Annual conference within Moscow Music Week showcase festival will happen on 3rd and 4th of September in partnership with Institute of Musical Initiatives (IMI).
6th year in a row musical industry professionals will gather to discuss the most pressing and sensitive issues, which are common concerns of Russian market representatives: music distribution, digital marketing, streaming platforms management and many more, in the context of this tough year that changed the normal course of things.
Due to pandemic this spring clubs, music spaces and concert halls stopped working. How it affected musicians, industry and listeners? What can venues and musical events expect in future? How did organizers manage to cope with switching to online and is there any future for this format? These and many other questions will be discussed by conference participants within lectures, workshops and discussions with Russian and foreign colleagues. This year’s conference’s leitmotif is digital communications.
Conference program includes such themes like:
• Streaming services in pandemic period: how to find your listener. Opportunities for independent musicians.
• Clubs on lockdown: economics, problems and ethics
• Musician profession: art vs management
• What to do if online concerts will be back? Experience and future of the format in Russia
• I will survive? Or how industry copes with pandemia consequences. European experience. And many more.
Among speakers and curators are managers and art-directors of clubs and concert venues (Dom Pechaty, Tele-Club, Punk Fiction, 16 TONS), festivals organizers (Park Live, SOUND UP, BOL’, Picnic Afishy, Ural Music Night), marketing agencies, streamings and record labels representatives (Effective Records, Yandex.Music, Booking Machine Agency, Future Communications) and of course artists (The Retuses, Intourist, Pasosch, CPBCH).
Main conference partner IMI is a non-commercial organization which develops music industry within the space of Russian-speaking culture. IMI leads a media industry, publishes books for those who are interested in music business, arranges music conferences and showcases in regions. More information at i-m-i.ru and in IMI’s social networks.
Conference partners: Mixmag Russia, Yandex.Music, Moscow Music School, Afisha, ONErpm Russia TuneCore, RMA business school
Moscow Music Week is 4-days-long showcase festival and conference from 2th to 5th September, with offline and online programs, the only festival format event in 2020 in Moscow.
Musical part will include around 100 artists distributed across 20+ thematic showcases. Once again MMW visitors will be the first to hear musicians, who will become leading voices of the scene in a couple of years.
From dark jazz to emo noise, traditional Caucasian motifs, modern punk, local hip-hop and experimental improvisation. Ionoff Music and BOL’ festival showcases, electronic night program from Dissonance, Quintessence, Oberwave etc.
Full line up includes Lalalar (TUR), CENTR, Hadn Dadn, SOUYZ (BLR), Bad Zu, Zaur Nagoev, Intourist, Lucidvox, Fardi, USSSY, CEO of Everything, Dima Midborn, Wooden Whales, LUTIK, Echo Pamira, Archanga, Hit ’em up, Donatello!, Tundra Art Ensemble, luni ana, Autosport, Vsadniki JKH, Akul’e Slezy and many more.
Open and free online showcase with live streams from Experimental Music Showcase with USSSY and new band called Tvar’, Hungarian Showcase with local scene representatives: Platon Karataev, The Qualitons и Torts from Budapest (with the support of Hungarian Cultural Centre and HOTS (Hungarian Oncoming Tunes) and also stream from Kazan club Werk with participants of club’s community — MITYA and Sveta Luk’yanova (ЯNA). Stream will be available on Youtube and Facebook. Links to the stream will be published n the date of event.