Puglia Sounds is a project of the Puglia Region in support of Puglia’s professionals and artists in the music sector Puglia Sounds was established in 2010 out of the conviction that music industry accounts for a significant productive cluster in terms of value and employment. Puglia Sounds has been working for years on the development of the music industry, upgrading it and offering opportunities for growth and visibility to all the local players through public calls, partnerships, communication and promotion campaigns.
In Italy Puglia is known as the region of world music, but it is also the region of jazz. The Puglia music scene is also vibrant with rock, pop music, rap music, singer-songwriters, opera voices, classical music, tour brass bands, experimental new wave music and electronic music: collaborations between artists and European and Mediterranean influences are fuelling a never ending flow of creative energy that is also enriched by cross-fertilization with other arts: theater, cinema, contemporary art and dance.
We have established a continuous dialogue with professionals and artists from the Puglia music scene to support them, through open calls in every phase of music productions. From the creative and production stage – Producers – to the publishing stage – Record – to live events – Tour Italia and Live, to Export. As a matter of fact, some of our initiatives are intended to promote the internationalization of the Puglia music system by making it easier to participate in international fairs, by establishing and strengthening partnerships and framework agreements with the most important associations and networks, and by supporting and promoting the international ambitions of Puglia’s artists.
Since 2011, Puglia Sounds has been organizing MEDIMEX, which has gone from being a Mediterranean Music Fair (2011) to a Music Innovation Expo2013) and an International Festival & Music Conference (2017), in line with the developments in the music market and becoming a landmark event for national and international music professionals in Italy and in the rest of Europe.
We also promote capacity building amongst Puglia’s music professionals and artists thanks to specific training programs on music professions which are based on the exchange of knowledge, if experiences and know-hows.
We have funded and taken care of the communication plans of thousands of concerts, releases and productions by artists from Puglia. Thousands of challenges have been taken up by musicians and professionals from the Puglia music scene who have taken with them all over the world the image of a more aware Puglia, of a new Puglia that is now ready to welcome the (not so) distant future of music.
Puglia Sounds is the program of the Puglia Region for the development of the regional music system implemented with the Teatro Pubblico Pugliese as part of the 2014-2020 Development and Cohesion Fund – Pact for Puglia Intervention Area IV “Tourism, culture and enhancement of natural resources.