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BIME Returns to Bogotá for Second Year

The Bilbao-based music industry fair reprises its Latin American edition May 3-7.

BIME, the music industry gathering that last year celebrated its 10th anniversary, returns to Bogotá, Colombia this week for its second annual Latin American confab.

The fair, created and hosted by Bilbao-based event production firm Last Tour, will feature over 100 events, including panels, chats, showcases and concerts. Guests include speakers from Colombia, but also from the United States and neighboring countries.


Key topics in this year’s edition are Web 3.0 and AI, as well as sustainability and the rights of those who work in the music industry, an issue that was profoundly highlighted during the pandemic and is now a source of further discussion.

Also in the forefront is the vinyl industry, which still makes up a tiny proportion of music industry revenues but is growing strongly in the Latin music realm and in Latin America.

In a twist, this year’s event is taking place at the campus of Universidad Ean, a fitting locale given BIME’s desire to educate and train a new generation of music industry professionals. An entire track is labeled “Campus,” featuring a series of didactic panels, including “How to develop a successful PR campaign” and “How to become a music supervisor.”

Notable booked speakers from both sides of the Atlantic include singer-songwriters Maria Becerra, Jessie Reyez, Catalina García and Kany Garcia; Baja Beach Festival co-founder Chris Ben Ujil; Daniel Merino, producer of Viña del Mar festival and GM of Bizarro Entertainment; AIE General directo José Luis Sevillanos; YouTube Music head of Label relations Mauricio Ojeda; Paz Aparicio, director of Madrid’s Wiznik Center; and Nelson Albareda, CEO of Loud and Live.

For a full schedule and information, visit the official BIME site here.