UPBEAT, an alliance of European showcase festivals, has already been active since 2022. So far we have supported 7 festivals, 75 bands, delegated 216 international professionals to industry events, organised 22 conference panels, 3 speed meeting sessions, and 6 training sessions.
Let us break it down and show you why you should join the club.
UPBEAT stands for a future-oriented music industry, with local roots and a global mindset, supporting new talent, diversity and music in original language. Since the outset, we provided financial support to the following festivals:
World Music Festival Bratislava (Slovakia – Bratislava 2022)
Méra World Music Festival (Romania – Méra 2022),
Hide & Seek Festival (Belgium, Brussels 2022)
WOMEX22 (Portugal – Lisbon 2022),
PIN Music Conference (North Macedonia – Skopje 2022),
Saules Muzika, (Lithuania – Vilnius 2022)
Budapest Ritmo (Hungary – Budapest 2023)
There’s more! We contributed to talent discovery through supporting 75 bands from 24 countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine.
Dedicated to building a more resilient, better connected European world music community, UPBEAT has financed 216 delegates participating at industry events, contributed to 22 conference panels and 6 trainings in order to foster dialogue and inspire cooperation among music professionals.
Join the growing network of likeminded world music professionals, be the first to hear about and get invited to inspiring events; be part of the change to create a forward-looking music industry >>> sign up