Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques

PROMOTING & REPRESENTING

Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques is a public agency specialized in supporting exports for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation’s music industry in Belgium.

The agency promotes musicians originating from Wallonia and Brussels to foreign professional audiences. It takes part in international networks (ETEP, EJN, Belgium Booms, EMEE, AIECF, etc.) and is a point of contact for showcase festivals (EurosonicPrintemps de Bourges, The Great Escape, Classical:NEXTWomexMaMA, etc.).

Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques is also a way to obtain the assistance allocated by Wallonie-Bruxelles International (assistance with tours, international promotion, transport or marketing, showcasing abroad). Please don’t hesitate to contact us to meet with our agents and obtain advice.


INFORMING & SUPPORTING

WBM Expertise is a Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques project dedicated to the professionals in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) music industry. It caters to managers, labels, and artists working in the FWB region who have international business or who want to develop it.

Our activities

In operation for over thirty years, Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques has developed many contacts with industry professionals. Various partnerships have been formed, helping the artists to gain exposure in a demanding and highly competitive industry. So, each year, by ourselves or in partnership with other agencies (like for the Belgium Booms action, presented in collaboration with Kunstenpunt and Sabam For Culture), we are present at about twenty festivals and events where we offer diversified initiatives to ensure the outreach of Wallonia-Brussels Federation operators with international professionals.

Here is the list of the different events in which we are active.

Coming soon

LES NUITS 2020

1-11 octobre 2020

Bruxelles, Belgique

FRANCOFAUNE 2020

1-11 octobre 2020

Bruxelles, Belgique

MaMA FESTIVAL 2020

15-16 octobre 2020

Paris, France

WOMEX 2020

October 21-25th 2020

Tampere, Finland

RESCHEDULED — C/O POP 2020

21-24 october 2020

Köln, Germany [ONLINE]

ADE 2020

October 21th - 25th 2019

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

FiftyFifty Lab 2020

novembre 2020

Bruxelles, Belgique

2020

JUL 15-20 2020 • CANCELEDDOUR FESTIVAL, DOUR (BE)
JUL 17-20 2020 • CANCELEDFRANCOFOLIES DE SPA, SPA (BE)
AUG 2020 • CANCELEDGAUME JAZZ FESTIVAL, ROSSIGNOL – TINTIGNY (BE)
SEPT 2020 • ONLINE • CROSSROADS FESTIVAL, ROUBAIX (FR)
SEPT 16-19 2020 • HYBRID • REEPERBAHN, HAMBURG (GER)
OCT 1-10 2020 •  LES NUITS BOTANIQUE, BRUXELLES (BE)
OCT 1-10 2020 • FESTIVAL FRANCOFAUNE, BRUXELLES (BE)

2021

JAN 2021 • ESNS, GRONINGEN (NL)
FEB 2021 • MENT, LJUBLJANA (SI)
MAR 2021 • VOIX DE FÊTE, GENÈVE (CH)
MAR 2021 • MIL LISBOA (PT)
APR 2021 • PRINTEMPS DE BOURGES, BOURGES (FR)
APR 2021 • C/O POP, BERLIN (GER)
APR 2021 • JAZZAHEAD, BRÊME (GER)
MAY 2021 • CLASSICAL:NEXT, ROTTERDAM (NL)
MAY 2021 • BRUSSELS JAZZ WEEK-END, BRUSSELS (BE)

Archives

Insider's Tips

In order to improve its support for the export of artists from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, WBM will present a monthly Spotify playlist including fresh music from Wallonia and Brussels-based artists to foreign professionnals from Germany, France and soon The Netherlands. This playlist will be curated by various Belgian ambassadors working within the music industry. Enjoy !

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Press Review

Each month, the WBM team will scan Belgian and international media as well as social networks to produce a press review. This selection of articles will be regularly updated based on interviews, features or reviews about artists from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Belgium) who are active on international stages. To accompany this press review, a monthly playlist containing new or recent songs by these artists has been put together, you can find it here.

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