MEU January 2022 newsletter

MEU January 2022 newsletter

The first newsletter of the year from Music Export Ukraine. Despite the fact that half of January Ukrainian people officially celebrated the winter holidays and spent their vacations there was some great and significant news we couldn’t share with you.

Ukrainian hip-hop artist Alina Pash has won the 2022 Music Moves Europe Awards. On January 20, 2022, at ESNS in Groningen, the Netherlands Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 revealed this year’s winners. An expert jury consisting of Gemma Bradley (BBC Radio 1), Cindy Castillo (Mad Cool Festival), Kevin Cole (KEXP), Bryan Johnson (Spotify), and honorary jury member Alyona Alyona (Public Choice Winner 2021) chose emerging artists who represent the European sound of today and tomorrow.

Alina Pash (Ukraine), Denise Chaila (Ireland), ДEVA (Hungary), Mezerg (France), Blanks (Netherlands) are the five winners of the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022. Each of them received a money prize of €10,000 and a training program to boost their international career The jury noticed that Pash is a “really exciting and unique artist. And they can really tell what she stands for straight away.” 

 Two Ukrainian bands go on a North American Tour!

Odyn V Kanoe has announced a North American tour for this spring. Odyn v Kanoe plays charming acoustic indie. They have become a phenomenon of the Ukrainian scene, going from amateur recordings to full venues with a DIY approach. Musicians go on a big tour dedicated to the band's tenth anniversary! This will be their first trip to the U.S. and Canada. See all of the cities, venues, and dates listed on the official website

Band KAZKA also has revealed details about performing in the USA later this year. The experimental pop band mixes electronic rhythms and Ukrainian folk themes to create new Ukrainian music. Millions of people from all over the world listen to their song “Plakala”, which became the first Ukrainian-language song to take third place on the Shazam platform. The tour kicks off at the SXSW showcase in March in Austin, Texas. Then the band will travel to Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Find the gigs’ details on their official website

Selector PRO International Music Forum 5 is Back! Live-Streaming this February

Selector PRO—Ukraine’s longest running music educational and networking forum is turning 5 this year. On 18-19 February 2022 dozens of industry professionals from the UK, Europe, and Central Asia will be brought together to tackle the big ongoing and upcoming industry questions. 

With this year’s forum motto ‘The Ever-changing New Normal’ we are shifting our focus from the more well-known issues and trends like digitalization and online presence, towards those which we feel will become more relevant in the future.  8 moderated panels will cover a range of music industry topics:

- the pandemic years’ effect on the music industry, and positive experiences of remote collaborations over the previous two years;-
- recent industry advances that produce engaging hybrid events;
- how to deal with internet-based hate;
- music copyright issues, and many more.

A small part of the speakers are Jane Beese (The Factory and Manchester International Festival), Paul McGivern (Playbook Artists), Beril Sarıaltun (Turkey’s My City My Sound),  Donna Close (5G Festival) Anton Volovyk (Reface), Ellie Giles (Step Music Management),  Shauni Caballero (Go 2 Agency), Jon Dunn (Parallel Lines), Giorgi Kikonishvili (Electronauts / Bassiani / Horoom Night), Claire O'Neill (Greener Festival), Vera Logdanidi (Rhythm Büro). 

Selector PRO conference will take place in an easy-to-use online platform providing a handful of features such as a networking environment, interactive workshops and discussions, 1:1 matchmaking rooms, and a resource library to watch streams again. Plus, you can’t gripe about the price. The Selector PRO digital forum is free-of-charge with prior registration. The forum is free. To attend all you need to do is to register here.