The ninth edition will receive more than 100 independent music artists from Latin America and Spain, more than 100 professionals from the music industry, 30 open artistic shows and 26 academic activities.

Artists, groups, music labels, representing agencies and presenters of festivals and big venues amongst many other professionals will gather between the 1st and 4th of November in Medellin in the ninth edition of Circulart. For 9 years this cultural market has served as a platform for Latin American musical diversity: around 23 thousand appointments have been carried out is its business speed meetings, 400 performances have been done during its showcases and its directors estimate around 5 million USD in negotiations in the first 8 editions.

This year the city will receive hundreds of persons from around 30 countries that want to meet the most outstanding projects of the region through the live shows (Showcases) the business speed meetings, academic events, professional networking and exchange sessions, and a fair for the musical sector and creative industries.

 

SHOWCASE FESTIVAL

The robust business speed meeting session is the main event of these days, a space in which around 2000 appointments are carried out where each one is of 15 minutes.

The 103 selected artists arrange appointments with the presenters and industry professionals through our virtual platform.

Some of the outstanding artists from the list of artists participating in this business encounter are La Guaneña, La Mamaba Negra, Maité Hontelé, Puerto Candelaria and Totó la Momposina.

The robust business speed meeting session is the main event of these days, a space in which around 2000 appointments are carried out where each one is of 15 minutes.

The 103 selected artists arrange appointments with the presenters and industry professionals through our virtual platform.

Some of the outstanding artists from the list of artists participating in this business encounter are La Guaneña, La Mamaba Negra, Maité Hontelé, Puerto Candelaria and Totó la Momposina.

Click here to know more about the artists that are participating in the business speed meetings.

Amongst the 22 agencies participating some examples are Afropicks that accompanies La Mamba Negra, Merlín Producciones, the company behind Puerto Candelaria, Maité Hontelé or La Trópico Big Band; Borojó Music that accompanies the positioning of Herencia de Timbiquí and LennonMx that has been involved in projects with bands like Bomba Estereo, Jarabe de Palo, Aterciopelados and Celso Piña.

Click here to know the portfolios of the 22 agencies and labels.

 

ACADEMIC AND FORMATION EVENTS

Once more, this year more than 20 conferences, talks and workshops have been programed with the participation of important personalities of the business and musical world like Christine Semba academic and advisor for Womex, the most important cultural market for world music; or Martin Atkins music producer and drummer of bands like Nine Inch Nails, Ministry and Public Image Ltd. The academic and formation events are a space for thinking about innovation, creativity, marketing, tendencies, and the present and future of music.

A FAIR THAT SOUNDS

For this year one of the great novelties of Circulart is the Fair of the Music and creative Sector, a space where brands, projects, and organizations tied to the value chain of the music industry, will offer experimental and exchange spaces with professionals and assistants. It will happen between the 2 and 4 of November in the installations of the Bodega Comfama, in the Prepetuo Socorro area, and will have 30 stands and

a broad program of activities, like the presentations of entrepreneurship projects around innovation and technology in music and a joyful environment with different options for the assistants with even some sounding surprises.

TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

For the artists and managers of the music and creative sector that can´t manage to assist to the business speed meetings, the organization of this market offers Circulart Connects: a digital tool and platform designed to facilitate the connection between agents from the wide Ibero-American musical and cultural environment. Through the access to the large database of information of participants, the registered people or rganizations will be able to make contact with the agents of the industry that will be in Medellin between the 1st and 4th of November, allowing to connect their project with national and international circuits.

Click here for information about the participation.    

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