07.04.2016 - 10.04.2016 — Hall: 8.0 Stand: E 50
The Music In Africa Foundation was established on 27 July 2013 at a founding meeting in Kenya and registered in 2014 as a non-profit organisation, registered in terms of the South African Non-profit Organisations Act, No. 71 of 1997. It is a Pan-African organisation whose membership base is mainly music professionals, organisations and businesses who are actively involved in the African music sector. Music In Africa’s vision is to become the leading source of information and exchange in and for the African music sector. The Foundation is championed by a Management Board represented by individuals from organisations and businesses from across the continent. The current board comprises members from six African countries (Ivory Coast, DRC, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal and South Africa) and Germany. The organisation’s head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and there are four regional offices in Kenya, DRC, Nigeria and Senegal. Music In Africa is supported by Siemens Stiftung and Goethe-Institut.
Music In Africa (www.musicinafrica.net) is easily the fastest-growing information and exchange web portal dedicated to the African music sector, reaching thousands of people every day. A non-profit initiative, Music In Africa aims to support the African music sector through information exchange and collaboration. With access to seasoned music journalists and researchers from across the world, we offer a unique range of quality and useful information about the sector. Our main content sections include a Directory where you can find and connect with thousands of professionals who operate in the sector, including but not limited to musicians, funders, record labels, managers and publishers; a Magazine section featuring dynamic content such as news, features, reviews and gig guides; a Resource section with overviews of African music scenes and other practical tools for music professionals; and an Education section offering quality tutorials and other educational content. Music In Africa publishes content in French and English, with five regional offices in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, DRC and Senegal. We are making efforts to link our online work with offline activities, including but not limited to educational workshops, training and talent discovery.