Feb 27, 2024

Africa Rising Music Conference 2024 Calls for Artists!

Mark your calendars and warm up those vocal cords! Africa Rising Music Conference is back, and it’s your time to shine. Set to take place on May 28th, 2024, in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa Rising Music Conference is on the lookout for talented artists ready to make waves in RnB, Rap, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and Electronic genres.

Are you ready to be a part of something truly special? Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC) is back, and this year promises to be bigger, bolder, and more diverse than ever before. If you’re an artist looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent and connect with like-minded individuals in the industry, then look no further. ARMC is the place to be, and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Artist Applications Now Open

With a focus on promoting diversity and inclusivity, ARMC is on the lookout for live acts and DJs in genres ranging from RnB, Rap, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop to Electronic. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or an emerging artist ready to make your mark, we want to hear from you. Submit your application for Africa Rising Music Conference here.


Let Your Creativity Shine

Jules Spielmann, Project Manager at SJNCO, emphasizes the importance of showcasing talent independently and understanding the significance of diversity in the industry. She highlights, “Memorable applications include a folk musician blending traditional African instruments and DJs who incorporate unique performance elements like flexing their pecks. Through prioritizing music quality, independence, and diversity, ARMC curates a lineup that celebrates creativity and inclusivity in the music industry”.
At ARMC, creativity knows no bounds, and they’re looking for artists who are unafraid to push the boundaries and bring something fresh and exciting to the stage.

Africa Rising Music Conference 2023
Africa Rising Music Conference 2023

Apply Now: Deadline Approaching

The clock is ticking! Artists have until March 6th to submit their applications. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to perform at Africa Rising Music Conference on May 28th in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Mark your calendars and submit your applications today!


A Festival Like No Other: Celebrating Music, Culture, and Community

What makes ARMC so special is that they believe in more than just great music. In fact, they commit to creating a festival experience that celebrates the rich tapestry of African culture, fosters community engagement, and champions sustainability. From captivating performances to thought-provoking panel discussions and immersive workshops, ARMC offers something for everyone.

Africa Rising Music Conference
Africa Rising Music Conference 2023

Diversity at the Heart of Africa Rising Music Conference

Africa Rising Music Conference 2023
Africa Rising Music Conference 2023

From curating a lineup that represents a myriad of genres and identities to providing dedicated platforms for emerging artists, ARMC strives to create an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome and valued.

Jules Spielmann emphasizes, “Representation is key, and we aim for diversity in our lineup. We look for unique sounds and creativity, considering factors like gender, ethnicity, and LGBTQ+ representation.”


In fact, the event believes in celebrating the richness of musical expression by spotlighting a wide range of genres, from electronic to alternative and beyond. By dedicating stages to both electronic and alternative music, they ensure that diverse musical styles are given equal opportunity to shine.


But diversity goes beyond just the music itself. ARMC understands that representation matters deeply, which is why they prioritize diversity in their panel programming.
They actively seek out and amplify the voices of queer and femme executives and artists, ensuring that underrepresented voices are not only heard but celebrated.

With 50% of the program dedicated to showcasing this diversity, ARMC strives to create a platform where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. So whether you’re a fan, an artist, or just someone who loves good music, we invite you to join us in celebrating diversity at ARMC – where every voice is heard, and every note is cherished.

Sustainability at Africa Rising Music Conference

When it comes to sustainability, ARMC doesn’t just talk the talk – it walks the walk. Jules highlights how their venue choice reflects their commitment: “Our venue choice speaks to sustainability in multiple ways because our panels, workshops, and showcase all take place in one building reducing transportation meaning less carbon emissions.”

But that’s not all. ARMC is teaming up with sustainable brands and products to amplify their message. Jules emphasizes, “We also collaborate with sustainable brands and products to champion sustainability through their recycled products and using our conference as a platform to showcase and educate on the importance of building sustainable brands.” It’s not just about hosting a green event – it’s about inspiring others to do the same.

Connecting Beyond Music: ARMC’s Community Engagement

Panel at Africa Rising Music Conference 2023
Panel at Africa Rising Music Conference 2023

“The Africa Rising Music Conference goes beyond its primary focus on music to engage meaningfully with the local community through various outreach programs and partnerships.” From internships to international collaborations, ARMC is empowering the next generation of music executives.

And they’re not stopping there. Jules explains, “ARMC actively seeks partnerships with local organizations and institutions to extend its positive impact beyond the realm of music.” Whether it’s organizing workshops or mentorship programs, ARMC is using the power of music to address social issues and uplift marginalized communities.

Join Us at ARMC 2024: Where Music Meets Meaning

By bringing together artists, promoters, and industry professionals from around the world, Africa Rising Music Conference is building bridges, fostering collaboration, and shaping the future of the music industry. So what are you waiting for? Join us at ARMC 2024 and be a part of something truly extraordinary.

Apply Now and Let Your Voice Be Heard

The stage is set, the spotlight is waiting, and the world is ready to hear your music. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Africa Rising Music Conference 2024. Apply now, and let your voice be heard on the global stage. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the table!

Together, We Rise at ARMC 2024!