Exclusive Interview with Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara talks to BMAT Since the release of Fatou, her solo album back in 2011, Fatoumata Diawara has been rather busy as one of the most celebrated voices in African music today. The Ivorian-born singer, gigging nonstop and gracing world music lovers with a soulful blend of Wassoulou folk and spiritually-infused Afropop, can finally breathe and…

SUMMUS, Behind the Scenes

When I first heard about SUMMUS, I thought it was a misspelling of ‘zumos’ (juices, in Spanish), but as we started to get ready for the 3rd biennial event, it dawned on me that SUMMUS goes a step beyond its definition. More than a gathering place for forward-thinking experts, the event proved to be a…

How Venues Turn Into Revenues

After a night out on the town, we decided to research how music identification systems used in venues  impact the revenue generated. Results show that music played at venues increase the industry’s long-tail and provide a significant source of income for indie and non-mainstream artists. Some weeks ago we held our last quarterly session, a deep-rooted…

A Tribe Called BMAT

Are You Experienced? Stassy is experienced at BMAT. She’s been working with us for longer than what Rudolf Steiner calls a cycle of life, which means she masters all our folklore. Here she explains some. It’s been more than 7 years now that I’ve been part of BMAT. After your initial rite, you are not…