Bands, listen up! Music2deal.com – the Germany-based music networking website will be taking an Indian delegation to POPKOMM Music Festival 2010, an integral part of the mostly Europe-dominated Berlin Music Week. This delegation will comprise of regional music labels and an Indian band, which will open the showcases at POPKOMM 2010. This band will be picked through ‘PLAYATPOPKOMM’ – an online contest organized by Music2Deal, India.
Set to happen on September 8-10, POPKOMM is three days of music, music and more music. Not to mention gigs, panel discussions, artist showcases and performances. Want to play out loud and brutal in front of an audience of at least 20,000 at Templhoff airport? Then send in your entries to [email protected]. But that is not all. Record labels and band managers, listen up.
POPKOMM is also, as they have proclaimed, ‘The International Music Business Market’. Dr. Ralf Kleinhenz, Managing Director of Popkomm had this to say about it. “We look forward to welcoming India at Popkomm this September in Berlin. India’s participation in Popkomm will be its first in a European music trade fair. We are confident that Indian companies will establish important contacts in the European market.” So if you’re an Indian record label, and are interested, you can contact Music2Deal for further details at [email protected].
When asked for the selection criteria for the bands, Music2Deal Asia Pacific MD Sudhir Shreedharan said, “It’s not just about good music. It’s about stage presence and the ability to woo the western audience to make Indian music a memorable experience for them. Performing at an event of this magnitude is definitely no easy task and this requires an export-ready, versatile band.’’ Quoting Deepika Unni, (Representative, Berlin Trade Fairs, Indo-German Chamber Of Commerce), “It is very good to hear that there is an Indian delegation visiting POPKOMM. Having a band at the show increases India’s visibility and impact. India has a rich and vibrant music heritage and POPKOMM would be the ideal launching pad.”
Well, we sure want to see a metal band representing the metal scene in India and making all the headbangers here proud. And even if you don’t get selected, you become a part of Music2Deal’s network of nearly 5,000 music professionals around the world, and get your music showcased on music2deal.com. And this is merely the beginning! Music2Deal plans to take Indian bands to all possible music events, so keep checking for updates.
Nothing to lose, everything to gain! Go register now!