2017 WORKSHOPS


Czech Music Crossroads is a living organism updated each year to reflect the needs of the Czech and international music communities. Even though stage presentations and personal meetings with experts remain the main objective, last year we extended the offer with specialised workshops for musicians. Respected international and local experts and experienced producers will share valuable advice on how to make your way in the music industry, how to act in a recording studio and on the stage, what needs to be done to get into line-ups of reputable festivals and that it does not pay off to underestimate promotion, networking and self-presentation including showcases. You can read our manual, but the best and the least you can do for your career is to come to the workshops. And while being with us use the remaining time for panel discussions and showcase concerts.

Czech to English interpreting will be provided as well as accommodation for moderate prices. Capacity, however, is limited so we recommend the earliest possible booking. Registration for workshop HERE >>>

CZECH MUSIC CROSSROADS 2017 WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Monday 17/ 7/ 2017

10.00–11.00
Recording studio: how to go about it
Before you enter a studio, how to act when in it, most typical mistakes of musicians, what is good to know beforehand, and the role of the producer.
Workshop led by:
Milan Cimfe (producer, musician, SonoRecords)
Tomáš Neuwerth (producer, musician, Animan Studio)
Mary C (Radio Wave, DJ and curator of Post-Label)

11.30–12.30
A quick guide for a showcase band – the creative part
How to build an unforgettable performance, and what you should never do on stage.
Workshop led by:
Barak Weiss (dramaturge and general manager, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival and International Music Showcase Festival, Israel)

13.00–14.00
How to get to a prestigious conference and a showcase event such as The World Music Expo – Womex and to festivals abroad
Workshop led by:
Alexander Walter (Womex director, Piranha Berlin, Germany)
Martyna Markowska (head of Womex 2017 hosting organisation, Katowice, Poland)
Miriam Rossius (PR manager, Rudolstadt Festival, Germany)
Dubi Lenz (general manager, RedSea Jazz Festival, Israel)
Mary C (Czeching, RadioWave)

15.30–16.30
Media strategy & networking
Workshop led by:
Anna Mašátová (music journalist, PR manager, Czech Music Crossroads) & guests

Tuesday 18/ 7/ 2017

10.00–11.00
PC, DAW and MIDI going live
How to use new technology in live performances
Workshop led by:
Mary C (Radio Wave, DJ and curator of Post-Label)
Martin Tvrdý aka Bonus (producer, rapper, musician and graphic designer)

11.30–12.30
A quick guide for a showcase band – the non-musical part
What to do before and after the showcase to maximize your impact.
Workshop led by:
Barak Weiss (dramaturge and general manager, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival and International Music Showcase Festival, Israel)

13.00–14.00
Grants and support of international touring
More about mobility and the musician-supporting programmes of Creative Europe and Arts and Theatre Institute–InfoPoint. Information on possibilities of residence abroad and on the newly created export-promoting Czech Music Office.
Workshop led by:
Magdalena Müllerová (Creative Europe Desk, Arts and Theatre Institute)
Barbora Doležalová (Arts and Theatre Institute)
Marton Naray (non-director Czech Music Office)