WOMEX – the World Music Expo – is the most international music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and a showcase festival.

Over 2,500 professionals come together every October from more than 90 countries, making WOMEX not only the number one networking platform for the world music industry, but also the most diverse music meeting worldwide. Its musical spectrum is unparalleled in the international showcase festival scene, ranging from the most traditional to the new global local underground, embracing folk, roots, local and diaspora cultures and urban and electronic sounds from all over the globe as well as all musical juxtapositions of these. Jazz and classical are explicitly welcomed!

7 stages, 700+ exhibiting companies, 80 speakers, films, an opening concert and an award ceremony across five packed networking days and rather short nights.

On 27th of October (Friday) at 14:40 we will present the results of market survey on export activity of Polish music industry during the panel: "Music Export in Poland – Where are We?".

The subject of the session will be the presentation and discussion the results of the Market Survey on export activity of Polish authors, artists and record labels.

Despite the fact that Poland has 40 million citizens and the music market has been expanding significantly (6,5% up in 2016), Polish music is known abroad mostly for classical music and jazz. In 2017 the Polish organizations: ZAiKS representing authors’ rights and ZPAV, representing music producers’ rights, with support of the Polish Minister of Culture conducted a special survey about current situation of Polish pop music abroad. The biggest Polish bands and music companies with experience in this area took part in the survey.

In the session we will be addressing the following questions: How big is Polish export music market?; Could Polish music be an export product?; What kind of trends can we see on the Polish music market?


The speaker's biographies:



Marek Hojda is vice-president of the Society of Authors ZAiKS, board member of the International Council of the Creators and Composers of Music CIAM (an authors' council within CISAC). He graduated from the Jazz Faculty of the Music Academy in Katowice. He is a composer, vocalist, keyboards player, music producer working with the top Polish artists.

Photos author: J.Barcz / W.Druszcz



Anna Ceynowa works at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, responsible for national policies supporting development of creative sectors in Poland, including music sector. During past 10 years she was widely involved into promotion of Polish culture abroad, organizing – among other events – Music Export Conference in Warsaw.

Photos author: Adam Tucki



Jan Młotkowski who heads the Communication Dept of the Society of Authors ZAiKS, is an experienced culture manager. He studied at the Film School in Łódź. As coordinator of the Polish cultural programme at the Expo 2010 in Shanghai, Jan Młotkowski was responsible for the success of the Polish pavilion at the exhibition.

Photos author: J.Barcz / W.Druszcz



Bogusław Pluta, MLC director of the Polish Recording Industry Association ZPAV, graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics SGH where for many years he worked at the Department of Information Economy Systems. He represents Poland in the IFPI's Performance Rights Committee.

Photos author: Krzysztof Dubiel

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