'Conversations MAPAS' offers space to rethink the digital musical context, society and cultural journalism

The professional activities of MAPAS arrived yesterday, Thursday 16, in Tenerife where the Espacio La Granja hosted two new appointments of the 'MAPAS Conversations' program with which the market creates spaces for meeting and reflection among professionals of the international music industry.

'Re-Inventar: Artes y Sociedad' had the participation of Ana Rodríguez, (IMMF -Mexico), Igor Lozada (Culture University of Guadalajara - Mexico) and Kim Martínez (Es Música; Music Federation Spain - Spain), who spoke at via videoconference. The talk, moderated by Sergio Arbeláez (Circulart - Colombia), delved into the importance of knowing the current music consumption circuits. In addition, the professionals present discussed the future of technology in its application to the music sector and how it is necessary to re-signify music in the current context.

The meeting 'Re-Thinking: the new Digital Ecosystem for the performative arts. Brechas, Caminos y Trends (Music) ', moderated by Ana Rodríguez, reflected on the importance of having digital tools that facilitate the redistribution of wealth derived from artistic creation in general and music in particular. Thus, the relevance of the application of technology was highlighted blockchain that allows to identify the streams of musical content almost in real time. The protection of musical diversity also occupied this meeting in which Patricia Carrera (Controlfreaks - Mexico), Samantha Parvin (Parvin Music - Mexico) and Frank Klaffs (Womex - Germany) participated.

In Gran Canaria, the Elder Museum was the scene of the conversation 'Re-Inform: Meeting of Culture journalists. Victoriano Suárez, culture journalist from Canarias 7; and Carlos Gil, from Artezblai magazine.

The meeting between journalists from the cultural field began with Gil's reflection on what is considered cultural journalism today. The Catalan journalist concluded that "modernity is not useful for cultural journalism." In addition, the director of Artezblai considers that “blogs are the worst thing that happened to the performing arts. The 80% of blogs are an entelechy ”, he concluded.

Suárez, with more than 15 years of experience in cultural journalism, shared the vision of his gathering companion: "both general and cultural journalism are marked by precariousness," began his plea. In addition, he thinks that cultural activity has exploded in quantity in recent years in a “brutal” way and that so much information cannot be covered “without analysis and without going in depth”. For this reason, it was argued that cultural journalism in recent years has become an agenda and the media "are a showcase."

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