International Seminar program for music & media 2021

 

Here you can find the international program for Music & Media 2021. The entire program including seminars in finnish can be found HERE.

 

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Thursday 7 October 2021

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Wake up with morning coffee by Tampere Hall!

This session offers straight talk and good tips on planning, preparing and actually carrying out your showcase trip. What are things to do beforehand, who to be in touch with and what to avoid? How to make sure you are getting noticed, and which events to prefer? This session gives you many practical answers for a successful showcase, or even just a business trip.

Speakers:
Brian Mahoney (Kassner Music, GBR), Erik J. Egenes (by:Larm, NO), Guro Furunes (Vinjerock, NO), Kalle Lundgren Smith (Pitch & Smith, SE)

Moderator:
Katja Vauhkonen (Fullsteam)

Philipp Schulte – CEO at Century Media – has worked in the company over 20
years and has signed many great Finnish bands like Insomnium, Sentenced and most recently Blind Channel. What makes a label like Century Media successful? How to keep the fire burning after merging with a major like Sony? And most importantly, which Finnish bands did party hardest?

Speaker:
Philipp Schulte (Century Media)

Interviewer:
Merle Doering / Black Harbour Entertainment

The recipient of Tampere Music Award 2021 is Ben Mandelson, world music record producer, musician and the Founding Director of WOMEX. The award goes to Mandelson to honour his resolute work for the recognition of a non-mainstream music genre, world music.

Ben Mandelson (b. 1953) is one of the early advocates of the genre, taking part in the launching of the “world music” genre in 1987, as well as co-founding WOMEX World Music Expo in 1994. Today, WOMEX is the biggest conference of the global music scene and features a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts. During its 27-year history, WOMEX has been arranged in different European cities, and the 2019 edition took place in Tampere. Mandelson has worked for WOMEX in different roles, and currently he acts as Supervisory Board member for Piranha Arts, the parent company of WOMEX.

Besides his ground-breaking work at WOMEX, Mandelson is a leading freelance world music record producer and musician. He has worked with influential GlobeStyle Records label in London, among others. As a musician he has played with several bands from punk to world music. Currently he is a member of Les Triaboliques and the Yiddish Twist Orchestra.

Speaker:
Ben Mandelson

Interviewer:
Tapio Korjus

This year, 100 music industry professionals, songwriters, producers, composers, publishers, managers, entrepreneurs, music educators and organizations came together in six conversations to discuss the present and future of Finnish Song Exports. In 2017, the industry committed to a vision: “Finnish songwriting is the first choice, and the Finnish music sector consistently delivers international hits.” We have now focused on the objectives that will help our industry reach that vision. In this session we will present those objectives and the committed organizations will reveal what kind of actions will result.

Speakers:
Jani Jalonen (Grand Music Consulting), Katariina Sorsa (Music Finland), Vappu Aura (Teosto), Aku Toivonen (Finnish Music Creators), Jari Muikku (Suomen Musiikkikustantajat ry)

Conversation with new companies and collaborations in the independent pop music publishing sector in the Nordics focuses on the power of collaboration and the potential of the Finnish songwriting market. Why is the Finnish publishing sector now more connected than ever? Is there something to learn from these collaboration models in other sectors of the business? Nordics Stronger Together is a part of Morning Coffee with the Nordics ‘Live’ series hosted by NOMEX. The conversation is also linked to The Future Vision of Finnish Song Export presented before panel.

Speakers:
Ben Malén (The Bank Music, SWE), Semira Ketroussi (Elements Music), Nicolas Blix (Mantik Music, DEN)

Moderator:
Katariina Sorsa (Music Finland)

Despite the disastrous impact of Covid-pandemic to music industry revenues, we’ve seen a rapid increase in the adoption of new technologies in creation, promotion, distribution, rights management and consumption of music. How can collaboration with startups and innovation ecosystems create opportunities for the music industry, eventually leading to long-term relationships for smart and strategic business opportunities? What are the key tech trends and who are the leading players to follow in this scene?

Speakers:
Jake Beaumont Nesbitt (IMMF), Markku Mäkeläinen (Nexit Ventures), Sara Herrlin (STHLM Music City, SWE), Anna Zò (Music Innovation Hub, ITA)

Moderaattori:
Turo Pekari (Music Finland)

Apocalyptica’s success story is a very unique one: the group of friends who started out playing Metallica covers with cellos at student parties, has now been an active player in the European metal scene for more than 25 years. The band’s journey is definitely one of the great stories in Finnish cultural exports. In this case study, the band’s founding member Eicca Toppinen and the longtime manager, Ulysses Hüppauff, dish out the details of Apocalyptica’s career, together with other key figures from band’s career.

Speakers:
Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica), Ulysses Hüppauff (Odyssey Music Network)

Welcome to the Music & Media opening party!

The first day of seminars ends with a great party, the opening of Music & Media. At the opening party we will meet each other, say hello and raise a glass for the entire music industry. All Music & Media delegates are welcome to join.

The opening party will be celebrated on Thursday 7 October from 5 pm on the 3rd floor of Tampere Hall, in Duuri restaurant. The last seminar ends at 4:45 pm, so you can just climb up the stairs and start partying. The evening’s program includes speeches and a light dinner. We offer all delegates an opening drink plus one drink on the house, and the bar is open all night.

After the dinner, the delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy evening’s Lost In Music gig in Tampere Hall featuring Jambo, Rosa Coste, Pyrythekid, Pihlaja and William. The gig starts at 6 pm and ends at 8 pm.

The dress code for the opening is casual.

The opening will be hosted by Music & Media, Lost In Music and the City of Tampere.

Friday 8 October 2021

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The Gaming industry has been rapidly growing every year, exceeding both sports and film combined in 2020. With such a boom industry wide, it seems like a perfect time to reflect on where the music industry fits into all of this. What is the role of music in games? How can music be marketed and promoted in games and game-like metaverses? Are we seeing new opportunities for traditional marketing of music or possibly new music products?

How music and gamification effect our emotions and build engagement in new ways? How can technology help in developing new music experiences, social interaction, traction and visibility in games and virtual worlds?

 

Opening:
Kush Patel (Musically, UK)

Speakers:
Katri Saarikivi, Hanna Toivonen, Kush Patel

Moderator:
Turo Pekari (Music Finland)

What is the future of music festivals? Will there be changes to the profile and/or execution and concept, and if so what kind? Is Nordic collaboration happening already or could it be an interesting idea?

Speakers:
Johan Tallgren (Time of Music), Minnakaisa Kuivalainen (Tampere Biennale), Anna Berit Asp Christensen (SPØR Festival, DK), Peter Meanwell (Borealis Festival, NO)

Moderator:
Minna Huuskonen (Music Finland)

Commenting:
John Harris (Red Note Ensemble, New Music Dublin Festival, UK)

Please note that Opus 3 is a smaller space than other seminar rooms. We recommend arriving early!

One of the burning questions in the industry during the past few years has been: “what will the future be like for rock’n’roll?”. What’s the current state of rock music – is the fire still burning or is time to take the guitars to the pawnshop? Or is metal our new rock’n’roll? Where are all the future rebels who’ll show the way for tomorrow’s rock’n’roll children?

Moderator:
Toni-Matti Karjalainen (Sibelius-Akatemia)

Speakers:
Jens Prueter (Century Media), Dennis Moll (Century Media), Merle Doering (Black Harbour Entertainment)

How to ensure more performances for the compositions? Who are the key persons in decision making? How this could be considered in curating events and as an asset?

Speakers:
composer Antti Auvinen, conductor Christian Karlsen (SE), Jan Bang (Punkt Festival, NO), Monica Danielson (Norbotten Neo, SE)

Moderator:
composer Osmo Tapio Räihälä

Commenting:
John Harris (Red Note Ensemble, New Music Dublin Festival, UK)

Please note that Opus 3 is a smaller space than other seminar rooms. We recommend arriving early!

This case study dismantles Blind Channel’s story from their very beginnings in Oulu to this year’s success at the Eurovision song contest and their recent big record deal with Century Media. In this session, Blind Channel’ story will be told by Riku Pääkkönen, the mogul sometimes referred to as “the Steve Jobs of Finnish metal”, who originally discovered the band – and he also reveals why he wants bigger labels to steal his acts.

Speaker:
Riku Pääkkönen (Ranka Kustannus)

Morerator:
Kaisa Rönkkö (Music Finland)

Old Rockadillo Museum Bus drives Music & Media delegates to and from Vapriikki Museum Centre, where you can visit a Rockadillo themed exhibition by Postimuseo for free! Music & Media delegates have free admission to all exhibitions in Vapriikki 7-9 October 2021 with the delegate pass.

The stylish bus drive is available for our delegates from noon until 3 pm. It’s also possible to buy and enjoy lunch while visiting Vapriikki’s own restaurant Valssi. Lunch is available from 11 am to 2 pm.

CMU’s Chris Cooke – author of the book ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ – explains how the deals between the music industry and the streaming services work, and how digital monies are shared out each month between labels, publishers, artists and songwriters. He’ll also review the ongoing debates about the streaming music business and outline the various proposals that have been made to ‘fix streaming’.

After the opening in English, the conversation will go on in Finnish.

Opening (in English):
Chris Cooke

Speakers (in Finnish):
Markus Kaarto (Teosto), Tommi Tuomainen (Elements Music), Niko Nordström (Warner Music Finland)

The seminar is produced by Teosto.

Let’s discuss the elephant in the room; the pandemic has affected international touring more than probably anything since the world wars. What are the learnings of this period, especially for smaller acts who are competing of any attention? How about festivals & bigger acts, how has all the planning changed?

Speakers:
Will Larnach Jones (Iceland Airwaves), Toni Peiju (Till Dawn They Count), Merle Doering (Black Harbour Entertainment)

Moderator:
Aino-Maria Paasivirta (Fullsteam Agency)

Technology has not been a friend of the creator when it comes to serving songwriters. Big data is currently a big discussion topic throughout the music industry, but big data is not the most important issue to ensure the fair industry for all creators involved. Current DIY movement is bringing a huge number of independent creators on the market that will need 21st century solutions for the 21stcentury music industry. In this discussion, we will open the fundamental global movements that will need to be solved to make music business also serving the songwriting community.

Moderator:
Jani Jalonen (FAIM)

Panelists:
Tim Delaney (FAIM), Kevin Bacon (FAIM), Iara Dias (FAIM)

Discussion is produced by Family in Music.

Almost everyone in the music business is trying to network with people who could help them further. Same goes with artists and managements who are trying to find a deal. What are the things that you should do to catch industry’s attention, and what should you avoid? Where should you go, where are all the record labels?

Speakers:
Juan Vandervoort (PIAS, GBR), Julia Bratland (Sony Denmark, DEN), Martin Linnankoski (manager, VILD)

Moderator:
Karen Norbakk (Sony, Norja)

The Industry Awards Gala is the season finalé of Music & Media seminar program, a glorious celebration that honours the distinguished achievements in the Finnish music industry community.

The Industry Awards Gala is the place where we award the Media Personality, Record Label and Festival of the Year – among many others. The Industry Awards acknowledgements are also given on a more unusual basis: in recent years we’ve wanted to reward for example the Supporter and Future Visionary of the Year. Diverse Lifetime Achievement Award and Tampere Music Award are also awarded annually.

Industry Awards Gala of 2021 will be celebrated Fri 8 October 2021. Doors at Tampere Hall open at 5.30 pm and the Gala is over by 9.30 pm.

To participate the Gala, purchase the Gold pass or the Gala pass.

Read more on the Gala page.

Lost in Music gigs start in Vapriikki 7:15 pm. and before the gigs, Music & Media delegates and those who have purchased a ticket for the gig will have the opportunity to participate a guided tour to get a better look at the Rockadillo exhibition. Tour begins at 6 pm. and lasts about 30 minutes. Max 20 participants.