Q&A with MaMA director Fernando Ladeiro-Marques

How do you cope with the decision to postpone MAMA 2020? Fernando Ladeiro-Marques: The cancellation of MaMA 2020 was a difficult decision to make. We fought to the end so that the event could take place because the whole sector, silenced since March, needed to get together, to take stock of the consequences of this […]

George Floyd – An Echo by the Music Community

The death of the US citizen George Floyd killed by a police officer on Tuesday, May 26, in Minneapolis triggered both peaceful and violent protests around the globe. Video footage showing how the “Gentle Giant”  died while handcuffed, when a police officer knelt on his neck for more than seven minutes, went viral, leading to […]

Black Out Tuesday, The show must be paused

The Show Must Be Paused

Today, June 2, we take a break from work in the music industry and join #theshowmustbepaused. We’ll use this day to disrupt the work week and rethink about how it all came to this, about how we can do better to combat racism, educate ourselves and support the black community, This is a good start: […]

Ment x ETEP Session featuring Molchat Doma

Snapshot of the session with Molchat Doma

MENT x ETEP Session – A Debut for MENT, ETEP & Molchat Doma Streaming in times of shut downs in Europe prospers. For the time being, the streaming of concerts is as close as we can get to the joy of seeing live music for music fans in quarantaine. In a joint effort ETEP-festival MENT […]

Squid and Black Country, New Road heading this year’s first ETEP Charts

Squid and Black Country, New Road heading this year’s first ETEP Charts 94 confirmed festival bookings for 2020 already ESNS took place less than a month ago, but the ESNS talent exchange programme ETEP is already proving its worth. The exchange programme that focuses on offering European acts international opportunities has already resulted in 94 […]

Interview with Codruta Vulcu

Q&A with Codruta Vulcu Internationally the work description for festival and concert promoters remains generally similar. Booking artists, investing creativity and economical confidence, while simultaneously taking care of promotion and production. But, if this fails to be exciting enough, perhaps you could try replacing artists with a Pope? As there are usually fewer popes than […]

Interview with Andraž Kajzer

Q&A with Andraž Kajzer When being asked by musicexport.at, why Ljubljana needs a music conference, Andraž Kajzer answered: “Our goal from the very beginning was to educate and inform the domestic scene and to connect with other scenes in Europe.” Adding: “A conference with a festival seemed like a great starting platform to.” With its […]

ETEP 2019: 391 shows by 164 acts

ETEP 2019: 391 shows by 164 acts ESNS’ Talent Exchange Programme to offer even more international opportunities With this years’ last ETEP festivals; Les Trans and Taxirat, kicking off on this week, the ETEP year has come to an end. Time to review the year whilst looking towards the future. Next year, ETEP will offer […]

Q&A with Eric van Eerdenburg

Q&A with Eric van Eerdenburg Eric van Eerdenburg, also known as Mr. Lowlands, is a archetype festival director. He brings to the job a vast amount of experience and a familiarity with the challenges that are part of the handling of a large scale music event. At the same time he maintains an awareness of […]

ETEP 2019: European Talent Achieving International Success

ETEP 2019: European Talent Achieving International Success Five ETEP acts nominated for a Music Moves Europe Talent Award During Reeperbahn, the nominees for the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2020 were announced, and we are delighted to report that five of this year’s ETEP acts are among the nominees. We would like to congratulate 5K […]