Conference Program
IndiEarth XChange is India’s annual trade and networking event, aimed at building pathways for and between the non-mainstream music, film and media industries -  sustainable infrastructure that will result in business for independent artists and arts professionals. 

Conference: IndiEarth XChange - IOMMA: Cultural Networks Beyond Borders

In its 5th year, the successful partnership between IndiEarth XChange and the Indian Ocean Music Market (IOMMA) has had numerous outcomes. Co-financed by the European Union, IOMMA’s regional co-operation program has had considerable impact for artists and music professionals in the region, particularly India - showcases, artist tours, and business development. The panel speaks about the journey and the resulting growth of business opportunities for professionals and artists.


Eric Juret - IOMMA, (RI)
Eddie Prithviraj - Exodus (IN)
Naveen Deshpande - Mixtape Live (IN)

Sonya Mazumdar - EarthSync / IndiEarth (IN))

Date: 27th Nov / Time: 14:30 / Venue: Samsara, The Park Chennai / Event Type: Music Conference

Niche Festivals: Creating Spaces For Alternative Culture

Three diverse festivals provide a crucial space and platform which present niche content and relate arguably to a relatively small, minority audience. These festivals that nurture experimental and folk music, collaborative works, and independent films that address issues of the socially marginalised share their perspectives on market growth for such content and the social and artistic impact their festivals have.


Chandra Moulee - Chennai International Queer Film Festival 2013-15 (IN)
Alasdair Campbell - Counterflows Festival (SC)
Divya Bhatia - Jodhpur RIFF (IN)

Date: 27th Nov / Time: 16:30 / Venue: Surya, The Park Chennai / Event Type: Music, Film, Culture Conference