World Music
Charter

VISA EMERGENCY

The association

The Zone Franche asso­ci­a­tion was found­ed in 1990, when the encounter between tra­di­tion­al oral music and the sounds of glob­al­iza­tion was cre­at­ing new lan­guages and sound­scapes. Today, 219 struc­tures are fed­er­at­ed around pro­fes­sion­al and polit­i­cal issues. The diver­si­ty of our mem­bers is unit­ed by the shared val­ues set out in the World Music Char­ter. This diver­si­ty is a rare asset in that it enables dai­ly inter­ac­tion between dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sions, dif­fer­ent legal sta­tus­es and dif­fer­ent ter­ri­to­r­i­al loca­tions, in the ser­vice of an abun­dance of musi­cal aes­thet­ics, prac­tices and inspi­ra­tions.

Under French law, the asso­ci­a­tion is admin­is­tered by a Board of Direc­tors elect­ed by the mem­bers at a Gen­er­al Meet­ing held at least once a year.

A professional network

Zone Franche is a cross-dis­ci­pli­nary orga­ni­za­tion that brings togeth­er all cat­e­gories of play­ers in the sec­tor : fes­ti­vals, venues, labels and pub­lish­ers, artists’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives, media, cul­tur­al asso­ci­a­tions, trade shows, and more. This diver­si­ty enables us to take a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary, 360° approach to the cul­tur­al, social and polit­i­cal issues linked to World Music in par­tic­u­lar, and to the artis­tic field in gen­er­al.

The het­ero­gene­ity of pro­fes­sions, aes­thet­ics, her­itages, inno­va­tions and philoso­phies that make up World Music remains a pre­cious asset. While its spe­cif­ic mis­sions are aimed at meet­ing the needs of its mem­bers, the asso­ci­a­tion has always been open to dia­logue and the exchange of expe­ri­ence with oth­er cul­tur­al play­ers, both with­in and out­side the music indus­try. Zone Franche is as much a ser­vice and sup­port plat­form for its mem­bers as it is a polit­i­cal play­er serv­ing the gen­er­al inter­est.

Music and cultures of the world

From tra­di­tion­al music to urban or elec­tron­ic music, and includ­ing schol­ar­ly music, World Music is the focal point for net­work mem­bers, what­ev­er their activ­i­ties. All share the same pas­sion for this music, that is to say, for this art form through which, accord­ing to diverse aes­thet­ics, the mul­ti­ple cul­tures that inhab­it our world are expressed. They are the some­times under-appre­ci­at­ed arti­sans, the “go-betweens” between artists and audi­ences. Their work is nec­es­sary for the artists and indis­pens­able for the pub­lic. With­out their “medi­a­tion”, many works of art would remain unknown, reserved for com­mu­ni­ties or a few curi­ous con­nois­seurs. The for­mi­da­ble diver­si­ty of cul­tures would remain unknown to a vast pub­lic.

The missions

The net­work con­tributes to the growth of the World Music indus­try inter­na­tion­al­ly, and more par­tic­u­lar­ly in French-speak­ing coun­tries, by focus­ing on 3 areas : struc­tur­ing the net­work and the pro­fes­sion­al World Music sec­tor (net­work meet­ings, pres­ence at trade fairs, train­ing, etc.); inter­na­tion­al actions (Comité Visas Artistes, struc­tur­ing inter­na­tion­al col­lab­o­ra­tions, pro­mot­ing artis­tic mobil­i­ty, the French-speak­ing world, etc.); lob­by­ing on issues affect­ing the indus­try (and beyond) and mon­i­tor­ing the sec­tor.

 

The net­work is a place for ini­tia­tive, reflec­tion, expe­ri­ence shar­ing, infor­ma­tion exchange, coop­er­a­tion and pool­ing around inno­v­a­tive projects, as well as a lab­o­ra­to­ry for new ideas.

 

 

 

Contact / Team

Zone Franche

43, boule­vard de Clichy

75009 Paris — FRANCE

Tel

+33 (0)9 70 93 02 50
+33 (0)6 88 13 37 31

Email

contact@zonefranche.com

Sébastien Laussel

Direc­tor

Amandine Saumonneau

Coor­di­na­tor

Caroline Lambert

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ag­er

Maceo Teixeira

Project Man­ag­er

Board Members

Office

Convivencia Festival

Cécile Héreaudeau
Pres­i­dent

Palmer Rock

Patrick DUVAL
Vice-Chair­man

Accords Croisés

Guil­laume ROCHE
Gen­er­al Sec­re­tary

Veev Com

Sèver­ine BERGER
Trea­sur­er

Tour’n’sol Prod.

Ouri­da YAKER
Assis­tant Trea­sur­er

Board of Directors

Accords Croisés

Guil­laume Roche

Attacafa

Audrey FLÉCHET / Héloïse ROUX

Bretagne(s) World Sounds

Mar­i­on BELOEIL

Production slippage

Greg CONNAN

Detours around the world

Fabi­en MOUTET

Festival Aux Heures d’Été

Cécil­ia GUÉNÉGO

Convivencia Festival

Cécile HÉRAUDEAU

Festival Les Suds, in Arles

Marie-José JUSTAMOND / Stéphane KRASNIEWSKI

KiéKi Musiques

Pauline GOBBINI / Chan­tal SAEZ

La Curieuse

Fan­ny ZANETTON / Tib GLÉRÉAN

Latinissimo / Fiesta des Suds / Babel Music XP

Olivi­er REY

Le Metronum / Rio Loco

Fabi­en LHÉRISSON

Le Rocher de Palmer — Musiques de Nuit Diffusion

Patrick DUVAL

Mad Minute Music

Corinne SERRES

Othantiq

Blick BASSY

Pôle Régional des Musiques Actuelles La Réunion (P.R.M.A.)

Jean-François CADET

Théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers (TAP)

Bernard MOUCHON

Tour’n’sol Prod.

Ouri­da YAKER

Uni’sons -
Arabesques Festival

Habib DECHRAOUI

Veev Com.

Sev­er­ine BERGER

Zamora Productions

Sabine CHÂTEL