Hello and Happy Monday everyone! Well, today I’m here to announce the GLOBAL MUSIC MATCH!
What is this that I am speaking of? Well, firstly it is an experiment in connection! The kind of connection we get from being out in the world, at festivals and conferences – but that has slammed to a halt during this global pandemic.
Artists from around the globe are being invited to take part in what is expected to become the largest online matchmaking venture of musicians ever undertaken. Created in a first ever collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo and the East Coast Music Association (ECMA), and nine export organisations and showcase events from around the world including; Music Estonia; Music Finland; Music Norway; Iceland Music; English Folk Expo; Focus Wales; Culture Ireland; Spectacle vivant en Bretagne, France; LUCfest, Taiwan; and Puglia Sounds, Italy.
Global Music Match is a pilot initiative created to continue raising the profile of local artists in international music markets within the challenging parameters of the COVID 19 pandemic. To sum up, the program is a unique response to the limitations imposed on the music industry. It makes use of the only available platforms – social media and peer-to-peer collaboration.
And so… I am on beautiful TEAM 6, and we are a eclectic group from all over the world. Italy, Australia, England, USA, Finland! I’ll be introducing you to them over the next 6 weeks. There will be interviews, new music to discover and all kinds of goodies that we haven’t even dreamed up yet!
For our first week I will be introducing you to CRYS MATTHEWS. She has a lot to give this world, and important things to say. I can’t wait for us to chat for the interview portion of the week! After that you’ll be meeting the rest of the team! Global Music Match is already connecting me to these superb humans and I am grateful!
So far it has been fun just getting to know the amazing people in my group – and I’m inviting you to join us on the journey. Please stay tuned by following me on whatever platform you like – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
Til then, stay safe, stay healthy and stay engaged! xo