Music & Media Finland has been the leading conference for Finnish music industry professionals since its founding in 1989. The 28th Music & Media Finland will take place October 5-7, 2017 in Tampere, southern Finland.
Music & Media Finland is one of the longest running music conferences in Nordic countries and Europe. Year after year both Finnish and international delegates praise the atmosphere, quality of production and networking possibilities at Music & Media Finland.
Both for people already working in music business and related industries and for those studying to be music professionals. Annually, the event brings together representatives from the fields of recording, production and distribution, events, live shows and the media – in all, over 700 participants from 18 countries all looking for new partners and contacts. Thus, the event has become the most important international gateway for Finnish music businesses and a networking hotspot connecting Finnish, Nordic, Baltic and Russian music professionals with the global music community.
The program of Music & Media Finland consists of seminars, panel discussions and showcases. Tampere is filled with exciting opportunities throughout the conference, and alongside the official seminar program, numerous additional events and receptions are organised, topped off by the acclaimed Industry Awards Gala.
Throughout the years, the seminars have presented new trends, phenomena and hits to a rapidly growing audience. Previous keynote lectures have featured such names as Seymour Stein (SireRecords), Jonathan Foster (Spotify), Tom Silverman (Tommy Boy), Tommy Ramone (Ramones) and David Fricke (Rolling Stone). In all, the three-day-program includes nearly 50 panel discussions, workshops, keynotes and interviews with an estimate of 150 speakers both from Finland and abroad.
New, up-and-coming artists are discovered at the Lost In Music show case festival, which is held annually as a part of Music & Media Finland. More than 100 solo artists and band stake the stage during the festival each year. First organized in 2007, the Lost In Music festival showcases Finland’s better known acts as well as intriguing new groups; with genres ranging from indie to pop, rock, hip hop and metal. The festival is a music export platform mainly or Finnish talent, but each year a selection of international acts, e.g. from Russia and Baltic countries, are included in the mix.