An annual gathering of professionals in the world music industry, Mundial Montréal is a springboard for artists’ national and international career development.
Held in November, Mundial is the Gateway to North American World Music Market!
What to expect….
No trade fair, no stands: a “boutique” format.
Only 1 activity or showcase at a time!
The ideal platform to discover current trends in the great family of so-called world music
National and international, non-competitive networking, professional meetings & “B2B” activities.
Special attention to participants and outcomes!
"World is more than just a conference. It is like a coalition of global cultural organizations that use music and the arts as vehicles for positive change in the communities they serve. I believe that Mundial Montreal stands out for its ability to offer a high quality showcase experience of integrity."
"Mundial Montréal is an all-inclusive meal: great music, lots of networking opportunities and it's all so well organized. A wonderful conference."
"Mundial was a revelation. I loved the emphasis on such a diverse group of artists and a deep dive into the variety and complexity of the Canadian diaspora. I've added a lot of new artists to my international playlist."
"One of the only places where I have the opportunity to meet other Indigenous music presenters and discuss best practices with my Canadian and international counterparts."
The World Roads Network is a national service organization recognized by Canadian Heritage.
It brings together more than 150 pan-Canadian presenters (festivals – theatres, etc.) active in presenting circuits of world music artists.
Mundial Montréal conducts numerous missions to foreign markets each year called Mundial On The Road: in Europe (WOMEX, Babel Med Music), in the United States (APAP, FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL), in Africa (Atlantic Music Expo), etc.
The Indigenous Sounds series secures a place for artists from Indigenous communities in Mundial Montréal’s programming. It highlights the talent, presence and diversity of the various Indigenous communities across Canada.
Did you know that?
It was in a taxi in NYC in January 2011 that Mundial was born, Sébastien tells you about it… and now I find myself sharing a yellow taxi with my Toronto friend, programmer Derek Andrews, both rushing to the next artists’ showcase on the agenda that night.
Questioning the frantic rhythm of this race to catch some notes of the next musical sensation coming from the Maghreb, I suddenly threw then to Derek:
– “Why not organize a real North American professional meeting of all the world’s music in Montreal? Am I dreaming where it doesn’t exist? »
– “You’re a dreamer but you don’t dream, Seb. There were a few attempts, but nothing held up…” he replied.
– “Great, if I’m not dreaming, let’s get started. »
The reality is that the years have passed and this project has not stopped growing and responding to a crying need in the sector!
Sébastien Nasra launched the careers of many renowned artists such as Jorane, Soul Attorneys, Les Respectables, Beast and Elisapie between 1994 and 2012, at the local, national and international levels. He has also served on several boards of directors, including SOCAN, ADISQ and APEM as a co-founder.
Derek Andrews is a Toronto-based concert and festival organizer, artistic director of the World Music Conference Mundial Montréal and a recognized advocate for the elimination of cultural barriers through music. He received the CAPACOA award for his outstanding contribution to touring in 2018.
More than just a market, Mundial Montréal stands out for its warm atmosphere and an environment conducive to business development.