Romanian Music Export (RME), the first Romanian program from the entrepreneurial sector that takes on the mission of promoting and exporting local artists at the European level will launch, on January 31st, at 13:00 (local time), Romanian Music Export online. The event features a series of live and recorded panels will Romanian and foreign speakers relevant for the industry and showcases with Romanian bands, being streamed on the official wwesite: www.musicexport.ro but also on the official Facebook and Youtube channels, free of charge.

Romanian Music Export was created as a promotional program that identifies and supports new-coming Romanian artists, offering them support in developing their career both nationally and internationally. The platform wishes to bring together young artists, offering them a stage and visibility, professionals of the music industry, festival directors and audience, with the strong belief that music is the universal glue that unites, heals and motivates.

Online platform that offers guidance and support to Romanian artists during the pandemic.

The unprecedented situation created by the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has forced the cancellation, postponement or move to online of all events and cultural activities. The RME digital platform is created for Romanian artist, newcomers especially, that need vital advice and support during this time when there are no concerts and no money, but are also in need of partners to talk to about possible solution for rebuilding their careers in the nearby future.

Therefore, the online edition on January 31st is essential for continuing the Romanian Music Export program and making possible an offline edition in 2021, thus offering guidance and solutions to challenges faced by organizers and event promoters in Romania.

Ideas and good practices from European and Romanian event representatives

Romanian Music Export online reunites in the discussion panels representatives of the largest European festivals Summerbreeze Open Air (Germany), Wide Days (Scotland), Nova Rock (Austria), as well as local ones (ARTmania, Untold, Electric Castle, Summer Well, Awake), together with representatives from venues throughout the country (Quantic, Rockstadt, Form Space, Club Control, Expirat), theatre and cultural managers, Romanian artists and representatives from booking and management companies.

Some of the panel topics include:

Health&Safety/Post pandemic events reopening – When can we hope the industry will reopen? Are we safe if we open large scale events? How are the authorities supporting reopening the cultural sector? There are so many unknowns, but we will try to have an answer for at least a part of them.

AR+VR+MR=XR/ The Next Festival – How are future festivals going to look like? What new technologies are event producers going to use in order to keep their public but laso to bring in new audience, especially a younger one?

Freelance Musician or Artist? – What’s best for me: represent myself of join an agency’s roster? – a question that has been looking for an answer for a long time, especially in the local music scene. Pro and counter arguments will be shot, examples will be offered, but conclusions are personal.

Festival bookers – How does a festival take a certain artistic direction? How to booking managers choose fewer known acts in order to have them play on the stage of a large festival? Where do bookers find these bands? All these questions (and many more) will get their answers in this panel of vital importance for Romanian music export.

Women In Music Business  – Equality in the Music Scene –  Is the music industry a medium where women can succeed?  Female cultural managers and festival directors face discrimination? This panel opens the conversation about equality in the music business and steps that need to be taken to allow more women in key positions.

Alongside the conference panels, a series of Romanian bands will play during the Romanian music Export Online: Lucifer – A Rock Opera, Balkan Taksim, Psihodrom, Blană Bombă, White Walls,  Dirty Shirt, Roadkillsoda, Gramofone, JazzyBIT.

The entire schedule and guests can be found online at:  https://musicexport.ro/.

Romanian Music Export online is a musical project realized with the help of the Ministry of Culture.

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