally specfic and music transcending the borders between cultures. “Ethnic”, “folk”, and “traditional” are often used for the former, while “world” and “global” have been applied to the latter…but these terms are often too limiting – or too broad. But whatever you call this metacategory of music: WOMEX is one of the world’s biggest events for it. 2600 music professionals including 260 artists performing on 7 stages, 700 exhibiting companies from 90 countries…it’s huge.

Austria has traditionally been well represented at WOMEX, and the Creative Industries department of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce has just announced that Austria will once again be operating an “image booth” this year, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Economics and Austrian Music Export. The booth will allow the Austrian music scene to showcase its dynamism and diversity as a center of global music – and offer artists and businesses a home base and platform to present their work and widen their network of contacts.

Just the Facts

  • WOMEX will take place this year from October 23 – 27 in Manchester, UK.
  • WKO members and self-employed artists (“neue Selbstständige”) can co-register at the Austrian stand for the reduced price of €350 (thanks to a grant from GFÖM, the Society for the Advancement of Austrian Music). This price includes the ticket to WOMEX.
  • The reduced-price offer is open until August 30; you can register later but it will cost more (€500 from Aug. 31 – Sept. 29 and €550 thereafter).

So what are you waiting for? Register now and join us in the north of England in October!

For further information, contact Reanne Leuning at AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT-Creative Industries
+43 (0)5 90 900 36 13
aussenwirtschaft.creative@wko.at