After a year devoid of events, with a wounded cultural sector and with still unclear perspectives for 2021, professionals in the music and entertainment industry in Romania find themselves looking for guidance, solutions and meetings to face current and future challenges. In this context, Romanian Music Export, the first local program from the entrepreneurial area which assumes the mission of promoting and exporting music at the European level, will host on January 31st 2021 Romanian Music Export Online. The event borrows the format of a TV show, including live and recorded panel discussions with local and foreign speakers, relevant for the industry and a series of showcases with Romanian bands.
Support for up-and-coming Romanian artists, locally and internationally
Romanian Music Export was developed in order to work as a promotional program in order to identify and support new Romanian artists, but also to help them in developing a national and international career. RME offers a stage for new voices, through the platform that brings together young artists, professionals in the music industry, festival directors and audience, with the strong belief that music is the universal glue that brings together, heals and motivates.
Romanian Music Export was borne during the second edition of East European Music Conference, on July 26, 2018, an event where producers, booking agents, promoters and cultural operators in Romania and Europe took part at the show of five Romanian bands, whose selection was made after a sign-up on the platform especially built for this program.
Any band in Romania could have signed-up, provided their songs were original pieces. The jury was two-folded, the preselection was done locally, while the final selection of the five bands was done by an international jury. 71 artists joined the competition and bands like Am Fost La Munte Si Mi-a Placut, Gramofone, JazzyBIT, NEXT EX and White Walls held amazing shows while during the breaks answered questions from the press and booking agents from big European festivals.
Romanian Music Export Online levels the field for future offline events.
The January 31st edition is essential for continuing the Romanian Music Export program, in order to make the offline 2021 edition possible, since the unprecedented situation created by the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation, postponement or turning to online of all events and cultural activities. The digital platform RME is created for Romanian artists, especially up-and-coming with a vital need of guidance and support in this time with no concerts and no payments and in a constant need or partners with whom to talk about solutions for rebuilding their careers in the near future.
The online event will host 10 panels of discussions like: “Can music help us thrive?”, “Health & Safety post pandemic events reopening”, “Freelance musician or artist. Can it be done?”, “Solutions from the music industry for reopening the cultural live”, “How do festival bookers choose newcomers for their line-up?”, “The future of clubs and small concert venues” and “Women in music industry”.
The speaker list includes: Fruzsina Szép (Director, Superbloom Festival – Germania), Greg Parmley (International Director Live Music Conference & International Festival Forum, UK), Michal Kascak (Founder / CEO – Pohoda festival, Slovacia), Christof Huber (Director, Yourope – European Festival Association Switzerland), Baris Basaran (Promoter / Head of Eastern & Central Europe – TEG / MJR – UK), , Lina Ugrinovska (International Booking / Password Production, North Macedonia), representatives of European festivals Summerbreeze Open Air (Germania), Wide Days (Scotland), Nova Rock (Austria), but also local representatives (ARTmania, Untold, Electric Castle, Summerwell, Jazz in the Park), as well as representatives from Ministry of Culture, club venues (Quantic, Rockstadt, Form Space, Club Control, Expirat), cultural and theatre managers, Romanian artists and representatives of booking and management companies. The entire program and guests can be checked online at https://musicexport.ro/.
The bands that will play during the Romanian Music Export Online are: Lucifer – A Rock Opera, Balkan Taksim, Psihodrom, Blană Bombă, White Walls, Dirty Shirt, Roadkillsoda, Gramofone, JazzyBIT.
The event will be streamed online on January 31st, at https://musicexport.ro/, but also on Facebook and YouTube channels, streaming being free of charge.
Romanian Music Export online is a musical and cultural entrepreneurship realized with support from the Ministry of Culture.
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