Are You Export Ready for France?
Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 3 (up) | 15:00 - 16:00
Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 3 (up) | 15:00 - 16:00
Presented by: EMEE

Are You Export Ready for France?

Marie Fol On the Move (FR), Melodie Blanchard CARAMBA (FR), Peter Kedves (HU), Vojta Kalina Pipes and Pints (CZ), Mathieu Gervais Transmusicales de Rennes (FR), Marion Gabbai MY FAVORITE THINGS (FR)

Management | Bookings

English spoken

Are You Export Ready for France?

How to build an export strategy for France complete with feedback, advice and tips from professionals that will help you to have a better understanding of the opportunities and impediments in this large, music-loving territory.


  • Marie Fol

    Marie Fol On the Move (FR)

    Marie Fol has been working in the field of cultural mobility since 2010, first for the artist-in-residence information platform Trans Artists (2010-2012) and then for DutchCulture, centre for international cooperation (2013-2018). Fol has extensive experience in complex project management within a national institute like DutchCulture, as Head of the Dutch Creative Europe desk, as well as in international settings, specifically in the coordination of European culture cooperation projects (ON-AiR, Green Art Lab Alliance). She is regularly invited to artist residencies in Europe, and facilitates training for artists (mostly in music, visual arts, and performing arts) and cultural professionals (producers, cultural managers) into the practical aspects of mobility such as visa, taxation and funding opportunities. She was delegated by the Dutch government as expert on cultural mobility in the 2016 Stock-Taking meeting organised by the European Commission. Since 2017, Fol is treasurer and board member of On the Move, the cultural mobility information network in Europe and beyond (www.on-the-move.org).

  • Melodie Blanchard

    Melodie Blanchard CARAMBA (FR)

    Caramba is a French live agency, and a key player in the French live music and entertainment market. Throughout the years, the company has diversified its activity and incorporated independent entitie specialized in world, jazz, pop, and urban music as well as entertainment (dance, circus, comedy). Caramba also is an active partner of festivals, and an independent label/ publishing company. Caramba has developed many promising young acts to international status such as ZAZ, Ibeyi, Ben L’Oncle Soul, Imany, Faada Freddy, and Woodkid among others

    Blanchard coordinates the international booking within the company and aims to build careers abroad, not only for headlining acts, but also many newcomers such as Theo Lawrence, Flèche Love, and Juicy ...

  • Peter Kedves

    Peter Kedves (HU)

    Founder and manager of Budapest based electronica project Belau with 7 years of experience in Hungarian music industry, which includes music management, booking, and promotion. Nowadays beside Belau working as a PR agent, booker and general manager for bands.

    Belau is fresh Hungarian electronica whose first music video won the Hungarian Music Video Festival. Belau's first song was used by HBO in its new series and in a commercial (played in 33 countries). Their debut album won the Hungarian Grammy Awards in the best electronic music album category, and one of the group's tracks of the new remix EP was played on BBC Radio 1. In two years Belau had more than 150 concerts in 21 countries around Europe. They played at the biggest festivals in the region, like Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, Sziget, Untold, SXSW and played a sold-out London show with classical musicians in December.

  • Vojta Kalina

    Vojta Kalina Pipes and Pints (CZ)

    CEO of Fly High Artist Booking, the booking and on-line performance marketing agency for bands, labels, publishers, tech companies and festivals. Founder and producer of the band Pipes and Pints.

  • Mathieu Gervais

    Mathieu Gervais Transmusicales de Rennes (FR)

    Mathieu Gervais is working for the Trans Musicales Festival and Ubu Club in Rennes (France) for the last 7 years, as artistic direction assistant, and co-booker. He also develops international relations, based on artistic exchanges. Before TransMusicales he managed bands in France, and worked on artist development. He also worked as production assistant for Emir Kusturica’s band and many famous French bands. He has been working in the music industry for 20 years.

  • Marion Gabbai

    Marion Gabbai MY FAVORITE THINGS (FR)

    Owner and agent at My Favorite & Kongfuzi . Founded in 2014 and based in Paris, the agencies represent and promote the shows of artists such as Ty Segall, The Oh Sees, Aldous Harding, Beak >, Son Lux, Rodrigo Amarante, Henela Hauff, and Marie Davidson. Marion also works on the booking for the festivals Rock En Seine and Levitation France.


  • Daniel Winkel

    Daniel Winkel Le Bureau Export (FR)

    Daniel Winkel worked from 1998/99 as a freelancer for Saarländischer Rundfunk (TV / French section, SaarLorLux), Franco-German Dialogue (Asko-Europa-Stiftung) and Fenestra/Onyx (Vivendi).

    In 1999 he became press attaché for the German branch of Le Bureau Export, 2002 deputy director and since 2008 co-director of Le Bureau Export in Berlin. Numerous talks given on policy models and support tools for the French music sector and on best practice as exemplified by Le Bureau Export. Invitations to give keynote addresses/participate in panel discussions at international music industry conferences and expert hearings...