Cerdd Cymru : Music Wales will work to offer opportunities to showcase at key international showcases, including:

Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections is one of Scotland's most predominant mid-winter music festivals, which attracts the Celtic and World music talent from around the globe, with more than 150 acts performing around the city of Glasgow in January.

Celebrating the influence of Celtic music on cultures around the world, artists from the UK, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, India, Africa, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Norway, Corsica, Serbia, Romania, Canada and the USA arrive in Glasgow in January for 18 days of concerts, showcases, talks, workshops and late night sessions.

Celtic Connections also plays host to Showcase Scotland, a delegate based event which takes place in Glasgow during the last weekend of the festival.


Midem is the world’s largest trade show for the independent music sector.

Midem is the place where music makers, cutting-edge technologies, brands & talent come together to enrich the passionate relationship between people & music, transform audience engagement & form new business connections. Labels, publishers, established artists and independent bands all meet at Midem to share ideas & engage in dialogue.

Attending Midem are 6,850 participants, 3,120 companies, 77 countries, 360 journalists, 55 national pavilions and 155 startups.
Midem takes place at the end of January every year and brings together the music industry’s influencers and decision makers from across the globe.

South by Southwest (SXSW)

SXSW Music is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 2,000 performers playing in more than 90 venues around downtown Austin, Texas over four days in March.

The first South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) was held in 1987 and the music event has grown from 700 registrants in 1987 to over 16,000 registrants.

SXSW's original goal was to create an event that would act as a tool for creative people and the companies they work with to develop their careers, to bring together people from a wide area to meet and share ideas. That continues to be the goal today whether it is music, film or the internet. And Austin continues to be the perfect location.


WOMEX - the World Music Expo is, as UNESCO - Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity declared;

"The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers."

Since 1994 WOMEX editions in Belgium (Brussels), Denmark (Copenhagen), France (Marseille),Germany (Berlin and Essen), Great Britain (Newcastle Gateshead), Netherlands (Rotterdam), Spain (Sevilla) and Sweden (Stockholm) have affirmed the value and potential of networking across borders, be these musical, political, cultural or commercial. The yearly event (and the growing number of WOMEX-partnered events around the world) reflects "the soundscape of global diversity" and is at the forefront of support and exchange for small and medium enterprises in the fields of creative and cultural industries.


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