Victor Ponieman, director of Random Records, an important export company of brazilian music based in Argentina, talks to TVBRMusicExchange about the repercussion of it in his country and tells how to get into the South American market.
Juliano Polimeno, from Phonobase Music Services, gives tips on how to project bands abroad. During the video interview, the producer praises the importance of the network, comments the result of lack of laws to encourage culture in US and warns: an international tour is a long term investment. Watch:
Meet one of the best-known cultural producers in New York
Bill Bragin is the director of public programing on Lincoln Center, in New York. For those who don’t know, this is the biggest performing art center in USA and in the world, in activity since 1950.
In an interview made by BRMusicExchange’s crew during his stay in Recife, for Porto Musical, he talked about the music festivals he produces, like Mid Summer Night Swing, that promotes latin rythms as forró, samba, tango and salsa.
He also spoke about the american acceptance of Brazil´s various music styles. Bill told us about the sting forró scene in US and the hip hop fans that have funk carioca influences, proving that, even though the language is not fully understood, the beat seems to attract the most diferent audiences.
Samba singer Fabiana Cozza is considered one of the most important names of the new Brazilian music. In a scenario where samba is seen as a genuine Rio de Janeiro rhythm, she frequently wins the public’s attention with her accent from São Paulo.
Fabiana is paulista, born in the heart of the bohemian neighborhood of Vila Madalena, and sings samba beautifully. As most musicians, she started her career singing in local bars and managed to, gradually, conquer larger crowds. Nowadays she shows off her work overseas, being frequently spotted in bars and theatres across Europe, Japan and North America.
In this interview to Brazil Music Exchange’s Blog the singer talks about her career, her first international concerts, the warm reception outside the country and the enchantment that Brazilian music seems to cause on foreigners. “People like the Brazilian artist, we have a lot to give to these people, in the sense of cultural richness”, she says.
Fabiana also emphasizes the importance of career planning and warns: “You can’t just go to a different country and do a concert. You have to promote it, and the person who is helping you, organizing your things, has to plan that minimally – a thing that I only learnt on my second trip”.
It is with great pleasure that we present in this post the first video of a series of interviews with professionals of the Brazilian music market. Each month BRMusicExchange will publish, right here at our blog, chats with musicians, producers, cultural supporters, businessmen, among others. The idea is to show all the different stages of the machine that is the world of music – its advantages, disadvantages, routines, and most important, the paths of the job in a practical and objective way.
In our first episode we bring a conversation with producer and musician Sergio Ugeda, that spoke a little about the possibilities of music production and business. Check out here and here!