Meet the 27 HMA artists nominees (video)!

On Wednesday 27 of January, HEMI partners met with the 27 artists nominees of the first Phase of the HEMI MUSIC AWARDS. You can discover all these talented artists from Central & Southeastern Europe in the short footage of our zoom session here bellow!

For more information the 27 nominated artists and bands from Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia, you can also visit: HMA Artists Revealed

We look forward to meeting them again in the next sessions when we’ll start feeding them with useful information about our markets and other important topics for any music entrepreneur!

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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/

 

 

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

 

HEMI Music Awards 2021 edition will be announced during PIN Conference and CEEntral Party events

HEMI Music Award will be a talent programme for artists seeking professional support to help them break the frontiers, reach new audiences and develop international career.

The Αward will be addressed to Export ready artist, meaning that Artist should have experience playing music to a live audience, they should have promo material on the internet, they should have music which is available on major streaming services, and they should have released new music in the last 2 years.

The HEMI Music Award (HMA) activities will combine theory, practice and most of all, real life experiences, providing support through different packages of a total budget worth €36.000!

The selection will be done by an international Jury of 27 members Industry Expert, Festival organizers, Promoters, Export Offices, Venue managers and Music journalists from the 9 countries of the Award: Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland and Romania.

The process of selection will be developed in 3 phases:

Phase 1: Preselection of 3 nominees from each country

This phase will be about checking applicants’ data and eligibility criteria’s, leading to a preselection of 3 nominees per country (27 in total).  Jury members will evaluate the nominees through networking and training sessions. The objective will be to help artists identify skills and competencies they need towards the development of their international career.

Phase 2: Selection of 9 International Nominees

In this phase, Jury will reduce the 3 nominees to 1 nominee per country, leading to a pool of 9 international nominees. These nominees will go through specialized training and receiving Tailor Made Business Consultancy on topics they need to break the frontiers! All nominees will participate to an international live music event, which will lead to the final phase of the programme.

Phase 3: Award Winners

The final phase of the programme where the Jury will select 3 finalists and winners of the HEMI Music Award 2021. The announcement will be made during a special event mid-May.

More news next weeks!

HEMI MUSIC AWARD is organized by the Hub for the Exchange of the Music Innovation (HEMI) a project co-funded by the creative Europe Programme of the European Union.