Dubai Music Week, a venture between partners, Global Gumbo Group (G3) and DXB Live, in collaboration with Dubai World Trade Centre, officially came to a close last night (Sunday September 29, 2013) when legendary music producer Quincy Jones took to the stage with 40 kids for a heart rendering performance of Bokra.
“It was a thrilling inaugural Dubai Music Week and we already have exciting plans for Dubai Music Week 2014, next year,” stated Executive Director of G3, Taymoor Marmarchi. “The diversity of the live performances enabled us to appeal to the broad base of music fans across the UAE. It was incredible to see a different audience mix each night and see multi-generations come together to share their love of music.”
Since opening night on September 24th, the Dubai World Trade Centre was home for six days of networking for musicians, industry executives, regional and international artists. If you add up the numbers, the week included over 25,000 music fans of all ages, 6 days of live music performances, 8 hours of workshops and panel discussions led by international speakers, and one regional talent selected as the next Arab crossover star.
“The success of this first Dubai Music Week is affirmation that there is a growing music industry in the UAE,” observed Issam Kazim, Director, DXB Live. “We provided a forum for interactive discussion through the conference curated by Midem, and a platform for showcasing the talented artists and musicians from across the Middle East.”
This was the first time Midem, the leading international business event for the music industry, collaborated with the Middle East. "We were delighted to be part of this first edition of the Dubai Music Week as the exclusive curator of the two days of conferences” commented Bruno Crolot, Midem Director. Adding, “we look very much forward to continue engaging with the music ecosystem of the region"
Dubai Music Week, which is being presented in association with Dubai Calendar, official Partner Emirates and official sponsor Pepsi, marks the first industry trade show in MENA which brings together all the major music labels, artists and merchants to exhibit their products and launch initiatives to key industry stakeholders and consumers. It will run from September 24 – 29 and include a host of seminars, panel discussions and live concert performances from global industry personalities.
For a complete schedule of events for Dubai Music Week visit www.dubaimusicweek.com or purchase tickets online now at www.ticketmaster.ae