Speakers 2019

Founder and producer of music festivals Bliuzo naktys, Galapagai, Roko naktys, Nida Stories. Concert organizer and musician.

Algirdas Barniškis-Blėka (LT)

Aino-Maria Paasivirta, 27, is a promoter at Fullsteam Agency, Finland. Paasivirta started working at Fullsteam as assistant to founder Rauha Kyyrö, working with acts such as Big Boi, Jośe González, Franz Ferdinand, Wiz Khalifa, Jack White, Volbeat and Justin Bieber. She has been booking foreign acts to Provinssi Festival (cap 32,000) together with Rauha the last 3 years. In 2017 Paasivirta took on the role of full-time promoter, and she is the promoter for Allas Sea Pool, a 2500 capacity outdoor venue in downtown Helsinki. In 2018 she was shortlisted on IQ Magazine's New Bosses feature and won the Future Visionary prize (Industry Awards, Finland). She has also been listed on the Nordic Music biz 20 under 30 list (Nomex, 2019). Fullsteam Agency is part of FKP Scorpio group.

Aino-Maria Paasivirta (FI)

Founder and project director of the cultural center Menų stotis (Art station), based in Mažeikiai, Lithuania

Aistė Jokubauskienė (LT)

Manager of InDNegev music festival - the biggest alternative music festival in Israel, running since 2007 straight with 100 acts on 5 stages during 3 days, in the desert.

Asaf Ben David (ISR)

Music producer, manager, working with one of the most successful Lithuanian young artist Beatrich.

Benas Ivanovas (LT)

Christoph Thun is project manager of INES (Innovation Network of European Showcase Festivals), a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. INES was launched by 8 European showcase festivals and gigmit, with the latter being the initiator and project leader.

Christoph Thun (GER)

Cai Trefor of Wales works as an editor at Gigwise. With over 80 writers and 20 photographers on call worldwide, the London-based website covers all major and underground music events as they happen. Working closely with artists, record labels, PR and promoters, Gigwise doesn’t just report on the music scene, but plays an active role. Since its launch in June 2002, Gigwise has consistently been at the cutting edge of music, often breaking exclusive stories on music’s biggest acts. The fresh, uncompromising approach and ability to identify breaking acts has won it a loyal and ever expanding core of users from across the globe.

Cai Trefor (UK)

Daniel Somlo has been working as A&R and Head of Booking at Eastaste.net, Budapest Showcase Hub for 7 years. Since almost a year he's also part of the team behind BANDING, the upcoming matchmaker app for bands/DJs to do exchange gigs with each other which he's presenting at What's Next In Music? conference this year. Has worked with hundreds of bands and has an extensive network of key music industry players across all Europe.

Daniel Somlo (HU)

Co-founder of the cultural space Platforma and restaurants Keulė Rūkė and Šiaurės Keulė.

Dominykas Čečkauskas (LT)

 Head A&R at Lithuania HQ, artist manager of Dynoro, Gaullin, Lucky Luke.

Daumantas Vinkevičius (LT)

Diana is general manager of Ten Walls and managing director of Runemark records.

Diana Adomaitė (LT)

Director of Audiovisual works copyright association AVAKA

Darius Vaitiekūnas (LT)

Vilnius City Councillor, Chair of Night Economy Commission, Chair of Youth Affairs Commission, Board Member at Liberty Party and Bureau Member of European Liberal Youth (LYMEC).

Deimantė Rimkutė (LT)

 Jesper Skibsby is the CEO & founder of WARM - the first global radio monitoring service focusing on serving the artists and indie segment of the music industry. WARM track and identify music played on radio, globally and in real-time. The vision behind WARM is to make detailed music data available to everyone, especially the long tail segment of artist, producers, managers and record labels. Jesper has been a board member in DUP (association for independent record labels in Denmark) for from 2016-2019. Previously Jesper has represented MusicDNA as the head of Scandinavia. Jesper has worked in the Danish music industry for 6 years - establishing companies like Fandango Music Management, We Make Noise and Kassiopeia Kollektive.

Jesper Skibsby (DK)

Johan Svanberg is the CEO of the music distribution company Record Union. He has an academic background in engineering & economics and a professional background in investment banking and business development. Having also spent time working as a songwriter and being an enthusiastic music maker himself, his number one passion is to improve the lives and conditions for artists, songwriters and creatives.

Johan Svanberg (SE)

Driven by an insatiable appetite to discover, create and change culture, J/G has built a diverse quiver of resources through his career development, formal education, relationship building, non-traditional channels and entrepreneurial hustle. He has been trusted to help grow and steer some of the most iconic and innovative brands of all time, in Red Bull and Spotify, during critical periods in their evolution. His early foundation came from end-to-end music management: overseeing the creation, production, performance, promotion and presentation of art as brand and business; both his own and those who have trusted him to help them along the way. Applying that foundation to his business, he's won hearts and minds in company leadership and consumers by authentically balancing the intersection of artistic expression and commercial interest through the lens of brand and business strategy. Now, he extends his experience and service to artists, management companies, labels, promoters, agencies, festivals, conferences, established and start-up tech and culturally connected brands with his consultancy, Green Mountain Lodge.

Josh Greenberg (DK)

Founder of Enjoy Records that specializes in artist management, music, video and concert production, digital distribution and synchronization. He started his career as musical manager and sole investor of The Maneken in 2009. At 2010 he began to work with Jamala and led her to her victory of Eurovision Song Contest at 2016. At 2014 Ihor Tarnopolskyi added to his roster ONUKA, but their cooperation lasted just one year. At the moment he manages Jamala, LAUD and Superband.

Ihor Tarnopolskyi (UA)

Director of the restaurant - music club Sandėlis, based in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Jurgita Urbonaitė (LT)

Founder of the cultural center Menų stotis (Art station), based in Mažeikiai, Lithuania

Gintas Jokubauskas (LT)

VOne of the veterans of Lithuanian music scene. His company CREATIVE INDUSTRIES currently specializes on international music projects and manages such bands and artists as Alina Orlova and Jazzu, among others. Lauras Lučiūnas was one of the founders of Vilnius Music Week – a forerunner of Whats Next in Music?, a showcase festival and music industry conference happening annually since 2012 and aiming to support the growth of professionalism and exports of the local music industry. He was also the producer of Lithuanian Eurovision Song Contest, other TV shows and a lot of national events and concerts. Lauras works as a consultant with different non-governmental institutions and programs for youth and children. He is also a lecturer at various universities.

Lauras Lučiūnas (LT)

Linas is representative of AGATA (Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Society), where he is in charge of the music streaming platforms, among other things.

Linas Ežerinis (LT)

Chairman of the Music Association’s Awards of the Year (M.A.M.A), founder of the music agency Atlikejai.com.

Martynas Tyla (LT)

Head of musical works department at LATGA (The Agency of Lithuanian Copyright Protection Association).

Paulius Sartatavičius (LT)

One of the founders of the gastropub-event venue Švyturys BHouse (Klaipėda).

Raimondas Baublys (LT)

President of the Lithuanian association of bars and cafes, founder of the bar PERONAS

Raimonas Pranka (LT)

Even though majority of people know Bjelle as an artist and TV host, there's a lot more than meets the eye. Having graduated from Music Theory and Composition studies a while ago, she always felt an itch to dig a little deeper and unravel the potential of music in different, unusual ways. That is exactly why she embarked on a recent adventure to study at Iceland Academy of Arts, and re-discovered her passion for the intersection of technology and music, as well as education, which is yet another, widely-unknown pillar of Bjelle’s professional life.

Raminta Naujanytė – Bjelle (LT)

Suzanne started her professional work with Budapest Showcase Hub and quickly moved forward to work in synching with Eastaste Music. Lately she has been dealing with the marketing and communication of Banding. Born in Russia based in Budapest she's been working with acts long enough to earn a great skill in understanding each productions faults and potentials. Enthusiastic storyteller for the millenial and Gen Z.

Suzanne Ranovich (HU)

Producer and manager of various popular and alternative Lithuanian music acts. Owner of Lithuanian based M.P.3 music agency (established in 2002), which consists from record label and concert agency. Since 2015 director of Lithuanian music business association, which is the organizer of Lithuania’s leading conference and showcase festival What's Next in Music?

Vaidas Stackevičius (LT)

Valdas Puidokas is the head of the public establishment Mažoji fiesta. Valdas specialization is in production of cultural and entertainment projects, TV shows, events and audiovisual production, promotion and organization of promotional and public relations campaigns. Valdas has worked as an executive producer of many TV shows and events. Among them - the musical/entertainment TV show Tangomanija, the National Eurovision Song Contest, the Lithuanian Music Awards BRAVO and more. He is the initiator and organizer of the cultural and recreational projects - the night music club Stikliu Tangomanija (live concerts, meetings, DJ performances), Svyturys Art Dock (the venue for concerts, performances, dance art, cinema, conferences and festivals) etc. Valdas is the director and artistic director of I Love Palanga - all summer long open-air music and art festival in the most popular and largest resort in Lithuania. I Love Palanga's events are free of charge, in a free and democratic atmosphere, open and positive space for the whole family.

Valdas Puidokas (LT)

 Co-founder and artistic director at Art Factory Loftas since 2010 until now. Over 800 events organised in the last 7 years including the annual Loftas Fest, What’s Next Conference (about creative industries), What’s Next In Music? (showcase and conference), Uptown Market (designer fair), Future Shorts Cinema Festival, Music Incubator Novus (contest and seminars for upcoming bands from the Baltics), concerts of The xx, Fink, Ellie Goulding, Nicolas Jaar, Moderat, Darkside, Editors, Chrystal Fighters, Roisin Murphy and many others. Victor is also a musician and producer in various musical projects such as SKAMP, LT United, NO DJs.

Victor Diawara (LT)

Vytas is CEO of the Centre for the Protection of Intellectual Property (INAC), having 17 years of experience in copyright / protection of neighbouring rights. In 2002- 2006 he was vice president of the Lithuanian Music Industry Association LMIA. From 2006 to 2013 Vytas was the chairman of the Lithuanian Anti-Piracy Association LANVA.

Vytas Simanavičius (LT)

The creative brain behind internationally acclaimed Opium Club in Vilnius, founder of Silence Music, Best Kept Secret and Le Temps Perdu Records, recording artist known under the names of Vidis and V, restless DJ and all around music enthusiast, Vidmantas Čepkauskas has stayed at the forefront of Lithuanian electronic music scene for more than 15 years.

Vidmantas Čepkauskas-Vidis (LT)

The best in class Nuclear Physician but had a luck to change hobby into and basic love towards music into a primary business. From early beginning Maja was involved in discovering new talents and in meanwhile became Main stage booker for several times crowned Best Major European Festival, EXIT Festival. Since many years Maja is active in organizing many other eminent festivals all over Balkans: R:EVOL:UTION Festival (Romania ), DEV9T (Serbia), FESTIVAL 84 (Bosnia & Herzegovina), SEA STAR (Croatia), SEA DANCE (Montenegro).

Maja Starcevic (SRB)

Founder and leader of the BIX. CEO of a production company TV MANIJA .

Saulius Urbonavičius-Samas (LT)

Simon Strauss first came in contact with the Nuremberg music scene after his move to the city in 2010. Since then he went from just being a guest in the local music clubs, to being a part time music blogger for the local blog hdiyl.de and becoming more and more interconnected in the local music scene. After his work for the Nürnberg.Pop Conferences in 2018 he became Head of Conferences for this year's festival.

Simon Strauss (GER)

Vidas Bareikis is Lithuanian artist, singer-songwriter, director and actor.

Vidas Bareikis (LT)

Paul Tao is the co-owner of IAMSOUND, a Los Angeles-based record label, marketing agency and creative studio that has been around for 10+ years. IAMSOUND is known for releasing artists such as Charli XCX, Lord Huron and Florence + the Machine and handling creative direction for musicians ranging from Madonna to King Princess.

Paul Tao (US)

Vlad is currently employed as a booking manager for the biggest festival in Ukraine - Atlas Weekend Festival (538,000 visitors in 2019) and PMK Event Agency. Responsible for booking the international part of the festival line-up. In 2019 worked with The Chainsmokers, A$AP Rocky, Michael Kiwanuka, Tom Odell, UNKLE, Chase & Status, TesseracT, Our Last Night, Adept, Dub FX, Borgore, Noisia, Ellen Allien and many more.

Vlad Yaremchuk (UKR)

Journalist writing about pop culture for Gazeta Wyborcza daily, publisher and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Magnetofonowa quarterly music magazine. 25 years of experience in music/media business, including two biggest Polish portals Onet.pl and Interia.pl (both editorial and marketing positions), as well as MySpace, T-Mobile Music and Red Bull Music. Author of numerous music books. Retired metal singer.

Jarek Szubrycht (PL)

Promoter, founder of the agency 8 Days A Week

Martynas Butkevičius (LT)

Praised by The Times for his 'mastery of an instrument once dismissed as a squeezebox', accordionist Martynas Levickis has captivated audiences and critics alike with his musicality, charisma and dynamic performances. As one of the world’s leading exponents of the accordion, his virtuosity and versatility in the classical and contemporary repertoire has transformed the way we hear the instrument. Encouraged by his family, at the age of just three Martynas began to teach himself the traditional folk music of his home country, Lithuania. At eight years old he began to learn formally at the S. Sondeckis School of the Arts in his hometown of Šiauliai, before going on to study with Prof. Owen Murray at the Royal Academy of Music in London, followed by postgraduate studies with Prof. Iñaki Alberdi at Musikene in Spain. He is the recipient of over 30 international awards, including winner of the Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships. The first accordionist to be signed to Universal Music Decca Classics label, his eponymous debut album went straight to the top of the UK Official Classical Album Chart. Martynas Levickis has performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Waldbühne Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Seoul Arts Center, St Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall, among others. In 2015, Martynas founded the Mikroorkéstra chamber orchestra, bringing together outstanding young musicians from across Lithuania. As Artistic Director, he has created a number of touring projects with the Mikroorkéstra, directing from the accordion or as conductor. These have included appearances in Germany, Italy, Republic of Korea and China. Martynas is the Artistic Director of Vilnius Accordion Music Week and the annual Composers+Summer Academy, which he founded in 2014 to create and premiere new music for accordion with chamber ensemble. Martynas Levickis is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his distinguished contribution to music in his field.

Martynas Levickis (LT)

Senior Manager of Partner Services at Sony Music Finland.

Tatu Äikäs (FI)

Į2005 m. Julia prisijungė prie Melt Festival komandos. Vokietijoje ji yra organizavusi tokių grupių kaipThe 1975, Matthew Herbert, Years & Years, Robyn ir daugelio kitų koncertus. Kartu su agentūros Melt Booking komanda ji pradėjo tokius renginių ciklus kaip Introducing newcomer show series, kurių metu publikai pirmą kartą buvo pristatytos tokios grupės kaip Chvrches, Years & Years, Jessie Ware, Alt-J ir daugelis kitų. Julia taip pat organizavo Certain People renginių ciklą žymiajame Berlyno klube Berghain. 2015 m. Julia nustojo organizuoti turus. Nuo tol ji dirba tik kaip festivalių – Lollapalooza Berlin, Melt Festival, Berlin Festival, Pure & Crafted, Body&Soul Festival, Untold Festival, Neversea Festival - programos sudarytoja. Ji dirba ne tik Vokietijos, bet ir Airijos bei Rumunijos rinkose.

Julia Gudzent (GER)


Speakers 2018

As of 2015 Agnė Biliūnaitė is Lithuanian cultural attaché in China and South Korea. Previously she has worked as a dance critic, creative practice manager of the national project Creative Partnership, assistant producer at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater.

Agnė Biliūnaitė (LT/CHN)

Agnese Cimuška since 1999 working in the creative industries and since 2004 - in the music industry. Since 2012 she is head of Music Export Latvia. Previously she worked as a project manager at Platforma Rekords, LMK (Latvian Music Channel), Pasadena Group Promotion, POPCORN magazine and Daugavpils Latvian Cultural Center where she was responsible for TV shows, new music albums, events, advertising, media and marketing campaigns and public relations.

Agnese Cimuška (LV)

I'm a typical self-seeking 20-year-old who's on a not-so-typical path - instead of a university diploma, I chose a free year, starting with a waitress job in Vilnius and many cycling miles in Amsterdam and leading me shooting tours and constantly documenting the Lithuanian music scene.

Aneta Urbonaitė (LT)

Since 2011 Bartek is the program creator of the largest outdoor event - Woodstock Festival Poland (named POLandROCK from 2018). Bartek is constantly looking for festival groups from around the world in partnership with festival founder Jurek Owsiak. Bartek Stolarek also coordinates the organization of the largest live music competition in Poland - Preliminaries - in which many groups compete for the opportunity to perform at the Woodstock Festival Poland.

Bartek Stolarek (PL)

Bertram Frewer is director of programs for the Cultureurbüro at the City of Bochum (Germany) Cultural Office. The office team consists of 14 staff members, whose main task is to advise and support independent Bochum creators and cultural institutions in promoting networking and regional cooperation. Bertram Frewer is responsible for the concept of new events, initiating international exchanges, promoting creators with a special focus on jazz, the world and popular music.

Bertram Frewer (GER)

Bill Zang (Zang YanBin) is 2009. Chairman of the China Association of the Audiovisual Record Industry, founded in 2000. Since 2007 he was vice president of the Shanghai Synergy Culture and Entertainment Group (SSCEG). This group in 2008 became a major distribution company in China. 2000-2007 Bill led the Chinese division of Taiwanese firm Rock Record. Bill began his career in the music industry in 1987. Shanghai Audio-Video Publishing Company (SAVP), and in 1992, was its vice president. SAVP is one of the leading record labels in China.

Bill Zang (CHN)

Cecilia Soojeong Yi is a project manager for music and performing arts. She previously worked at the Korean Cultural Center in Spain and is currently one of the main organizers of the Korean international and independent showcase festival Zandari Festa, which attracts over 130 groups and professionals from around the world. Starting in 2018 she is also the creator of the first-ever DMZ Peace Train Music Festival and takes care of its international relations.

Cecilia Soojeong Yi (KOR)

Chief accountant, internal auditor. Head of accounting firm. 20 years experience in accounting of public, non-governmental sectors, financial services companies (insurance, banks), trade and individual activities according to certificate.

Dovilė Balsevičienė (LT)

Dainius Čėpla is one of the best concert photographers in Lithuania, who has been professionally taking concerts for 7 years. His work has been decorating dozens of album covers, and among his partners are the best Lithuanian producer companies and best known artists. According to Dainius, the most pleasant feeling involves when you are able to '' stop '' a moment that viewers' eyes cannot see.

Dainius Čėpla (LT)

David Pichilingi is an experienced international music business professional. He started his career as a musician with a contract with RCA / BMG. Together with Tony Wilson (Factory / Hacienda), he has organized the famous In The City Conference-Festival for over 10 years. In 2008, after Tony's death, David founded Sound City, the largest and most influential city music festival-conference in the United Kingdom, attracting 3,500 music professionals and 30,000 festivalgoers each year. Sound City events are also held in other cities - Dubai, Tromso, New York, and annually in Seoul and Beijing. Sound City also helps influential companies organize cultural, sports and music projects in Europe and around the world.

David Pichilingi (UK)

Consultant on various Belarusian events dedicated to music of neighboring countries. Promo manager for various projects (from top Belarusian artists and festivals to international events, from indie / alternative stage club concerts to major arenas). Since 2013 is active in promoting Belarusian artists and groups in Europe. Official Tallinn Music Week, What's Next In Music ?, Music & amp; Media, representative of Ment Lyubalyan festivals in Belarus. Founder of the largest independent Belarusian music portal Experty.by.

Dmitri Bezkorovainyi (BY)

Program Director, RADIOCENTRO Stations Group

Donatas Bučelis (LT)

Gediminas Bartuška has been a professional photographer for over 15 years. He is currently a photographer at ELTA news agency, having previously worked with many Lithuanian portals and daily newspapers. He started shooting music many years ago, bringing an old Zenit film camera to the concert. Later it became a part of work and a hobby.

Gediminas Bartuška (LT)

Head and program director of radio station 'Lietus' (since its launch in 1999), songwriter (30 years on the market) and producer.

Gintaras Zdebskis (LT)

Ian Kane has nearly a decade of experience working in the UK music industry, beginning as an organizer of commercial and underground electronic music concerts, and later became the agent and manager of some of EDM's most renowned performing artists. Ian currently resides in Lithuania and is responsible for the communication and coordination of events at the Blockchain Center Vilnius. Ian’s area of ​​interest is providing opportunities for blockchain technology creative industries. Ian is convinced that developers must be properly rewarded for their work. I will speak about the early days of the music industry for me when I started my own agency and secured a roster of 20 artists. My main priority was to take undervalued artists and escalate them to the point in their careers where they were paid for their work, as DJs traditionally do a lot for free 'to make a name for themselves' which I always disagreed with in most circumstances . I will speak on how blockchain technology can allow artists to keep control of their assets and be paid fairly and on time for their participation in creative projects. I will also touch on streaming services such as Spotify using blockchain to manage their music database and ensure artists are paid. I will talk about GRAMATIK and his tokenization of his music moniker. I worked with so many graphic designers, videographers, music producers, singers etc. that always had trouble getting paid for their work and I am very passionate about this topic and am also a big follower of the MyCelia project in the UK who are (I believe) leading the way in these solutions. 

Ian Kane (LT/UK)

Ivana Yelacha since 2011 works as the curator of INmusic, the largest music festival in Croatia. In addition to designing the program, she is responsible for working with sponsors, promoting and coordinating international projects such as Europavox and ETEP (European Talent Exchange Program).

Ivana Jelača (HR)

Jouni Pesola is the marketing manager for Singa, a leading mobile app for singing. He is an experienced music industry professional - Jouni previously ran Deezer in the Nordic countries, has worked at various music festivals, and is a former musician and founder of his own record label.

Jouni Pesola (FI)

Ivy has been in the music industry for over 6 years. She is currently a concert organizer for Hong Kong-based Magnetic Asia. Ivy is responsible for such projects as Clockenflap Festival www.clockenflap.com, Sonar Hong Kong www.sonarhongkong.com and YourMum Tour Series www.yourmummusic.com. Ivy aims to promote the development of Hong Kong's live music scene.

Ivy Yuen (HK)

Head of the Association of Lithuanian Regional Radio Stations, founder, director, journalist, producer and presenter of Alytus radio station FM99. Member of the Lithuanian Journalists' Union.

Liudas Ramanauskas (LT)

Head of one of the largest concert agencies in Poland - Go Ahead, organizing and Spring Break Showcase Festival.

Lukasz Minta (PL)

Mantas Repečka is a 19-year-old from Vilnius who has been photographing for 3 years. The photographer’s path started with music / concert photography. Over time, Mantas started to photograph various sports events both in Lithuania and abroad. He has photographed major Lithuanian festivals such as Granatos Live, Galapagai. This year, Mantas dream to take part in the Positivus festival in Latvia came true.

Mantas Repečka (LT)

Maarja Merivoo-Parro is the editor-in-chief of the Estonian public broadcaster Radio 2, which focuses on new music. She also runs her own show on Latvian radio station NABA and has worked for one of the American radio stations. Maarja has conducted and published research on the history of popular music and teaches at Tallinn University.

Maarja Merivoo-Parro (EE)

Chief Specialist, Direct Taxation Division, Tax Law Department

Mantas Mickevičius (LT)

VChief Specialist, Direct Taxation Division, MI, FM Legal Department

Martynas Montvidas (LT)

Oskar is the creator of the ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) festival program. ESNS is the largest live music industry event in Europe, taking place in Groningen, Netherlands. Previously, Oskar worked as a music program manager at a radio station, journalist and event organizer.

Oskar Strajn (NL/SL)

Before becoming a professional photographer, Rytis Šeškaitis worked as a lawyer and assisted performers with their rights administration. Rytis has been photographing music for 5 years, and his archive contains hundreds of the most famous foreign and Lithuanian bands. And not only.

Rytis Šeškaitis (LT)

DJ Rudd (Rudolfs Budze) is a music producer and DJ from Latvia who plays pop, hip-hop and electronic music. His collaborations with bands Dons, Astro'n'out and VIŅA have won awards at the annual Latvian Music Awards in such categories as Radio Hit of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. As a DJ he has appeared at all major Latvian festivals and toured in Europe and the USA. With bandmaster 2017 he has performed at the Eurosonic Festival in Holland and the Europavox Festival in France. This group has received the

Rūdolfs Budze (LV)

Sigtryggur Baldursson is director of Iceland Music (IM), the music export bureau. He is also an experienced musician: outside Iceland he is best known for being a member of Björk's first band Sugarcubes (1986-1992) and co-owner of their joint music publishing company Bad Taste (Smekkleysa). Sigtryggur also collaborated with Emiliana Torrini. IM activities include coordinating two websites - www.icelandmusic.is and www.uton.is - and projects promoting Icelandic music worldwide. IM is a member of Nomex, the Nordic music export bureau organization.

Sigtryggur Baldursson (IS)

Stefanie Schimdt is a member of Upop e.V. head and since 2008 is one of the organizers of the Juicy Beats Festival in Dortmund. The festival program covers various genres of music - electronic (techno, techhouse, deephouse, drum ́n bass, trap), hiphop, alternative, indie, reggae & amp; pop. 150 DJs and 50 bands from Germany and abroad perform on 6 stages and 14 dance floors. The festival audience is very young and interested in new music, with up to 60% female visitors. The festival is famous for the performances of new, emerging bands.More information: www.juicybeats.net

Stefanie Schmidt (GER)

Two themes accompany Tom throughout his career: communication and creativity. From publishing the influential youth magazine 'Pravda' to creating the 'Ežė' brand, from playing on 'Metal On Metal' to the 'Don't Tell Mom!' MTV before the cinema 's

Tomas Ramanauskas (LT)

Head of Marketing, Director of Spring Break Showcase Festival, one of the largest concert agencies in Poland - Go Ahead.

Tomasz Waśko (PL)

Producer and manager of various popular and alternative music bands in Lithuania. 2002 owner of the music agency M.P.3., which is composed of record publishing and concert organization units. As of 2015 leads the Lithuanian Music Business Association, which organizes a conference - showcase festival What's Next in Music?

Vaidas Stackevičius (LT)

Virgo Silamaa runs Music Estonia, the Estonian Music Export Office and Industry Development Center. He is also the founder of the creative music agency Avarus, a board member of the European Music Exporters Network EMEE and the International Association of Music Information Centers IAMIC.

Virgo Sillamaa (EE)

Zach Fuller is a media analyst at MIDiA Research. This company provides content and technology analytics services to both global media companies and startups. Zach specializes in streaming streaming, blockchain technology, media usage, digital wallet services, paid and free service subscription models, media companies.

Zach Fuller (UK)