The great international music industry event will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Bilbao from 26 to 29 October.

The first confirmed bands and artists will be announced today, and professionals may purchase their tickets starting today. Adam Smalley, renowned Hollywood music editor and supervisor; Alejandro Marín y Álvaro “El Profe” González Villamarín the most renowned Colombian music journalists, Ana Bustamante, director of Mediaset Spain audiovisual, film, and digital production companies; Bill Reichert, the founder of Pegasus Tech Ventures; Christine White booker, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; Leila Cobo, director of Billboard Latin and Rafa Sardina, music producer awarded with 18 Latin Grammy, will gather at the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall with many other top industry players. 

22 artists and 22 speakers have confirmed their attendance representing the United States, Colombia, Germany, Chile, France, Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Austria, and Spain.

10 YEARS PROMOTING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY 

On the heels of the success of the first edition in Bogota last May, the most significant international music industry event, BIME, celebrates its 10th anniversary from the 26 – the 29 of October in Bilbao. From its inception in 2013, this event brings together professionals from around the world in the capital city of the Basque Country, making it the epicenter of innovation, technology and networking, and the future of the music industry. The perfect space to reflect on the challenges that the future brings in an industry in constant transformation. Its growth has rendered it an international reference in music industry events. Since its first edition in Bilbao a decade ago, BIME has continually evolved and achieved notable growth in every way: the attendance of professional participants has tripled, with over 3,500 people in the last edition, representing 35 countries. The institutions collaborating in organizing this event have also risen to more than 30 worldwide. The involvement of the city of Bilbao has also increased as the number of halls hosting the showcases has grown from 3 to 11. The partnering educational institutions have gone from 4 to 28, and the number of students at BIME Campus has multiplied from the original 32 to currently over 150, including 18 international scholarship recipients. And the most significant growth has been reflected in the addition of a second location in America, whereby the annual event has become a gathering held twice a year, consolidating, in turn, the collaboration and development among both continents

During this journey, the international scope has not only surpassed geophysical borders but also overcome the limitations of physical presence: the online platform enables participation from around the world and guarantees access to content, including networking at any time. BIME is the place for music industry professionals, not just in person but also virtually. It is a living community that, in addition to its two annual events, stays active throughout the year via the app. And now, on its anniversary, it is revealing its new logo and image, honoring its maturity and consolidation status achieved after ten years of constant development. 

BIME BRINGS TO BILBAO A DIVERSE PROGRAM 

This Fall, the Basque Country hosts the upcoming edition of BIME in Bilbao for nearly a week, from Wednesday, October 26 through Saturday, the 29, to rethink music and everything surrounding it. The event will have two main sections distributed in different spaces. On the one hand: BIME PRO, the professional congress which will be carried out at the Euskalduna Conference Centre, and, on the other, BIME LIVE, which will be the ideal opportunity to share and celebrate live music. 

The showcases schedule already boasts 22 confirmed artists; from France, ANNA MAJIDSON; from Germany, ALBERTINE SARGES; from Poland, IFI UDE; from Chile, GIANLUCA; CHINI PNG and NIÑOS DEL CERRO; from Argentina, LOS BESOS and HIPNÓTICA; from Austria, ATZUR; from the Basque Country, MICE, MERINA GRIS and IDOIA; from Catalonia, LA ÉLITE, 31FAM, CARLOTA FLANEUR and CHAQUETA DE CHANDAL; from Galicia DANI; from Murcia MUERDO, from Navarre, KATANGA DUB and EDU ERREA BAND, from Valencia SANDRA MONFORT and SANTERO Y LOS MUCHACHOS and many more to be confirmed thanks to the support from Andalusia, Colombia, Aragon, The Netherlands and Sounds From Spain.

Among the novelties of the upcoming edition of BIME PRO, it will open to new musical genres, including classical music, electronic music, and flamenco. Also, the edition will present the Film Music Lab, where film composers and directors will collaborate closely to score original music for different productions, which will be enjoyed live during the professional congress. This program will be accompanied by other panels covering composing for film and audiovisual productions, led by industry references. But there’s more, introducing the BIME metaverse. The ongoing innovative spirit that has characterized this event in its 10 years of existence has culminated in the metaverse of Uttopion, winners of the 2021 Startup Competition. The virtual world will be the backdrop of activities, awards ceremonies, and music. 

The first confirmed speakers are Adam Smalley (US), music editor and supervisor in film; he has been a part of the Sundance Institute and has worked on films such as Gladiator, Mission: Impossible, The Twilight Saga, and Kung Fu Panda. Alicia Álvarez (ES) cultural journalist, doctor in communication and co-creator of El Bloque. Alicia Zertuche (US) is a booker for Ruido Fest; her career as a Latin talent booker spans 25 years at SXSW. Alejandro Marín (CO) renowned music journalist with 25 years of experience in radio and performance in multiple media. Ana Bustamante (ES) is the Managing Director of Mediterráneo, the Mediaset Spain group of audiovisual, film, and digital production companies. Andrea Lamount (CO/ES) is the Founder of Sound Earth Legacy, an NGO that works to preserve the Sounds of the Earth. Bill Reichert (US) is a renowned Silicon Valley investor and partner of Pegasus Tech Ventures. Bjorn Thorleifsson (DE) is an expert on the influence of music on consumer behavior. Christine White (US) is a booker for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, ranked 11th in the Billboard Best 50 Festivals of 2022. “El Profe” Álvaro González Villamarín (CO) musical writer and journalist with an important career in Colombian public radio. Florencia Juri (AR) is manager of Nathy Peluso and Tini. Frankie Pizá (ES) is a musical content creator and founder of Concepto Radio, TIUmag, and GUZZU. Genís Pena (ES) is the Project Manager of the innovative Gallery Sessions. Ir Sais (NL/US) is an artist and musician from the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire, with more than 343M views on digital platforms. Jeff Rona (US) is a music composer for film, television, and video games. Lalo Rojas (MX) is the Director of Caballeros y Andromeda. Leila Cobo (CO/US) is the director of Billboard Latin. Mehmet Dede (US) is a Drom New York lounge booker, talent buyer and internationalization expert for artists wishing to break into the U.S. market. Orestes Sanchez (ES) is the founder of Kalicon Media and an esports expert. Pablo Muñoz (ES) is one of the pioneers of Branded Content & Entertainment in Spain. Peter Golub (US) is a renowned pianist and audiovisual composer. Rafa Sardina (US) music producer recognized with 18 Latin Grammy who has collaborated with artists of the stature of Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Rosalía, John Legend, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Shakira and Luis Miguel, among many others. Rocío Torres (ES) is the founder of the CHICA collective, a project for women and members of the LGTB+ community. Silvia Ruiz (ES) is a lawyer at BSK Legal & Fiscal Asociados.

CONSTRUCTING THE FUTURE THROUGH SIMULTANEOUS EVENTS

A deep dive into the international dimension to strengthen the connection between Europe and America, this year, BIME, in partnership with BASQUE MUSIC, will host for the first time a mission with the European Music Export Exchange, a consortium of European music export offices, which will bring Bilbao more than 20 music internationalization experts from around the continent. 

BIME will continue reinforcing its commitment to equity and the MUSIC EQUALITY FORUM. Part of the program is devoted to discussing, giving visibility, and finding solutions to achieve a more egalitarian and inclusive industry. Partnering associations include MIM, Keychange, SHESAID.SO, Femnoise, Ruidosa, MUSAP, Descubreas and new ones such as WIM Colombia and MIM LATAM.

No doubt celebrations will shape this 2022. The European association of concert venues LIVE DMA celebrates its 10th anniversary at BIME, including the most relevant European lounges and the tenth edition of the FEST Awards

The CAMPUS+ scholarship is now open for enrollment, offering 18 young people from Europe and Latin America the chance to participate in an advanced music industry training program for 5 days and the Start Up! Competition, with a chance to win a trip on the Trade Mission to BIME Bogota 2023, a tour that will introduce them to Venture Capitals in Silicon Valley, a mentoring process before the pitch with Bill Reichter from Pegasus Tech Ventures as well as a booth in the STARTUP Village.

TICKETS FOR PROFESSIONALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

The tickets for BIME are available for purchase starting today with early bird tickets featuring discounted rates for PRO, CAMPUS, and ONLINE access. Students or persons under 25 have a 50% discount. BIME is dialogue, work, proactivity, and business. An open space to construct for all people working in the music industry that welcomes all cultural and creative industries. The gathering may be attended online via the BIME platform, open 365 days a year, enabling connections with more than 3,000 professionals worldwide and access to content from previous editions. 

BIME is possible thanks to the support from:    ACCES – ACCIÓN CULTURAL  ESPAÑOLA – AEDEM – AGADIC( XUNTA DE GALICIA) – AGEDI – AIE – ALIANZA FARO – APECAT – APGCNA – APM – APORFEST – ARAGÓN EN VIVO – ARAGÓN MUSICAL – ARC – ARE – AREPA MUSIC – ARTE – ASACC – BASQUE. MUSIC. – BASQUE TRADE – BILBAO – BOGOSHORTS – BOGOTÁ CIUDAD CREATIVA DE LA MÚSICA – BRITISH COUNCIL – CABALLEROS – CAM – CANAL TRECE/RESONANTES – CARTEL URBANO – CASTILLA Y LEÓN EN VIVO – CATALAN ARTS (ICEC) – CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MUSIQUE – CERNÍCALO PRODUCCIONES – CHILEMUSICA – CLUBTURA – DIFUSA FRONTEIRA – DEUSTO – DNA MUSIC – DUTCH MUSIC EXPORT – EITB – EL CORREO – EMBAJADA ARGENTINA EN ESPAÑA – ENTI – EQUAL MUSIC – ES_MUSICA – FEMNOISE – FILO NEWS – FMA – GAIRA – GIBSON US HISPANIC/LATIN AMERICA – GLADYS PALMERA – GMARTEL – GOBIERNO VASCO – GOBIERNO VASCO TRABAJO Y EMPLEO – IDARTES_INSTITUTO DISTRITAL DE LAS ARTES – IDARTES_INSTITUTO DISTRITAL DE TURISMO – IMB SCHOOL – IMMF – INAEM – INAMU – INDUSTRIA MUSICAL – INFOBAE – INGENIO – INSTITUT FRANÇAIS – KEXP – KEYCHANGE – KULTURA LIVE – LANBIDE – LA NOCHE EN VIVO – LATING RECORD ACADEMY – LEINN ARTS – LIMBO MUSIC – LIVE DMA – LOVE MY ROBOT – MEC- MEETMAPS – MEDITERRANEW MUSIX (COMUNITAT VALENCIANA) – MIM – MIM LATAM – MINISTERIO AAEE ARGENTINA – MINISTERIO CULTURA COLOMBIA – MINISTERIO DE CULTURA Y DEPORTE – MIXMAG – MMF – MONDO SONORO – MURCIA LIVE – MUSAP – MUSIKA BULEGOA – NAVARRA LIVE MUSIC (GOBIERNO DE NAVARRA) – ON STAGE – PAM – PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA – PREMIOS FEST – PROCHILE – PROCOLOMBIA – PROMUSICAE – RADIO 3 – RADIO NACIONAL COLOMBIA – RADIÓNICA – REDESCENA – REMEZCLA – RETINA – ROCK Y REGGAE PRODUCCIONES – RUIDOSA – SAE – SAREA – SECRETARIA DE DESARROLLO ECONOMICO DE CALI – SEETICKETS – SEGIB – SHE SAID SO – SHOCK – SOMOS FUEGO – SONY – SOUNDS FROM SPAIN (ICEX) – SUBTERFUGE RADIO – THE BASS VALEY – TRADE – TRECE+ – UC3M – UDISCOVER – UFI – UNIÓN EUROPEA – UNIR – UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID – UNIVERSIDAD DE BARCELONA – UNIVERSIDAD DE MONDRAGÓN – UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA – UNIVERSIDAD EAN – UPV – VIBRAS LAB – WEAREEQUALS – WIN – WOMAN IN MUSIC – YOUROPE – ZAPATA RÍOS – ZONA DE OBRAS – ZULA – y muchas más…