For the first time in Israel, an international music conference will be held in Jerusalem. The conference, a new yearly tradition for Jerusalem, will include Showcases of Israeli artists and will include representatives of leading figures in the global music industry.


The conference will expose the Israeli artists to the world and will present opportunities to participate in music festivals around the world.


Over 300 artists have already sign up for the conference. Out of which, 40 will be chosen to showcase their work to booking agents representing major festivals.
The Israeli music industry will come together with leading figures in the music industry around the world in JVP’s Media Quarter and Zappa Jerusalem in The Lab. The conference’s topic this year will be “Developing and exporting the Israeli music industry.”


The conference is part of the city of Jerusalem’s Summer Events, which include raves, street parties and unique music events including Zion Reggae Fest, Alpha Blondie, Barrington Levy and other Israeli artists such as Shbak S., Hatikva 6, Zvolon Dub System and others. “The Electronic Revolution”, a unique cooperation of Mayumana and infected mushroom, and NYC-based band Klezmatics, will also perform.


Jerusalem mayor, Nir Barkat said: “The Jerusalem music conference positions Jerusalem and an international city of culture, out of which emerges the next big thing in music. We are proud to host in the capital the leaders of the world’s music industry and to open doors for Israeli artists to the worlds markets. This is another stage in Jerusalem’s culture revolution.”


Erel Margalit, Chairmen of JVP and founder of The JVP Media Quarter and The Lab: “Ever since we established JVP Media Quarter 10 years ago, we are fusing together Technological entrepreneurs and cultural entrepreneurs and bring the Jerusalem creativity to the world. Now we are taking this one step further and provide an international stage to Israeli artist, so that the Israeli creativity will reach the most interesting festivals and realms.


The International delegations which will come to Israel especially to take part in the conference will include managers and booking agents of the world’s leading music festivals. Among them are Glasonbury festival (UK), Primavera Sound (Spain) Exit festival (Serbia), CMJ Music Marathon (NYC), Mighty Sound (Check republic), United Islands of Prague and more. In addition, representatives of record labels, such as Full Steam (Finland), booking agents (ITB, Friendly Fire) and international journalists will participate.

About the Jerusalem Music Conference
The International music conference will include panel discussions, master classes, workshops and networking events. The high light of the conference will be the showcase marathon, which will exhibit the Israeli cultural harvest, which is ripe to be integrated in the world music scene across all genres: Rock, elctronic music, acoustic music, folk, world and more.
Among the issues to be discussed in the conference are how to break in to new markets, introductions to the American, British, Finnish and Check music markets, a marathon of music-related start-ups and meeting with booking agents. JVP will host the startup marathon.


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