MONDAY 15/7/2019, STARÉ KOUPLENY – CLUB

10.00–10.15 Opening

10.15–11.00 Touring Guide for Poland, Hungary, Russia and Slovakia
Representatives from different countries share their personal tips for clubs, festivals media and key personalities. All of them will also be available during the speed meeting sessions.
L’ubica Záborská, Daryana Antipova, Łukasz Kałębasiak, Ábel Petneki
Hosted by: Anna Mašátová

11.15–12.30 How to Win Your Festival Changeover?
Do you have too short a time for all the setting up, wiring and sound checks before your gig? If well prepared, you will have enough time left even for a prayer or relaxation before the kick-off; it depends on each individual.
Jiří Topol Novotný (sound engineer of the Jazzfestbrno, Respect, Brutal Assault and Folkové prázdniny festivals)

12.45–13.35 SoundCzech Czech Export Office and Music Managers Forum Czech Republic
SoundCzech, an export office established by the Arts and Theatre Institute, offers financial support of tours and concerts abroad, support of music professionals, workshops and mentoring. The panel will also introduce a new platform called Music Manager Forum Czech Republic.
Anna Mašátová & Marton Naray

14.40–15.20 Music career and social networks
Why and how much are social networks important for music promotion? How to get good content that attracts your listeners? How is organic reach currently doing compared to paid promotion? Is copywriting important? And what about fan care? Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter… what makes sense in the Czech Republic? And how to work with influencers?
Jan Zápotocký & Martin Štěpanovský (Colours of Ostrava, Signal, Finále Plzeň)

15.30–16.20 What You Should Know about the Ment Ljubjana, Glatt und Verkehrt and Sunfest Festivals; and How to Get to Play There?
Ment: A three-day showcase festival of fresh artists from all over Europe and beyond.
Glatt und Verkehrt: All visiting artists share one thing in common: an exploration of their musical roots – whether traditional folk music, jazz, classical or avant-garde.
Sunfest: Canada’s Premier celebration of World Music & Culture in the beautiful Victoria Park, London, Ontario.
Andraž Kajzer (Artistic Director of MENT) & Albert Hosp (Artistic Director Glatt und Verkehrt) Parque) & Alfredo Caxaj (Artistic Director of Sunfest)

TUESDAY 16/7/2019, STARÉ KOUPLENY – CLUB

10.00–10.50 WHY DIY? What Does It Mean to Manage Yourself?
What does it mean to manage yourself as an artist? How can you effectively market yourself to audiences and programmers? How does self-management impact on a programmer’s perspective?
Noam Vazana (Israeli singer-songwriter and career advisor) & Steve Mead (Artistic Director/CEO Manchester Jazz Festival)

11.00–11.50 Say Cheese!
Pictures are often the last thing that a band or an artist thinks about. But they are probably more important than your music for getting yourself known. Simon Broughton looks at the tricks of the trade.
Simon Broughton (Songlines)

12.00–13.10 Touring Guide for Germany, Austria, Uk, Spain and Israel
Representatives from different countries share their personal tips for clubs, festivals media and key personalities. All of them will also be available during the speed meeting sessions.
Steffen Wilde, Helge Hinteregger, Araceli Tzigane, Steve Mead, Noam „Nani“ Vazana
Hosted by: Anna Mašátová

14.20–15.20 Listening Session
Would you like to know what experts say about your music? Selected bands put under a critical microscope and some valuable advice as a bonus.
Minna Huuskonen (Minnamurra),Thorsten Bednarz (Deutschlandradio Kultur), Araceli Tzigane (Mapamundi Música), Andraž Kaizer (MENT), Daryana Antipova (Vedan Kolod), Milan Tesař (Radio Proglas) aj.

15.20–16.45 Speed meeting