Brasil Música & Artes opens registrations for Brasil Music Summit (BMS), an event for music professionals oriented to the generation of international business, which happens in São Paulo at Unibes Cultural from February 6 to 9, 2019. The programming, which has the objective of providing content and generating business, brings a novelty: in addition to the sync and music branding contents debated in the December 2017 edition, there will be two days dedicated to the live music subject. The first lot of registration with discount can be made until December 16 through the website.
The BMS is organized with the support of the Brasil Music Exchange (BME), a Brazilian music internationalization project carried out through a partnership between BM&A and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
The curatorship of international guests is led by Leandro Ribeiro, project manager of BM&A, and counts on the voluntary contribution of two important associates of BM&A: the executive director of Inputsom Arte Sonora, Mario Di Poi, a specialist in synchronization and original music, and the executive manager of Urban Jungle, André Bourgeois, a specialist in international career management. This way, both have the assignment of Directors of Programming of BMS: André in relating live music and Mário relating sync and music branding.
“The first edition of BMS was very successful; we received about 250 Brazilian professionals to discuss sync and branding for two days. Many of those who came asked us to include live music in the programming. So we decided to increase to four days, dedicating February 8 and 9 especially to this theme”, says Leandro. And completes: “BMS is the only music event that, although taking place in Brazil, is practically 100% focused on exporting music in its most varied possibilities.”
In the 2019 edition, approximately 30 international professionals are expected to participate not only in the panels, but also in business roundtables, workshops, and networking activities with Brazilian companies. Up to now, eleven names have already been confirmed, six in live music and five in sync and branding.
The sync and branding programming on February 6 and 7 includes music directors and music supervisors who work especially with audiovisual and advertising production in Hollywood, in the United States. It will also count on the presence of the French Benoit Dunaigre, founder and head of sound and music of the agency HAVAS | HRCLS. “Among the names are professionals who have participated in movie tracks like Creed and Next Gen, including Jen Malone, nominated to the Emmy for her role as music supervisor of Creed 2”, details Mario Di Poi.
“In the live music area, we have programming directors from major festivals in France and Canada, such as the Quebec Festival d’été, the Rencontres Trans Musicales Festival, the Les Escales Festival, the POP Montréal Festival, and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. We are looking for even more interesting events from Europe and North America. I am sure that we will generate many opportunities for Brazilians.
Jérôme Gaboriau of Les Escales Festival, for example, has already commented that he wants to select Brazilian bands to perform a special lineup in honor of the country in the next edition”, explains André Bourgeois.
The event will have a festival area, with presentations by Brazilian bands and artists, which will be selected by a curatorship of professionals from the national and international market. In the previous edition, the lineup counted on eight presentations by artists such as Emicida and Bixiga 70. “We realized that one of the main barriers to the presence of Brazilians in international festivals is the need for financial funds for the logistics of the bands. For this reason, BM&A also plans to assist the selected artists during the event”, concludes Leandro.
To apply for the selection to the festival, access the website.
For further information and registration, visit the event’s website.
The Brazil Music Exchange (BME) is a music export aid project developed since 2002 through a partnership between Brazil Music & Arts (BM&A) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). For this purpose, BME carries out various business promotion and international image activities.