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With the increasing number of recording companies setting up in the region, Phonopaca, the organization of publishers, producers and distributors of musical media based in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, was created in1998. Phonopaca has now about thirty members which fully represent the recording industry, producers, publishers, recording studios, distributors, concert promoter and booking agency, who provide for the richness and the relevance of the Organization. Thanks to its positive cultural image, the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (Paca), located in south-eastern France, has a wide range of artistic assets and has hosted the Midem, the international music market, in Cannes since 1966. Faced with this dynamic and with the increasing number of recording companies setting up in the region, Phonopaca, the organization of publishers, producers and distributors of musical media based in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, was created in 1998 on the initiative of about fifteen people working in the recording industry and the Arcade (regional agency for artistic coordination and development). Phonopaca has now about thirty members which fully represent the recording industry, producers, publishers, recording studios, and distributors, who provide for the richness and the relevance of the Organization. Phonopaca’s Board of Directors, composed of recording industry directors who share the same convictions, implements actions for the general interest of Phonopaca’s members. By its actions, Phonopaca helps its members to develop their structures, maintains the diversity of cultural products in the music market and promotes Paca’s recording industry visibility on the national and international scene. Additionally, Phonopaca’s members have easier access to several professional trade shows. Phonopaca’s team works in synergy with all the members. Phonopaca, the organization of publishers, producers and distributors of musical media based in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur operates with the financial support of : the Paca Region, the French Culture and Communication Ministry, the County commission of Bouches-du-Rhône, and the City of Marseilles. The program of actions is drawn up by the Committee and the Board of Directors, voted during the General Meeting, then coordinated by the Phonopaca’s permanent administrative team.
The Middle East is witnessing the emergence of a new musical wave, various artists and bands are today socially and artistically engaged in creating a new Arabic musical identity, an alternative to the exclusive dominance of the POP Arabic genre. eka3 is an initiative created by a team of artists: from musicians, photographers, visual artists to film directors.. Innovators who dream of seeing their own works achieve their full potential of reach and exposure, and upon this vision eka3 shares the dreams of musicians throughout the region. The Vision eka3 is dedicated to modernizing and popularizing smart Arabic music; not music that plays in the background during dinner; music that grabs your attention, moves your senses, and provokes your thought. Whatever the genre may be, we seek the original, the rich, and the Arabic. What We do We provide a wide range of services that cater to our vision, including music direction, product/album invention and management, artist marketing and promotion, as well as event creation and artist booking in several cities across the Middle East. Throughout our network of offices and teams we have also become the first and only regional, yet local distribution company dedicated to this music niche, working closely with a daily-growing list of outlets of all shapes and forms to optimize the sales process and yield maximum output to our diverse list of clients, including artists, labels, and other distribution companies. Operating from Amman, Jordan, with offices in Cairo, and Beirut.
CE.S.I.E Onlus - European Centre of Studies and Initiatives - Centro Studi ed Iniziative Europeo (CE.S.I.E) was established in 2001 on the inspiration of the leading Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci. It is engaged in the promotion of cultural, formative, scientific and economic development at both local and international levels. Its aims are: • to contribute towards the social, cultural and economic development of society through yout participation; • to raise European and global awareness, including inherent rights and responsibilities; • to favour the socio-economic integration in Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America; • to enable the development of autonomy as well as participation; • achieve gender equality and an active dialogue which promotes women’s participation in society. CE.S.I.E is the founding member of EuroMed Gender Connection which promotes a dialogue between women from different countries and cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The organisation is actively engaged in: • promoting and participating in sociological research at both local and international levels; • realising projects with a variety of stake-holders; • developing partnerships between countries through collaboration with individuals, associations, universities, research institutes, local authorities, national governments and intergovernmental institutions.
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Zone Franche: A network to help the world music professionals. The members of Zone Franche: Festivals, venues/concert halls, agents, record producers, networks, markets, medias. 190 members representing 590 artists. Zone Franche aims at: - facilitating the circulation of artists - reinforcing the cooperation and the international solidarity between world music professionals. - developing exchanges and partnerships between professionals of music record industry, live music and media. - supporting the production, distribution, broadcasting of world music and the settlements of markets. - encouraging the sharing of experiences and the balanced exchanges between North and Southprofessionals. Zone Franche works: - to organize meetings for network members and to promote world music events. - to participate in international markets through collective stands and communication. - to provide a web site dedicated to world music professionals and to their activities. - to represent world music in political authorities to improve the image of world music. - to set up research group to work on issues dealing with economic matters of world music: reports, polls and debates… - to promote the activities of the network members. • Facilities offered to members: - Legal advice. - Administrative help to set up projects. - Information center for connecting members and giving them access to the database. - Special rates negotiated with partners.