The Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC) is proud to announce its partnership with the Berlin Music Commission & Berlin Partner for this year’s conference, which will take place on May 23rd and 24th at Hallmark House in Johannesburg. This collaboration will bring together industry professionals from Germany and Africa, providing a platform for cross-continental cooperation and fostering a deeper understanding of the African music industry. Delegates from Berlin are set to share their unique perspectives and insights, contributing to a diverse and stimulating conversation at this year’s event. Full delegation here.

The German music industry has experienced impressive growth, expanding by 6.1% and generating over 2 billion euros in 2022. This success highlights the potential for further growth in the German music market. An exciting opportunity for German artists and industry professionals has emerged through a new project, offering a platform to showcase their talent and connect with their counterparts in Africa and around the world. This collaboration will not only help these artists expand their fanbase, but also build a sustainable network of industry professionals for future success. The project aims to facilitate a unique cultural exchange and provide a valuable opportunity for creative collaboration on a global scale.

The Africa Rising Music Conference, launched in 2016 recognizes the importance of building bridges to foster cross-continental cooperation and promote an understanding of the vibrant Southern African music market. To this end, the conference has partnered with the Berlin Music Commission and Berlin Partner to host the delegation in Johannesburg that will further enhance these building bridges goals. Topics, attendees and speakers of the conference will be released end of April.

“We support the Africa Rising Music Conference delegation to connect professionals from Berlin’s music industry with global music industry leaders, promote collaboration, and create positive change through music. This conference provides a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations from South Africa and Berlin to exchange ideas and insights, and foster meaningful collaborations that can help promote the vibrant and diverse music scene in both regions. “

  • Tim Joppien, International Project Manager Berlin Music Commission

Berlin Ambassadors:

Supported by Music in Africa, Paradise Worldwide, MINT and National Arts Council of South Africa, among others, the conference’s key themes for this year are developing independence, building bridges, and amplifying female voices. With Amapiano’s burgeoning influence in the music scene over the past few years, the industry is confronted with the formidable task of transitioning users from ad-based services to paid subscriptions. The conference aims to explore viable solutions for addressing these pressing challenges in the music industry.

Sebastian Spring from MINT expresses his excitement about collaborating with the conference to empower music creators by bringing the genuine worth of music to them.

“Our recent expansion with a new office in South Africa is a testament to our commitment to being active in the region and fostering growth in the African music industry, “.

expresses Spring

The participation of international delegates from Berlin in the Africa Rising Music Conference 2023 is a testament to the conference’s growing importance as a platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaborations, and promoting the music industry globally. With Germany‘s recorded music market reports showing 6% growth in 2022, powered by streaming, it is clear that the music industry in Africa and notably genres born out of Southern Africa globally is on an upward trajectory, and the Africa Rising Music Conference is the perfect platform to explore this growth.

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