International Music Showcase Festival | Jazz & World Music | November 2018
"International Music Showcase Festival" what it's all about?
The official event in Israel is dedicated to exposing the best Jazz & World music ensembles in the country. Working with the leading music industry personal from around the world. The International Exposure Festival is led by the Yellow Submarine in collaboration with the Cultural and Scientific Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Culture.
The International Music Showcase Festival is the leading event, which connects Israeli music and musicians to the rest of the world. The festival generates impressive results: booking worldwide concerts, improved exposure, and gaining a new international audience. The International Exposure Festival has been building relationships with Israeli musicians to the rest of the world for a decade.
Who will be there?
The Israeli music scene is followed by fans near and far. We find and approach international festival directors, directors of cultural institutions, agents, buyers, promoters, producers, members of Israeli delegations abroad, and journalists. Invitations are sent out-- and each year we host as many as 100 experts from around the world.
When and Where?
The International Music Showcase Festival Jazz & World Music will take place during the 7-10 of November at the "Yellow Submarine" in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv.
Applying for a second year in a row?
You are eligible. But note that no more than 20% of ensembles in the 2018 festival can be participants from the 2017 festival.
How to apply?
Musicians interested in applying must fill out the application form available on the website. Make sure to complete the form both in Hebrew and in English.
A nominal fee of 50 NIS.
Who is accepted?
Each year only 25 ensembles are chosen for each event out of hundreds that apply. A professional committee, comprised of six members, reviews the material sent in by the applicants. They then decide on the 25 chosen ensembles for each event. The members on the committee are changed once in 2-3 years and are supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The relevant criteria
First and foremost – the music. The members on the committee are among the world’s leading music industry professionals and know good music when they hear it.
In addition, experience performing professionally, willingness to tour abroad, running an active Facebook page, having material in English and serious management are all huge advantages.
Lots of it.
Collaborations with large festivals such as: Primavera Sound; Barcelona, Waves; Austria, Sound Of The City; China and many more.
Here is a partial list of Israeli artists and bands that have been performed/ signed in international labels following participation in the exposure festivals in recent years:
Flora – Itamar Borochov – Hacollective – Tatran – Bill & Murray – Tiny Fingers – Jonathan Greenstein - Daniel Zamir – Neta Elkayam – Ramzailech - Adam Ben Ezra – Echo & Tito – Lola Marsh – Amit Erez & The Secret Sea – Bemet – Dida – 3421 – Helfer – Garden City Movement – UBK – Avishai Cohen Trumpet – Cut Out Club – Omer Klein Trio - Shtuby – Ouzo Bazooka – A-WA – Kutiman Orchestra – Alaev Family – Shai Tsabari – Reut Regev – Baladino – Less Acrobats – The libyans – theAngelcy – Yamen Blues - Hadar Noiberg Trio – Yogev Haruvi – The Hazelnuts - Buttering Trio – Shalosh – Uriel Herman Quartet – Omer Netzer – Harel Shachal & The Ottomans – The Piyut Ensemble – Gilad Ephrat Ensemble – Victoria Hanna – Diwan Saz – Orvim Ensemble – Gulaza – Shai Maestro – Amit Fridman – Subtext – Gili Yalo – Sivan Arbel Trio – OSOG – Betz Zinq – Maya Isacowitz – Ori Alboher
Application will be accepted until May 1rd 2018 at 10pm.
Accepted applicants will be notified by the end of July 2018.
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Good Luck! Festival crew.
For questions we are here: ZOLELET2@GMAIL.COM
The International Music Showcase Festival events are in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Jerusalem Municipality.