PANDEMIC AND CREATIVE EXISTENTIAL QUESTIONS
The role and social aspect of music during a period of sweeping fear, insecurity and social distancing.
The current issues that musicians and cultural production entities have to deal with when away from their audiences.
Given the fact that we face a truly unique social situation, the artist strives to survive rather than co-exist and create.
Babis Papaioannou / Represantative of the Young Generation Directorate
Konstantinos Koulouzakis / Organiser of «In-Edit Festival»
Alexandros Pourloukakis / Musician & Music Director
Mema Binopoulou / Owner of «Stereodisc»
Adam Siagas / Artist
Andraz Kajzer / Artistic Director of Ljubljana «MENT Festival»
MUSIC EXPERIENCE AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The digital transformation of music industry is far from new. From Beatport to Spotify and YouTube, the new platforms for listening, promoting and distributing music change the existing scene as they constantly showcase new artists and pass the universal music legacy on from one generation to the next.
However are the artists able to deeply move their audience and even create new ones the way they normally do during a live concert or festival? Is there a way to experience the magic of a live performance in a digital platform?
Is it possible for the live experience to really exist through Spotify?
George Pero / Head of Athens Music Week / Project Coordinator HEMI Music Hub / National Coordinator European Music Day Greece
Panagiotis Kountouris / Artistic Program Manager of Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Antonis Oikonomou / Project Manager «Inovathens»
Alkis Zopoglou / Artistic Director of «Cosmopolis Festival»
Dimitris Aggelis / Owner of «Pikap» Multicultural Venue
Andy Jones / Co-founder of FOCUS Wales Showcase Festival
Fernando De Sousa / Artistic director Casa da Musica
ARTISTS’ SUPPORT: DIGITAL ACTIVISM OR CONSCIOUS CHANGE OF ATTITUDE?
How does a musician survive in Greece during the last 8 months?
Is music produced over the Covid-19 pandemic?
Are musicians considered to be professionals directly affected by the pandemic and therefore in urgent need of governmental support?
How can the artists’ copyrights be protected in the «remote» era?
Is the claim for survival compatible with the word «artist»?
Are artists entitled to protest?
Anna Mykoniou / President and Artistic Director of Central Macedonia Regional Cultural Centre
Maria Karagianni / Deputy-mayor of culture and tourism of Thessaloniki
Dimitris Sfiggos / Representative of North Greece Association
Dimitris Zervoudakis / Representative of North Greece Association
Nikolaos Stefanidis / Owner of «Principal Club Theater»
Georgios Avramidis / Αrtist
Martin Hossbach / Manager, music supervisor,label