The first music business conference organized in Romania, addressed mainly to independent artists but to their support teams as well: managers, booking agents, PR, tour managers, specialized lawyers, promoters etc, has reached its third edition. The event will take place in March 2018, between 20th to 22ndat the Ministry of Culture – Aula Room (Bucharest, 22nd Unirii Avenue).
This year’s edition will continue to bring to the attendees many opportunities to meet and connect with music industry professionals and people from other related industries. For the first 2 days of the conference they will share their experiences, ideas, innovative technologies and success stories. A whole series of workshops will be organized on several topics during the 3rd day of the conference. More details about the workshops schedule will be available in January 2018.
Among the next edition’s topics that will enter the debate we can mention: online distribution and streaming, artist management, collection societies, success stories of artists from various generations. Last year’s edition brought to the stage Carmen Croitoru (General Director) and Anda Becut (Research Director) from INCFC (National Institute for Cultural Research and Training), and in 2018 we will follow that tradition, inviting conference attendees to find out about online musical consumption patterns according to INCFC studies.
Also, the series of showcases featuring emerging Romanian and international bands will not miss from the official schedule. During evenings, they will have the opportunity to perform in front of local and international music professionals.
Last year, the conference gathered 50 Romanian and international speakers who presented case studies, took part in debates and workshops. Along with Smiley, the keynote speaker, many artists joined our speakers’ list: Damian Draghici, Nicu Alifantis, Dan Byron, along with representatives of some of the most powerful global music online platforms: Lucas Iliev (Music Gateway), Sam Taylor (TuneCore), Chris Cooke (SMU Insight) and many more.