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Wallonia-Brussels Music

Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques (W.B.M.) was created in 1984 to help artists, producers and publishers from the French-speaking community of Wallonia and Brussels to make their mark in the musical creative industry.

Since then, the agency has developed its work around different axes: 

Supporting their presence at music markets, both for recorded sound and the performing arts. These include events such as: MaMA in Paris, WOMEX and BABEL MED (world music markets), EUROSONIC (Groeningen), CLASSICAL NEXT (classical music fair in Vienna), SONAR (Barcelona’s electronic music market), … 

Supporting the presence of artists at the major festivals and international showcase events that can lead to major breakthroughs. Without being exhaustive, this includes: the Printemps de Bourges (France), Coup de Cœur Francophone (Quebec/Canada), Les Francofolies (Montreal and La Rochelle), the Paléo festival de Nyon (Switzerland), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Montreal international Jazz Festival (Quebec / Canada), the Transmusicales de Rennes (France), and showcases such as Chaînon Manquant (France), RIDEAU (Quebec), Alors Chante in Montauban (France)… 

The development of two programmes to support professionals: aid in promoting albums released in markets outside Belgium and tour support for artists when a record is released or for showcases intended for professionals.

Welcoming foreign professionals at major music events in Wallonia and Brussels: Entrevues, Boutik Rock, Jazz à Liège, Couleur Café, Francofolies de Spa, Gaume Jazz Festival, Festival d’Art de Huy, Les Nuits Botanique, …. 

The organisation of promotional operations around specific sectors of musical activity: le Jazz perd le Nord (I & II), baroque music, young audiences, world music at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris, �Trois poules vont aux chants� for young audiences at Yverdon (Switzerland),… 

The creation of international promotional tools: DVD and video cassettes of the Entrevues shows, promotional CD’s (jazz, classical, chanson, rock), DVD of video-clips, …

The development of an information policy : web site (www.wbm.be), newsletter concerning the prospects of exporting for professionals in Wallonia and Brussels, newsletter for our foreign correspondents concerning artistic activity in our regions, trade press clippings, …

Participation in international networks : the Conseil francophone de la chanson (North/south co-operation ), European Music Office (European music policy and pilot projects), Francophonie Diffusion (sending recordings to some 160 radios around the world), ….

The implementation, together with the training service of the Ministry, of a policy for ongoing professional training, in the shape of short modules (artist management, authors rights, neighbouring rights, music contracts, the situation of non-classical music in Wallonia and Brussels, musical networks in Flanders, ….)

The Team

Patrick Printz

Director

T: +32 (0)2 229 51 33
M: +32 (0)475 67 76 25
patrick.printz@cfwb.be


Baptiste Charles

Project Manager - Communication

T: +32 (0)2 229 51 36
M: +32 (0)495 88 89 42
baptiste.charles@cfwb.be


Jessica Dupont

French Song & Young Audiences

T: +32 (0)2 229 51 32
M: +32 (0)497 41 96 45
jessica.dupont@cfwb.be 


Julien Fournier

Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Electronic Music


T: +32 (0)2 229 51 32
M: +32 (0)477 90 88 66
julien.fournier@cfwb.be


Liliane Graziani

Jazz & World Music

T: +32 (0)2 229 51 31
M: +32 (0)477 727 821
liliane.graziani@cfwb.be

Adresse

Wallonia-Brussels Music
18 Place e. Flagey (Bte 10)
B - 1050 Bruxelles

T: + 32 (0)2 218 62 09
fax : + 32 (0)2 218 34 24

email : wbm@cfwb.be