Your Head Is on Fire
Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Back 11 (up) | 15:00 - 16:00
Thu 17 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Back 11 (up) | 15:00 - 16:00
Presented by: GO Group

Your Head Is on Fire

Lina Ugrinovska Password Production (MK), Nicholas Müller Musician / Von Brücken (DE), Linda de Boer R U in good company (NL)


English spoken


While we make incredible efforts to professionalize and improve our events on various levers such as safety and sustainability and please our customers and fans, so much so that we are very likely to forget ourselves on this journey. We need to start talking about this – because issues like responsibility, pressure and burnout are just as much a part of our business as sex, drugs and rock’n’roll. This session is devoted to us. This is about experiences and expectations, about burning out and coming back and about who can help when you need it.


  • Lina Ugrinovska

    Lina Ugrinovska Password Production (MK)

    Lina is a passionate consumer of art and a huge fan of problem solving. Educated as a musician and raised in the music industry, Lina started working in Password Production, Macedonia in 2010. She experienced a great breakthrough while working as an agent in Georg Leitner Production in Austria, delivering a brand new international roster into the agency. At the age of 26, she was selected as one of `The 10 New Bosses of 2016` – by ILMC London and IQ Magazine. The initiative on Mental Health Care in the Music Industry is a topic she started developing and working on, in different forms such as mentoring sessions, panel discussions and other ways of promoting it, starting in 2018 on several international conferences. Lina is responsible for handling the International Booking in Password Production, same time focused on important issues in the industry as part of the `new generation`.

  • Nicolas Müller

    Nicholas Müller Musician / Von Brücken (DE)

    One of Nicholas' greater accomplishments in life has to be realizing that struggling is not an art by itself, but most definitely the biggest byproduct of creating art. He was the singer of the successful german pop-with-a-punk-edge outfit "Jupiter Jones" til he had to hit the breaks and quit the band in 2014, due to a severe anxiety disorder with panic attacks. 

  • Linda de Boer

    Linda de Boer R U in good company (NL)

    Linda has a background in coaching, counseling and management within the domain of communication, hearing and vocalisation, mental health and healthy ageing. She worked at the neurology, women's- and men's health departments of the top 5 Pharmaceutical Company's in the world. She was a speech therapist, specialized in neurological and DNA impairment and their effect on communication. She now works as a counselor on medical ethics and health management. Her life long love for music made her passionate to the life of artists and the challenges they have to overcome to share their music to audience that belongs to them.

    She walked a path on which she encoutered a lot of incivility in the workplace. She developped different views on life's challenges. Her curiosity and personal experiences invited her to do research in meaning making, the importance of someone's life story (narrative) and how to bridge the gap between 'how you want life to be' and the way your life responds to that in return.


  • Jacob Bilabel

    Jacob Bilabel Good Life Academy, Green Music Initiative (DE)

    Jacob Sylvester Bilabel is founder of the Green Music Initiative, a pan European Think-Do Tank for the music and entertainment industry to create a smarter and greener future for the sector. The not-for-profit venture brings together more than 350 festivals and 500 venues and reaches out to more than 3 million young Europeans through its activities. In 2018 he was appointed as part of a research consortium developing emission free off- grid hydrogen generator sets for festivals, events and construction sites. In 2016 he took the next step in his journey and launched the Good Life Academy in Germany and Switzerland. The Good Life Academy offers innovative, practical and easy to use personal development tools for people of all ages to transform their lives for good. Being a mediocre but passionate surfer, a Kundalini Yoga teacher and fan of the great outdoors his credo is: "Talk without action equals zero".. Jacob is living happily in Berlin with his wife and two dogs