Conference Schedule

September 6 – Workshop Day

Wanted: the perfect song

[Romanian]

Songwriting Workshop by Dan Byron (RO) – byron

So far no one has been able to catch the perfect song and it is still on the run. We hope that our expert Dan Byron can help you catch the thief. We are inviting all young aspiring artists that wish to learn how to write a song, or simply to understand the creative process of it, to take part in our workshop where Dan Byron will explain everything.

The mystery of publishing: solved!

[Romanian]

Music Publishing Workshop by Horea Pascu

We are happy to announce that this old cold case has finally been solved! Horea Pascu will explain the process that he had to go through to catch the killer. Publishing can be a bit tricky sometimes and we know that it may not be that easy to understand so Horea Pascu will talk about the basics of music publishing and why it is such an important aspect of our creative industry.

New sheriff: booking an international tour

[Romanian]

Workshop by Valeriu Borcos

Watch out we have a new sheriff in town and he wants to teach you how to book an international tour! Valeriu Borcoș from Karpov Not Kasparov has a long experience in touring, since his musical career consisted of it. He wants to teach everyone else how to make touring easier and more enjoyable, since it can be a stressful process sometimes and it involves a lot of  work.

Let’s Play: The Festivals Game

[English]

Workshop by Ekaterina Bazhanova

Learn what are the steps you have to follow in order to create your dream festival, or how to implement your ideas better! A team game focused on planning and organization of a large-scale music event. During the game, participants go through all the stages of the festival: from the concept and lineup planning to the analysis of financial results.

Creativity Farm for sale!

[Romanian]

Creativity Workshop by Andreea Șpilca

Andreea Șpilca, the former owner of the farm, has decided to sell it, together with all the sheep. She will hold an open bid so come and make your best offer! Nowadays we always ask for something creative and we pressure ourselves too much that we block all the creativity in us. Andreea Șpilca is here to help with that and to explain how creativity can fit in any domain.

Let’s play: the artist management game

[English]

Creativity Workshop by Ekaterina Bazhanova

Being an artist manager can be difficult, but also entertaining! We won’t send you on the field unprepared, don’t worry! This is a game that simulates in detail the annual cycle of work of an artist manager. The game participants will have to release an album, organize a concert, make a deal with a record label and face all possible difficulties on the way to profit.

Missing: Branding & Communication

[Romanian]

Artist Branding Workshop by Mirela Munteanu

These 2 have managed to escape prison before their trial, but don’t panic. Mirela Munteanu has a plan on how to catch them again! Mirela Munteanu, the DeMoga Music talent manager herself, wants to share her knowledge about branding and communication, why they are key aspects in promoting your talent/artist and how to make better use of them.

Vote for Social Media Mayor!

[Romanian]

Digital Content  by Lucian Popescu

It’s time for the election of our new Mayor, since we lost the other one… Lucian Popescu is our trusted vote counter so make sure you give yours to social media! It has become very clear that in the 21 st century social media has the power and is the number 1 place that people use to promote themselves and even to communicate. Lucian Popescu, who has worked before for many festivals will share his knowledge about it all.

Gold Seeking

[Romanian]

Brand Partnership by Flavia Gherman

Try your luck in Flavia Gherman’s gold mine! She needs workers who are up for a challenge and are looking to get as much gold as possible! Flavia Gherman is an expert when it comes to sales and she never backs down from a challenge, in fact she always seeks them. Here is her next one: to hold a workshop about her domain of expertise and to help you understand how easy it can be to increase your sales.

September 7 & 8 – Conference Days

Mentorship for women in music business

[English]

Moderator: Carina Sava (RO)

Speakers: Evelyn Sieber (DE) – Head of Showcase Programme, Reeperbahn, Ioana Chereji (RO) – PR Manager, UNTOLD & NEVERSEA, Mara Ciama (RO) – Artist Manager, Irina Rimes & Dara, Elise Phamgia (BE) – General Coordinator, Liveurope, Corinne Sadki (FR) – Head of European Affairs and Gender Equality at Centre national de la musique

Power to the indies! How to make it easier for the indie labels to promote and sell their music productions. Powered by MERLIN

[English]

Moderator: Anca Lupeș (RO)

Speakers: Joe Danher (UK) – Manager, Member & Partner Success, Merlin,  Karla Rogozar (HR) – Project and Network Coordinator IMPALA, Didier Gosset (BE) – Communication & Network Director, IMPALA

We don’t play manele here. Or do we? Case Study: PAULINA

[Romanian]

Moderator: Ștefan Hadăr (RO)

Speakers: Paulina (RO) – Artist

No love for new music. Why has the consumption of new music lost so much ground to back catalogue?

[English]

Moderator: Dan Fintescu (RO)

Speakers: Marius Moga (RO) – Artist, Producer, A&R, Cătălin Muraru (RO) – Roton Music, Andreea Berghea (RO) – Kiss FM, Steve Farris (RO) – Music Consultant, Steve Farris Music

Press Play. Where video games meet sync, bespoke music and sound design

[English]

Moderator: Lucia (RO)

Speakers: Victor Mihăilescu (RO) – Sound Designer & Music Producer, Codie Childs (RO) – Music Supervisor, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, PlayStation Studios Creative Arts

Creativity led by Fear

[Romanian]

Presented by Adrian Rusu (RO)

An inspiring session about how you can dig for surprising ideas right in your daily darkest nightmares.

Focus on… France. Presentation of the French music market

[English]

Presented by Solene Gautret (FR) – Tour Manager, PYPO Production, Gael Pocher (FR) – Booking & Tour Manager, PYPO Production

Focus on… Hungary. Presentation of the Hungarian music market

[English]

Presented by Eszter Decsy (HU) – Artist & Communication Manager

Focus on… Bulgaria. Presentation of the Bulgarian music market

[English]

Presented by Boyan Pinter (BG) – Founder, SPIKE – Bulgarian Music Showcase

#Panel: How to Patreon

[English]

Moderator: Anca Lupeș (RO)

Speakers: Ronny Krieger (DE) – Patreon General Manager Europe, Diana Petcu (RO)Singer, Andreea Runceanu (RO)– Artist, Amadeus

Music & Ads. How to place your music in commercials

[English]

Moderator: Andreea Șpilca (RO)

Speakers: Adrian Rusu (RO) – Group Creative Director, McCann Bucharest, Seppl Kretz (NL)Creative Music-Director, Manuel Riva (RO)– Artist, Robert Singerman (USA)– SVP, International Publishing LyricFind

How to get your music discovered

[Romanian]

Moderator: Andra Rotariu (RO)

Speakers: Mihai Tița (RO) – Journalist,  Gilda Comârzan (RO)Radio Host, Radio Guerilla, Răzvan Patachi (RO)– Journalist, Critic Eyez & UnderdogStation.tv, Codin Orășeanu (RO)– Founder, Black Rhino Radio

The crazy road from underground to mainstream. Case study Spike

[Romanian]

Moderator: Dan Fințescu (RO)

Speakers: Spike (RO) – Artist

Trap in the house. Q&A with Luk Beats

[Romanian]

Moderator: Lexi (RO)

Speakers: Lu-K Beats (RO) – CEO, Music Producer & Sound Engineer, Seek Music

Event Safety & Inclusion in 2022

[Romanian]

Moderator: Andra Rotariu (RO)

Speakers: Stere Câmpean (RO) – Am Fost La Munte Și Mi-a Plăcut

The Balkans taking over Europe. Case Study Dubioza Kolektiv

[English]

Moderator: Dan Fintescu (RO)

Speaker: Login Kochishki (MK) – Manager at Dubioza Kolektiv, Founder at Taksirat Festival Macedonia

Rock my showcase

[English]

Moderator: Dan Fințescu (RO)

Speakers: Denes Pecsi-Szabo (HU) – Co-founder, Budapest Showcase Hub, Boyan Pinter (BG) – Founder, SPIKE – Bulgarian Music Showcase, Evelyn Sieber (DE) – Head of Showcase Programme, Reeperbahn, Robert Meijerink (NL) – Head of Program & Booker ESNS, Peter Astedt (SE) – Festival Director, Future Echoes

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