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The Independent Music Exporters South Africa (IMEXSA) is NOW accepting submissions for participation at Primavera in Spain and Midem in France.
IMEXSA’s focus is to develop and increase the number of music exporters in South Africa by identifying trade opportunities and assisting companies to take advantage of those opportunities. Supported by GDDA and Funded by the Department of Trade and Industry, IMEXSA has been operating over the past 7 years. During this time they have participated in and presented South African Unsigned and Independent Music Professionals at Popkomm-Germany, Womex – UK, Primavera Pro – Spain, Canada Music Weekin Toronto, MIDEM in France, CMJ in New York and South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin – Texas.
Export ready enterprises are encouraged to apply and stand a chance of being part of the selected delegates to attend these international exhibitions.
To apply, interested parties are required to download and complete an application form from the Imexsa website – www.imexsa.org.za, under events. Completed forms together with all the required documentations needs to be submitted via email to IMEXSA. This needs to be done on or before Friday10 February 2017. Full details on what documents are required and where to submit them, are all on the website. Everything needs to be submitted electronically. For music samples, applicants should include online links to their artists music. A valid tax clearance certificate is needed as part of the application package. It’s also the responsibility of each applicant to always have a valid tax clearance if requested. The application process could take up to six months and hence all applicants are advised to immediately apply for a new certificate if theirs expires. IMEXSA can at any stage of the application process request an applicant to resubmit a tax clearance if theirs has expired. Failure to submit an updated one could result in the application being declined. Successful applicants will be required to pay a commitment fee of about R2000. They will also need to pay for their VISA applications and Insurance. Only flights, accommodation, exhibition costs and conference registrations will be paid for the successful applicants.