Will be announced in August.

Thursday, September 8

10:00 Music industry in times of change: challenges and perspectives*

Kristina Janušauskaitė (IFPI – representing the recording industry worldwide (IFPI European Office, Brussels)*online, Mark Adam Harold (Night time economy commission, LT) Vaidas Stackevičius (Lithuanian music business association, LT), Valdas Petreikis Lithuanian events industry association, LT), Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys


11:15 Ticketing trends: what’s next?*

Ramūnas Šaučikovas (, LT), Simonas Sudaras (, LT). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys


12:30 Cancel button on stage: between civic position and censorship culture*

Erica Jennings (artist, LT / IE), Lauras Lučiūnas (Creative Industries, LT), Vaidas Zdancevičius (Bravo events, LT). Moderator: Mykolas Katkus


13:30 Break 


14:30 Listen Local: how to avoid that local AI algorithms colonize the Lithanian music ecosystem

Balancing the post-Covid revenues with increased sales on global platforms
Daniel Antal, CFA (Digital Music Observatory, NL). Moderator: Tomas Paliūnas


15:30 The Artist Strategy: People Puzzle

Marc Brown (BYTA, SE / CAN). Moderator: Tomas Paliūnas


16:30 Music, NFT – WTF?!

Dreams & reality of music NFTs: first-hand insights in history, technology and current state of things
Gleb Divov (creative technologist/FAYR Ecosystem, LT). Moderator: Tomas Paliūnas

Friday, September 9

10:00  Local bands getting global coverage? Dos & Don’ts

Mariusz Herma (Polityka/beehype, PL), Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys


11:15 Everything you always wanted to know about synch: how music gets licensed for films, TV and beyond

Michelle Stoddart (Stoddart Music, UK). Moderator: Tomas Paliūnas 


12:15 Agents – what artists can expect from them?

Juliana Voloz (JV Promotion, GER/EE), Koen ter Heegde (Yugofuturism / Subroutine Records, NL), Natasha Padabed (More Zvukov Agency, GER) Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys 


13:15 Break 


14:15 In the spotlight: interview with Vlad Yaremchuk

Vlad Yaremchuk (Atlas Festival, UA). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys


15:15 Foreign markets – what’s next? + Introduction of Baltic Focus at MENT Ljubljana 2023

Andraž Kajzer (MENT Ljubljana, SL), Lisa Schoemaker (ESNS, NL), Márk Bóna (Sziget Festival / Europe Stage, HU), Roman Demchenko (Damn.Loud / Sveta Baar / TMW, EE), Vlad Yaremchuk (Atlas Festival, UA). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys


16:30 Data Sonification and Brainwave Music

Aistė Noreikaitė (sound artist, LT). Moderator: Tomas Paliūnas 


*in Lithuanian; all other panels will be held in English

**the programme is subject to change and will be updated continuously up to the event

***conference is taking place at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library Of Lithuania