After a poor year in terms of events, where the cultural sector is facing major challenges and an uncertain prospect for 2021, professionals in the music and entertainment industry in Romania are in dire need of guidance, solutions and meetings for current and future challenges. In this context, Romanian Music Export, one of the first Romanian programs in the field of entrepreneurship that undertakes the mission of promoting and exporting music at European level, will start on Romanian Music Export Online on January 31, 2021. The event features a TV show format consisting of live and recorded discussion panels with Romanian and foreign speakers on the industry and Romanian group shows.
By Romanita Oprea
Support to Romanian artists growing at home and abroad
Romanian Music Export was developed as a promotional program to identify and support new Romanian artists, as well as support their advancement in their national and international careers. Believing that music is a universal connector that unites, heals and motivates, RME provides a stage for new voices and talents through the platform that aims to bring together young artists, music industry professionals, festival managers and audiences.
The Romanian Music Export was launched in the second edition of the Eastern Europe Music Conference on 26 July 2018, when producers, booking representatives, promoters and cultural operators from Romania and Europe attended a show supported by five Romanian bands. After pre-registration with the platform created specifically for this program.
Any band from Romania can register, provided that the recorded songs are original productions. Evaluation has two stages; While the primary was held locally, there was an international jury in the final selection of the five groups. 71 artists participated in the contest, and groups Am Fost La Munte Și Mi-a Plăcut, Gramofone, JazzyBIT, NEXT EX and White Walls displayed outstanding showcases, and in between, answered questions and inquiries from press and booking representatives from major festivals. In Europe.
Romanian Music Export Online lays the groundwork for future offline events
The online edition of January 31 is crucial to enable the live offline edition of 2021 due to the continuation of the Romanian Music Export program and the unprecedented situation created by the coronavirus outbreak that forces all events to be canceled, postponed or rerouted. and online cultural events. The RME digital platform has been created with a vital need for non-concert and non-payment guidance and support during this period, especially for those on the rise, with a constant desire for partners to discuss possible solutions to rebuild their careers. near future.
Can online activity help us improve music? It will consist of 10 discussion panels included. / Music heals us, Is it a reopening of events after the Health and Safety pandemic, Freelance musician or artist? Can it be done ?, Music industry solutions for the reopening of cultural life, How festival organizers choose newcomers to their staff ?, The future of clubs and small concert venues, and women in the music industry.
Speakers include Fruzsina Szép (Director, Superbloom Festival – Germany), Greg Parmley (Director International Live Music Conference and International Festival Forum, UK), Michal Kascak (Founder / CEO – Pohoda festival, Slovakia), Christof Huber (Director, Yourope – Europe) Swiss Festival Association), Barış Başaran (Organizer / Head of Eastern and Central Europe – TEG / MJR – UK) ,, Lina Ugrinovska (International Reservation / Password Generation, North Macedonia), representatives of European festivals Summerbreeze Open Air (Germany), Wide Days ( Scotland), Nova Rock (Austria), also representatives of the local festivals of the Ministry of Culture (ARTmania, Untold, Electric Castle, Summerwell, Jazz in the Park) and the country’s event clubs (Quantic, Rockstadt, Form Space, Club Control, Expired), theater and cultural managers, Romanian artists and representatives of reservation and management companies.
Groups that will perform at Romanian Music Export Online: Lucifer – A Rock Opera, Balkan Taksim, Psihodrom, Blana Bomba, White Walls, Dirty Shirt, Roadkillsoda, Gramofone, Jazzy Bit.
The event will be broadcast on musicexport.ro as well as on Facebook and Youtube channels on January 31st, and the viewing will be free to the public.
Romanian Music Export online is a musical and cultural entrepreneurship project realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
Media partners: Radio Guerrilla, Music Channel, Hotnews, Agerpres, Catavencii, IQads, SMARK, Spotmedia, Days and Nights, Metropolis Newspaper, Cultural Observatory, Liternet, The Institute, Sounds, Infomusic, A music site, Best Music, Metalhead, Maximum Rock, Eventim, iabilet.ro, bilete.ro, blt.ro.