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How to Build a Family Friendly Music Industry
How to Build a Family Friendly Music Industry
Thu 20 Jan | Conference Channel 5 | 10:00 - 11:00
Thu 20 Jan | Conference Channel 5 | 10:00 - 11:00

How to Build a Family Friendly Music Industry

Malle Kaas Women In Live Music, Mia Ternström Keychange / Musikcentrum Öst, Steffi von Kannemann Better Things, Pepijn Lanen Faberyayo, Burning Fik

English spoken

ESNS22_picto_black_.png Artist, musician, songwriter or working as a professional in the (live) music industry and at the same time being a responsible parent for your children? There is nothing obvious about this yet. How do late working hours, touring, networking, creative periods, risky self-employment fit into a life of parental responsibility? Related to the topics like equality and diversity, a shift in responsibility is needed. Collectively we have to explore the possibilities of changing and adapting the current working environment to the needs of parents and their children. Making performing and parenting in the (live) music sector a better fit. Based on studies and experiences of KeyChange and Women in Live Music, both the current parental landscape as well as new insights will be discussed. All with the aim to realize practical and workable solutions.


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    Malle Kaas Women In Live Music

    Malle Kaas has been in and out of the music industry as a sound engineer for more than two decades. In 2017 she co-founded the European organisation, Women In Live Music (WILM), a platform for women and other minorities working backstage as tourmanagers, stagemanagers, production & technique etc. Some of the main topics WILM works with are more diversity backstage, as well as a focus on the career in live music combined with motherhood. Malle is based in Copenhagen, Denmark
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    Mia Ternström Keychange / Musikcentrum Öst

    Mia Ternström is Keychange Project Manager and Promoter of Music for Young Audiences at Musikcentrum Öst. Musikcentrum Öst is a Swedish non-profit organisation for freelance musicians and part of Musikcentrum Sweden, which represents more than 550 acts of professional freelance Swedish musicians. Musikcentrum was founded in 1970 and the organisation aims to put live music on all venues by promoting its members and initiating projects that reinforces musicians - among them Keychange. Mia combines her work at Keychange/Musikcentrum Öst with freelance work as a singer, actor and performer in various genres and has toured, produced and performed worldwide since 1998.
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    Steffi von Kannemann Better Things

    Steffi von Kannemann is the founder of the Berlin music agency Better Things. After finishing her master's degree in sociology and political science, Steffi started organizing Punk & Emo concerts in Berlin, worked at a record label in Barcelona and returned to Berlin in 2009, where she co-founded her first music agency Nordic by Nature which later was renamed to Better Things. Over the years, she specialized in music marketing, event management and education. The Better Things team is currently working with artists like Shout Out Louds, MØ, Caroline Polachek, Fishbach, Daði Freyr, Joesef, etc. Steffi is a parent of two young children and lives with her partner in Berlin-Neukölln.
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    Pepijn Lanen Faberyayo, Burning Fik



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    Marit Posch IDOL

    Marit is the General Manager Germany at IDOL, an independant digital distribution company based in Paris with offices in London, Berlin, Nashville and Johannesburg, the co-founder of Hyper Culture as well as a board member of the VUT (Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmer*innen e.V.). Having a law degree and a performance diploma opera/voice in her pockets, Marit started out working as Head of PR at the Berlin label BPitch Control, worked as a booking agent and also started to help Modeselektor with managing their career. In 2009, she set up Modeselektor’s label Monkeytown Records (and its sub labels) and since then worked in pretty much every field of the label business: Label & Artist Management, PR, Online Marketing and Publishing.