With over 500 speakers participating in over 150 panel discussions, interviews, keynotes, workshops, speed meetings, and podcasts, the ESNS music conference provides a comprehensive overview of the most pressing issues, themes, and innovations in the national and international music sector. The programme addresses topics such as diversity, inclusion, mental health, AI, the latest developments in media, and the live industry.
The conference program features keynotes from Amy Thomson (formerly Hipgnosis, ATM Artists) and Mark Mulligan (MIDiA Research). In a keynote interview, John Mulder (MOJO Concerts / Live Nation) reflects on his versatile career. The panel discussion 'The Art of Curation' explores music selection, algorithms, and playlists with influential figures from the music and media industries. In a session with the Music Industry Therapists Collective, Justin Lockey of the English rock band Editors will share insights into mental health based on his touring experiences.
ESNS Young is a diverse program focused on young music professionals, while ESNS Science sets out to catalyse agents of change. Conference delegates can sign up for a variety of workshops and networking events. Additionally, there are speed meetings, including mental health sessions in English, German, and French.
European music projects ESNS Exchange and Music Moves Europe Awards celebrate their 20th anniversary this year at ESNS.