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SWISS MUSIC @ Linecheck 2023 – Review

Linecheck 2023⎪22–25 November⎟Milan (IT)

SWISS MUSIC was in the air

Yes, admittedly, so was the aroma of raclette from the Swiss Business Mixer. But also there in the mix were the voices of some 200 international professionals, invitees of Swiss Music Export. The informal networking event at the BASE cultural centre in Milan, held on Thursday, 23 November, offered Swiss industry representatives an ideal opportunity to network and exchange ideas with their Italian and international colleagues. The Swiss Music Export event was supported by FONDATION SUISA and the Swiss Consulate General in Milan.

During the day, the curated conference sessions at Linecheck provided a chance to catch up on the latest trends, thinking and know-how. The evenings saw Linecheck transformed into a festival. The air was also filled with live Swiss sounds on the Wednesday and Thursday – leastways inside La Capsula, the BASE’s immersive sound chamber. Here, industry representatives got up close and personal with the sounds of electro duo HEITH & PRICE, R’n’B vocalist and producer MILYMA, and pop trio MONTE MAI.

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Linecheck 2023 – Showcase Monte Mai – Foto ⓒSME

SWISS LIVE SHOWS AT LINECHECK 2023
The following Swiss artists were part of the official festival programme:

HEITH & PRICE
MILYMA
MONTE MAI



SWISS MUSIC @ LINECHECK 2023IMPRESSIONS:

Record Swiss participation at the 29th WOMEX

WOMEX 2023 ⎪ 25–29 October ⎟ A Coruña (ES)

Record Swiss participation at the 29th WOMEX

WOMEX’s attendees – 2,750 international professionals – did not let the rain, which on occasion lashed A Coruña almost horizontally, spoil their mood. Artists, agents, promoters, labels, journalists and others from the global music industry networked at the exhibition stands of Palexco – the convention centre located by the harbour of this northern Spanish coastal city – from 25 to 29 October. 

One of the most eye-catching stands bore – black on yellow – the name SWISS MUSIC and hosted a record 42 Swiss professionals. Switzerland was also represented in the official programme of showcases: on Friday night, producer and DJ Pekodjinn from Geneva got the “WOMEXicans” dancing and garnered a great deal of international attention. 

The anniversary edition of WOMEX – the Worldwide Music Expo – will take place in Manchester, UK from 23 to 27 October 2024.

PEKODJINN LIVE IN SHOWCASE AT WOMEX 2023

Pekodjin ⎪ Photo ⓒ SWISS MUSIC



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MaMA 2023: All eyes on Paris Pigalle

MaMA Music & Convention
11–13 October ⎜ Paris (FR)

MaMA: All eyes on Paris Pigalle

SWISS MUSIC was in the thick of the action when the clubs and streets of Pigalle between the 9th and 18th arrondissements of Paris teemed with music professionals. Over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 50 countries – most of them from francophone regions – attended the 14th edition of MaMA Music & Convention from Wednesday, 11 to Friday, 13 October.

During the day, they exchanged news and views in the cafés and at the numerous networking events and took advantage of the conferences to catch up with the latest trends in the music business. In the evenings, they mingled with the 5,200 festival-goers in the clubs and concert halls to hear up-and-coming bands performing short showcases.

Many Swiss music professionals were also present. They benefited from the Swiss Business Mixer networking event held under the SWISS MUSIC banner just behind the Moulin Rouge venue on Thursday afternoon. Here they chatted with international colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere and caught the showcase of Lausanne singer-songwriter DELIA MESHLIR who showcased her forthcoming second album. Alongside her, Neuchâtel-based Italo-disco kings PSYCHO WEAZEL and Vaudois electro-pop rapper SILANCE landed one of the coveted showcase slots at MaMA 2023.

The Swiss Business Mixer was presented by Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy in France.

The next MaMA Music & Convention will take place in Paris from 16 to 18 October 2024.

Showcase Delia Meshlir Swiss Business Mixer @ MaMA 2023 ⎥ Photo ⓒFONDATION SUISA

SWISS LIVE SHOWS AT MAMA 2023
The following Swiss artists could be heard and seen live in the regular festival programme:

PSYCHO WEAZEL
DELIA MESHLIR
SILANCE



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Reeperbahn Festival 2023 – Review

Reeperbahn Festival ⎪ 20–23 September 2023 ⎟ Hamburg (DE)

A packed Swiss programme leaves deep marks on the 2023 Reeperbahn Festival

In cooperation with FONDATION SUISA, the Swiss Embassy in Germany, the FCMA, the City of Zurich Culture and the Music Offices of Basel and Lucerne, Swiss Music Export organised several showcase and networking events from Thursday evening to Friday night, where Swiss bands could present themselves and management, labels and other industry representatives could network with their international colleagues.

Anyone who carries that much weight leaves a lasting impression. Go SWISS MUSIC!

The next Reeperbahn Festival will be held in Hamburg from 18 to 21 September 2024.

SWISS LIVE ACTS AT REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL 2023
From spherical electro pop to brass-driven hip-hip beats on to hard punk rock guitars and much more in between: The total of 17 Swiss bands in this year’s Reeperbahn Festival programme was a testament to the uncanny strength and breadth of the helvetic music scene:

ALINA AMURI
Website
ALOIS
Website
A. BOLLINGER
Website
ASBEST
Website
COBEE
Website
DI-MEH
Website
DIRTY S. MAGNET
Website
GRANDBROTHERS
Website
LA COLÈRE
Website
LA NEFERA
Website
MEHMET ASLAN
Website
MISCHGEWEBE
Website
SAM HIMSELF
Website
SIRENS of LESBOS
Website
SOFT LOFT
Website
VERONICA FUSARO
Website
YET NO YOKAI
Website

SWISS MUSIC @ REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL 2023 IMPRESSIONS:

SWISS MUSIC @ MaMA 2023

MaMA Music & Convention 202311–13 OctoberParis (FR)

MaMA Music & Convention invites the professional music world to Paris from 11 to 13 October 2023.

MaMA 2022 – Bar à Bulles, Paris ⎜ Foto ©Swiss Music Export

SWISS BUSINESS MIXER

Paris? – Makes you spontaneously think of three things: the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Swiss Business Mixer: The Swiss networking format at MaMA – your networking rendez-vous with the French and international music business:

Thursday, 12 october
16:30–18:30
Bar à Bulles

Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA invite you to the traditional networking event Swiss Business Mixer at MaMA Music & Convention.

The event is taking place in the Bar à Bulles just behind the Moulin Rouge. Many exciting people, delicious appetisers with great Swiss wine and a showcase by DELIA MESHLIR are on the programme. The Lausanne based Indie-Pop multi talent is about to release her second album on Ba Da Bing and Irascible Records and will give us a foretaste at MaMA 2023.

Presented by Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA with the kind support of the Swiss Embassy in France.

Register now for the Swiss Business Mixer!
Entry to the SWISS BUSINESS MIXER is free for music professionals. 
However, registration is required.

Delia Meshlir ⎢ Foto ©Steven Andrew Navid


SWISS ARTISTS AT MAMA 2023
Also to be seen and heard in the festival’s regular programme:

PSYCHO WEAZEL
THU 12 Oct ⎟ 02:30–03:30
La Machine du Moulin Rouge
DELIA MESHLIR
FRI 13 oct ⎟ 20:20–21:00
La Machine du Moulin Rouge
SILANCE
FRI 13 oct ⎟ 20:30–21:10
FGO Barbara

DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR PROMOTIONAL CODE!

Swiss music professionals can buy their 3-day PRO PASS for the MaMA 2023 for EUR 100 instead of EUR 160 thanks to the promotional code of Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA.

Waves Vienna 2023 – Review

Waves Vienna ⎪ 7–9 September 2023 ⎟ Vienna

SWISS MUSIC was surfing this wave

Switzerland was guest country at the Waves Vienna from 7 to 9 September 2023 and provided quite some treats for the festival’s programme.

Things kicked off on Thursday with a panel on the Swiss music market and the official Waves opening ceremony, not to forget the showcase gigs by Ikan Hyu and Annie Taylor. On Friday, there were the Swiss networking event Swiss Business Mixer with a live performance of Pina Palau as well as the showcase of the Zurich multi-instrumentalist Moira in the evening. After the delegates tour on Saturday with another live performance by Moira, the evening gigs by Barbicop, Soft Loft and Pina Palau provided the crowing finale. 

The Swiss guest country presence was hosted by Swiss Music Export in cooperation with FONDATION SUISA and the Swiss Embassy in Austria.

The next Waves Vienna edition will probably take place at beginning of September 2024.

SWISS LIVE ACTS AT WAVES VIENNA 2023
The following talented swiss artists not to be missed in the regular festival programme:

IKAN HYU
ANNIE TAYLOR
MOIRA
BARBICOP
SOFT LOFT
PINA PALAU


SWISS MUSIC @ WAVES VIENNA 2023IMPRESSIONS:

jazzahead! 2024 – Registration


Register now as co-exhibitor on the SWISS MUSIC collective stand ⎪ 11–13 April, Bremen (DE)

The professional jazz world will be gathering in the halls and around the showcase stages of jazzahead! in Bremen – Europe’s biggest jazz trade fair – from 11 to 13 April 2024. A great opportunity for Swiss music professionals to network – enroll now!

SWISS JOINT STAND


Your benefits as co-exhibitors of the SWISS MUSIC joint stand:

  • Reduced registration fee: EUR 155 instead of EUR 185 (excl. 19% VAT)
  • More visibility at the trade fair
  • Free use of the stand as a meeting- and presentation platform

The SWISS MUSIC stand is a partnership of FONDATION SUISA, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and SONART – Swiss Musicians Association.

And this is how it goes:
Deadline: 27.03.2024

  1. Create a user profile and log:
    Click on SIGN UP FOR THE SWISS MUSIC STAND (below)
  2. Sign up as co-exhibitor of the SWISS MUSIC stand:
    Please enter the following information:
    – Co-exhibitor of: FONDATION SUISA
    – Stand number: 6B35
    – Discount code: 24R1GEMT (The fee will be reduced to EUR 155)

After having registered, you can access jazzahead!’s
PARTICIPANTS’ PORTAL
SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

For questions regarding your registration, please contact
Malena Drela:
drela@jazzahead.de

For questions regarding the stand, please contact
Marcel Kaufmann:
swissmusic@fondation-suisa.ch

In the event of insufficient registrations, FONDATION SUISA and its partners reserve the right to withdraw their support offer at any time up to the fair.

DEADLINE: 27 March 2024

SHOWCASE FESTIVAL


The deadline for submitting applications for the jazzahead! showcases festival expired on 18 october.

Switzerland at Reeperbahn Festival 2023

20–23 September, Hamburg (DE)

This year, once again, Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA will be present at Reeperbahn Festival with a rich and varied programme of exciting networking events and showcases. And, of course, with a host of Swiss bands on stage!

SWISS CLUB NIGHT
TH 21 Sep ⎜ 18:00–01:00 ⎢ Kaiserkeller

With the SWISS CLUB NIGHT, Switzerland is once again presenting itself with a series of exciting acts that represent the wide variety of music that emerges from our country:

ANDRINA BOLLINGER
18:00–18:40
ASBEST
19:15–19:55
MISCHGEWEBE
20:30–21:10
DI-MEH
21:45–22:25
MEHMET ASLAN
23:00–23:40
LA COLÈRE
00:15–00:55

A collaboration between Swiss Music Export, FCMA, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Musikbüro Basel and Musikbüro Luzern.

SWISS SUNRISE SOCIAL
FR 22 Sep ⎜ 10:00–13:00 ⎢ Spielbude

After what might have been a long Thursday night of music and networking, SWISS SUNRISE SOCIAL will be the perfect opportunity to get the day off to enjoy your favourite coffee drink with a croissant. Meet known and unknown people from the music industry and together, remake the world, talk about anything and everything, and of course… about music business!

An offer by Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA.

SWISS BUSINESS MIXER
FR 22 Sep ⎜ 13:30–17:00 ⎢ Spielbude

Switzerland’s traditional networking event offers a marvellous opportunity to exchange ideas, dreams and, above all, to talk music among international professionals in the sector. Once again this year, Switzerland will be represented by a fine line-up of talented artists! These musical get-togethers will be accompanied by one of the RBF’s not-to-be-missed treats: a delicious raclette accompanied by a glass or two of white wine.

SOFT LOFT
13:45–14:15
COBEE
14:55–15:25
SIRENS OF LESBOS
16:05–16:35

A collaboration between Swiss Music Export, FONDATION SUISA and the Swiss Embassy in Germany.

Register now for the Swiss Business Mixer!
Entry to the SWISS BUSINESS MIXER is free for music professionals.
However, registration is required.  
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Wednesday 19 September 2023

SWISS SUNSET STAGE
FR 22 Sep ⎜ 17:00–23:00 ⎢ Spielbude

The SWISS SUNSET STAGE offers you exactly what it says on the tin: Five of the best acts from Switzerland – some established, some brand new – offer a glimpse of the wide range of music being created in the various corners of our country right at one of the probably most iconic outdoor stages at Reeperbahn Festival:

SAM HIMSELF
17:10–17:50
ALINA AMURI
18:25–19:05
YET NO YOKAI
19:40–20:20
ALOIS
20:55–21:35
LA NEFERA
22:10–22:50

In collaboration with FCMA, Stadt Zürich Kultur, Musikbüro Basel and Musikbüro Luzern.

Curious to find out more about the Swiss artists and «Swiss Specials» in this year’s Reeperbahn Festival programme? Visit the Swiss Music Export website!

ACCREDITATION: SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SWISS PROFESSIONALS

And to help you decide to come to Hamburg, the Swiss partners are offering Swiss music professionals for their Reeperbahn Festival accreditation a special price of EUR 299.- instead of EUR 489.- for the FULLPASS Conference & Festival (4-day ticket).

MORE SWISS ARTISTS AT REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL 2023
Also to be seen and heard in the festival’s regular programme:

VERONICA FUSARO
We 20 Sep ⎟ 21:30
Nochtwache
DIRTY SOUND MAGNET
Th 21 Sep ⎜ TBA
Bahnhof Pauli
SOFT LOFT
Th 21 Sep ⎜ 20:25
Molotow / Backyard
GRANDBROTHERS
Th 21 Sep ⎟ 21:20
Grosse Freiheit 36
SIRENS OF LESBOS
Sat 23 Sep ⎜ Time TBA
Place TBA
COBEE
Sat 23 Sep ⎜ Time TBA
Place TBA

Switzerland as guest country at Waves 2023

What’s more beautiful than Vienna in September? – Switzerland as the guest country at Waves Vienna in September! There’ll be plenty of Swiss live bands there and, of course, Swiss Music Export . Here is a first insight into the «Focus on Switzerland»:

WAVES VIENNA OPENING
Thu 7 Sep ⎜ 18:00 ⎢ Festsaal, WEST

A first «hello» will take place at the official festival opening on Thursday, with many Swiss professionals and, of course, Swiss wine. Open to all accredited Waves delegates..


SWISS BUSINESS MIXER
Fri 8 sep ⎟ 16:00–17:00 ⎟ Festsaal, WEST

The Swiss networking event offers a wonderful opportunity to discuss ideas, dreams, and, most importantly, music with international music industry professionals. Plus, there will be a live performance by PINA PALAU and a table full of delicious finger food and Swiss wine.

A collaboration between Swiss Music Export, FONDATION SUISA, and the Swiss Embassy in Austria.

Swiss Business Mixer: Register now!
Admission to the SWISS BUSINESS MIXER is free for all professionals. However, registration is required. 
Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 6 Septembre 2023

MUCH MORE ABOUT THE SWISS PROGRAMME
For a running update on other «Swiss Specials» in this year’s Waves programme, please visit the Swiss Music Export website.

Download flyer «Focus on Switzerland»:

ACCREDITATION: SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SWISS PROFESSIONALS
To make the decision to travel to Vienna even easier, the Swiss partners are offering a 50% discount on festival and conference passes to all music professionals from Switzerland.

SWISS ACTS AT WAVES VIENNA 2023
The following can be seen and heard live in the regular festival programme:

IKAN HYU
Thu 07 Sep ⎟ 21:00
The Loft Main Floor
ANNIE TAYLOR
Thu 07 Sep ⎟ 22:15
Metropol
MOIRA
Fri 08 Sep ⎟ 21:00
Metropoldi
BARBICOP
Sat 09 Sep ⎟ 19:45
Kramladen
SOFT LOFT
Sat 09 Sep ⎟ 21:00
Chelsea
PINA PALAU
Sat 09 Sep ⎟ 22:00
Fanialive

RBF 2023 – Order your promo code!


SWISS MUSIC @ Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg (DE)⎪20–23 September 2023


Attend to RBF 2023 with a special Swiss discount

Swiss Music Export and FONDATION SUISA dispose of a quota of accreditations at preferential rates: Swiss professionals can use the Promo Link to get accredited for Reeperbahn Festival 2023 and benefit from a FULLPASS Conference & Festival of EUR 299.- instead of EUR 489.- (4 Day Ticket).