Music Tech Europe Academy – Open Call!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Music Tech Europe Academy, a new, hybrid and scalable training scheme co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union and promoted by Music Innovation Hub (IT) in partnership with Media Deals (DE).

Music Tech Europe Academy is a 7 months program  addressed to 10 music-tech innovators/ entrepreneurs/startups/SMEs across Europe, who are ready to develop their innovative project/product/service within the music field. The 10 selected participants will have access to:

– 8 weeks of one2one online mentoring with top level expert of music, technology and innovation (see the list of mentors below)

– Exclusive Industry Meetups with experienced founders of music-tech companies and managers of successful enterprises in vertical sectors from a wide range of European countries, who will share their experience and exchange with the entrepreneurs involved in the program to evaluate potential synergies.

– 3 days of Hybrid Academy in Milan to complete the mentoring program, network and exchange with the other participants and mentors, meet industry experts and get feedback from investors. After the Academy in Milan, an online pitch session in front of investors will be granted to those participants who reached the readiness level over the course of the program.

– A vibrant community of digital innovators and music professionals, involving participants, mentors and experts, to foster constant and long-lasting exchange and support.

So, are you a music tech professional looking for top level mentoring, networking and investment opportunities?

Then don’t miss the chance to apply for Music Tech Europe Academy, a program addressed to 10 high potential and talented music-tech innovators/entrepreneurs/startups across Europe who offer scalable and sustainable technologic, business and artistic solutions for the music sector.
Apply to MTE Academy before March 15th:  https://www.musictecheuropeacademy.eu/ 

 

Open Call for Tallinn Music Week 2021

The next edition of Tallinn Music Week is scheduled to take place in the Estonian capital from 6 – 9 May 2021.  This HEMI partner festival is currently accepting applications for artists of any genre! Deadline is January 10, 2021.

Interested in performing there? You can apply at tmw.ee/apply

As the leading showcase of “tomorrow’s music, arts and ideas” in the Baltic-Nordic region since 2009, TMW aims to spot and nurture musical talent in both its home region and across European markets. Mindful of the Covid-19 restrictions, the festival this year focuses more on the Estonian and the Baltic-Nordic talent, while artists from other countries will be included depending on the situation in the given period.

The main dates of TMW2021:

Music festival: Thu, 6 May – Sat, 8 May
Conference: Fri, 7 May – Sat, 8 May

The 3-day live music festival presents around 150 artists of various genres and origins to an audience of 15,000 people and to 1,000 music industry experts. This year’s line-up will be announced gradually from February 2021. The conference offers a 2-day program of inspirational lectures and strategic discussions, while also connecting artists with the industry experts via dedicated mentoring sessions and one-on-one meetings, all aimed at taking their careers to the next level.

TMW has been praised as one of the best winter festivals of the world by The Guardian and The Observer, as one of the most exciting cultural events in the world by The New York Times, and as a tireless promoter of adventurous arts in publications ranging from The Quietus to Forbes. The last edition of the festival which took place in August 2020 has been recognized as one of the first festivals in the world that was able to postpone the event in a timely manner and to carry out the festival, with enhanced attention to health & safety measures and crisis management.

TMW 2020 in figures:
140 performers from 10 countries
60 festival locations, including 11 music venues
11 399 music festival visitors
778 conference visitors on-site and digitally
7776 visits across different city festival events
20 233 festival visits in total

Find all the details here: https://tmw.ee/

 

PIN TV premieres on December 13!

PIN TV – the first TV format dedicated to the music industry – is this year’s answer to holding a conference amid Covid-19 restrictions!

A 13-hour TV program, streaming online, PIN TV is a hybrid music conference format developed from the need to preserve the conference’s most important goal: to inform, educate, and deliver the forecast of the live industry!

The Official Premiere is Sunday, December 13, 11:00 AM (Central European Time)

ON THE OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF TAKSIRAT FESTIVAL
Links: www.pinconference.mk

https://www.facebook.com/pinmusicconference

You can find all the details about the full program in the press release below.

TAKSIRAT PRESENTS:
PIN TV is a hybrid music conference format developed from the need to keep the conference most noble mission – to inform, educate, define the present time, and deliver the forecast of the live industry.
The program consists of over 50 different topics framed into 10-15 min of content each, witnessed by 200 music professionals sharing their expertise during the 13 hour TV program. Easy to watch, PIN TV is the first ever program of 13 hours non-stop content covering all the angles from the creative & event industry – meeting in one common point – music. The remarkable selection of delegates promises a relevant document of the current times, bringing seriously unharmed and sharp professionalism, cleverly obsessing your focus, despite all the showcases and intelligently spotted humor.

Starting from the basics, the discussions are moving among the hottest topics in the live industry, on the same table with all the domains that are naturally connected to the industry itself. BEN CHALLIS (Glastonbury|UK) is guiding us through the complex relation between the YOUROPE association and the artist agencies, implementation of force majeure clause, ALEX HARDEE (Paradigm|UK), BECKIE SUDGEN (X-Ray|UK), ANDERS WAHREN (Roskilde|DK), EDMOND LENARTH (Electric Castle|RO), STEVE ZAPP (ITB|UK), with their side of the story regarding the new framework defining artist fees and the future line ups, MICHELA MAGAS (Music Tech Fest|SE), driving us into the great unknown world of innovation and music technology, together with CJ CARR (Dadabots|US) as a prodigy of artificial intelligence playing with the music industry tools.

Many countries brought the promoters closer together so CODRUTA VULCU (Artmania|RO), MITJA PREZELJ (GizKos|SI), MARTIN STOYANOV (Loud Concerts|BG), will share their local position as industry towards their governments.

How Europe is acting towards the creative industries directly from WALTER ZAMPIERI (European Comission|BE) and FIONA DEUSS FRANDI (European Commission|BE), and how the local scenes have strengthened their belts with helps of their export offices (Music Export Norway, Sounds Austrialia, Iceland Music Export, Music Estonia, Music Export Poland, Austrian Music Export, Music Export Greece, Italian Export Buiro, La Bureau Export (FR)).
On the other side of their well-known careers, we are sneak peeking with CHRIS ECKMAN (SI/US), BILL GOULD (Faith no more|US), DARKO PERIC (La Casa de Papel), TANA DOUGLAS (first female roadie|UK), MARTIN DRUST (Saint Pauli|DE) and framing a serious selection of masterminds into the Health & Safety piece featuring CHRIS KEMP (MOM Consultancy|UK), MORTEN THERKILDSEN (Roskilde|DK), DARKO FLEGO (SKY Music|RS), MICHAL SLADEK (Pohoda|SK).
Subtitling solutions, why Youtube needs a translation and the importance of it for opening new markets for the artists, directly from the NYC flat of ROBERT SINGERMANN (LYRICFIND|USA), what is the work of a music supervisor, licensing process and what you need to know about the structure, by CONNIE FARR (THINKSYNC|UK).

The big love affair and connection between the event industry and tourism, with some of the most noble projects connecting these two dots: RUUD BERENDS (Eurosonic Noorderslag|NL), ALESSANDRA DI CARRO (Butik|IT), PETER SMIDT (Former ESNS|NL), VEDRAN MENIGA (Pozitivan Ritam|CRO), REMI BRUGGMANN (Montreux Jazz Festival|CH), ZLATANA PAVLOVIC (Lovefest|RS).
What is 2020WHEN and what is sustainable in these unsustainable circumstances? An honest and yet hopeful turnover of the events with NICK HOBBS (Charmenko|TR), FRUZSINA SZEP (GOODLIVE|DE), ALEX STEVENS (DOUR Festival|BE), MAJA STARCEVIC (EXIT Festival|RS), CLAIRE O`NEILL (A Greener Festival|UK), AKOS DOMINUS (Sziget Festival|HU) and how we all laid down into the digital world by DARIO DRASTATA (Impala/Runda|CRO), BRANKO KOMLJENOVIC (Menart|CRO), NIKOLA JOVANOVIC (Runda|RS), JENNIFER MASSET (Spotify|US).

Directly into the source, HARRY TIDSWELL (FANBYTES|UK), how TikTok is now part of any artist career, winning or losing during the dance?

Challenging times behind all of the sequences defining the music industry, catching unprepared lots and lots of sectors including the PR, so we are going through the good times and bad times with NIKKI MCNEILL (Global Publicity|UK), ANDRAS BERTA (EXIT Festival, RS), GIDEON GOTTFRIED (POLLSTAR|DE), ALEX HARTEL (SUMMER BREEZE OPEN AIR|DE).
Among the rest, the hidden hell of – TICKETING, MENTAL HEALTH, GOVERNMENT SUPPORT, with even wider selection of experts in the fields will be premiered as part of PIN TV.

EXCLUSIVE SHOWCASES:
MOLCHAT DOMA (BY); DJAIKOVSKI (MK); ATNA (DE); FULU MIZIKI (CG); ALEXIA C (GR); BERNAYS PROPAGANDA (MK); BOHEMIAN CRISTAL INSTRUMENT (CZ); CHE SUDAKA (ES); VYDRAPENA BUZIRKA PUNK SYSTEM (SK); SUPERHIKS (MK); SHELTER BOY (DE); GUACAYO (DE); DZAMBO AGUSEVI ORCHESTRA (MK); YON IDY(MK); TOKA SHITET(MK); FUNKY FRESH (MK); ANTONIE VESKOVSKI (MK); LJUBOJNA (MK), PERIJA (MK); CROOK THE KID (CA).

Links: www.pinconference.mk

https://www.facebook.com/pinmusicconference

Feasibility of a European Music Observatory: new studies from Music Moves Europe

The European Commission has just published two studies of “Music Moves Europe”.

Under the 2018 Preparatory action on music, the European Commission launched several studies to address the main challenges in the music sector, all aiming to improve the poor data availability, develop a better understanding of the market trends as well as sustainable mechanisms on how to monitor them, and to identify data and funding needs.

Two corresponding studies are now published:

However, we need to note that the data for both studies and their analysis reflects the “pro-Covid-19” situation.

The current crisis has had a profound effect on the music sector, so the issues that these studies bring to light (the lack of data and the funding gaps) make their findings even more important, so that EU and national institutions and policy makers can contribute to the sustainable development of the music sector.

Background

The 2018-2020 Preparatory action “Music Moves Europe: Boosting European diversity and talent” aims primarily to prepare future support for music under the Creative Europe programme (new sectorial action on music).

Over the past three years, the European Commission has launched 7 calls for proposals and 4 calls for tenders to implement the Preparatory action, with a total budget of €7 million. This process and the results achieved will help design the future EU support in the context of the Music Moves Europe initiative, including funding under the Creative Europe programme.

For more information, you can also read about how the EU responds to the coronavirus outbreak in support of the cultural and creative sectors.

SoundCzech reveals the 2020 digital edition of CEEntral Party

CEENtral party, a conference focusing on the Central and Southeastern European  countries and their music markets is happening online on Nov 28.

A full day of panels, workshops, networking, plus one special streaming from London, it’s all going to be free for everyone! Here is the full fascinating program:

Workshops:

11:00 BandCamp workshop with Aly Giliani. Tricks and ideas about how to use all features that BandCamp has to offer the best way possible.
Aly Gillani is the European Label Rep for Bandcamp, a thriving, global music community where fans discover new artists, intimately connect with them, and directly compensate them for their work. Aly’s role involves expanding and managing the growing network of labels using the site to connect with their fans.

12:00 Brexit real impacts- Ian Smith (Frusion agency)
“So you want to play in the UK after Brexit, and you still want to play in the EU… well, good news you still can, and its easier than you might think !”
Led by Ian Smith, CEO of two key international agencies based in the UK and Austria for 20 years and founder of UKEARSWORK, a free fact-checked information initiative to keep creatives working in both directions with minimal disruption after Brexit.

13:00 Be social cleverly – Zsuzsi Berta (social media strategist, head of digital marketing – A38)
CEEntral Party have asked the social media strategist of the legendary Budapest venue A38 to offer a unique take on how to communicate effectively on social media. What are the messages to avoid? How to build communities, and how to make the most of your creativity.

14:00 Effective use of Music tech, and a short overview on the music value chain with Yvan Boudillet.
Value Gap? Blockchain? Let’s talk for once about the moving Music Value Chain and look back to the Future of the Music Industry, as the digital revolution has become the new normal.
Yvan Boudillet is a Digital Entertainment Expert with over ten years experience in leading digital development and consumer strategy for EMI and Warner Music in France. As the Founder of the advisory agency TheLynk and the Entertainment Lead at Startup Sesame, Yvan connects the dots between startups and creative industries.

15:00 Sane-tizer / staying sane in times of crisis
The tragic level of mental health in the music sector was already a topic, when the year of lockdown started, pushing so many over the edge by a non-concert-season ..

With the help of a Zoltan Kővary (musician/ psychologist), we aim to initiate an interactive workshop session, to talk about often recurring issues, and how to help ourselves.

14:00-16:00 CsEE Music Market introduction – in a panel set-up, we introduce the music sector of CsEE countries. All you need to know about demographics, popular music genres, live-recording-sector, music services, and best access points to start at the following countries.

14:00- 15:00 pt. 1. – get to know the countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland
15:00- 16:00 pt. 2. Greece, Romania, Serbia, Estonia, Macedonia

 

Open streamed panels

16:00-16:15 HEMIsphere- Introduction of the new music boost program that bridges 10 partners from Estonia to Greece.

17:00- David and Goliath-
The Teutonic plates of the music sector reality are shaken, and while some made a huge fortune on the lockdown, many got pushed to leave music for good in order to survive…

BUT- What does that mean? What is the future of major multi-genre festivals? Sold out headliners at stadiums? How big is too big? Will major investors buy up all that left after the warriors budget dried out? We invited stakeholders of the different fields of music, agency, festival, labels… to dream a better future with us.

Partners:
HEMI Music Hub, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Czech Centres
IQ Magazine
More info: https://www.soundczech.cz/en

 

Tak Brzmi Miasto showcase Conference 2020 announced

From Krakow, Poland to the virtual public, Tak Brzmi Miasto conference: The Future, coming online on November 14-15, aims to offer artists and music professionals insights and practical tools to help them navigate the new post-Covid 19 landscape.

It won’t be a look through rose-colored glasses, yet the organizers will focus on possibilities and the bright side of the future. The music industry needs a meeting and a conversation, specific tools and discussion over the direction in which it wants to be headed. The future is not that distant, Tak Brzmi Miasto conference: The Future starts soon. On the 14th and 15th of November, specialists will lead the virtual events and workshop. Ticket sales are already on, and the number of participants is limited.

Changes in the music industry have been so fast in the last couple of years, it’s hard to keep track. The Year 2020 accelerated them incredibly or stopped completely. Most of us rack our brains trying to figure out what’s next. What could the future look like? How to survive? Or, maybe more ambitious – how to develop oneself? Independent musicians, concert promoters and managers with many years of experience are all hitting the same wall. That’s why this year’s conference Tak Brzmi Miasto: The Future focuses on new tools for the artists, best managerial practice and positive examples from our industry.

New reality – does it also mean the new music industry? Can new mean better? How will the great players deal with it – labels, producers and associations? How will an independent artist find their way in this world? Does the audience need a next free online concert? What are they willing to pay for? In the end… the artist is human too.

The program will tackle topics such as challenges and prospects of digitalisation, opportunities for earning online or tools that can be useful for that; talking about changes which should be followed, and artists who, while as unaware as everyone else, were prepared for the crisis.

The conference is about the future of an artist and a manager. Tak Brzmi Miasto is about the future of music.

The conference is accompanied by Winter Camp – a direct form of support and learning, enriched with individual consultations and workshop. Winter Camp will take place between November 11 and 13. The participants will also take part in the more widely available Tak Brzmi Miasto: The Future conference.

For more information go to: http://takbrzmimiasto.pl/konferencja-2020/

 

HEMI Enters BUSH, the Hungarian Showcase Conference

HEMI Enters BUSH, the Hungarian Showcase Conference

Budapest Showcase Hub is the first Hungarian showcase festival and conference, focusing on the Central Eastern European region, showcasing the best current artists and listing all the hot topics of the music industry. This year, irregularly, it’ll be a one-day-only hybrid event, on November 4th, but will still be international and reaching beyond the borders.

The organisers of BUSH have created an entertaining video series of 31 promising artists of the region, as traveling and gathering is highly limited due to the pandemic, so they cannot perform live as usual.

The trailer of the series is already available, while the full episodes will be launched at the start of the conference, on the 4th of November on BUSH’s YouTube channel, which will including some interesting trivia of the artists.

In the selection process the organisers, just as usual, asked for the support of a few hundred music professionals and associations, such as ETEP and INES.

The conference and mini-showcase will be held at the famous A38 Ship in Budapest. The conference program is focusing on this hectic year of COVID-19, on changes and challenges.

The first two panels will be powered by Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI), Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

The first one, Young Indie Label Associations in Deep Water, will dig into what happened in the past couple of years to the young label associations of the region.

Then, Entrepreneurship in Music Business, aims to clear the picture around the self-releasing artists, music business education and programmes like HEMI Music Hub, Music Competence Centre or JUMP.

Further panels will be discussing the sector’s challenges and opportunities, and of course, a listening session is also a must!

After the conference, four very promising Hungarian acts will hit the stage:  IamSoyuz, Saya Noé, Mongooz and the Magnet and Törzs while, at the small stage, there will be an electronic TEB selection by Telekom Electronic Beats Showcase: Mennydörgő, Flanger Kids, Ben Leavez, Fausto Mercier, DJ Mesterháza and Normál Tamás.

More info:

https://budapestshowcasehub.com/

https://www.facebook.com/budapestshowcasehub

https://www.instagram.com/budapestshowcasehub

 

EXIT festival reveals Life Stream events

Exit Festival

Galvanizing support for those hardest hit by the pandemic, the Life Stream Project brings together world-class acts who will perform at Novi Sad’s Petrovaradin Fortress, the home base of EXIT festival, for a million-strong online audience from September 3rd to 6th.

Music for a good cause: EXIT festival, in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization, is launching the next step of Life Stream Project, in aid of the efforts to alleviate the suffering of millions who have lost their livelihoods to the pandemic and are falling deeper into hunger.

The pandemic is compounding problems and multiplying misery, especially for those on the front-lines of climate change battling frequent drought, storms and floods that strain food production, exacerbate hunger and push people deeper into poverty. It is set to push 270 million people into food insecurity before the end of 2020 – an 80 percent increase from 2019 – and the impact will be the harshest for those who were already suffering.

EXIT started as a youth movement for peace and freedom in Serbia and Balkans and social activism is still at the forefront of our activities. This year has been hard for all of us, but even in times like this, we must find the strength to do what we can to help those who are the most vulnerable” – said founder and CEO of EXIT Dušan Kovačević.

The Life Stream Project

Life stream has been launched last year together with the Green R:evolution as EXIT’s biggest environmental project to this day, in which the Government of Serbia committed to planting almost a billion trees increasing the country’s forestation rate up to 50%. The partnership with WFP broadens the scope of the project, highlighting two important causes, ending hunger and building resilience for communities in the face of climate change, that have become even more urgent in light of COVID-19.

Life Stream will be a four-day long festival, with performances broadcast from the legendary EXIT Dance Arena. The festival will feature the global and regional acts with videos drawing attention to the environment and the looming hunger crisis.

This year’s project is an introduction to a broader cooperation in 2021, which will mark two important anniversaries, 60 years of WFP and the 20th anniversary of the EXIT festival.

ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP)

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies, building prosperity and supporting a sustainable future for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change. In 2019, WFP assisted nearly 100 million people in over 80 countries.

WFP not only provides food assistance to communities affected by climate-related disasters, but also helps them become more resilient to extreme weather events.

In light of the current situation, WFP has made an urgent appeal for USD 4.9 billion which will enable it to provide food assistance to as many as 138 million vulnerable people before the end of the year. This would also be the largest mobilization in the entire history of the organization.

ABOUT EXIT FESTIVAL

EXIT Festival was established in 2000 in University Park as a student movement for the fight for peace and freedom, both in Serbia and in the Balkans. Over the past 20 years, it has grown into one of the most eminent music festivals in the world. Social responsibility remains one of the key aspects of the Festival through the work of the EXIT Foundation, which focuses its social activism on youth development and peace promotion, creative industries, environmental protection, and destination branding.

Mastering the Music Business goes online on July 29-31!

The conference makes a surprise comeback in a new format: online and with free attendance. Don’t miss it!

Good news for the music industry and beyond: the fifth edition of Mastering The Music Business, the first and largest event organized in Romania about the music industry, will take place from July 29 to July 31 in a new format. Postponed due to the pandemic and the restrictive measures adopted at the same time, MMB is coming back with an edition exclusively in the online environment, with topics adapted to the context, which will help artists and music business professional overcome this difficult period.

Anca Lupeș, the founder of the MMB conference, said : “During quarantine, music was the weapon of millions of people in the fight with fear, with panic, with monotony, with longing for loved ones. People has sung from the balcony, on the empty streets, in zoom chats, and in this way we got over the isolation more easily. But the artist community and the entire music industry is still far from recovering. Moreover, an uncertain and perhaps even more difficult period follows. That’s why we quickly regrouped and decided to make an emergency MMB edition, to define our new normality. We want to discuss, in the most honest way, about the problems that the industry is facing during this period, from the financial difficulties and limitations given by the pandemic, to the blockages of creativity and the pressure of reinvention. Let’s talk about them, but especially let’s find solutions to get out of this impasse”.

The panels, workshops and case studies within MMB will focus on the most important topics of the moment: how the industry is reorganized – both locally and internationally, how the public will change, what the authorities can do, the role of brands in industry reconstruction, financing solutions, crisis communication and many more.

Among the speakers of the edition, those who will hold presentations and will answer to participants’ questions, will be: Corinne Sadki (FR) – President of the European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE), Edy Chereji – one of the creators of Untold and Neversea festivals, Jake Beaumont Nesbitt – Policy advisor The International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), Emil Ionescu – Managing director of Best Music Live Concerts and iabilet.ro, Cristian Stan – Head of Special Events at Sublime Romania and many other artists, promoters, or representatives of record companies.

The conference will take place online, with free access, on the MMB facebook page and on the conference website. The entire program will be announced on https://masteringthemusicbusiness.ro/.

MMB Online is a cultural project funded by the Romanian Ministry of Culture. The 2020 edition is sponsored by Merlin and powered by the Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

 

Athens Music Week Phygital Edition is here! Covid won’t stop Music!

With just 3 months to reshape all program since the COVID 19 pandemic shadowed the planet, we are happy to announce that Technopolis City of Athens, our Greek HEMI partner, have revealed the Conference and Showcase program of the Athens Music Week 2020 

Athens Music Week 2020 Phygital Edition
#AMW2020
50
speakers – 28 artists – 17 countries and a Pan-European surprise event!

Technopolis City of Athens and MESO Events are proud to present, for the second year in a row, Athens Music Week, from the 16th till the 21st of June. This time, in a brand-new… phygital version!

The second edition of AMW combines the physical with the digital world, to present a one-of-a-kind international meeting of 17 countries, featuring 50 distinguished delegates and speakers of the local and global music industry, and 28 solo artists/bands from across Europe!

The program includes an International Music Conference with panel-discussions, presentations, webinars, artist showcases, and live Q&A sessions as well a special surprise event celebrating the European Music Day!

Conference program of Athens Music Week thus far:

Panels

Live gigs and touring in the era of covid-19: how do managers, booking agents and festivals respond to the travel ban and audience restrictions? Online concerts or phygital festivals: is it the new trend? But what about the live music experience? How can artists and music professionals be supported today? How can you promote your music business in the current situation, access new markets, make new connections?

50 experts talk about it all! Distinguished professionals of the music sector, delegates from European networks, conferences and festivals, along with representatives of the Greek music industry, discuss and share their thoughts and experiences.

The Panels will be livestreamed, and followed by online Q&A sessions with the speakers.

 Panel Discussions:

  • Audience restrictions, travel ban: What options do artists, musicians and bands have to present their music?
  • Innovation in Music: Is it a question of mind-set, of tools? Both?
  • Networking from home: how can we promote our music business over the next months?
  • Free Streaming is cool, but is there a life vest for artists and music professionals?
  • NextStageChallenge or how a European Music Industry Hackathon was launched during lockdown!
  • Covid-19 makes us rethink business strategy. Are you “updated”? Or should you go back to school?
  • Streaming events and festivals is a forced trend, but what about the “physical” music experience? What can we expect from here on?
  • Divided we fall? Not always! Focus on the initiatives of European networks supporting artists and music professionals.

Events Powered by HEMI – Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation

Meet & Greets                                                                                

Meet the music industry innovators, projects and start-ups chosen by the European Network   Jump – European Music Market Accelerator:

SENSI (PT) / eCauda (ES) / Groover (FR) / Terrible Merch (UK) / Deep Listening (ΙΤ) / Wetum4kids (PT) / FITCHY (NL) / Self Releasing Artists Network (UK)

Events Powered by JUMP – European Music Market Accelerator

Showcases

New and rising talents will present the sound of music scenes of Greece, Turkey, Central and Southeast Europe have to show.

Artists (in alphabetical order)

Bratri (CZ) / Byron (RO) / Drums & Voice Jazztronica Duet (GR) / Electro Hafiz (TR) / Fraktale (PL) / Funk Shui (MK) / Gio Melody (GR) / Go-Dratta (IT) / Goodbye Darjeeling (HU) / June Cocó (DE) / Kety Fusco (IT) / Komfortrauschen (DE)  / Kostas Sidirokastritis (GR) / Lena Laki (GR) / Lucia (RO) / Marinho (PT) /Market (CZ) / Mavi Gunes 69 (TR) / Moose (GR) / Nalyssa Green (GR) / Neal Cassady (PL) / Strawberry Pills (GR) / Sirom (SI) / Thomas Konstantinou Ensemble (GR) / Vasko Atanasovski Tri (SI) / Whereswilder (GR) / Evritiki Zygia (GR)

Showcases will be livestreamed, and followed by online Q&A sessions with the artists.

Events Powered by HEMI – Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation

Webinars

Could you use help to create a business plan or a marketing strategy, fill an application for funding, or prepare a presentation? Specialists with long experience in the field offer their know-how, tips and advice to new professionals of the music sector.

Topics will be announced soon. The spots are limited, and registration will be required!

Powered by JUMP – European Music Market Accelerator

Storytelling

We visit Thourio village in Orestiada, Thrace, to check out the traditional Thracian Lyra workshop of Alexis Partinoudis. We discover the age-old process of constructing the instrument from natural locally sourced materials, and hear a lot of stories about traditions and customs in Thrace, and the cultural and emotional importance of the historic musical instruments of the region, the lyra, the gaida, the cavali… curious about the sounds yet? Well, Alexis and his friend Stratos Spyros, both members of the traditional Thracian music group Evritiki Zygia, will give you a pretty good idea!

Powered by HEMI – Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation

For more information and the latest updates, please visit athensmusicweek.gr

#AMW2020