French Artists Ayo, Kungs, Kiddy Smile, Yello Take Over BandsInTown LiveStream for Fete De La Musique This Sunday, June 21

Bandsintown LIVE Celebrates Fête de la Musique / Make Music Day ...


Bandsintown LIVE is programming a special livestream edition of Fête de la Musique / Make Music Day this Sunday, June 21. Soul & folk songwriter AYỌ, electronic hitmaker Kungs, and singer Kiddy Smile (catapulted to fame by The Gossip’s Beth Ditto) are among the artists performing at in collaboration with What The France, the French music export official label. Nineteen Francophone artists from all genres–jazz, soul, pop, house, and hip hop–will livestream half-hour sets.

It’s a new, digital version of the music-for-all initiative that originated in France, held every year in squares and streets around the world at Midsummer. All donations will go to the artists participating, as well as to charities that support social justice including the NAACP.

The initiative has gathered support from the French Bureau Export’s “What the France,” Sacem, Ville de Paris, the French Embassy in the United States, TV5 Monde, The Federation of the French Alliances Francaises and the Alliance Francaise Foundation, the French Institute Alliance Française of NY, FIAF and The Alliance Française of Greenwich, CT.

“Fête de la Musique / Make Music Day focuses on bringing people together to celebrate music and artists, which is at the core of Bandsintown’s mission,” explains Managing Partner Fabrice Sergent. “We need initiatives that unite people, and support equality, diversity and love for one another, which is what music and Make Music Day are all about. This year, we were not ready to give that up, hence the decision to take the festivities online.“

“Over the last three months, culture and music have been at risk of collapsing due to the COVID-19 crisis. This is particularly true for live shows. Whilst facing the consequences of this health crisis, artists and music professionals from the industry have shown initiative in order to keep the music alive. Sacem is proud to be supporting Bandsintown’ special livestream edition of Fête de la Musique / Make Music Day. Sacem, which is the first authors society to compensate artists for their live streams, recently decided to launch the “#scenefrancaise” project, whose purpose is to support French production in France and abroad. All these initiatives are essential for the cultural diversity to which we are so attached.” Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO of Sacem

“When Bandsintown and Sacem asked us to collaborate to this event, we instantly thought that it could be a unique opportunity for What the France to play it‘s core mission which is to highlight France’s musical diversity and creativity for an international audience. And we believe this line up matches perfectly, with a great range of talented artists” says Marc Thonon, Bureau Export’s CEO. 

Fête de la Musique began in France but has taken root in communities across the world. On the summer solstice in 1982, musicians took to the streets of Paris to make music for the first Fête de la Musique. The event, often called Make Music Day, became a global tradition over the years, eventually spreading to 120 countries, where performers of a range of levels and styles turn public spaces into music venues. The democratic, joyful spirit of coming together to make or savor live music remains unstoppable, even amid unprecedented challenges to in-person live music performances. 

Full Line up here:

 AnoraakAyoBachar Mar KhaliféBon EntendeurCatastropheFederJoachim GarraudJupiter & OkwessKiddy SmileKungsLa ChicaLala &ceNeue GrafikOmar JrOwlleS.Pri NoirSAROSynapsonTaliscoYelle

About Bandsintown

Bandsintown celebrates artists and helps them grow their careers. As the most trusted source of concert and live stream recommendations, Bandsintown helps fans discover artists, their music and attend more shows, in real life or online. With a reach of 200M Monthly Active fans globally, over 55M registered concert goers and 530k artists registered to the platform, Bandsintown is a world-leading marketing solution for brands to engage with music enthusiasts at scale.  Visit the Bandsintown website at

About Le Bureau Export & What The France

Le Bureau Export has worked to develop popular and classical music made in France on an international scale since 1993. Thanks to financial resources from both music industry and French institutions, Le Bureau Export has built a worldwide network aimed at facilitating exchanges between French and foreign music professionals. Le Bureau Export has offices in Paris, Berlin, London, and New York. What The France is a recommendation brand created by Le Bureau Export to shine a light on the finest music made in France. 

About Sacem

Music accompanies us throughout our lives and Sacem has been supporting those who create it for 169 years. 170,000 authors, composers and publishers trust Sacem to manage their authors’ rights. As a voice for creators and a trusted partner for music broadcasters, Sacem strives to promote all genres of music. Sacem is a non-profit organization that contributes to the vibrancy and influence of creative work across the world, with day-to-day support for cultural and artistic projects. Together, let’s make music happen!

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