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09:45 – 10:30

SLOVAK MUSIC INDUSTRY REPORT

Presentation, Club, Nová Cvernovka
The first comprehensive study about Slovak music industry conducted by SOZA – Slovak performance and mechanical rights society. Get to know the latest figures about the Slovak music scene and its infrastructure, valuable both for the local as well as international audience.



10:30 – 11:30

KEYNOTE MICHAL KAŠČÁK

Presentation, Club, Nová Cvernovka
Laureate of the Contribution To The Slovak Music Scene award, co-founder and CEO of Pohoda Festival, musician and frontman of Bez ladu a skladu band. Michal Kaščák is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and widely respected music professionals in Slovakia (and Europe). We are happy he agreed to give a keynote interview at the first year of SHARPE conference. And what is the topic? Come and see (listen) in person.



11:30 – 12:30

RADIO PANEL

Panel discussion, Library, Nová Cvernovka
Let’s talk about public service radios and their heads of program. What does this job position entail in 2018 and what should the program of national public radios look like? Should it be driven by data and aims to increase the market share, or should the heads of public radios forget about listeners‘ surveys and simply focus on playing the taste-forming music they believe in? How does the topic of quota for domestic music fit into the whole picture?
Speakers: Daniel Baláž (Radio_FM, Slovakia), Yves Stephany (radio 100,7, Luxembourg), Žiga Klančar (Val 202, Slovenia)
Host: John Robb (Louder Than War, UK)



11:30 – 12:30

MEET THE FESTIVALS

Networking/Speedmeeting, Bar, Nová Cvernovka
Come and meet the festival representatives from the region such as Colours of Ostrava (CZ), MENT Ljubljana (SI), Rock for People (CZ), Pohoda Festival (SK), Indirekt Festival (HR) and more. Pre-registrion is necessary.



11:30 – 13:30

VYTVOR SI SVOJ WEB

Workshop, Meeting Point
Si muzikant alebo si súčasťou hudobného projektu (festivalu, vydavateľstva a pod.) a chýba ti prezentácia na webe? Na konci workshopu pod vedením odborníka z Websupportu môžeš mať túto otázku vyriešenú. Vytvor si základy responzívnej a kvalitnej webovej stránky priamo na SHARPE konferencii. Workshop je len pre vopred registrovaných účastníkov, ktorých prosíme, aby sa dostavili 10 minút pred začiakom workshopu k vyznačenému Meeting Pointu v budove Novej Cvernovky.



12:30 – 13:30

LISTENING SESSION

Club, Nová Cvernovka
10 songs from the artists playing at SHARPE festival 2018 judged by UK music publicists, Colours of Ostrava, Luxembourg national radio and Eurosonic Noorderslag.
Speakers: Derek Robertson (Drowned in Sound, UK), Anastasia Connor (405, UK), Filip Košťálek (Colours of Ostrava, CZ), Oskar Štrajn (ESNS, NL), Yves Stephany (radio 100,7, LX)
Host: Vierka Ráczová (Radio_FM, SK)



13:30 – 14:30

HOW TO COOPERATE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Panel discussion, Library, Nová Cvernovka
There are several smaller music markets in the Central-Eastern Europe. For the past few years we are witnessing attempts for more organised cooperations and repertoire exchange between music scenes of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Austria. What is the future of such formal or informal networks? Should there be a coordinated approach in this matter or are there too big differences between the respective countries?
Speakers: Márton Náray (Czech Music Office, CZ), Dávid Báli (Hots, HU), Michal Hajduk (Adam Mickiewicz Institute, PL), Alexander Čerevka (LALA Slovak Music Export, SK)
Hosts: Andraž Kajzer (MENT Ljubljana, SI)



13:30 – 14:30

EVENTS AND THE PLANET EARTH

Presentation, Bar, Nová Cvernovka
Presentation on the latest news and approaches to green events in music industry by the head of production of Pohoda Festival, receiver of the international Green Operations Award in 2017.
Speaker: Michal Sládek (Pohoda Festival, SK)



14:30 – 15:30

BERMUDA TRIANGLE – AGENTS, PR & LABELS

Panel discussion, Club, Nová Cvernovka
Let’s say a Slovak band is aiming for the German market. If they have not toured in the country before, the potential agent will most likely tell them to hire a good publicist. When talking to the publicist, the band is often told to find a German label and agent. How to crack this Bermuda triangle of agents, PR and labels and break the borders of a foreign music market?
Speakers: Sarah Besnard (ATC Live – agent, FR), Katia Giampaolo (Joycut – manager, IT), Sofia Ilyas (Float PR, UK)
Host: Koen teer Hegde (Subroutine Records, NL)



14:30 – 16:30

DRUMMING WORLD OF ANDREA BELFI

Workshop, Meeting Point
Practical workshop on combining drums and electronics from examples of music which had a lasting influence on Andrea Belfi, the renowned Italian drummer and integral part of the band of Nils Frahm. Only for participants who have already registered in advance. Let’s meet 10 minutes before the start of the workshop at the Meeting Point in Nová Cvernovka.



15:30 – 16:30

WHAT CAN MUSIC LEARN FROM COCA-COLA

Presentation, Library, Nová Cvernovka
How do the brands grow and does the first and best product always win? What can music learn from other business fields? Find out in the presentation by the Head of strategy at Mayer/McCann Erickson, the Slovak branch of international advertising agency McCann Worldgroup.
Speaker: Richard Mareček (Mayer/McCann Erickson, SK)



15:30 – 16:30

MEET THE ANTENA VENUES

Networking, Bar, Nová Cvernovka
Slovakia has to offer many forward thinking and creative concert promoters in all regions of the country. Get to know the representatives of independent cultural centres from Prešov, Žilina, Liptovský Mikuláš, Bardejov, Banská Bystrica and more. Pre-registration is needed.



16:30 – 17:30

ESNS FOCUS 2019

Panel discussion, Club, Nová Cvernovka
The biggest European showcase festival ESNS has announced its focus on Czech Republic and Slovakia in its 2019 edition. How can our scene make the most of this opportunity?
Speakers: Ruud Berends (ESNS, NL), Michal Kaščák (Pohoda Festival, SK), Márton Náray (Czech Music Office, CZ)
Host: Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine, UK)



17:30 – 18:00

WAVES VIENNA PRESENTS

Reception, Bar, Nová Cvernovka
Finger food and Waves Vienna champagne for a special get-together and announcement.

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