International producers and artistic directors of the biggest festivals on the planet will visit Thessaloniki in order to listen to new artists performing and to create collaborations beyond borders.

 

Anders Damberg

Have been working in the music industry since the late 70´s. In the 70´s and 80´s as a promotor for different clubs an venues. 1987 started a record shop wich became one of the most influential in the country mainly because of the interest in the root music scene.The shop closed down in 2016 because […]

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Andrey Klukin

Andrey Klukin is the producer of one of the biggest festivals in Russia – Wild Mint Festival (world-rock-jazz music), which takes place every summer not far from Moscow. Wild Mint is a three-day-festival which assembles music acts from all around the world and is known for being one of the most comfortable and family-friendly festivals […]

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Bruno Roze

Bruno Roze is a founder and artistic director of Riga based Baltic indie label I Love You Records. Bruno is label’s A&R, also responsible for label’s image and visual part of recordings and putting together I Love You stage programs for various events. I Love You began in December 2003 as a small bar and […]

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Christoph Borkowsky

Action anthropologist, Co-Founder and President of Piranha Arts, made in Berlin since 1987. The company combines music & tech to increase the value of crossing borders, be they cultural, political or commercial. International networking platforms like WOMEX and Classical:NEXT, as well as Piranha Consult, Piranha Records and other branches are all part of the Piranha […]

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David Haim Saidov III

The artistic director and lead producer of the Yellow Submarine in Jerusalem {YSM}. Director and lead producer of the International Music Showcase Festival – Israel. The YSM {Non-profit organization} is a music center and a concert hall, one of the veterans, professional and loved ones in Israel. The Yellow Submarine – in collaboration with the […]

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Didier Zerath

Didier Zerath has more than 30 years of experience in the music industry and is the founder of the DZ Factory in 2012. He decided to combine two passions- the world of music and the world of business. Before founding DZ Factory he worked for companies such as EMI Music Continental Europe, he was European […]

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Dimitra Zina

Co-Head of Communications at Piranha Arts, made in Berlin since 1987. The company combines music & tech to increase the value of crossing borders, be they cultural, political or commercial. International networking platforms like WOMEX and Classical:NEXT, as well as Piranha Consult, Piranha Records and other branches are all part of the Piranha Arts portfolio. […]

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Dimitris Lilis

Founder of Athenian indie label “Just Gazing”, cut his teeth in Greek music industry by hosting events during late 00’s for the likes of Optimo, Andrew Weatherall, Rob Da Bank, Dirty Soundsytsem, Horse Meat Disco and many more in established venues such as Bios, Soul Stereo or Yoga Bala. Exercising his music writer side for […]

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Fernando de Sousa

Degree in Management, a postgraduate degree in International Trade and doctoral student at the University of Santiago de Compostela in the Department of History of art.He began his activity in 1997 as an independent promoter.Since this year, he was involved on the organization and production of various cultural events and music festivals in Portugal, africanportuguese […]

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Galina Metelskaya

Galina Metelskaya, head of the international relations department with JGroup, a concert agency based in Moscow, Russia. The company promotes a number of events and concerts in Moscow and other Russian cities, but its main project is Wild Mint Festival, an annual music festival representing a wide range of genres (rock-indie-electronic-pop-world-jazz) which takes place every […]

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Iro Siamanta

Co-founder and Managing Director of Gre.ex Music Office, a newly-established institution that “exports” Greek musical talent abroad. After extensive research, the institution launches this year in Reeperbahn with an all-Greek showcase under the auspices of Consulate General of Greece in Hamburg, Germany.She coordinated the membership of Gre.Ex Office to EMEE (European Music Export Exchange), a […]

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Mandy Endres

With a lasting passion for music, Mandy started to go to concerts in her early teenage years. Spending all her pennies on records and following her favourite bands around the globe, not much has changed. Mandy first gained her professional experience in the industry working at College radio during school, resulting in a 6 months […]

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Maro Angelopoulou

I was born in Athens, Greece. The last 16 years I work as a professional music journalist and a writer with experience across music magazines, online publications and daily newspapers. I have worked as co-chief editor in Pop+Rock Magazine which was the biggest selling music magazine in Greece (it shut down in 2012). I have […]

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Martin Hossbach

Since 2014 Martin Hossbach (*1975, Hamburg, Germany) has been working as co-curator of the Berlin-based music festival Pop-Kultur. Irregularly, he also acts as musical advisor for Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Previously he was responsible for the music programme of Foreign Affairs – Festival for Performing Arts at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and for Berghain […]

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Matwe Kaščák

Closely linked to Pohoda, Matwe has not missed one year of the iconic Slovak festival yet. He visited the first edition of the multi-genre event at the age of 7. His ways were always around music, working his way up as a production manager, DJ or promoter through various clubs and festivals. In the past […]

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Maximilian Paproth

Maximilian Paproth joined Universal Music Group from Sony/ATV, where he was Head of Creative for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and part of the European A&R team. Previously, he worked for independent music publisher Budde Music for more than a decade, serving as Chief Executive of its UK operations prior to joining Sony/ATV in 2014. Throughout […]

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Michel Bloem

Michel runs the Amsterdam based booking agency BOOMERANG BOOKINGS and facilitates shows and tours in the Benelux or (parts of) Europe. Always looking for new and exciting talent, he has worked with artists like Sticky Fingers, MY BABY and Ocean Alley in an early phase of their career. Currently he is also a promoter at […]

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Nikko Patrelakis

Nikos was born in Athens, studied music and mathematics and has released albums, singles and compilations under the general electronic / idm music genre, all over the world for more than two decades. His tracks have been included in more than 100 international compilations. He has written and produced music for theatrical performances, films, radio […]

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Nikos Modiotis

Born in Australia in 1960. Founder of Shake Hand Productions, agency based in Thessaloniki, Greece and owner of the legendary bar Lucky Luke also based in Thessaloniki. Nikos Modiotis studied advertisement, management and marketing, while at the same time he dealt with music in the 80s, being a singer in rock and new wave groups […]

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Oliver Thomas

Since high-school, people called him “pink”. A long time ago, while he was studying, he started working in the music business (mainly as a promoter) in a small town, called Marburg. After he finished his studies (education science) in 2002 he decided to go on as promoter, instead of working as a pedagogue. In 2006 […]

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Paweł Trzciński

Founder of Distorted Group, a management and booking agency for domestic artists and national show promoter.  Flagship productions include Distorted Club – one of the longest running club nights in Warsaw and Distorted Festival, a multi-venue festival held in the capital. Distorted Group lends it’s consulting, programming, curating and production services to festivals, institutions and […]

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Philipp Herder

Philipp Herder founded his first record label under the name Lichtdicht Records in 2012. Together with his brother Tobias, they built up a music label, publishing agency and booking agency which ended up building artists such as Milky Chance, James Hersey and Kytes. As the two brothers and their new partners were focusing on a […]

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Quoc Trung

Quoc Trung composed, arranged, banded and produced projects for virtually all Vietnam’s biggest stars for more than 20 years. Having been working on world/new-age/electronic/lounge music for many years, Quoc Trung has the ability to seamlessly fuse Vietnamese traditional music with modern influences without losing his original identity. Quoc Trung is well known as one of […]

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Ruud Berends

1979 – 1988: Founded and worked at a youth centre (Debarak) in Zutphen, The Netherlands (Booking the bands, the paperwork, the bar, the crew, dj-ing, cleaning the toilets, cooking and the finances) 1984 – 1986: Social and cultural worker in a youth club in Deventer, working with problem youngsters. 1981 – 2001 Paperclip Agency in […]

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Stine Meyer

Stine Meyer is former head of booking of the European wide festival Electronic Beats and current managing director at Filter Booking Berlin and Musikschutzgebiet Festival, a small but important festival in the heart of Germany. The festival is well known featuring up-and coming artists before the mainstream festivals discovered them. As managing director, Stine Meyer, […]

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Susan Rosenberg

After earning a degree in International Business from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992, Susan Rosenberg started a journey through sales, marketing, distribution, product and artist management in the music business. From Waterloo Records in Austin and National Record Mart in Pittsburgh, Susan moved into distribution marketing at Koch International in New York, […]

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Svenja Mahlstede

Svenja Mahlstede studied Music Business & Creative Industries in Mannheim, Germany and Brisbane, Australia. After completing internships at the indie label “Inertia” in Sydney and the live entertainment company “BB Promotion”, she specialized in music licensing. Her work experience also includes working in the Creative Services & Licensing department at the indie publisher “Imagem”, where […]

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Takis Kouretsidis

Takis Kouretsidis works for the Universal Music Group since 2007. As Finance Director he managed the Digital Business of Germany, Austria and Switzerland for more than a decade. From the beginning of his career, he combined his educational background in econometrics and his visionary thinking in terms of music consumption to drive digital strategy and […]

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Theodore Polychronopoulos

Founder and CEO of the Athens-based independent music agency United We Fly, and a musician known by the stage name Theodore. In less than three years, United We Fly became the only all-inclusive agency in Greece with an active presence in the biggest international festivals. United We Fly delegates attended all major showcase festivals including […]

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Warren Chien (Qian Weirong)

Warren Chien (Vice President of Sound Summer Ltd.) Warren is a live music promoter, music festivals curator and content strategist based in Beijing China. He has more than ten years working experience for live music in China. Currently he worked as the director of programing for the festival as below: 1, MTA Festival It started […]

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