Estonian-German Music Industry Networking Event 2013
The Estonian-German Music Industry Networking Event was organized by the Estonian Music Development Center in cooperation with the Estonian Embassy in Berlin on the 14th of May.
The event was held at the Estonian Embassy in Berlin. The aim of the gathering was to introduce Estonian classical music to German concert organizers, managers, producers, etc, in order to clarify and estimate the opportunities of both Estonian music and musicians in German music industry. Many Estonian music entrepreneurs and culture managers also participated in the event to find new contacts and to establish networks for future collaborations. In addition to classical musicians, several jazz-musicians performed in the concert. Performers included Henry-David Varema (cello), Ensemble U:, chamber choir Voces Musicales, Raivo Tafenau and Villu Veski (saxophones), Meelis Vind (clarinet).
Altogether sixty seven musicians and delegates participated in the event, from which more than thirty German music entrepreneurs were taken part, including representatives from the following agencies like Opus 3 Artists GmbH, Konzertdirektion Schmid, Konzertdirektion Hörtnagel, Konzertdirektion Hampl, Impresariat Simmenauer GmbH, Rias Kammerchor, Konzerthaus Berlin, Jazz in Ministergärtenetc. Among others General Secretary of the European Association of Artist Managers Mrs Andrea Hampl attended the event. The local cultural managers represented the following Estonian organizations like Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Estonian National Male Choir, Tallinn Philharmonic, Association of Estonian Professional Musicians,Pärnu Opera, Estonian Music Festivals, Pille Lill Music Fund, Music Export Estonia etc.
The first similar event took place in September 2012 in St. Petersburg. The next one is planned to take place in the autumn of 2013 in London.
The contact events are a part of a project “Music Management and Export Development” funded by Enterprise Estonia and European Union Regional Development Fund.
The project has many others various outputs like music management courses, participation at foreign festivals and fairs as well as creating promotion videos for Estonian musicians. In addition music export has been supported via popular festival Tallinn Music Week.