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Mo, 06.06.2011 - 13:00

Pop/Rock/Elektronik Artikel/Berichte

Waves Vienna - Music Conference

Die am 29. und 30. September im Kollegium Hungaricum stattfindende Waves Vienna Music Conference ist Teil des Festivals und bietet Keynotes, Panels und Workshops. Das fachspezifische Programm, das Basis und Inspiration für eine langjährige, gesamteuropäische Zusammenarbeit sein wird, widmet sich neben aktuellen Themen der Musikbranche als Schwerpunkt dem Austausch zwischen Ost- und Westeuropa.

Programm 29. September 2011

Panel 1: Eastern European Markets (12.30-13.45)
Learning about structures, economic data and future prospects of Eastern European markets.

Nick Hobbs (Charmenko/UK),
Manfred Lappé (ML consult – music/AT)
Jaro Slavik (consultant and expert at Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic/SK)
Host: Alexander Hirschenhauser (VTMÖ/AT)

Panel 2: Festivals (13:00-14:00)
Looking at the characteristics of different festivals, their audiences, their financial structure, their significance for a local scene, and how they developed over the years.

Ondra Kopička (Rock for People/CZ)
Adam Rasek (Tauron Festival/PL)
Detlef Schwarte (Reeperbahn Festival/DE)
Bernhard Steirer (Elevate Festival/AT)
Host: Brian Hetherman (Canadian Music Week/CA)

Keynote 1 (14:00-14:30)
European Repertoire; East meets West; the ETEP 2.0 project

Peter Smidt (EuroSonic/NL)

Panel 3: Sharing Live Music (14:30-15:45)
An examination of collaboration projects and networks between festivals, promoters, clubs and agencies. How can promoters and artists benefit the most?  How big is the demand?
How’s the situation in Central Europe?

“In the traditional, antagonistic music biz model of everyone maximising their own interest, which means that losers - artists included - go to the wall, 'co-operation' can look like a dirty word (something to do with socialists or hippies maybe?). And even more dirty words could be something called Anglo-American cultural imperialism, at least as far as pop and rock are concerned. Looking especially at the experience in Central Europe, this panel will try to grapple with the virtues of leaving things to the international market (something which could mean giving the public what it wants) versus the virtues of international co-operation in the name of healthier, more diverse scenes, ones which don't depend on 'the majors', be they record companies or global promoting corporations (something which could mean trying to influence what the public wants, in part at least with public money).” (Nick Hobbs)

Ivan Milivojev (Exit Festival/RS)
Wolfgang Mitter (MIOOOW/AT),
Fruzsina Szep (Sziget Festival/HU)
Host: Nick Hobbs (Charmenko/UK)

Keynote 2 (16:00-16:30)

Future prospects of European markets:
From the importance of metadata, good collecting societies and music exchange within Europe to the need to find ways to pay for the use of recorded music online.

Peter Jenner (Sincere Management/UK)

Following: Fair Music Award to Peter Jenner
Laudation: Peter James

Panel 4: Cross Border Promotion (16:30-17:45)
Although people in Vienna are well informed about concerts happening in Linz or Graz (both in about 200 km away), they have no idea who’s performing in Bratislava (65 km away).
Is language the only handicap?  How can we overcome the gap between geographical proximity and felt distance? What's the meaning of national borders in this context?

András Berta (Volt Festival/Sziget Festival/HU)
Tibor Holoda (Wilsonic Festival/SK)
Tom Jirsa (Frequent Music  Productions/AT)
Host: Karl Fluch (Der Standard/AT)

Showcase 1: Kyst/PL (17:00-17:30)

Programm 30.September 2011

Panel 5: Music Awards (12:00-13:15)
What are the benefits of music awards? Critical size, prize money, jury prize vs. voting vs. sales figures – a look at the pros and cons.

Hannes Eder (IFPI/Universal Music/AT)
Peter James (Popbüro Stuttgart/DE)
Peter Smidt (EBBA Award/NL)
Host: Stefan Niederwieser (The Gap/AT)

Panel 6: European Grants presented by Departure (13:00-14:00)
European Culture, education & youth grants or regions and local development grants – which ones are appropriate for music projects? Why do music organizations hardly gain any profit from European or national grants? Can we change conditions by raising the political pressure by the European music sector?

Jean-Marc Leclerc (European Music Office/BE)
Fernando Ladeiro-Marques (Le Printems de Bourges/FR)
Elisabeth Pacher (Cultural Contact Point Austria Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur/AT)
Host: Christian Hald Buhl (Spot  On Denmark/DK)

Panel 7: Music Trade Fairs (13:30-14:45)
Where are today’s music business meeting places? Are traditional music industry trade fairs still up to date? Will the relocation to showcase festivals with associated conference parts continue?

Cornelia Much (Reed Midem/DE)
Mario Rossori (Rossori Music/Pate Records/AT)
Detlef Schwarte (Reeperbahn Festival/DE)
Jacek Sienkiewicz (DJ/Recognition Records/PL)
Mirko Whitfield (SXSW Europe/US)
Host: Peter James (Popbüro Stuttgart/DE)

Panel 8: Music Marketing In International Companies (14:30-15:30)
Music is a perfect media to communicate images, for this reason leading companies invest big efforts into this marketing segment.  What are the demands for all involved parties to achieve a profitable deal?

Conrad Fritzsch (
Wolfgang Grob (General Motors /AT)
Alexander Kralisch (Melt!/DE)
Babsi Steiner (Swimming Pool/AT)
Host: Nick Luscombe (INgrooves/BBC/UK)

Panel 9: Music Management (15:15-16:30)
What’s the managers role in bringing artists to new territories? What are the new tasks for managers, how’s the current situation for music managers in Central & Eastern Europe?

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt (International Music Managers’ Forum/UK),
Peter Jenner (Sincere Management/UK)
Fruzsina Morcz (org4org/HU)
Jeroen Siebens (Fritspecial/AT)
Host: Rainer Praschak (mica – music austria/AT)

Panel 10: Music Export Initiatives (16:15-17:30)
A look at different models, how they work, what services they offer, how they select the artists they support.

Christian Hald Buhl (Spot  On Denmark/DK)
Krzysztof Galkowski (Adam Mickiewics Institute/PL)
Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdóttir (Iceland Music Export/IS)
Thomas Morr (Morr Music/DE)
Shain Shapiro (Canadian Independent Music Association/Canadian Blast!/CA)
Host: Tatjana Domany (AMAN/AT)

Showcase 2: Brasstronaut/CA (17:30-18:00)

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