Ben Mandelson and Gergely Salamon join World Pitch!

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Ben Mandelson world musician, manager and producer and Gergely Salamon consultant, strategic designer has joined our programme.

Read their profile and those of the other renowned experts and music professionals we have invited to join World Pitch by visiting the LECTURERS page.

See you in Tampere!

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The mentors have selected the 10 participants of World Pitch, who will meet in Tampere, Finland, at WOMEX19.

At the first module of World Pitch, you will have a two-day workshop focusing on world music, applied ethnomusicology, cultural and project management, networking, artist marketing and communication. You will be paired with your mentor, and asked to set the your own project’s goal. Registration at WOMEX19 will give you insight and networking opportunities. See you in Tampere!

For a detailed schedule of World Pitch, go to the Programme page.

Chris Eckman joins World Pitch, updated schedule available!

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Chris Eckman of Glitterbeat Records, a label of “vibrant global sounds” and multiple WOMEX Label Awardee, musician, producer and label owner has joined our programme.

Read his profile and those of the other renowned experts and music professionals we have invited to join World Pitch by visiting the LECTURERS page.

You can now take a look at the detailed schedule of the three workshops taking place in Tampere (FI), Veszprém (HU) and Brussels (BE); please go to the PROGRAMME page.

Don’t forget, you can APPLY UNTIL 25.09!

You find all necessary info on the APPLY page, we are looking forward to receiving your application.

Chris Eckman

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Chris Eckman – Glitterbeat Records

Musician, record producer and co-founder of Glitterbeat Records, a label “built upon sounds and artists that transcend cultural pre-conceptions and genre specificity”. Glitterbeat won the prestigious WOMEX “Best Label Award” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Eckamn and his partners started a sub-label tak:til in 2017 with the concept of creating a highly selective label imprint that specializes in contemporary, mostly instrumental music.

Eckman is known for his contributions as a member of the acclaimed American band, The Walkabouts. Over the last 25 years, The Walkabouts released nearly 20 albums on labels such as Glitterhouse, Virgin and Sub Pop.

Chris has also produced over thirty albums for other artists including: Tamikrest (Mali), Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain), Bassekou Kouyate (Mali) and Damir Imamović (Bosnia).

In 2014, Aziza Brahim’s Eckman-produced album “Soutak” was the #1 album of the year on the World Music Charts Europe. Brahim and Eckman repeated the feat in 2016 with her “Abbar El Hamada” album. Eckman’s production work in West Africa led to the formation of the Glitterbeat Records with his partner Peter Weber.