HEMI Music Awards: Live Music Sessions | Sunday, May 23 | 19.00 (CET)

HMA Finalists participate in an international online event broadcasted live!

The HMAs (HEMI MUSIC AWARDS) are wrapping the second phase of the competition with “live” performances by the 9 finalists, at the HMA Live Sessions, on Sunday, May 23, which will determine the 3 winners!

During this online TV show, the contestants will be presenting a song of their choice, as well as answering questions allowing the judges and the audience to get to know them live!

For the past two months, the 9 finalists –Thom Artway (CZ), I Wear* Experiment (EE), Deaf Radio (GR), Woodstock Barbie (HU), Funk Shui (MK), Dogs in Kavala (RS), Izzy and the Black Trees (PL), Lucia (RO), Koala Voice! (SI) had access to workshops and mentoring sessions from 11 music industry experts, who have worked with companies and festivals such as Spotify, Songtrust, Google, !Κ7, Sziget, MENT Ljubljana, A38, Ship, Sony/ATV, etc.

The mentors imparted their valuable know-how and experiences through a total of 50 personalized sessions in topics such as publishing, content monetization, Merchandising, booking, PR & touring, as well as sync, and playlist issues. Meet all the mentors by clicking here

Now, it’s time to see the 9 finalists “live” on stage!

Don’t miss the HMA Live Sessions on Sunday, May 23 at 19:00 (CET) streaming live via HEMI’s Facebook page and youtube channel! Get the chance to watch artists from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.

The 9 ΗΜΑ finalists were selected among the 27 participants of the first phase of the talent program by an international Jury of 27 members, all distinguished professionals of the music sector, including festival organizers, promoters, export-office managers, venue managers, and music journalists. Meet them all here!

HEMI Music Awards (HMA) is a talent program for artists who want their sound to reach new audiences and markets, and feel ready to build an international career. HMA is organized by HEMI (Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation), a European initiative co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, aiming to offer support to artists and music industry professionals from the 9 participating countries: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.

CEENTRAL SOUND – BACH CONFERENCE 15-17 September 2021

How can the music can make a comeback after pandemic? Main question for a music conference in Brno

 How can the music scene can make a comeback after pandemic? That’s the main question for RECONNECT: CEENTRAL PARTY – BACH CONFERENCE – IMMF CEE MEETING, a unique collaboration that brings clubs, managers, bands and other music professionals together. The event is going to happen on 15th – 17th September 2021 in Brno powered by SoundCzech and BACH (Brno Club Association) with a help of Music Managers Forum Czech Republic.

“It was an absolutely lucky match as both organizers wanted to debut an event to help be better connected. After few months of discussion, we got to our current mindset, in which it all seems more like a joint platform that connects us than two separate events” says SoundCzech Márton Náray. “We have been and expecting to face hard-shifts and many changes after COVID in which we believe the only way out is together. That is the motto of this collaboration.”

On the first day SoundCzech invites local and international professionals to share their view about the recovery of the music sector, boosting regional music scenes as well as talk about digital possibilities, new cultural entrepreneurships and label relations among others.

The second day of the conference will be powered by BACH and will focus on topics around the club scene, local and international networks and tourism relations.

The whole event starts with a highlighted zero day: The regional meeting of Music Managers Forum, co-organized by IMMF (International Music Managers Forum, Music Managers Forum Czech Republic).

The ReConnect conference is made possible with the support of the European networks Hub for The Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI), a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Venues as members of BACH: ArtBar, Alterna, Fléda, Vegalité, Kafara, Melodka, Eleven, Ponava, Kabinet múz, Music Lab, Sono, Stará Pekárna

 

CEENTRAL SOUND – BACH CONFERENCE

  1. – 17. 9. 2021

SONO, Fléda, Kabinet Múz, Metro – BRNO, CZ

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www.soundczech.cz

Athens Music Week | Hybrid Edition | 22-26 June 2021

Athens Music Week 2021 returns in a hybrid format, with lots of music, innovative web events and a very special live stage!

 

From the 22nd to the 26th of June 2021, Athens Music Week (AMW) will be back at Technopolis Athens, to offer insights around all facets of the music industry, through selected talks, workshops, seminars, showcases, and a grand live event.

How can Greek musicians make a name for themselves in Greece and abroad? How large is the loyal following of the Greek Hip-hop scene, and what are the latest trends in Greek music? Does gender balance exist in the music industry? What do Spotify, Bandcamp and Clubhouse have in common? How can you build a music career via Tik Tok? What are Copyrights, what are Royalties, how do they work, and what does blockchain technology have to do with them? Is virtual reality the future for concerts? And how does this relate to Fortnite? What is cultural management, and which opportunities can propel Greek artists into the international charts from the comfort of their own couch? Do music and reality tv competitions actually help the artists who participate in them? And how does a professional chef feature into all of this?

This year’s Athens Music Week conference will be focusing on all these topics and more, spanning all facets of the music industry, from recording and live gigs, to copyrights and the future of the music industry, to the current music trends.

Like every year, the AMW Conference will be hosting experienced and acclaimed representatives of the local as well as the international music sector, while market experts and insiders will be sharing essential tips & tricks in workshops, seminars and webinars, specifically designed for artists, students, amateurs and professionals.

At the same time, AMW will be presenting a rich showcase program featuring unique and exciting music from the best up-and-coming artists representing various genres and countries, while offering Greek participants the chance to create their own original audio-visual material, which will be broadcast during the festival.

Finally, subject to health conditions at the time, AMW Main Stage, a grand multifaceted music event, will be coming live on the main stage of Technopolis Athens, always in compliance to public health regulations and protocols.

All ΑΜW events will be free for the public, as a symbolic gesture of support to the music sector which has been hit especially hard by the pandemic worldwide.

The full program of the AMW conference and showcase festival will be announced in May.

 

 For More Information: www.athensmusicweek.gr

 

 AMW is made possible with the support of the European networks Hub for The Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) and JUMP – European Music Market Acceleration, two projects co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

 

Organized by Technopolis Athens and M.E.S.O Events

Road to international markets: Music PR in Germany Workshop by Sebastian Król

In this last workshop of HEMI Music Awards phase 1, the 27 nominees of CSEE had the chance to find out how the Music PR process works in Germany.  Sebastian Król, co-founder of Backseat music agency and Funklub platform gave to the nominees an overview featuring fields of media, insights of a campaign and tips on how to get in touch with Music PR agencies. 

Sebastian Król is 32 years old and lives in Hamburg. After graduating from the university of Lüneburg with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Król started working at the music agency popup-records. Six years later, in 2017, he founded the label and PR agency Backseat – together with his friend and partner Arne Thamer. Early 2021, he started Fanklub, a new platform for bands and fans which will launch in summer. Sebastian is also a musician himself, releasing music under the alias Karwendel, poetic indie folk in German language.

Backseat is a Hamburg-based music agency founded in 2017 by Sebastian Król and Arne Thamer. We develop individual PR campaigns for releases in the fields of indie, folk, pop and rock. We cover all media fields (radio / print / online / TV) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Currently we support the following bands: Ane Brun, Sticky Fingers, AVEC, Kristofer Åström, The Fratellis, Tiger Lou, John Paul White, Meadows, Hudson Taylor, Lauren Ruth Ward and many more.

In addition to PR activities, Backseat is also active as a label itself. Together with Soulfood & Believe Digital as distribution partner we can distribute our releases worldwide. ROBA Musikverlag supports us in publishing. So far the following bands have released their music on Backseat: Carnival Youth, BRTHR, The Bland, DI-RECT, Jonas Alaska, Of The Valley, Albert Luxus, Jo Goes Hunting, Penny Police, Phototaxis, I’m Not a Blonde, Native, Brett Newski, Echo Me, Grapell, Martin Baltser, Cub & Wolf, Big Fox, Native, SPARKLING, The Cool Quest & The Bad Tones.

Backseat is in charge of the music booking for the NORDEN Festival in Schleswig and the PR for the Rock For People Festival in the Czech Republic. Since 2020 Backseat cooperates with the Czech export office SoundCzech to connect the German and Czech music industry.

In 2021, Sebastian Król and Arne Thamer founded the Fanklub Music FKM GmbH, a new platform for bands and fans: fanklub.com

Fanklub is the new platform for bands and fans!
As a band, you can create your own Fanklub page in no time, free of charge and with no programming skills – as website and app. All basic information such as live dates and videos can be found by everyone free of charge. Fans can access exclusive content such as live streams, news, and raffles by joining your Fanklub, which starts at €1.99 per month. As an all-in-one solution, Fanklub combines the functions of a classic band website with the features of crowdfunding models. With Fanklub you will have a perfect fanbase management tool and will be able to generate a solid monthly income. Because 90% of the fan contributions are passed on to the band.

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/

 

Prestigious media partners join the HEMI Music Awards 2021

The HEMI Music Awards 2021 have secured the support of 18 distinguished Media Partners from the 9 HEMI countries.

Submissions are still open for the HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2021. The deadline is December 23!

It’s all about the music, we all know that! However, publicity is also key, if a musician or a band want to reach their audience! That’s why the HEMI Music Awards have partnered with 18 music magazines, radio stations and music portals from every country participating in the program, to ensure the all-important media coverage and dedicated communication. Whether mainstream or cutting-edge, these diverse voices reflect the life and sounds of Central and South-Eastern Europe today. We are honored to present them all here, by country:

Czech Republic

FRONTMAN  An online music website focusing mostly on active musicians, and connected with
Kytary.cz, the largest company selling music instruments in the Czech Republic.

 

 

 

MUSIC SERVER  One of the biggest music websites in the Czech Republic covering the music scene no matter the genre, with approx. 2,000 visitors per day.

 

 

Estonia

RAADIO 2   R2 is an Estonian radio station which belongs to Estonian National Broadcasting. It focuses on new Estonian music and aims at broadening the listener’s musical horizons.

 

 

happening

Häppening This independent Estonian design, culture, and music online magazine is devoted to spreading outstanding sound, art, and culture.

 

 

Greece

AVOPOLIS.GR  is the first Greek music portal with 24 years of life and the most popular music site. Strictly original content from the music industry, with exclusive photo & video material.

 

 

LIFO is one of the strongest media brands among all categories and one of the most influential news media in Greece, with an influential and loyal community of readers.

LIFO.gr has been, since the first days of its operation, a digital phenomenon that combines high quality originality with extremely high traffic, offering valid and independent information, entertainment, views, culture and innovation.

 

Hungary

Phenomenon magazine was launched in 2010 as an independent online cultural portal for young people, and has secured a stable position since the start in the 18-28 age group. Its main content line is music, along with articles on strong fashion, design and cultural themes.

Trend FM This news radio station broadcasts from Budapest offering all the current news with a strong focus on economy,  culture, and entertainment.

 

North Macedonia

ANTENNA 5 RADIO NETWORK Antenna 5 Radio Network is the top ranked national radio station founded in 1994.  Antenna 5 is a Hit Music Radio Station, ranked number one in overall rating categories.

 

 

RADIO MOF  Radio MOF is the first internet and youth radio in N. Macedonia, producing and sharing informative and musical content. Lead by the fact that the media space for youth is limited, this medium is an open platform for promotion of the youth cultural and creative society.

 

Poland

ANTYRADIO  The major and longest existing rock radio station in Poland. It uses 16 broadcast transmitters that cover the largest cities in Poland. It is famous for its uncompromising approach to the existing reality and strong personalities performing on the air.

 

CGM.PL The largest, independent music service on the Polish market since 1999, CGM presents information both from Poland and abroad, covering practically all music genres. It is countless, opinion-forming author’s materials, such as reviews, essays, or photo reports from the biggest concerts and festivals in the country.

 

Romania

INFOMUSIC  An important music portal in Romania, featuring all the local and international music news, reviews, interviews and latest videos.

 

 

RADIO GUERRILLA During its 16 years on the air, this radio station has launched more than 30 campaigns, designed to build and raise culture, consciousness and politeness levels in their home country. The Radio Guerrilla community is everywhere the listeners are. Always with fine humor, sour controversy and subtle irony, with discussions about actual and hot topics, with the desire to change for the better all the things that are going wrong.

 

Serbia

BALKANROCK   is a regional web magazine-type portal, founded in 2007 with a clear vision to establish itself as a meeting place of all the lovers of rock and roll, metal, punk and alternative music in the region (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, FYROM).

 

Radio Belgrade1  A radio station of the public media institution Radio-Television of Serbia, which aims to inform, educate and entertain, but also represents an institution that has a special role in the social, cultural and political life of Serbia.

 

 

Slovenia

ODZVEN WEB MUSIC MAGAZINE Odzven is a music webzine, produced by SIGIC – the Slovenian Music Information Centre. It covers all musical genres and includes music reviews, interviews, essays and columns. Odzven collaborates with more than 20 Slovenian music journalists, from young and emerging ones to the most renowned music publicists in Slovenia.

 

RADIO TERMINAL  is the first Slovene web radio station featuring exciting new music, music news, podcasts, reviews, and other stories related to the music presented on the radio.
Radio Terminal was established in 2011 with the intention of showcasing new and urban music in an interactive way. The radio provides its listeners with contemporary music and explores its current trends produced by local and foreign artists.

 

For all the details and to apply for the HEMI Music Awards, visit: https://hemimusichub.com/awards/

Distinguished Experts come together for the HMAs 2021

HEMI Music Awards 2021 is proud to have secured the participation of an international Jury of Experts from the 9 HEMI countries.

Submissions are still open for the HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2021. The deadline is December 23!

In charge of all phases of the selection of candidates is a Jury of 27 members, each one an important voice in the music industry in the region: Industry professionals, Festival organizers, Promoters, Export Office Executives, Venue managers and Music journalists will come together to offer their valuable expertise and choose the winners! It’s time to turn the spotlight to our distinguished jury!

Czech Republic

Naray Marton, Director of SoundCzech Music Export Office

Vaclav Klima, Founder of Heartnoize Promotion

Jiri Matysek, music journalist at musicserver.cz, Full Moon Magazine

Estonia

Ave Tolpt, Jazz Estonia, Music Estonia

Ingrid Kohtla, Head of PR & Communications, Tallinn Music Week

Mihkel Kubar, Intsikurmu Festival

Greece

Leonidas Antonopoulos, Head of Kosmos Radio, Artistic consultant at Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival

Thomas Mahairas, Artistic Director/Head of Communications Fuzz Productions /Release Athens Festival

Georges Perot, MESO Music Events, Head of Athens Music WeekHEMI Music Hub Project Coordinator

 

 

Hungary

Zsolt Jeges, President, HAIL / Founder, Mamazone Records

Machán-Csetvei Frigyes aka Nesta, concert and gig organizer, program editor and presenter at TrendFM 94.2 in Budapest.

András Hering is the editor-in-chief of the online magazine Phenomenon.

 

North Macedonia

Zoran Petrov CEO, Program Director Antenna 5 Radio

Lina Ugrinovska, International Booker/ Password Production

Goce Trpkov, music producer (DJ Goce)

 

Poland

Marcin Bąkiewicz, music journalist, music director of Antyradio

Michal Wojcik, CEO/founder of Cracow Music Scene, Tak Brzmi Miasto

Maja Lapuszynska, Krakow Festival Office, Wianki  Fete de la Musique Program Manager

 

Romania

Anca Lupes, President of RAW Music/ Mastering the Music Business

Bogdan Serban, Radio producer, RADIO GUERRILLA

Edmond Lenarth, Head of Booking and Event Manager, Electric Castle

 

Serbia

Milan Rakić, music promoter, record label owner and rock – metal – punk journalist.

Dragan Ambrozić, music journalist, promoter, EXIT festival

Katarina Epstajn, Editor-in-Chief of the Thematic Channels of Radio Belgrade.

 

Slovenia

Peter Baroš, Secretary General, Sigic, MENT

Klara Zupančič, Val 202, Punk Rock Holiday Festival

DJ Tomaz Pezdirc, Radio Terminal

Find all the information and apply for the HEMI Music Awards, at: https://hemimusichub.com/awards/

 

 

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

HEMI MUSIC AWARDS

We are proud to announce the first HEMI MUSIC AWARDS! We are currently accepting applications for the HMAs 2021! Submissions until December 23, 2020, Here is the full press release!

Are you an artist? Feelin’ Export-Ready? Apply now!

Be part of this annual talent program, and get the chance to earn personalized support by International Music Industry experts, together with networking and touring activities to help you break through the borders and conquer new audiences at 10 leading music conferences and festivals around Europe.
HEMI Music Awards (HMA) is a talent program for artists who are ready to develop an international career and who aim to reach new markets and audiences. HMA is organized by the Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI), a European initiative aiming to support artists and music business professionals from Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.
The selection will be done by an international Jury of 27 members, which include festival organizers, promoters, export-office managers, venue managers, and music journalists, while all applicants will benefit from publicity by 18 media partners from the 9 HEMI countries.
HEMI Music Awards 2021 offers prize packages with a total worth of €36,000 through several activities which combine theory, practice and the opportunity for a real life experience! Program packages include tailor made business consultancy, export packs, professional matchmaking, promo support and live touring!
Applicants must be solo artists or bands over 18 years old, living in one of the HEMI countries. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday the 23rd of December 2020 at 23.59 CET. Competition is open to any music genre and admission is free.
All it takes is to fill in the application form: https://hemimusichub.com/awards/

About HEMI
The Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) is an initiative of 10 music organizations from Central and South Eastern Europe (CSEE), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for 4 years (2020-23).
Developed as a Cluster, the partnership includes Public and Private organizations, Associations, Festival and Conference Organizers, Export Offices and a Music Business school.
The HEMI vision is to create a sustainable “Music Hub”, aiming to develop innovative business models, co-produce and co-promote new events / products, create an Incubator for music professionals, and support artists to meet current market needs.

MEDIA SPONSORS :
ANTENNA 5 RADIO NETWORK (MK) | ANTYRADIO (PL) | AVOPOLIS.GR (GR) | BALKANROCK (RS)| FRONTMAN (CZ) | INFOMUSIC (RO) | LIFO (GR)| MUSIC SERVER (CZ) | ODZVEN WEB MUSIC MAGAZINE (SI) | |RAADIO 2 (EE) | RADIO GUERRILLA (RO) | RADIO MOF (MK) | RADIO TERMINAL (SI)

HEMI PARTNER EVENTS :
ATHENS MUSIC WEEK (GR) | BUSH (HU) | CEEntral PARTY (CZ) | EXIT FESTIVAL (RS)| MASTERING THE MUSIC BUSINESS (RO)| MENT LJUBLJANA (SI) | PIN MUSIC CONFERENCE (MK) | TAK BRZM MIASTO (PL)| TALLINN MUSIC WEEK (EE) | WIANKI FESTIVAL (PL)

For more info about HEMI Music Awards, please contact: info@hemimusichub.eu
For press inquiries, please contact: press@hemimsusichub.eu