The international North American creative companies Worldhaus Music and Futuro Libre Creative Agency announce their partnership uniting the Americas from North to South. US-based Worldhaus Music and Canadian-based Futuro Libre come together to represent recording artists that are export ready and to facilitate inter-Americas cultural exchanges between trade missions. Their aim is to be a bi-focal point in the music industry between Latin American and South American music industries to the North American Market.
Launched in 2017, Futuro Libre Creative Agency (FLCA) uses a social enterprise model, built on the framework of fair compensation, safe spaces, mentorship and allyship to support artists and audiences that identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) in both creative and business ventures. FLCA engages with audiences by creating cultural comprehension through genuine artistic engagements with BIPOC artists; While at the same time, supports BIPOC artists at all levels in the development of their craft, brand and careers. This support also comes in the form of B2B relationship building between institutions and BIPOC artists/audiences through the pushing forward the dialogue of inclusivity in the support of healthy community development.
Worldhaus Music is an independent music company based in Los Angeles (US) with offices in London (UK) and Porto Alegre (Brazil), that represent the global connection that international roots music has around the world with 36 years of experience. The label strives as a creative brand and entrepreneurial force to unite cultures through the creation of cultural exchange programs for ambassador missions, produce content for media broadcasting, music publishing and funding solutions for the independent artist to be able to have an influential voice through culture.
The two companies will be present together at this year’s Canadian Music Week (CMW) in Toronto, Canada from May 6-12, 2019 with respective official showcases: Argentinean folk singer, Anamolí, performing on May 10th at The Painted Lady; Puerto Rican Sacred Drum Machine group ÌFÉ on May 8 at Lula Lounge; Mexican-Canadian electro-pop group LOLAA at the Bovine Sex Club on May 10; Montreal-based super Funk band The Brooks at The Supermarket on May 9.
Worldhaus CEO, Myla Hardie, will also be present as an international women-in-music mentor. Futuro Libre founder, Sergio Elmir, will speak on a panel regarding the future of electronic music from Latin America on May 9 at the conference.