France – Un (petit) observatoire du spectacle vivant ? par Politis 

Centraliser les données sur les arts de la scène. Ce sera l’objectif de l’Observatoire du spectacle vivant qui devrait enfin voir le jour cette année. Jusqu’à présent, impossible de dire combien de spectacles sont joués en France. Dans les tuyaux depuis vingt ans, cet observatoire a été inscrit dans la loi « liberté de la création, architecture et patrimoine » de juillet 2016. Problème : son périmètre prévu serait réduit aux lieux labellisés. « La majorité des scènes publiques permanentes ou festivalières du territoire semblent donc, à ce stade, avoir été oubliées », s’étonne le Syndicat national des scènes publiques. Elles représentent pourtant a minima 2 000 lieux et autant de festivals, qui « maillent l’ensemble du territoire, et constituent […] le plus important champ de diffusion ».

Babel Minots 2018

Si Babel Med Music 2018 n’aura pas lieu, ce n’est pas le cas de Babel Minots, le rendez-vous autour des musiques, de l’enfance et de la jeunesse, qui se tiendra du 14 au 17 mars à Marseille. Au programme : cinq ateliers, une conférence, et des rencontres informelles.

Un état des lieux de la musique underground à Paris

Avec l’arrêt des concerts à la Mécanique Ondulatoire et la déconfiture de Villette Sonique, on peut se demander si les musiques hors-cadre ne sont pas en train d’être lentement mais sûrement expulsées de Paris. On a voulu en avoir le cœur net.

Crowd’in | 

Crowd’in est une plateforme de crowdfunding qui propose des solutions de financement adaptées aux besoins des porteurs de projets avec d’une part du don (avec ou sans contrepartie) et d’autre part, du prêt participatif à destination des TPE et des PME. Sur Crowd’in, chaque projet bénéficie d’un espace collaboratif où il peut partager des fonds, de l’expertise et des actes avec sa communauté.

En tant qu’espace collaboratif, Crowd’in ambitionne d’être un lieu unique dédié à la co-création, une sorte de réseau social de fertilisation de projets.

Digital Dollar: Digital Deals Comparison Calculator (Beta) 

he Digital Deals Comparison Calculator has been developed as part of the MMF’s Dissecting The Digital Dollar project alongside the ‘Deals Guide’, in order to make it easier to visualise the pros and cons of different label and distributor deal types.

By inputting the kind of deal you are signing up to, the investment a label partner will make, and the level of streams you are anticipating, you can see how subsequent streaming income will be shared between the label and the artist over the next five years. This is then counter-balanced with the list of services the label will provide.

In order to keep the Calculator as simple as possible to use, a number of assumptions have been made, about deal specifics, and streaming rates and royalties. Of course every deal is different, streaming rates are constantly evolving, and streaming royalties vary according to a number of factors

Market report: Austria

Sitting in a mountain range – the Eastern Alps, which covers nearly two-thirds of the territory – and with a population of 8.7m, around a fifth of whom live in the capital, Vienna, the country of Mozart, Mahler and Falco these days draws music from everywhere.
Document consultable au bureau de WBM.

Cartes PRO 3 jours Printemps de Bourges prises en charge par WBM pour des professionnels

Nous prenons en charge 4 accréditations PRO pour le Printemps cette année (24 < 29 avril). Vous avez jusqu'au 23/02 pour en faire la demande.
Critères d'attribution:

• Priorité sera donnée aux agences comptant 3 ou + projets FWB en catalogue
• L'actualité des projets sera prise en compte
• Priorité sera donnée aux structures qui n'ont pas bénéficié d'une accréditation PdB par le passé
• Priorité sera donnée aux agences elles-mêmes en développement

Intervention MIL 2018 (Lisbonne, Portugal) pour des professionnels de Wallonie-Bruxelles

Nous mettons à disposition des professionnels du secteur musical de Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles 5 x une intervention de 300€, afin de leur permettre de participer au festival MIL à Lisbonne (4,5,6 avril 2018). Cette somme pourra servir à payer transport & logement. Nous fournirons également une accréditation pro à chacun des postulants sélectionnés – elle vous donnera accès à tous les concerts et à l’ensemble de la programmation pro de journée.
Plus d’informations sur le festival: http://millisboa.com/

Critères d’attribution:
• Priorité sera donnée aux agences comptant 3 ou + projets FWB en catalogue
• L’actualité des projets sera prise en compte
• Priorité sera donnée aux structures qui n’ont pas bénéficié d’une intervention pour le même festival par le passé
• Priorité sera donnée aux agences elles-mêmes en développement

WOMEX – the World Music Expo – The Jury

Every year, the 7 Samurai, a small group of esteemed members of the global music community, come together to put the WOMEX programme together. Five Jury members focus on selecting the Showcase artists, while the other two members collaborate on the Conference Sessions
.The Seven Samurai who will curate the WOMEX 18 programme are: …

• Chart: The Rise and Fall of the Compact Disc | Statista

According to a recent Bloomberg report, U.S. retail giant Best Buy has informed its suppliers that it will no longer sell CDs starting July 1. While this rather extreme step comes as a bit of a surprise, considering that millions of Americans, especially older ones, still buy and listen to CDs, the demise of the compact disc seems inevitable at this point.

Amid all the talk of music streaming and the renaissance of vinyl, the continued plummeting of CD sales hasn’t been getting a lot of attention in recent years.

After raising $4m, Symphonic Distribution hires ex-Beatport exec Peter Wohelski

US-based Symphonic Distribution has hired the former Senior Label Manager of Beatport, Peter Wohelski, as its new Content Development Specialist.

Wohelski brings over 25 years of experience in the electronic music space.

After starting out as a club and radio DJ in the early ’90s, Wohelski went onto to become Director of A&R at prominent US dance label Astralwerks, as well as General Manager for Detroit Techno legend Carl Craig’s Planet E Communications imprint, before becoming a long-time Account Manager at Beatport.

Native English Copywriter and Senior Communications Officer

Native English Copywriter and Senior Communications Officer Berlin | Full-time | Start date: as soon as possible Piranha Arts is looking for a native English senior communications officer as part of our communications team. The position is full-time and located in our Berlin office. The communications officer will be involved in the management of campaigns and the creation of content for the music meeting WOMEX – the World Music Expo as well as for Classical:NEXT and other Piranha Arts projects. We are looking for a communications pro – preferably with a background in the global music scene – who stays on top of things, even in overload situations and has experience in project management. The position features an good mixture of writing, media relations and campaign management, including working with clients and media, as well as colleagues, designers, programmers, etc. coordinating input and seeing a project through. We offer an exciting opportunity in a team which focuses on collaboration, team work and end-to-end responsibility. Much more than writing and proofreading, your job will be to design measures and content, reporting to the Director of Communications and collaborating with the entire communications team on eye-level. This includes seeing through the implementation of campaigns, in some cases as project lead and media liaison. Tasks: – Copywriting texts for web, social media channels, newsletters and press releases – Assistance in press campaigns including timing and launching of mailouts such as newsletters and press releases – Project lead for certain campaigns or events – Assistance in media planning and team planning – Creation of multimedia content from scripting to production. – On site work and public appearances at our events Classical:NEXT and WOMEX Skills: – Team Player who puts the results before his/her ego – Native speaker English – Proficient copywriter – Experience in press or media work and/or journalistic and text work – Background in music and culture in general – Network and experience in the global music business is a big plus – Extroverted person – Well-organized, diligent and reliable – Sensitive and experienced in working with various stakeholders These skills are a plus: – Email Marketing software (mailchimp or similar) – Social Media expert – Graphic design skills – Html skills – Know-How in marketing analytics and research – Intercultural background – Languages, especially, Spanish and French Piranha Arts explicitly welcomes applications from all genders and all backgrounds and especially encourages applications which increase our company’s cultural diversity. Please send a motivational letter and a CV in pdf format or online formats (e.g. LinkedIn) as well as links to work examples to paul.braeuer@piranha-arts.com Deadline is 26 February. A short video with an application message is very welcome.

The complete Facebook Live toolkit for musicians

What you need to take your Facebook Live game to the next level. Here’s the thing about Facebook Live: you can go live with nothing more than your phone! Hardly any toolkit needed at all. And if we’re going to learn a lesson from Steve Lacy, it’s to just start. Don’t wait around for the …