Creating and stimulating business opportunities in the music industry for artists, managements, agents, produces and labels alike is the core business of ESNS. During the conference, more than 150 panels, keynotes, interviews, workshops, discussions, diners and drinks are hosted for approximately 4000 visitors.
The goal: facilitating education and creating the best networking opportunities for everyone in the business. To do so, the conference offers the most up-to-date overview of the current issues dealt with in the international music, media, productions and creative industries and attempts to constructively add to the conversation about these topics.
The goal of ESNS is to help these artists break through on the international live music market. ESNS wishes to generate more attention for European music, its diversity and quality, and aims to bring the artists who make this music in front of international audiences. ESNS strives towards building international careers for emerging acts, unlocking their potential and getting them to spread their music. Talent should be heard and deserves to be offered a stage to do so.
Not only will you be able to come across the most important players in the music industry in Groningen, but the conference also provides great opportunities to expand your knowledge. Diversity is key at the ESNS conference. ESNS offers a greatly diverse range of topics across multiple themes in order to provide something interesting for policymakers, festival organisers, tech-geeks and live event producers to name just a few. Each year, the conference changes her programme to reflect hot-topics in the business. As such, 2018 focused mainly on secondary ticketing, mental health, sexual intimidation, diversity, festival developments and new (law)regulations.
ESNS brings the entire European music sector together at the beginning of the year. It is the ideal New Year’s reception for everyone in the business. With more than 400 European festivals and venues present, ESNS opens up a world of possibilities for the new year. ESNS visitors are offered the unique opportunity to network at the conference with extensive lounges and facilities. But even more important is access to the exclusive ESNS delegates database where loads of contacts are available.