European Music Council
July 03, 2019
Until 15th of July
Secure Your Early Bird Ticket
The 6th World Forum on Music (WFM) is getting closer. Have a look on all the confirmed speakers and make sure to get your Early Bird Ticket! The WFM is dedicated to the Five Music Rights and will explore every music right in depth! Organised by the International Music Council (IMC) in cooperation with the European Music Council (EMC) the WFM will take place from Saturday, 28 September until Tuesday 1 October in La Bellevilloise in Paris, France.
→ For any enquiries, please contact wfm6[at]imc-imc[dot]org

Meet our Speakers

Join hundreds of music professionals and arts enthusiasts from all over the world as they discuss, plan and experience the future of music in its myriad forms and contexts.
Whether you are a performer or administrator, journalist  or educator, student or amateur, immerse yourself in the global musical experience of the  World Forum on Music! We have already plenty of interesting speakers confirmed. We would like to introduce some here.
Solange Cesarovna
Solange Cesarovna is a singer and songwriter and a humanist woman and copyright ambassador, President of Cabo Verde’s SCM and CIAM’s permanent observer. As an artist she is  considered the Queen of Morna of the 21st Century. In 2013, Solange participated in the creation of SCM which is the CMO for copyright and neighboring rights of Cabo Verde. Solange was elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2018 as SCM President, facilitating significant changes within the Cabo Verdean copyright landscape. Under her presidency, SCM joined the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) in 2017.
Phloeun Prim
Phloeun Prim is the executive director of Cambodian Living Arts. A visionary cultural entrepreneur, Phloeun has spearheaded Cambodian Living Arts’ transformation from a grassroots project reviving traditional arts to the leading cultural agency in Cambodia. Having set out a strategic vision and long-term roadmap for CLA at the beginning of his tenure, Phloeun has led the organization to extend its reach from local to international programming; to expand its community from the old generation of teachers to the new generation of emerging leaders, artists and entrepreneurs, and to evolve its role from straightforward transmission of traditions to stimulating expression and innovation. As someone born during the genocide, Phloeun is proud to have returned to Cambodia and be part of the movement to use the arts for healing, social transformation and economic development. He is passionate about encouraging today’s expression, but remains inspired by the first work of CLA, the work on reviving oral transmission.
Olfa Arfaoui
Olfa Arfaoui is an award winner film producer and gender diversity specialist. She is the country manager the Regional Program of Women Economic Integration in the MENA Region in Tunisia. In her role, she is responsible for implementing gender diversity in private companies to improve female participation in the labor market and decision making. She coordinates awareness raising activities on women’s roles in the economy and society. Recently, she was nominated as a changemaker of the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies Initiative of Ashoka, Open Society Foundation and UN Women for her efforts on empowering women and girls. She has a M.Sc. on Management and Strategy and pursuing a leadership programme with the Bush Institute. She writes and speaks about gender equality and female leadership. She cofounded several women’s networks and organisations as Ana Hunna International and Women Empowerment Projects Initiative WEPsI. Olfa Arfaoui is also contributing in various gender projects in Africa and Middle East.
Maria Claudia Parias
Maria Claudia Parias is a Journalist (Universidad de La Sabana, Bogotá), with a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management from the University of Barcelona. She has worked in the culture scene for more than 25 years, and has participated in the design and execution of local, national and international cultural projects. In the cultural management circuit, she has worked for the Arts Festival of Cali; the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá; the Cultural Action Service of the French Embassy; the Convenio Andres Bello; the Colombia-UNESCO Cooperation Commission as Executive Secretary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia as Director of Cultural Affairs, the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra as General Director and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia as Regional Promotion Director. She currently serves as Executive President of Fundación Nacional Batuta.

Give me Five! The Five Music Rights in Action

The 6th World Forum on Music

The World Forum on Music of the International Music Council (IMC) is conceived as an influential global platform for sharing knowledge about music and society in the 21st century, a platform that explores a variety of topics from different perspectives: cultural, political and economic. The topics go beyond the aesthetic aspects of music production and address the mechanisms that promote or inhibit the active participation of people in cultural experiences.
A non-commercial initiative, the forum allows musicians, managers, festival directors, academics, educators, activists, policy makers, government officials and other professionals of the global music sector to engage in high-level interdisciplinary discussions and brainstorm together on guidelines for action.
Get an Impression!
Get your impressions from the 4th World Forum on Music held in Tallinn, Estonia in 2011 under the title “Music and Social Change”

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