MaMA 2023: the results

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With more than 160 groups on the program and 7,125 professionals who graced Boulevard de Rochechouart, the MaMA Festival officially inaugurated fall.

Let it be said, the MaMA Festival may well be a “niche” festival when we take a closer look at its musical programming, it definitely remains the unmissable event for music professionals. From those who love discoveries, to scholars of the Parisian scenes, to researchers, who want to do their shopping for 2024. In short, a MaMA without WECB? Never !

We were partners and proud to defend this festive event, the first of the fall (followed by Pitchfork Paris). For this 14th year, the festival welcomed more than 7,125 professionals, French and international, who came to support a set of concerts and conferences centered around three major themes – music & image, music & artificial intelligence and music & decarbonization (very current, SO). Beyond the meetings, the music was also there, intelligently balanced around pop, rock and hip hop, in all their forms.

Even if it was difficult to see everything, to hear everything, we will have appreciated the delicate arrival of Laure Briard (between French song and Brazilian music), the brutal and structured rock of The Big Idea – six guys who come from La Rochelle and who like to proclaim it – or the unique performance of Jeanne Added, accompanied by a piano in a Cigale en Folie. In short, a successful edition, as always.

See you next year !

Find this live report from MaMA Music & Convention in WECB l’Hebdo n°134, available via our online store.


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Christopher Johnson

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