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Give me Five: The Five Music Rights in Action!

28 September - 1 October 2019
La Bellevilloise


The Forum will revolve around the five themes of the Music Rights. International experts, artists and inspirational speakers will share experiences and insights to highlight good practices and main challenges in the implementation of the Five Music Rights in the global music ecosystem.

Among the confirmed speakers: Olfa Arfaoui (Tunisia), Wally Badarou (France), Solange Cesarovna (Cabo Verde), Mary Cohen (USA), Jan Lothe Erikson (Norway), Ramy Essam (Egypt), Arthur Gill (Pakistan), Sonja Greiner (Germany), Lungile Jacobs (South Africa), Carl Jones (Ireland), Hoda AlKhamis-Kanoo (UAE), Tia Korpe (Denmark), Mary Luehrsen (USA), Kathryn Marsh (Australia), Louise Mitchell (UK), Mai Khoi (Do Nguyen) Vietnam, Mariam Obange (Kenya), Tabu Osusa (Kenya), Maria Claudia Parias (Colombia), Arn Chorn-Pond (Cambodia), Phloeun Prim (Cambodia), Frederick Rousseau (France), Alison Russo (USA), Alex Ruthmann (USA), Ahmad Sarmast (Afghanistan), Farzane Zamen (Iran), Shibin Zhou (China).



28 September 

19.00: Registrations and opening cocktail

A welcome evening to set the atmosphere and welcome participants from all over the world with music and champagne...Bienvenue à Paris!


29 September 2019 

09.30 - 12.30: Third Right - Musical Involvement for all

Involvement in music is many things to many people. For some, it is simply listening to or experiencing music; for many, it is participating in and expressing their own culture, playing musical instruments, singing in their own language or others, moving with and dancing to music. It is also related to the creation of original music and the preserving and development of musical traditions and, in many ways, to know music, to know about music and to have access to knowledge about music. There are many blocks to musical involvement, but at the same time so many ways to help people to be involved. To discover and investigate the IMC third right - the right to musical involvement - we have voices from Africa, North and South America, Asia and Europe, younger, older, male and female voices, performers, organisers and advocates.

Lunch: Music & Networking

14.00 - 17.00: Fifth Right - Just recognition and fair remuneration

In order to have fair remuneration for all musical artists there has to be just recognition of their contribution to the musical ecosystem, but, besides that, there needs to be consciousness about the value of music. It is value for artists, for listeners and for the society as a whole.
Join us in an in-depth discussion on the prerequisites for a thriving and diverse musical landscape, and how it can affect your society when the creatives, globally, are said to obtain an even stronger role in the future.

17.30: Networking cocktail

20.00: participants will be able to choose from a selection of concerts labelled “WFM” to discover the Paris' musical landscape 


30 September 2019

09.30 - 12.30: Fourth Right – Artistry development and communication through all media with proper facilities

This session promises to bring an insight on a global perspective of how individuals engage with music making and focuses on opportunities for all musical artists. This will be tackled from a variety of perspectives, including access to distribution channels and trends in professional training, which cover entrepreneurship, distance learning as well as (digital) media skills.

Lunch: Music & Networking

14.00 - 17.00: Second Right – Music Education for all

This session explores the right for all children and adults to learn musical languages and skills from a social justice perspective. We will address a range of challenging social settings, including music for women in Afghanistan; music for prisoners in the USA; music for young refugee/immigrant children in Australia; music for survivors of a devastating earthquake in China; recruiting a broad range of ethnic student populations into opera performance education in South Africa; the pursuit of diversity in school music programmes world-wide.

17.30: Networking cocktail

20.00: participants will be able to choose from a selection of concerts labelled “WFM” to discover the Paris' musical landscape 


01 October 2019 

09.30 - 12.30: First Right – Freedom of Expression

The right for all children and adults to express themselves musically in all freedom is something many of us - especially in Europe - take for granted, but sadly, that is not the case throughout the world and sometimes not even in Europe. In our session, we will be joined by distinguished guests who work with oppressed artists and by musicians who have themselves experienced the threat of imprisonment just for having created and performed great music. We will demonstrate that even in 2019 we have a lot to learn about both freedom of expression and freedom of movement. The language of music should be universal in its power to inspire and heal. Please join us to share in our experience and be inspired yourselves to reach out to your communities to ensure that music is indeed available to us all.

Lunch: Music & Networking

20.00: Final concert



IMC Village

The venue of the conference will also host the IMC Village, a place for networking where participants will be able to meet, discover and get inspired by the diversity of the actions of IMC members. Stands, showcases and poster presentations will animate the IMC Village during the entire duration of the World Forum on Music.
The perfect place to imagine new projects while having a drink or coffee!



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