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Country: Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
When: third week of october (5 days)
Website: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl

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Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is a five-day electronic music conference and festival held annually in mid-October. The event is organized by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation and offers a full program of daytime conferences alongside the nighttime ADE Festival which features 450 events and 2,200 artists over five days in 115 clubs and venues. The shows attract over 350,000 people from all over the world to the city.

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Country: Spain
City: Bilbao
When: laatste week oktober (3 dagen)
Website: http://bime.net/en-us/home

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BIME is a music festival with a conference in Bilbao (SP) and is also a primary meeting place in Europe for the Latin American music industry. BIME consists of three elements: BIME Live (general live music festival), BIME PRO (conference with seminar program) and BIME City (showcase festival). Every year more than 2,000 music professionals visit the event, coming from 21 different countries.

During BIME PRO a Dutch Impact Party takes place where (some of) the artists who have been booked by the festival will perform in the midst of industry professionals. International music professionals will be invited personally for this showcase. In collaboration with Fever Productions an extensive press and media program is set up with important music media and journalists for Dutch artists. Dutch music professionals can also claim a registration at a reduced rate and Dutch artists booked by the festival can apply for a modest contribution for travel and accommodation costs, if they meet the criteria for funding.

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play an international showcase events, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form.

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Country: Germany
City: Cologne
When: last week of juni (5 days)
Website: http://www.c-o-pop.de/

History & features

c/o pop is a music festival with conference in Cologne (DE), and is known as a renowned platform for a broad mix of international artists. The musical program covers a wide range of genres, from rock, pop and indie to house, techno and electro. The conference attracts more than 1,000 music professionals to the festival.

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play the festival, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. 

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Country: Netherlands
City: Groningen
When: Derde week van januari
Website: http://www.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl

History & features

Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference. ESNS is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. By night, during the two showcase festivals (Eurosonic and Noorderslag), musical talent has the chance to present itself to an international audience of music lovers and professionals. Eurosonic is the stepping stone for European acts, taking place in 40 different locations throughout the city centre of Groningen from Wednesday till Friday. Noorderslag presents the best Dutch music and takes place in concert venue De Oosterpoort in Groningen on the Saturday. Selling out each year ESNS attracts over 4.000 professional delegates, including 400 international festivals, and showcases around 350 European artists for over 40.000 visitors total.

At the conference, Dutch Music Export organizes speed meetings for Dutch music professionals with international music professionals. DME also organizes special networking activities on the Saturday a.o. a dinner and special attention for Dutch artists within the conference program.

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Country: United States of America
City: New York
When: Third week of June (4 dagen)
Website: https://a2im.org/event/a2im-indie-week-2018/

History & features

A2IM Indie Week is an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music. The event is organised by SoundExchange in partnership with BuzzAngle. During the conference interactive panels, workshops, keynote speeches and matchmaking activities take place.

 

 

DME organizes an extensive three-day network program during 'IndieWeek' in collaboration with Dutch Culture USA, consisting of daily breakfast sessions at the consulate in NY, various field trips to American music companies and a large number of one-to-one business meetings.

In collaboration with M for Montreal, Dutch Music Export organizes an official Indie Week Showcase, where Dutch artists, among others, present themselves to an audience of international music professionals in NYC. Prior to the showcase, a drink will be organized for representatives of the American, Dutch and Canadian music industry as well as innovative tech-related music companies.

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It is easier to enter the US for an unpaid showcase than for a paid tour, even with the slightest fees. On a tourist visa or business visa you can stay in the country for 90 days. The FAQ  section of this website includes  more details regarding the The Visa Waiver Program . A valid passport is necessary anyway. Always check that first.

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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
City: London
When: Second week of March (3 days)
Website: http://www.ilmc.com/

History & features

The International Live Music Conference, popularly known as ILMC, is a conference with various panels, meetings, drinks, parties and dinners and a very busy late night bar. Every year the conference attracts more than 1000 visitors, consisting mainly of the highest level of the international 'live music industry'. The event takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel. With IQ Magazine, ILMC has its own international music industry publication.

A Dutch Impact Party takes place during ILMC, a showcase, organized in collaboration with the Dutch Embassy in London, organizes a showcase party for a limited number of Dutch artists. The showcase is part of the official ILMC program. The line-up of the showcase is put together in collaboration with ILMC. International Music professionals are invited personally for the showcase. Global Publicity invites important Music Media.

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play the festival, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form.  Dutch artists booked by the festival can apply for a modest contribution for travel and accommodation costs, if they meet the criteria for funding. 

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Not directly applicable. Until the Brexit has been formalized, you can travel freely to the United Kingdom. Always check the validity of your passport first.

Country: France
City: Paris
When: Derde week oktober (3 dagen)
Website: http://www.mamafestival.com/festival-en

History & features

MaMA is a three-day music conference and a showcase festival in Paris. During the conference more than 80 panels take place, whilst during the evening over 120 international performances take place in 10 different venues in the district of Pigalle & Montmartre. Every year over 5.000 music professionals from more than 50 different countries visit the festival.

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play the festival, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form.  Dutch artists booked by the festival can apply for a modest contribution for travel and accommodation costs, if they meet the criteria for funding. 

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Country: France
City: Cannes
When: eerste week juni (4 dagen)
Website: http://www.midem.com/

History & features

Midem is a four-day conference in Cannes (FR). It is one of the largest music fairs worldwide in the field of music licenses and it is an important business and network platform for the international music industry, especially for music publishers and music labels. MIDEM attracts more than 6,500 visitors per year from 3,000 different companies.

Together with Buma Cultuur, Dutch Music Export facilitates a Dutch stand at the Midem exhibition hall for Dutch music professionals. Dutch participants also claim a reduced rate for their registrtion fee.

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Country: United States of America
City: Hollywood
When: wisselend (4 dagen) Laatste jaren: middenin april, eerste week mei, middenin september.
Website: http://www.musexpo.net/

History & features

Musexpo is a conference that stands for everything that has to do with global music syncs and offers a content program relating to the different aspects of the global music sync business, including film, TV, games, advertising and brand partnerships.

Together with Dutch Culture USA, Buma Music in Motion and Holland Hollywood Connection, Dutch Music Export organizes an extensive business and network program for Dutch delegates, including matchmaking and company visits.

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Visa information

It is easier to enter the US for an unpaid showcase than for a paid tour, even with the slightest fees. On a tourist visa or business visa you can stay in the country for 90 days. The FAQ  section of this website includes  more details regarding the The Visa Waiver Program . A valid passport is necessary anyway. Always check that first.

Country: Germany
City: Hamburg
When: laatste week september (4 dagen)
Website: https://www.reeperbahnfestival.com/en/

History & features

Reeperbahn is a music festival with conference in Hamburg (DE). During the festival over 500 shows are played in more than 30 unique locations at the iconic city centre of Reeperbahn. The conference draws important players and pioneers from the international music industry to the festival, with around 5000 professional delegates attending the conference.

During Reeperbahn Festival a Dutch Impact Party takes place where (some of) the Dutch artists booked by the festival will, on top of their regular festival showcase, perform again to make sure they’re even more in the spotlight of international music professionals. International music professionals will be invited personally for this showcase. Dutch music professionals can also claim a registration at a reduced rate and Dutch artists booked by the festival can count on a modest contribution for travel and accommodation costs, if they meet the criteria for funding. 

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play the festival, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form.  

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Country: France
City: Rennes
When: laatste week november, eerste week december (3-5 dagen)
Website: http://www.lestrans.com/en/home/

History & features

Trans Musicales is a music festival in Rennes (FR) known by many music professionals as an important place to discover new international talent. The festival has been an important springboard for the international career of many artists, and certainly for the French market.

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play the festival, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form.  

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Country: United States of America
City: Austin
When: Midden maart (4 dagen voor het muziekdeel)
Website: http://www.sxsw.com

History & features

South By South West is known as one of the most important and largest showcase festivals in the world with a 20-day conference for the interactive media, film and music industry. Approximately 1,500 artists perform annually. The music conference covers 5 days and is visited by 28,000 music professionals each year. 

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play the festival, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form.  

Dutch Music Export also provides network meetings and pays extra attention to the exchange of knowledge and contacts with Dutch and international music tech related start-up companies. DME has been working together with New Dutch Wave during the last 2 years at SXSW.

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Visa information

It is easier to enter the US for an unpaid showcase than for a paid tour, even with the slightest fees. On a tourist visa or business visa you can stay in the country for 90 days. The FAQ  section of this website includes  more details regarding the The Visa Waiver Program . A valid passport is necessary anyway. Always check that first.

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
City: Brighton
When: middenin mei (3 dagen)
Website: http://greatescapefestival.com/

History & features

The Great Escape Festival is a three-day music festival with a conference. More than four hundred artists perform in about 35 venues, spread across the Brighton city center in the UK. The festival is visited annually by more than 3,000 music professionals and is known as an important platform for business, networking and discovering new international talent.

During The Great Escape a Dutch Impact Party takes place where (some of) the artists booked by the festival will perform again, on top of their regular showcase at the festival, to make sure they’re even more in the spotlight with international music professionals. International music professionals are invited personally for the showcase. In collaboration with Global Publicity, an extensive press and media program is set up with important music media and journalists for Dutch artists. Dutch music professionals can also claim a registration at a reduced rate and Dutch artists booked by the festival can count on a modest contribution for travel and accommodation costs, if they meet the criteria for funding. 

Once a Dutch  artist is invited to play the festival, and would like to apply for DME support, the artist will have to provide DME with  a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and  shows  a sufficient network to opperate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by them selves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form.  

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Visa information

Not directly applicable. Until the Brexit has been formalized, you can travel freely to the United Kingdom. Always check the validity of your passport first.