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 at LINECHECK!

On Tuesday, November 17, we’ll be discussing “Social Innovation through Music in Eastern Europe”.

HEMI is going to be present at the online version of Lineckeck Music Meeting and Festival on November 17 at 14:00.

Presented by HEMI – Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (in English), this panel will host Georges Perot, Owner & Founder of MESO Music Events / Project Coordinator of HEMI Music Hub and Head of Athens Music Week (GR), Martiina Putnik, Head of International Projects / Music Estonia (EE), Màrton Nàray, Director / Czech Music Export Office (CZ), and Carina Sava, Partner of Mastering the Music Business / Founder & Artist Manager / Watermelon Agency (RO).


The creative industries in Europe’s eastern belt, from Estonia to Greece, have long been somewhat overlooked, wrongfully marginalized because of more than just geographical location. In reality, it is a region that harbors developing societies with digitalized, receptive music listeners and forward-thinking creators.

Nowadays, the contribution through music to a strong and innovative cultural backbone is more important than ever, as it provides strong ties to the rest of the world ensuring that exciting alternative players are allowed to flourish.

We will discuss about different approaches achieved in the eastern belt and will try to answer on the short and long term efficiency of Music contribution in the present, sometimes threatening, social-political environment.

To get more information and tickets, about the Linecheck Music Meeting and Festival (November 17-19), visit: https://www.linecheck.it/

 

PIN music conference 2020 coming soon!

The first and only music conference and showcase festival in North Macedonia has just announced its 7th edition! This year’s conference and showcase will take place at several locations around the capital Skopje, from the 26th to the 28th of November 2020.

Organized as a part of the renowned Taksirat Festival, PIN will host the best new music talents from North Macedonia, the region, and Europe, and the most relevant names in the music industry – bookers, agents, promoters, journalists.

Together, they will focus on discovering fresh ideas for the music industry. They will not only discuss the current situation in our industry, but also try and find relevant solutions and help each other through these difficult times. PIN’s main objective is to bring and grow positive development in the N.Macedonian cultural scene, through learning and sharing examples of the values and experiences of the prominent music professionals and creative minds visiting the conference.

Are you interested in participating?
Every November, Skopje is the creative center for hundreds of music promoters, producers, managers, enthusiasts, creatives, and representatives of the biggest festivals in Europe.
As always, PIN is free of charge for all delegates.

Sign up and get your pass and all the benefits PIN offers to its guests. If you want to be a part of this year’s PIN edition, you can register HERE

HEMI at PIN

PIN is one of the partners of HEMI, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. For more information about us, we invite you to visit this year’s PIN Music Conference & Showcase, where we’ll have a special panel dedicated to our multi-national project!

PIN Music Conference and Showcase will be held according to the official protocol for prevention against the CoronaVirus. Wearing a mask and keeping distance are mandatory. If not able to go through with this year’s conference, the organizers will hold the edition online.

Regarding the COVID-19 restrictions, they said: “Yes, Corona is also here and we are on the red list, but, Tottenham won a few days ago in Skopje against Shkendija, and Mourinho was very happy! At the moment, we have a 30% capacity restriction, no test for Balkan and EU citizens to come IN, wearing a mask is a must and disinfection is very welcome! We are ready to try and make PIN happen even if Corona is against us! We are looking forward to seeing each of you at the conference, drinking PINaColada and, playing PINg pong contests on >1.5< distance!

PIN Social Media Channels:
https://www.facebook.com/pinmusicconference
https://www.instagram.com/pinmusiconference/
https://pinconference.mk/

Music Estonia presents HEMI at Tallinn Music Week 2020 Hybrid Edition

The 12th edition of Showcase festival Tallinn Music Week (TMW) will kick off on Thursday, the 27th of August. Music Estonia is one of the partners of the festival again contributing to the Creative Impact Conference program!

A partner of HEMI, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the conference will take place over two days, 28–29 August at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), preceded by introductory webinars on the 27th of August. The conference will be in hybrid format, meaning that delegates are able to participate both on site at the EKA, as well as online with a DigiPRO pass.

This year’s program features once again exciting panels and presentations, as well as mentoring sessions and workshops by the professionals in the field.

We recommend that you register to the latter very quickly, as the number of places is limited and the content there promises to be especially interesting – social media platform TikTok, creating a visual brand, mental health and the emotional impact of music, etc.

And those who feel that it would be useful to go over the roles of music industry, can do so in our “101: Roles in Music Industry” webinars on Thursday, August 27th.

To be a part of it all, you have to be a TMW delegate. Conference passes are on sale at the festival’s online store.

Seminars, panels, presentations

This year, the conference addresses music-related topics from practical workshops and seminars to inspiring pop-culturology talks and cross-sectoral future visions.

Music Estonia has contributed to the conference program with the following topics:

Read more and take part.

Mentoring sessions

45 minutes long mentoring sessions are a good combination of learning and networking.

These small group sessions with up to 5 participants and a mentor, are a great way to get some advice on your own matters and also hear and learn from your peers.

The exact content of the mentoring depends largely on the interests of the participants.

Topics such as management, leadership and career development, digital marketing, festivals, etc. will be discussed and advice will be given by the experts around the world.

Mentors include Sophie Roberts, the Booking Agent at leading talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency, Jenni Kivikoski, A&R Manager at Sony Finland, and Effi Summers, who advises indie-artists in the field of social media and visual branding.

The background of the mentors is very diverse – among them are professionals with experience in electronic music, metal, world music, jazz and other scenes.

Mentorings will be held in English, the number of places is limited.

Read more and take part.

Workshops

In practical workshops, for example, the social media platform TikTok, the basics of copyright, digital marketing techniques, the emotional impact of music, etc. will be examined.

Among others, the workshops will be led by Harry Tidswell, Music Partnerships Manager at leading influencer marketing agency Fanbytes, Brandon Rosenbluth, Agent and Manager for electronic music artists, and Vaiko Eplik, independent artist, author, phonogram producer and Chairman of the Board of EAÜ.

Workshops will be held in English (except for “Autoriõiguse ABC”), the number of places is limited.

Read more and take part.

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
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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

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Presenting HEMI at MENT LJUBLJANA

On the 5th of February, HEMI partners representatives presented our four-year project in Kino Siska’s Komuna Hall.

With EU’s new cultural policy, which provides a vast amount of resources for the development and professionalization of the music industry, they addressed the question of how the Central and Southeastern (CSEE) Music Markets will react to this new influx of financial means.

A lively discussion about all that HEMI (which is dedicated to the professionalization and internationalization of the regional music industry, and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union) can bring to the table and what the future holds for the music industry in the region, was hosted by Peter Baros from Sigic -Slovenian Music Office  and HEMI partner.

Other HEMI representatives present included Georges Perot, Head of Athens Music Week and HEMI project coordinator (GR), Gorjana Jordanovska (MK) from Password Production, Náray Márton, Director of Sound Czech  (CZ) and Maja Lapuszynska from the Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe (PL).

It was a productive few days in a wonderful city and we look forward meeting with our Slovenian partners again!