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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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 an editor 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.

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Sergey Maletskiy is a founder and CEO of the Ukrainian concert agency H2D. Company was founded in 2014 and was responsible for bringing to Ukraine such artists as LP, Moderat, Nicolas Jaar, Benjamin Clementine, Грибы, GusGus,Oxxxymiron, David August, Tom Odell, Disturbed, Evanescence and many others.

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Christina Austin is an Assistant at the London office of leading talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency (UTA).  Christina assists global music Agent Sean Goulding, and currently works on a diverse roster including Post Malone, Everlast, Walk Of The Earth, Hanson, Steel Panther, Black Peaks and more.  In addition to representation of artists, Christina is also a member of UTA Pride and UTA Women Committees.
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Yuriy Smalius (Ukraine) works over 15 years in music industry as an artist, producer and sound engineer. He worked with the Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli on the Vagabond Specter album as co-producer in 2018. Yurii studied in the program "Mix with the Masters" in 2015 and 2018 driven by Grammy-winning Andrew Scheps and Tchad Blake. He has been recording, mixing engineer and co-producer for Pianoboy from 2011. Has experience of recording from rare ethno instruments to orchestras and choirs, yet still focuses more on rock, indie, jazz and pop music. 
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YUKO 

Yulia Yurina and Stas Koroliov - musicians of a Ukrainian duo YUKO, sound producers and residents of the Masterskaya label. YUKO is a band that combines folk and modern music.

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Jane Yatsuta - co-owner, director and creative producer of Radioaktivefilm. 

Over 20 years portfolio of Radioactivefilms has thousands of promotional projects, music videos and dozens of documentary and feature films. During last 15 years Jane grew from the assistant possition to business head, and the company - from Ukrainian cinema production to 18 Cannes Lions and world-wide recognition as "The best service seller of the world." Only in 2018, Radioactivefilm took off a new season for Canal + (France), a mini series for HBO studios (USA), and a television production for a television film for Great Britain. This does not include tens of commercials for international brands and music videos of world-famous stars.
 
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Lyudmila Tsymbal works as a Director of International Cooperation and Licensing at the Public Organization "Ukrainian Agency for Copyright and Related Rights" - the first Ukrainian collective management organization, which is managed and controlled by authors and other legal owners and meets international standards of management. Lyudmila takes care of international relations with partner organizations all over the world and licensing in Ukraine in the UACRR. She has about 7 years experience in collective management, has participated in almost fifty international events on copyright, legislative initiatives in the field of collective management in Ukraine, and has brought the activities in Ukraine to international standards.

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Allen Wright is the passionate and hard working founder of Go Down Believing Management, who'scurrent management roster is spearheaded by Ukrainian groove metal juggernauts JINJER. Since 2005 he has had the unique privilege of discovering and booking the first ever tours and shows for likes of Volbeat, Parkway Drive and Pertubator as well as many other internationally renowned acts. He is also the talent programmer for Germany's annual progressive metal get-together Euroblast Festival, where not only global acts such as Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders and Devin Townsend Project have performed but also where younger bands such as TesseracT, Monuments and The Algorithm experienced their international breakthrough. Recently, he joined the newly formed company DecibelTouring as booking agent/artist manager, who's current roster has some of the biggest names in deathmetal today: Kataklysm, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide, Fleshgod Apocalypse, where he will focuson finding, signing and developing new and already established talent. Allen Wright is a proud father oftwin boys and hails from California but now calls Cologne, Germany his home and is probably the nicest guy you will never meet. To be continued...

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Dasha Deriagina (23/32 Films) - Head of Music and creative producer of 2332 Films. First Eastern European and Ukrainian producer shortlisted as a best worldwide producer UK MusicVideoAwards2018 Just in the past year or so, Dasha’s producer credits include videos for Avicci, Oliver Tree, Bring Me To The Horizon, Orelsan, Nao, Kojey Radical etc.,  

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Kateryna Kravchuk. The economist, cultural researcher, focused in strategy, monitoring and evaluation of the projects aimed at improving the quality of life. Key areas of expertise: community development, responsible entrepreneurship, cultural and creative industries, cross-sectoral cooperation. Facilitator of Creative Enterprise Ukraine from NESTA. Teacher of the Artes Liberales program at the Ukrainian Catholic University. A representative of Ukraine on the Global Change Leaders network, a global community of women-changers from developing countries.

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Valentyn Mondievskiy, deputy mayor