A series of insightful presentations from industry insiders and professionals.
Miroslav Wiesner: Call My Agent? Artist Representation in an Age of Creative Independence
Founder of Surefire Agency in San Francisco, Miro has been administrating shows for an eclectic array of experimental and left-field artists since 2008. Surefire's approach to talent buying is more holistic than corporate agencies - designed to better serve the needs of fringe artists who may not be able to employ a traditional full team. His presentation will be focused on the nuts and bolts of a booking agent's role and why that role is still relevant to independent artists in the age of DIY creation and production.
Sandira Blas: Alternative Marketing Strategies for Independent Artists
A Keychange.EU innovator participant from Berlin, Germany, Sandira focuses on the power of non-traditional and alternative ways for artists to market themselves on larger platforms while building a shared network.
Topics will include: Alternative Marketing – non-traditional ways to market yourself beyond conventional methods; Influencer Marketing – a focus on cultural and reputational media; Strength in Numbers – power in a shared network and how to build one
Pat Curley: Music Publishing & Licensing
Third Side Music represents over 55, 000 titles by a wide variety of artists. We were founded in 2005 and are staffed by a large team of hard-working music industry veterans, musicians, and copyright data obsessives. Third Side Music is a transparent and equitable destination for career musicians. A company founded on a deep and solid DIY attitude that treats artists as partners and not as commodities.
This event takes place in English.