Paris In The Autumn

The MaMA conference and showcase is shifting to Paris and will now be staged in the autumn.

It started off in Bourges in the springtime, at the annual Printemps de Bourges Festival.

MaMA director Daniel Colling was pleased with the first edition, but received a lot of feedback that it would do even better in the French capital.

With the French Music Bureau in London as its partner, this year’s gathering will be in the nightclub district of Montmartre, where the 50 or so French and international acts will get chance to showcase in such venues as La Cigale, L’Elysee Montmartre, Les Trois Baudets, La Boule Noire and Le Divan du Monde.

Teaming with the French Music Bureau in London has had an immediate benefit for UK delegates, who can get a 40 percent discount by registering for MaMA before Oct. 1.

By visiting and using the promotional code BE3810, delegates can pay euro 70 (£59) instead of euro 120 (£100).

The programme includes international meetings, conferences, workshops, roundtable discussions, themed lunch meetings and the chance to see some emerging talent from France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the U.S. and the UK.