Conference program

Thursday, September 12

10:00 Start with yourself – (why) is piracy still an issue?*

Darius Vaitiekūnas (AVAKA), Linas Ežerinis (AGATA), Paulius Sartatavičius (LATGA), Raminta Naujanytė (Bjelle), Vytas Simanavičius (INAC), Vaidas Stackevičius (LMVA). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

 

11:15 Far from the city lights – concert market in Lithuanian regions*

Aistė Jokubauskienė (Menų stotis, Mažeikiai), Algirdas Barniškis (Galapagai), Jurgita Urbonaitė (Sandėlis, Kaunas), Martynas Tyla (Gyva muzika), Raimondas Baublys (Švyturys BHouse, Klaipėda), Valdas Puidokas (I love Palanga). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

 

12:30 Success stories: who’s next?*

Diana Adomaitė (Ten Walls), Martynas Levickis (accoAkademija, LT), Saulius Urbonavičius-Samas (BIX / TV Manija), TBA. Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

 

13:30 Break

 

14:30 The mental state of independent artists: why it’s time to redefine success in the music industry

Johan Svanberg (Record Union, SE), Vidas Bareikis (artist, LT), Lauras Lučiūnas (Creative Industries, LT). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

 

15:30 Start and development of a music project

Igor Tarnopolskyy (Enjoy Records, UA). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

 

16:30 WARM – global radio airplay data, for everyone

Jesper Skibsby (WARM, DK). Moderator: Lukas Keraitis

Friday, September 13

11:00 Vilnius Night Time Economy: city, that never sleeps?*

Deimantė Rimkutė (Vilnius City Municipality), Martynas Butkevičius (8 Days A Week), Dominykas Čečkauskas (Platforma), Raimondas Pranka (Lietuvos barų ir kavinių asociacija / Peronas), Vidmantas Čepkauskas-Vidis (Opium), Viktor Diawara (Loftas). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

 

 

12:15 Foreign markets: how to get your band to play abroad?

Aino-Maria Paasivirta (Fullsteam Agency / Provinssi, FI), Asaf Ben David (InDNegev, ISR),

Christoph Thun (Gigmit/INES, GER), Daniel Somlo (BUSH, HU), Maja Starcevic (EXIT Festival, SRB), Simon Strauss (Nürnberg Pop, GER), Vlad Yaremchuk (Atlas Weekend, UA). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

 

13:30 The Conscious Art and Science of Building an Artist into a Brand

Josh Greenberg (Founder, Green Mountain Lodge, DK /US (former Spotify / Red Bull), Paul Tao (Co-Owner, IAMSOUND Records / Creative Agency, US). Moderator: Lukas Keraitis

 

14:30 Break

 

15:30 Banding app presentation: introduction

Daniel Somlo (BUSH / Banding, HU), Suzanne Ranovich (Banding, HU). Moderator: Lukas Keraitis

 

15:45 Banding real life match-making workshop

Daniel Somlo (BUSH / Banding, HU), Suzanne Ranovich (Banding, HU)

@ Art space (only for registered participants)

 

15:45 The moment of truth: listening session. Foreign experts evaluate the bands of What’s Next in Music?

Aino-Maria Paasivirta (Fullsteam Agency, FI), Maja Starcevic (EXIT Festival, SRB), Simon Strauss (Nürnberg Pop, GER), Cai Trefor (Gigwise, UK), Jarosław Szubrycht (journalist, PL), Paul Tao (Co-Owner, IAMSOUND Records / Creative Agency, US), Tatu Äikäs (Sony Music Finland, FI). Moderator: Ramūnas Zilnys

*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