Seligman Steps Down At WOMEX

After four years at international music support and development project WOMEX – three as general director – Gerald Seligman has stepped down to pursue other activities.

Seligman, who left his post after this year’s WOMEX in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, has been credited with making a great contribution to reshaping the organisation and the annual trade fair conference it stages.

“His legacy will always be part of WOMEX and I wish him all the best for his future adventures as one of the top diplomats for the world music cause,” said organisation president Christoph Borkowsky.

Seligman said “the WOMEX community” is a remarkable collection of committed, progressive activists who are very much responsible for the great strides made in the past two decades in bringing the music of the world to new audiences.

“Now, thanks to the efforts of this community there are more artists from more cultures touring than ever before in history,” he said.