This year the Moscow Music Week will be held from 30th of August to 1st of September with the support of the Moscow Music School. Leading figures of the world music industry will take part in the conference: journalists, program directors of festivals, club owners, foreign and regional promoters. Delegates will come from different countries to share their experiences within the framework of general discussions, lectures, cross-sharing within the framework of the conference, as well as viewing contemporary Russian music and selecting groups that will present themselves on showcases.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

AUGUST 31

12:00-13:00

How to make Russian musicians popular on the European scene: the ways to establish connections with foreign promoters and become clients of leading international booking agencies

14:00-15:00

What’s the role of showcase festivals in  the artist’s career?

14:30-15:30

Who decides today whether a particular musician should be a superstar or not? Do mass media still have a significant impact on shaping consumer tastes in music?

15:00-16:00

Moscow Music School presentation

13:00-14:00

Music Export Office: how they work, and why it is important

16:00-17:00

Musicians and brands: learning to develop interconnections between sponsors and commercial promoters on the one side—and musicians interested in performing at their events on the other

14:30-16:00

RDS Records session: the role of copyright in contemporary music industry

12:00-13:00

Profession: music supervisor. Do they really play such a crucial role in helping musicians to develop a successful career?

Lena Obara, DE/ Music Supervisor, Sector C, BMG company

16:30-17:30

Lecture

WORM is a Rotterdam based non-profit foundation and a multi-media alternative cultural center focused on experimental, avant-garde, underground and new media art, primarily in the field of music and film.
WORM Rotterdam PR Director Richard Foster will speak about the project: how the WORM initiative operates and what it does to promote musicians and artists.

19:00

Happy Hour with The Orchard

POET BAR

Moscow, Nizhny Susalny lane 5, build. 3

SEPTEMBER 1

12:00-13:00

Social networks: the nuances of promoting a musician or a music project using the most powerful channel of communication

The music band Elektroforez will explain the phenomenon of their social media success

12:00-13:40

Listening Session

13:00-14:00

Music journalism: blogger, writer, or ‘likes’ collector?

13:30-14:30

The impact of streaming services on the music industry: how can it help musicians to conquer new markets.

Dmitry Seregin, RDS Records founder

13:30-14:30

How does music work in advertising? Why do collaborations between commercial brands and musicians are extremely successful for both sides in many cases?

14:30-15:30

Q&A with Evgeny Gorbunov and Stepan Kazaryan

How musicians cheat on you and themselves

14:30-15:30

The deficit of concert and club venues in Russia: is it due to the overall crisis of the music industry—or does it reflect the promoters and agents’ inability to attract new audiences interested in attending live concerts and parties?

15:00-16:00

Music festivals and brands: how to make branded content seamlessly integrated in the festival or concert you organize, and also make it financially profitable?

15:00-15:30

How does distribution operate within the music market? How may distribution companies be useful for musicians, and is it a good idea to register one’s author’s rights in Europe and the U.S. without professional help?

Oleg Rozov, Senior Label & Marketing Manager, The Orchard (Russia, Ukraine)