Music Conference Ukraine. Career 360
VDNG, 10th Pavilion, Academician Glushkov Avenue 1, Kyiv
Dominic Oehen worked as an IT Business Engineer and SAP Project Manager for Swatch and Davidoff Cigars before he started his career in the music industry back in 2010 by joining Radicalis. Since then, Radicalis has become one of the leading music agencies in Switzerland covering Management, Booking, PR and Labelservice. Oehen manages Swiss acts like Monumental Men, Zeal & Ardor but also the French outfit Yalta Club from Paris. As a booking agent he represents Radicalis' International booking roster in Switzerland including artists like Lola Marsh (ISR), Mavi Phoenix (AT), Ivan Dorn (UA), Crooked Colours (AUS), Iris Gold (DK) and many more.
Danny Steinmeyer is a musican and DJ from Hamburg, Germany. He is working as managing director and chief technical manager for ByteFM, Germany’s leading radio station focussing on music-journalism with about 80.000 listeners a day.
Dávid Bali is the responsible person behind HOTS (Hungarian Oncoming Tunes), the Hungarian music export office since 2016 through an open application of the Hungarian Cultural Fund (NKA), the amplifier behind a tailor-made, music funding scheme focusing on emerging talents called Hangfoglaló.
In the last two and a half years, since the initiative exists, HOTS was able to set a basic framework for a pro-active strategy that helps the local stakeholders to meet specific knowledge about their possible target regions; let them learn about distribution schemes and earning additional incomes outside of touring, and also hosting dedicated workshops, including a mentor & art camp, OBL. HOTS is a member of EMEE, the network of European music export offices.
François Audigier is the European Artist Booker since 10 years. He coordinates the Europavox Project: 7 events in 7 countries (Clermont-Ferrand/France, Bologna/Italy, Vienna/Austria, Zagreb/Croatia, Bruxelles/Belgium, Athenes/Greece, Vilnius/Lithuania) + an online magazine (www.europavox.com) since 4 years. He continues in the same to work for one of the most famous venue in France since 20 years: La Coopérative de Mai at Clermont-Ferrand.
After 6 years spent at the Palace of Arts in Budapest as a production manager she spent two years at an international organisation while working on a part-time basis for the Valley of Arts (Művészetek Völgye) Festival.
Natalia Oszkó-Jakab is currently the director of the Valley of Arts (Művészetek Völgye) and Kerekdomb Festivals. Tha Valley of Arts Festival is a 27-years-old, 10-days-long multi-art festival held in Kapolcs, near Lake Balaton annually end July. Kerekdomb Festival was started in 2016 and is a 3-days long festival held twice a year (June/September) in Tállya, a charming wine region in East Hungary. She is always keen on meeting new projects and bringing an exciting line-up to her festivals.
Marcin Bąkiewicz is the Music Director of Antyradio – the biggest Polish Active rock radio that broadcasts in 16 cities to 865 000 listeners every day. Having been working in Polish music and media industry for more than 20 years, he gathered his professional experience in MTV, VH1, several radio stations, many music portals and magazines and last but not least in e-commerce business. As he still enjoys writing, he cooperates with the oldest Polish rock music magazine Teraz Rock, where he hosts monthly column and writes about his favourite music.
Radek Chudzio started his career as a manager of the independent artists, then joined Progresja - the biggest music club in Poland - as Booking Manager / In-house Promoter. After that he opened the Warsaw based office of Fource Entertainment (www.fource.com) - concert promoter, event organizer and festival booker operating in Czech Republic, Canada and Poland and became the Managing Director of the Polish branch. He promoted many artists representing different genres such as Moderat, Kiasmos, Mastodon, Three Days Grace, Lil Peep, Cigarettes After Sex, Morcheeba, Tommy Cash, OMD, Son Lux, DakhaBrakha or Okean Elzy to name few.
Evan Murray has been beating drums and smashing guitars in the Canadian music scene since he was just a lad. Murray has toured coast to coast across Canada, numerous times into Southern and Northern Europe, and has now blazed trails twice inside of India with his Multinational Rock band. All of this in a incredible DIY fashion!
Nowadays, Evan primarily works as Coordinator for the Global Music Showcase LIVE AT HEART NEWFOUNDLAND (Canada) and as a Booker and international music Consultant for WONDERWALL MEDIA (India).
This last year alone Murray brought 16 acts from Canada to showcase in Sweden. Toured multiple artists across Europe, and Canada. Granted 2 bands from the EU to play Major Festivals, appear in Rolling Stone Magazine, and perform TV appearances in India. And, consolidated six acts from around the world to play at the Biggest festival in the world; Summerfest, in the USA.
Liubov Kevkhaian is a Head of Sales for Central and Eastern European markets at Believe (France). Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. Believe empowers artists and labels to maximize the value of their music in the transitioning digital music space by providing them with a full suite of services: digital distribution, digital marketing and promotion services. Liubov is working closely with the Ukrainian music market for already 6 years and was a witness of the music market evolution of those days. She joined Believe's team for achieving market-leading position on digital distribution across Central & Eastern Europe.