conference: seminars

Thursday, 24th March

Thursday, 24th March

13:00 Tallinn Music Week press conference
Rotermanni Atrium (Rotermanni 5), in Estonian Music & Design Café

13:30 – 14:30 - public panel within Creative Hotspots conference www.creativehotspots.eu Rotermanni Atrium (Rotermanni 5):
C’n’B Networks presents: the concept of the European Capital of Culture. Sustainability is more and more becoming a major factor, far beyond green issues such as climate protection or promoting renewable energy sources. In the cultural field, sustainable concepts are also becoming increasingly important and necessary – but are still too often neglected. We would like to start a practical discussion and debate on the concept of the European Capital of Culture. Therefore we have invited representatives of the former European Cultural Capitals like Essen (2010) and Liverpool (2008), to give an insight into their strategies of preserving their won territory and status: how difficult is it to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits, and can this project really help foster an urban regeneration, to change the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale.

Panel:
Neil Peterson - Neil was Liverpool 2008’s Head of International Relations and The Liverpool Welcome Programme. He joined the Liverpool Culture Company in January 2005.
Bernd Fesel -Vice-Director of European Centre for Creative Economy, which was founded as a sustainable institution by the European Capital of Culture 2010, Essen for the RUHR
Elena Natale – Tallinn-based representative of the “European Capitals of Culture 2011 – developers of cultural tourism” external project of the Southern Finland and Estonian sub-programme of the Central Baltic Sea programme (INTERREG IV A)
Cay Sevón - Chief Executive Officer of the Turku 2011 Foundation. Responsible for leading the operational work of executing Turku as European Capital of Culture.

Moderated by Ralph H. Christoph, Head of strategy c/o pop and C’n’B Convention

*C’n’B networks is a format of C’n’B – The Creative Business Convention which gives a framework to the many activities and events that take place outside of the conference, in Cologne, Germany and all over the world.

C’n’B networks comprise the numerous local, national and international networks, partnerships and cooperations with which the C’n’B engages in intensive and long-term collaboration: conferences and trade fairs, institutes and universities, publishers and labels, agencies and galleries, as well as projects and initiatives. 
All this exchange and dialogue naturally generates a whole lot of content, entertainment, and general information worth hearing and knowing about. As a recurring event format and global road show, C’n’B networks will present the most interesting and exciting results of these encounters in the form of various events. Watch the movie 2010: bit.ly/cnbtrailer & visit the archive 2010: cnb-convention.com! (new website is coming soon!)

*Cultural Tourism 2011 enhances collaboration and the creation of new culturebased quality tourism products and, in this way, increases the number of foreign tourists in the Turku and Tallinn regions. This includes a study of the experiences of the visitors and organizing training for the service producers. Through a joint product development, the project creates an attractive and interesting product combination for the European market to join the two cities. The project is being financed by the Interreg IV A programme.

*The panel will take place at Rotermanni Atrium (Rotermanni 5), Tallinn 2011 press centre within Creative Hotspots conference www.creativehotspots.eu

  

Friday, 25th March

Friday, 25th March

 

10:00 – 10:45 OPENING: Welcome greetings and sparkling wine!

Sirius
11:00 – 11:15 Reflections from the Creative Hotspots - conference for new business models in the international creative industries.
Hede-Kerstin Luik – Country Manager of British Council in Estonia
Berth Sundström – Director of Nordic Council of Ministers in Estonia

Moderated and presented by: Villu Arak, CEO of Hill & Knowlton Estonia

11:15 – 12:30 C’n’B networks presents: branding your city and country with culture and creativity, does investment in culture translate into growth of tourism and economy?

Panel:
Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir - Music Export Iceland, head of strategy “You Are in Control” conference
Paulina Ahokas – Music Export Finland, recently received an Award of Internationalization from President Tarja Halonen
Elena Natale – Tallinn-based representative of the “European Capitals of Culture 2011 – developers of cultural tourism” external project of the Southern Finland and Estonian sub-programme of the Central Baltic Sea programme (INTERREG IV A).
Peter Smidt, Buma Cultuur, co-organizer of Noorderslag, Eurosonic and is organizing Noorderslag Seminar, The annual Musicians Day and Amsterdam Dance Event, Jazzdag and Toonzetters and many other events to promote Dutch repertoire in and outside of the Netherlands, board member of European Music Office and one of the initiators of the European Tour Support Plan (ETS) and European Talent Exchange Program (ETEP) programme
Felix Mägus – board member of Nordic Hotel Forum, chairman of the board of Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association

Moderated by Ralph H. Christoph, Head of strategy c/o pop and C’n’B Convention

*Cultural Tourism 2011 enhances collaboration and the creation of new culturebased quality tourism products and, in this way, increases the number of foreign tourists in the Turku and Tallinn regions. This includes a study of the experiences of the visitors and organizing training for the service producers. Through a joint product development, the project creates an attractive and interesting product combination for the European market to join the two cities. The project is being financed by the Interreg IV A programme.

   
 

Capella
12:35 – 13:45 “You Are in Control” presents: Distribution of Creative Content and the Art of Engaging with Consumers. The digital revolution has effected the way we look for and consume music, films, TV programmes, literary texts, visual arts etc. During this panel you will experience a presenation from two well established artists who have both been in the forfront of using digital media to engage fans of artists such as Tom Yorke and Nick Cave along with many others. Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion where we aim at answering questions such as what are the latest trends in consumer behaviour? What features are the digital platforms developing and reacting to? How can artists and creative businesses adapt to these develpments? Who are the important players in this field now? What will be the prominent developments in the next 5-10 years
Presentation by Jane Pollard, head of digital marketing at Beggers Group UK and Iain Forsyth, consultant on digital marketing. Jane and Iain collaborate as visual artists alongside their day jobs.

Panel:
Alex MacNeil – CEO of Gogoyoko, an Icelandic online music store and social network
Trond Torness – marketing manager of Phonofile that is a Norwegian aggregator that is in a way the label’s digital warehouse of music, metadata, artwork as well as sales statistics and history.
Jeremy Silver - Featured Artists Coalition, Semetric/MusicGlue, entrepreneur, adviser and thought-leader
María Reynisdóttir – You Are In Control conference manager
Villu Arak – CEO of Hill & Knowlton Estonia, handles also Skype communication
Darren Webb - Co-founder of Murrmurr - handling the web, e-commerce and social media presence of Sigur Rós and associated artists
Moderated by Anna Hildur Hildibrandsdottir, Music Export Iceland, head of strategy “You Are in Control” conference


 

13:00 -15.00 LUNCH available

Capella
14:15- 15:15 the future of media and music media
Panel:
Kieron Tyler – MOJO magazine, the Arts Desk
Jukka Haarma - head of popular music development at YLE, formerly programme manager of Radiomafia
Jan Sneum – executive producer of Danish Radio
Ekaterina Dementieva – editor of Afisha, cultural biweekly magazine and a popular national entertainment website afisha.ru. The Afisha company also holds the Afisha Picnic summer music festival
Heidy Purga – Head of Estonian Public Broadcasting Raadio 2, Producer of ETV music event Eesti Laul

Moderated by Janne Flinkkilä, freelance music journalist, previously managing editor of Rumba Magazine 

Sirius
15:15 – 16:00 Interview with Petri Lunden, Chairman of International Music Managers Forum, owner and head of Hagenburg management company

Interviewed by Paul Cheetham, SSC Management, manager of the Popkomm showcase-festival

Sirius
16:00 – 17:00 Career planning for an artist – what does it mean and take to be a manager?
Panel:
Petri Lunden – Chairman of International Music Managers Forum, owner and head of Hagenburg management company
Costa Pilavachi – Senior Vice-President, Classical A&R, Universal Music Group International and formerly President of Philips Classics, Decca and EMI Classics.vice-president of Universal Music International, formerly president of Philips Classics
Virpi Immonen - Backstage Alliance, manager of Michael Monroe, Von Hertzen Brothers and The Wildhearts and a board member of Music Managers Forum Finland
Natasha Padabed - More Zvukov Agency, manager of Mujuice

Moderator: Paul Cheetham, SSC Management, manager of the Popkomm showcase-festival

*Panels will take place in Nordic Hotel Forum conference centre

Saturday, 26th March

Saturday, 26th March

10:00 – 11:00 Popkomm networking breakfast at Nordic Hotel Forum’s conference lobby 

Capella
10:30 – 11:30 Music industry ABC: manager, agent, publisher, record label, promoter – who are they?
Panel:
Tapio Korjus – Rockadillo Records
Jarkko Nordlund – Universal Music Finland & Baltics MD
Inese Saulaja
 – Micrec Publishing
Hilde Spille – Paperclip Agency
Paul Cheetham – SSC Management, the NMO and Popkomm showcase-festival
Juha Kyyrö – Fullsteam Agency
Hannes Tschürtz – Ink Music

Moderated by Toomas Olljum, artist manager

Sirius
11:30 – 12:30 How to effectively support music entrepreneurs and artists with their careers – what are the ways of clever investment and support, what is the infrastructure needed to create an encouraging and motivating environment
Panel:
Paulina Ahokas – Music Export Finland
Shain Shapiro – Canadian Independent Music Association
Ruud Berends – Eurosonic and Noorderslag, ETEP (European Talent Exchange Programme), project leader for MusicXport.nl, the 2011 Dutch Export Office financed and a consultant for a governement export subsidy through Buma Cultuur for the Dutch entertaiment industry.
Magnus Still - Chairman of StillArt, former General Manager of Finnish RSO
Fruzsina Szep – director of Sziget Festival, formerly music export office of Hungary

Moderated by Nick Hobbs, Charmenko

 

Capella
12:30 – 13:30 The new generation of Estonian Music Industry knows how to DIY: how to get a tour, set up a network of contacts and fans, how to get your music on sale and how to finance what you do. NB! THIS PANEL IS IN ESTONIAN ONLY
Panel:
Jarmo Nuutre – manager of Talbot, organizer of Heliosphere Festival
Marko Atso – manager of Metsatöll
Toomas Olljum – manager of Iiris, Bedwetters, Ewert & the Two Dragons
Hannes Praks – zookeeper of kohviradio.com, manager of Pastacas and organizer of Schilling Festival
Terje Trochynskyi – manager of Svjata Vatra
Meelis Meri – member of ROTD and Tiger Milk, manager of Tohuwabohu Music label and agency

Moderated by Ivo Kiviorg, Rada7.ee 

13:00 – 15:00 LUNCH

Capella
14:30 – 15:30 Organizations that should stand up to protect your interest but when, where and how? Artist income - royalties, concerts, record sales, what else? 
Panel:
Kalev Rattus – director of Estonian Authors Union (EAÜ)
Fred Krieger – board member of Estonian Association of the Phonogram Producers (EFÜ)
Tommi Kyyra – Deputy Director of IFPI Finland
Advocate Kari Karjalainen – Juridicus Ltd Attorneys at Law, Chairman of IMMF's Copyright Committee and a specialist in Intellectual Property Rights
Tapio Korjus – Rockadillo

Moderated by Toomas Olljum, artist manager

Sirius
15:30 – 17:00 “Check my demo” – time for some truth and real feedback! All festival bands are welcome to throw in their demos into a demo box to be reviewed by experts!

Experts TBC

Demos presented by Erik Morna, Raadio2

*all panels are in English if not stated otherwise
*there might be updates and slight changes in the seminar programme, check our website for updates!
*Panels will take place in Nordic Hotel Forum conference centre