ELMA supports the 1st Volume Showcase Festival in Greece
For the first time in Greece, an international music showcase conference & festival,
brings together local creative community with artists, producers, promoters and managers from Greece and abroad
We are very pleased to invite you at the first International Music Showcase Conference & Festival to be held in Greece, and more specifically, in Volos on 3rd and 4th February 2017.
Volume Music Showcase 1st edition, will be held in the historical edifice of the Plintho-Ceramique Museum N & S Tsalapatas of Volos (discussions and “seminars” will take place at Multiplex and live concerts at Labart). It aims to connect local managers, producers, creators, performers and musicians with renowned producers, artists, managers and promoters from Greece and abroad through discussions, coaching mentoring sessions and… speed – networking!
Among the European representatives will be present ELMA partners but also NIMPE project partners Mr. Vincenzo Spera, Chairman of Assomusica the association of Italian music producer and legendary producer of Due Mila Grandi Eventi, NIMPE project representatives of European Jazz Orchestra (Swinging Europe– Denmark) and Root Music (UK), and partners from european networks such as Mr. Marton Naray (Nouvelle Prague & Czech Music Office –Czech), Mr. Michal Wojcik (Krakow Music Foundation & Tak BRzmi Miasto Show case festival – Poland) and Mr. Zsolt Jeges from Take Berlin Promotion (Lollapalooza partners, Ozora, Rock for People, Sziget etc.).
Greek Music professionals will be represented by Mrs Daphne Stefanidis (DS events), Ms. Lida Romania (Eletheria Arvanitaki), Michael Tsepelis (Rock Madness), Georges Perot (Meso Events – European Music Day) and artists – musicians Leonidas Balafas , Panagiotis Melidis (Larry Gus), Fotis Siotas & Kostas Pantelis (Sancho 003), Petros Malamas (Petros Malamas), The Noise Figures and several others.
Volume Show Case Festival 1st edition focuses on the present and the future of live music sector in Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, the challenges for young Greek talents or professionals who seek to perform abroad and the actions that need to be taken in order to increase greater understanding and cooperation between European music networks.
The two-day conference includes a thematic program that consists of six panel discussions, presentations of best practices, and 4 workshops with coaching and mentoring sessions, for which admission is free, in an attempt to start a real debate and encourage maximum knowledge exchange.
In addition, the Volume Showcase Festival will host the founding meeting of the Network for the Internalization of Music Producers in Europe (NIMPE), a new European initiative co-funded by the program Creative Europe of the European Union that aims, amongst others, to create a network of live music producers, technicians and stakeholders in order to develop intersectoral training, networking and coproducing activities.
Events are held under the auspices of the Municipality of Volos, in collaboration with DOEPAP Dipethe – Cultural Dpt Municipality of Volos and the Brickworks Museum N & S Tsalapatas, co-organized by Labart, M.E.S.O. Music Events and Plenty projects.