Call for applications: Musical authors in Libya

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Successful applicants will be expected to research and write no more than three review articles between 900 and 1,200 words in length. Summary texts should provide a factual overview of various aspects of the local music industry. Authors are expected to use plain language and frame topics in a way that everyone can understand, while avoiding their own personal opinions. A detailed style guide will be provided and texts must conform to these guidelines.

Sample Topics

The subjects are not fixed but they generally aim to provide:

  • A glimpse of Libyan musical life.
  • An overview of specific musical genres in the country (eg local genres, popular, classical, gospel, traditional).
  • An overview of the opportunities available to music operators in Libya (e.g. funding, training, performance opportunities, etc.).
  • An overview of indigenous instruments in Libya.
  • An overview of the recording scene (labels, how royalties are collected, publishers, etc.).
  • An overview of music education and structures available in the country.
  • A glimpse of the live music scene.

Applicants should be familiar with these areas, ideally having written on similar topics in the past. Successful applicants will be given a topic and required to submit a short proposal on how they would address the topic.

Terms

  • At least 5 years of writing experience
  • Impeccable writing skills in English (French-speaking writers can apply here).
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional musical knowledge
  • Desire to contribute to the local music industry

Remuneration

Authors will be paid at an agreed rate once the text has been submitted to the satisfaction of the editors and according to the specifications provided.

Contact

If you are interested, send your CV to Mr Lamine Ba at [email protected] before April 15, 2022.

Your application should include the following:

  • short motivation
  • At least three music-related articles you’ve recently written (links are acceptable)

For more information on Music In Africa, visit www.musicinafrica.net.

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