The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various fusions).

The 2022 Folk Alliance International Conference will be a hybrid event, with the virtual component taking place online from February 15-17.

As part of Sounds Australia’s commitment to Folk Alliance International, we will be hosting CLOSE UP, a two-hour virtual spotlight showcase featuring pre-recorded live performances from 12 Australian artists looking to connect with, and perform in front of, the international folk music industry, and further their export careers.

If you would like to apply for one of the limited Sounds Australia showcasing spots, please complete the following application and submit it by 5pm AEDT Wednesday 8 December 2021.

CLOSE UP APPLICATION FORM:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTN3Z8G

Please note that priority will be given to artists from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

If selected, you will need to provide all necessary publishing and label clearances for use of the song/s you wish to perform for the virtual showcase.

If you have any questions regarding the application or Folk Alliance International, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on [email protected].

On Tuesday September 7 at 5:30pm CST, Sounds Australia will present CLOSE UP, a virtual showcase as part of the Music Ally China Digital Summit. Hosted by Mindy Meng Wang, the one-hour showcase will feature interviews and live performances from 13 Australian artists, specifically targeted to the Chinese music industry.

The artists showcasing as part of CLOSE UP are:

Baker Boy
Cub Sport
Didirri

Kota Banks & Ninajirachi
Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis
Mindy Meng Wang & Tim Shiel
Shady Nasty
Stand Atlantic
Sycco
The Merindas

The Music Ally China Digital Summit, in association with MQA and supported by Blokur & FUGA, is an event organised by Music Ally China which is a partnership between Music Ally and Kanjian Music. Music Ally China Digital Summit is a virtual music business event aimed at the Chinese music market. Sessions will cover topics such as music and gaming, podcasts in China, the value of short-form video, Chinese music streaming services, and more.

The virtual conference will run from September 7 – 9. Tickets are free, however registration is essential in order to gain access. You can register at the conference’s Eventbrite page.

On Tuesday September 7 at 5:30pm CST, Sounds Australia will present CLOSE UP, a virtual showcase as part of the Music Ally China Digital Summit. Hosted by Mindy Meng Wang, the one-hour showcase will feature interviews and live performances from 13 Australian artists, specifically targeted to the Chinese music industry.

The artists showcasing as part of CLOSE UP are:

Baker Boy
Cub Sport
Didirri

Kota Banks & Ninajirachi
Luke Howard & Nadje Noordhuis
Mindy Meng Wang & Tim Shiel
Shady Nasty
Stand Atlantic
Sycco
The Merindas

The Music Ally China Digital Summit, in association with MQA and supported by Blokur & FUGA, is an event organised by Music Ally China which is a partnership between Music Ally and Kanjian Music. Music Ally China Digital Summit is a virtual music business event aimed at the Chinese music market. Sessions will cover topics such as music and gaming, podcasts in China, the value of short-form video, Chinese music streaming services, and more.

The virtual conference will run from September 7 – 9. Tickets are free, however registration is essential in order to gain access. You can register at the conference’s Eventbrite page.