Newly added speakers
ESNS is delighted to announce a keynote interview with UTA’s Head of Global Music Touring, Neil Warnock. Interviewed by Greg Parmley (ILMC/IFF/IQ Magazine), Warnock will share his views on ‘The Future of Live?’
Two platforms that have developed new services for artists, managers and labels during the last months will host presentations; Aly Giliani, the European Label Rep for Bandcamp, will host a presentation on the global music community where fans discover new artists, intimately connect with them, and directly compensate them for their work. On behalf of Spotify, Wilbert Mutsaers, Head of Benelux and Laura Kiesow, Artist & Label Marketing Manager Benelux, will be sharing insights into how artists and labels can get more out of their Spotify presence.
ESNS will also be tackling the very important question of whether the EU Copyright Directive will lead to better deals with user generated content-platforms, meaning that copyright owners see a fairer remuneration in 2021. Moderator Gary Smith will discuss the implications of this new law with specialists including Bindu de Knock, a lawyer specialised in copyright law, music copyright law, and neighbouring rights, amongst others, Helen Smith, IMPALA's Executive Chair, driving the organisation’s key strategies with the board on a political, commercial and promotional level, and Mandy Aubry, Director of Global Business Development and Client Relations at Songtrust.
The panel: ‘Game Changers; how video games bucked the trend during the pandemic and where music and gaming is heading in 2021’, sees an impressive line up talking on music and games. This panel will bring together some of the main music creative gatekeepers for some of the globe's biggest gaming brands to discuss the pathways to successful music partnerships in gaming with Raphaella Lima (Global Music Partnerships & Marketing, EA Games, US), Leon Winkler (Director International Events, Ubisoft, FR), Sara Schoch (UTA Agent, Music Brand Partnerships), all talking to moderator Mark Gordon (Owner, Score Draw Music, UK).
Creative Holland Live
This past year, many Dutch creative entrepreneurs and producers had to do their international promotion through trade missions, trade fairs, conferences and festivals, all completely digitally. In this ESNS session they will be discussing their experiences and attempting to answer important questions such as; what are the learnings from a year of digital promotion? The panel will close with a festive launch of the online tool International Support Index by State Secretary Mona Keijzer. The tool was developed by Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. All financial and non-financial arrangements for the internationalization of the cultural and creative sector have been mapped in this tool. Dionne Verweij, theatre producer and actress, will be interviewing Derk de Geus, founder of Paladin Studios and president of the Dutch Games Association, Ingrid van der Wacht, International & Public Affairs Dutch Design Foundaton, and Budi Voogt, owner of music labels Bitbird and Heroic (ao Han Solo, Droeloe, Taska Black).
During the Dutch-language tax-panel Dick Molenaar of All Arts Tax Advisers, will go into all the important tax aspects that are a result of the many support measures such as the TOZO, NOW, TVL, TOGS, and more. He will also invite some additional experts to provide the answers to all possible questions related to taxes.
Meetings and sessions
Also confirmed are the Yourope Members meetings, the European Broadcast Union-producers meeting and the YES Group Health & Safety Seminar. All invite only.
Previously announced panels and speakers
For the previously announced panels and speakers, head over to esns.nl/speakers
Register now for the digital edition of ESNS with panel discussions, keynotes, sessions, speed meetings, network opportunities and lots of new European music.
In the build up to ESNS 2021, the last of three free online panels is now scheduled for December 3rd, 07:00 PM. This third session is called ‘Do it for the culture’; in a time where the cultural industry is taking a huge hit due to an unforeseen and still unpredictable crisis, this frame of mind is more relevant than ever. In light of the current crisis, Guillaume Schmidt, who has a deep background in music as one of the gatekeepers in the 90’s at Fat Beats and co-founder of Patta, Eugene Kan, the former editorial director of Hypebeast and co-founder of MAEKAN, Linda Nàpoles and Rebecca Tegegne, both founder of creative collective Ladieslovehiphop, talk to moderator Gunifort Uwambaga aka “Guni” about why it’s important to invest in culture. This debate is streamed live on ESNS Facebook and ESNS YouTube.