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

 

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.

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