Music Conference Ukraine. Career 360

July 12-14
VDNG, 10th Pavilion, Academician Glushkov Avenue 1, Kyiv
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Ben Delger is Head of Digital for the International Live Music Conference (ILMC), the leading music conference for the global live music business. Ben's work at ILMC encompasses managing digital aspects of ILMC and its respective sister events, including the International Festival Forum (IFF), Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) and Futures Forum. Alongside these events, Ben also runs the digital side of IQ Magazine, ILMC's industry-leading news resource for the international live music business.
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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.

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Anna Grace is a staff writer at industry-leading news publication IQ Magazine, keeping readers up-to-date on the latest industry announcements, events and innovations. As well as contributing to IQ’s daily digital newsletter, IQ Index, Anna also produces articles for the publication’s bi-monthly print magazine.
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Sergiy Kamenyev. Used to be sound engineer and technical director of Okean Elzy (2000-2007). Since 2008 he’s working with Ukrainian bands like СКАЙ, Друга Ріка, БУДУ, Alloise and others.
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Anika Jankowski is CEO of “oh, my music!” - a music publisher with more than thirty signed writers and composers. As a publisher she organizes Songcamps, these are co-writing camp where German songwriters collaborate with the international composers and producers. For more than a decade, Anika has also worked as a promoter, organizing concerts and festivals such as the Female Beat Bazarr, Dresden Thanks Jimi Festival and the MusicMatch Festival.
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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.

https://www.byte.fm/

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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.

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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.

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Natalia Oszkó-Jakab

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.

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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.

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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.

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Stephan Rabimov has 15 years of experience in digital marketing, publishing, journalism, social media and PR.
Stephan is the chief editor of DEPESHA, as well as the author in the most prestigious Huffington Post and Forbes USA. In 2015, Rabimov became director of the first ever accredited program in the United States - Fashion Journalism at the Academy of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Subsequently, Rabimov founded the Social Media Center at the Academy, which trains specialists in the SMM industry, Flipboard, Tumblr, Flipboard, Issue, Weebly and many others became partners of this project.
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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.

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Renato Horvath has been working in the crossroads of the music, film and advertising industries since 2005. Currently running Eastaste.net, a sync and music marketing agency; Budapest Showcase Hub aka BUSH where mainly responsible for the conference programming; music video content enthusiast (former producer of BalconyTV Tel-Aviv and Budapest and currently the Newkidsfromthebloc channel). His most recent startup venture and major excitement is Banding.app, a matchmaking service for bands to exchange gigs all over the world.
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Andries van Wieren started as a drummer in a Slayer-cover band. After receiving his master degree Jazz Drums at the Conservatory in 1997, he toured the world with a.o. the Philadelphia based super group Sister Sledge and the Dutch reggae group Luie Hond. With the strong believe that he could get talented people on the international stages he started 3S Music Management, who launched successful international careers for artists like the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Dope D.O.D., Michelle David and the Gospel Sessions and MY BABY.
3S Music Management is an artist management company with agency services. For our artists we find new ways and opportunities to release their music and to promote themselves via a vast international network of useful partners. We are working with a small amount of acts in a wide variety of genres. Giving us the flexibility and strength to operate successfully.
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Eglė Gedminaitė. From the beginning of this year she's an independent music marketing and promotion consultant for various independent artists and music labels of her home country Lithuania and foreign ones as well. Also, she's a band manager of prog rock band Timid Kooky and live electronic trio Without Letters.Egle used to work with various music agencies, concert venues and festivals for 7 years now – from volunteering at small venues to doing PR & communication plans to legendary Lithuanian bands or being a production manager of a music festival – she gained a wide experience in multiple fields connected to music industry and gave her a possibility to see and feel the industry in 360˚.
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Yuliia Is’kova is a Ukrainian copyright lawyer in the field of show business and managing partner of "Legal house "Copyright" («Правничий дім «Копірайт»).
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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.