Artist applications for the Dutch Impact Party at BIME PRO are now open until May 24th. During BIME PRO a Dutch Showcase takes place where (some of) the artists who have been booked by the festival will perform in the midst of industry professionals. International music professionals will be invited personally for this showcase.
To apply for Dutch Music Export financial support, the artist will have to provide DME a long-term plan and strategy that shows sufficient vision and realism, and a sufficient network to operate on an international and professional level. DME will offer as much help as possible when the artist and those involved are not able to formulate a realistic plan or approach by themselves. Making such a plan can be part of DME support in this form. Read more about the criteria here.
In collaboration with Fever Productions,an extensive press and media program is set up with important music media and journalists for Dutch artists. Dutch music professionals can also claim a registration at a reduced rate and Dutch artists booked by the festival can apply for a modest contribution for travel and accommodation costs, if they meet the criteria for funding.
BIME is a music and conference festival in Bilbao (Spain) and is a primary meeting point in Europe for the Latin American music industry. In recent years, the festival has played an important role for a number of Dutch artists in entering the Spanish music market. BIME consists of three elements: BIME Live (general live music festival), BIME PRO (conference with seminar program) and BIME City (showcase festival). Every year more than 2,000 music professionals visit the event, coming from 21 different countries.