5 things to expect from the 2021 edition of FIMPRO


The 2021 edition of the Feria Internacional de Música para Profesionales (FIMPRO) will take place from October 13 to 15 in Guadalajara, at the heart of the Mexican music industry. Just hours before kick-off, attendees marked out their schedules to enjoy all the workshops, showcases, meetings and other activities during the three-day hybrid event.

FIMPRO, which is considered the most important meeting for music industry professionals in Mexico and Latin America, will take place in person at the Santander Performing Arts Ensemble and online at the website of FIMPRO. During the event, managers, artists, promoters and others will share their thoughts on the state of the music industry. They will also discuss business relations between local creators and national and international event programmers.

Here’s a quick look at five events at this year’s FIMPRO that are sure to make it an unforgettable event.

Social change

This year, FIMPRO will reward initiatives that use music to bring about change in society. For his work on reforestation and cleanup of the Querétaro River, Mexican singer Caloncho will be honored at the conference. The community can learn more about their work in addressing climate change at their website.

Empowerment of women

In collaboration with Spotify and the community organization Now Girls Rule !, FIMPRO reveals more about the new Mexican chapter of the EQUAL program. The aim of the program is to support women in the music industry. During the conference, the “Mexican Woman at Full Volume” panel will be a conversation between Latinas working together to seek equality.

In-person interaction

FIMPRO is not a full in-person event, but the hybrid setup will certainly be welcomed by those willing to go from virtual meetings to face-to-face meetings (but not too much close) with other participants. Maybe people can start shaking hands again (bring your bottle of disinfectant). The mix of online and in-person activities is something many have been waiting for.

Significant acts

What’s a music conference without a little music? This year’s lineup includes ANAN, Yorka, Monstruos de la Mañana and others. Maybe the Chilean sisters Yorka and Daniela Pastenes will perform some songs from their debut album, Songs in Pajamas.

Local artists

Guadalajara’s music scene will also be in the spotlight at FIMPRO this year. On the slate will be local favorites like Sabino, Porter, Caloncho, Technicolor Fabrics, Cuca, Azul Violeta and, of course, Maná. Here’s a playlist with other bands from Guadalajara to get you ready for the big party.

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