conference programme

The professional conference will take be held at the unique surroundings of the Mine Hlubina – modern multi-functional space situated on the industrial grounds of the National Cultural Landmark of Dolní oblast Vítkovice.

The conference program, assembled by music writer Petr Dorůžka, includes presentations of showcase artists, workshops on music export, distribution, and international touring. The conference includes workshops on music export, distribution, and international touring. We invited some of the most experienced professionals from several continents to share their knowledge and wit in panel sessions and speed dating.

Tuesday, 12/7/2016

10.00–10.15 welcome

Crossroads in Ostrava 2014–2016, our goals and achievments >> Petr Dorůžka
After Womex Budapest. Central European Music Square >> Balasz Weyer
A short introduction of the showcase bands >> Balasz Weyer, Jarmila Vlčková, Martyna Markowska, Petr Dorůžka
Katowice named UNESCO Creative City of Music >> Tamara Kaminska & Martyna Markowska

11.00–11.20 break

From Puglia to Ostrava, the Miraculous Rise of Pizzica Trance / La Notte della Taranta & Medimex >> Cristina Fina & Petr Dorůžka
Touring Canada, a guide for European bands >> Derek Andrews

12.10–12.30 break

Storytelling >> Gerald Seligman
How to present yourself as an artist, how to develop a ‚story‘ which is then used for bios, press kits, photo shoots, posters, CD art.

13.30–14.30 lunch

Who Will Pay the Piper >> Gerald Seligman
A survival guide for musicians in the digital era.

15.40–17.00 speed dating

Wednesday, 13/7/2016

Transglobal World Music Chart, the know-how of promotion and media tricks >> Araceli Tzigane
Touring and CD distribution, what comes first? >> Arnulf den Boesterd
Digital media, promotion and distribution >> Olya MoldavskayaPřemysl Štěpánek

10.50–11.10 break

How to get international, the Nordic way >> Riitta Huttunen
The the Finnish master plan for export office worth copying >> Julia Ulehla
Dálava. Magical Mystery Tour – from Moravia to New York City and Vancouver.

12.00–12.15 break

A quick guide for a showcase band – the creative part >> Barak Weiss
How to build an unforgettable performance, and what you should never do on stage.

13.10–14.10 lunch

A quick guide for a showcase band – the non-musical part >> Barak Weiss
What to do before and after the showcase to maximize your impact.

15.20–17.00 speed dating