Conference

Ľubica Zajacová Záborská: Slovenská world music

A brief overview of successful artists from Slovakia

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Presentation

Who is who in the Slovak music business?

Panel discussion with guests: Michal Kaščák (Pohoda Festival), Shina (Sun Records), Ján Sudzina (Hevhetia), Jozef Lupták (Festival of Convergence), Ľubomír Burgr (SOZA) and more

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Lukáš Lacko (SK): Gajdos's tradition in Slovakia and in world music

Presentation with practical demonstrations, performed by: Juraj Dufek

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Jozef Lupták (SK): Search for a connection in music

A prominent Slovak musician will introduce exceptional projects: Romance, Chasid and improvised music combined with classical music. (Projects: after Phurikane, Chassidic Songs, Free in One, Conversion Festival)

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Listening Session

International professionals evaluate Slovak music.

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Face to Face Meeting

Face to Face Meeting Artists, bands and music professionals are welcome to attend this networking event where they can meet music professionals, agents and bookers from festivals in order to establish a first contact, present their project and develop their professional network.

These short (max 5 minutes) personal meetings are the tool how to offer your bands to festivals, break into international media or ask for advice from experts.

To book your Face to Face meeting please use the Face2Face REGISTRATION FORM and highlight the requested professionals.

With professionals:

Stephen Budd (UK) – Is a British music industry executive based in London. He is a director of artist and producer management company Stephen Budd Music Ltd, the OneFest Festival, the Africa Express project and is the co-founder of the NH7 Weekender festivals in India. He is a TV commentator on music industry issues. In June 2017 he completed his 3-year term as co- chairman of the MMF (Music Managers Forum).

Johannes Theurer (DE) – chairman of the World Music Workshop of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Founder of the World Music Charts Europe (WMCE).


Araceli Tzigane (ES) – director of Mapamundi Música Agency, co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart (TWMC).

Csaba Lőkös (HU) – founder/owner/managing director of CLmusic Ltd music agency in Budapest, Hungary, since 2000 has organised and run the programme of Sziget Festival’s World Music Stage (www.sziget.hu). Programme advisor for world and folk music of Budapest’s concert hall MÜPA.

Márton Náray (CZ) – has been working in the creative and cultural sector for 20 years. During this time he had the opportunity to explore the music industry through a 360° viewpoint, as a record store manager, a festival programmer (Siget Festival, Babel Sound, European Music Day…) a booking agent, a project manager for a governmental music export agency (Music Export Hungary), a city program manager, a conference organiser (regiON, SoundQuest, Overhead), club promoter, tour manager, musician, radio presenter, and of course as a music addict. Although Márton started its carrier in Hungary, for the past 7 years he lives and works in Czech Republic. He currently works on connecting the Czech music sector to the international scene, and faciliating many new projects as a director of the newly launched SoundCzech/Czech Music Office, and as the conference director of Nouvelle Prague.

Tarmo Noormaa (EST) – is the director of Estonian Traditional Music Center and program manager of Viljandi Folk Music Festival has been organized since 1993. The purpose of the festival is to advocate and teach traditional music amongst Estonians of all ages.

Minna Huuskonen (FIN) – has over 20 years of experience on various fields of music covering all genres. 10 years passed at Finnish Music Information Centre (Fimic) working at promotional and export projects. In 2008-2018 Minna worked at Helsinki Festival programming and producing Huvila Festival Tent. She remains at the festival as an artistic advisor. Recently Minna has done mentoring work for e.g. Music Finland, Music Estonia, Sibelius Academy and Arcada university of applied sciences. She has a long membership in the marketing and export committee of The Finnish Music Foundation. She has been a jury member for WOMEX, jazzahead!, Young Nordic Jazz Comets, and Israeli World & Jazz showcase.

Anna Mašátová (CZ) – Music publicists, agent and PR manager. Anna regularly contributes to Full Moon Magazine, Harmony, cultural magazine UNI and music portals such as FullMoonZine.cz and Frontaman.cz. You can also find her articles in Lidové noviny, magazine Spark etc. She closely cooperates with the music agency, Jazz Meets World, booking agency Earth Music, festivals such as Na jednom břehu and Colour Meeting. She’s a member of the organizing team of the music conference and showcase festival, Czech Music Crossroads, pro-export office, SoundCzech and is also a member of the grand committee of the Ministry of Culture for Alternative Music.

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Introducing the Central European region

Panel discussion with representatives of SoundCzech, Hungarian Heritage House, Music Austria, Hangveto, and Womusk. Free Entry

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In co-operation with City District of Bratislava-Stare Mesto

Tips and tricks in digital communication and content creation

A lecture on new possibilities of marketing and branding with practical advice. A. Bodrogi on some examples will be appreciated by some Slovak bands

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Practical advice from a lawyer

Lecture with discussion: Artist Agreements, Privacy Policy (GDPR), how to treat withholding tax in artist contracts - practical advice for musicians and promoters

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How to work successfully as an agent

When, how and with whom to start agency work. Some guidelines to become successful with your artists. Minna Huuskonen (FIN) - has over 20 years of experience on various fields of music covering all genres. 10 years passed at Finnish Music Information Centre (Fimic) working at promotional and export projects. In 2008-2018 Minna worked at Helsinki Festival programming and producing Huvila Festival Tent. She remains at the festival as an artistic advisor. Recently Minna has done mentoring work for e.g. Music Finland, Music Estonia, Sibelius Academy and Arcada university of applied sciences. She has a long membership in the marketing and export committee of The Finnish Music Foundation. She has been a jury member for WOMEX, jazzahead!, Young Nordic Jazz Comets, and Israeli World & Jazz showcase. http://www.minnamurra.fi/about/

Minna Huuskonen (FIN)

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The 2-day music conference offers a meeting point for Slovakian and international professionals. Part of the conference will be devoted to introduction of the local music scene. The conference events will include: panels, presentations by music professionals and networking sessions. The presence of festival promoters and many invited international experts  will be an oportunity for networking with the local and regional community.

The festival is an unique opportunity to meet the protagonists of the music scene and establish valuable bussiness contacts.