Visa For Music (VFM) Africa & Middle-East Music Meeting 2018 for Artists – Rabat, Morocco.

Application Deadline: 15th April 2018

Visa For Music (VFM) is calling on artists to apply for the music meeting in Rabat, Morocco, from 21 to 24 November.

. Selected applicants will perform in front of industry professionals from all over the world. To apply for VFM, applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • Only professional artists and bands with one year of activity and stage experience will be considered.
  • Only applicants over 18 years old will be considered.
  • Only complete applications sent before the deadline will be considered.
  • The material sent must be exempted from customs duties and labeled “promotional material with no commercial value”. If not, VFM will not consider them.
  • Results will be published on the VFM website starting from July.
  • VFM will not return materials and documents to applicants.
  • If a band is selected, VFM will request exclusive performance rights for 30 days and within a 200km radius of the meeting.
  • VFM will provide the venue for showcases.
  • VFM will provide all the necessary equipment for band performances.
  • Bands performances should not exceed 45 minutes and are aimed at music professionals.

Successful participants will receive the following:

  • Hotel expenses in twin rooms for two nights maximum including breakfast for international bands and twin rooms for one night maximum including breakfast for bands from Morocco.
  • Local transport costs.
  • Meals (for a maximum of three days).
  • Passes allowing access to all concerts and activities VFM.
  • Artists will be featured on the VFM official catalogue and website.
  • For each selected band, VFM will award one VIP pass to one person representing the band.

Required documents 

All participants who participate at VFM should attach the following documents:

  • Application form.
  • A signed VFM rules and regulations form.
  • Two copies of the artist’s/bands’ CD to be sent via post or WeTransfer with all the tracks.
  • Press kit with artist/group’s biography, discography, photos etc.
  • Technical rider

All applicants should send all the above documents to [email protected] or via WeTransfer or Dropbox.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage for Visa For Music (VFM) Africa & Middle-East Music Meeting 2018


  1. […] Visa For Music (VFM) is the first professional market /festival of Africa and Middle-East musics : it is a new event born in 2013 and organizing its 5th edition in 2018, with about 30 showcases at the center of the project, but also conferences, speed-meetings, workshops and trainings. This project was born from a paradox : on the one hand, the lack of visibility for African and Middle-Eastern artists at an international level and, on the other hand, a very important artistic dynamism and musical creation from these musicians. To fight against this problem, Visa For Music has as first goal to highlight the artistic creation of Africa and the Middle-East, first of all regarding the world music and actual music. […]

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