Conference Programme

WUK, Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus
Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna

Friday, 29.SEPT.2017

10:00-11:30
Listening Session 1
International professionals give constructive feedback on fresh acts with international potential.
Studio

10:00-11:00

Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is considered to be the most crucial trend in online-marketing in general, but does it also work to break music on social media through influencers? How should a cooperation between a music brand and an influencer be designed? How do specialized agencies work? Which platforms are most appropriate for music influencer market?
Raum 2

10:00-11:30

Music Management

On the pleasant occasion of the foundation of the Austrian Music Managers Forum we take a look at the roles of national and international managers networks, especially when it comes to supporting and encouraging newcomers. Music managers with diverse backgrounds talk about their beginnings and how they grew into it.

Hospitality Bar

10:30-11:15

The Music Scenes in the Czech Republic

Find out more about the rich and lively Czech music scene. Networking opportunity with key players of both markets, introduced by elaborate country presentations.
Raum 1

11:15-12:15

Listening Session 2

International professionals give constructive feedback on fresh acts with international potential.
Studio

11:15-12:15

Speed Meeting: Meet the Festivals
Closed meeting for selected applicants only.
Nuu

11.30-12.30

Pop Up Session: TBA
Successful music professionals respond openly to your questions in an intimate setting
Raum 2

11:45-12:30

The Music Scenes in Italy
Find out more about the rich and lively Italian music scene. Networking opportunity with key players of both markets, introduced by elaborate country presentations.
Raum 1

11:15-12:15

Listening Session Journalists
International journalists present their highlights of this year’s Waves Vienna concert program.
Studio

12:45-13:45
Speed Meeting: Meet the Czech

Closed meeting for selected applicants only.
Nuu

13:00-14:00
CI Design
Visual aspects play a key role in the perception of artists and they’re more versatile than most people might think. From lettering the artist’s name to pictures, covers, videos, stage design and outfits to coherent merchandise there’s a lot of aspects worth considering.
Raum 1

13:00-13:45

Sofa Sessions
Raum 2

13:00-14:00
Austrian Festival Meeting
Closed meeting
Hospitality Bar

14:15-15:00
Hackday Presentation

Raum 2

14.30-15.30
Pop Up Session: Christof Huber (OpenAir St.Gallen / Yourope)
Successful music professionals respond openly to your questions in an intimate setting

Christof Huber is festival director and booker of the OpenAir St.Gallen (since 1993), one of the most important music festivals in Switzerland. He also books the Summerdays Festival Arbon and the Stars in Town Festival Schaffhausen. He is owner of Incognito Productions AG, an event agency and books and promotes several club festivals, concerts and tours all over Switzerland. Furthermore he is general secretary of Yourope, The European Festival Association.
Raum 2

14:30-15:30
Speed Meeting: Meet the Journalists
Closed meeting for selected applicants only.
Hospitality Bar

15:30-16:30
Women’s Networks

In this year’s edition we want to continue the networking session „Women in the Music Business“ we started last year, due to the small amount of women in leading positions in the music industry. The aim is to introduce women’s projects which strengthen their visibility on and behind stage such as artists, managers and technicians. In addition successful women will talk about their career and work as well as challenges and opportunities in the music business.
Raum 2

15:45-16:45
Reception: HOTS
Join the Hungarian for some food, wine, beer and of course music.
Nuu

16:30-17:30
Reception: Swiss Business Mixer
Join the Swiss for some food, wine, beer and of course music.
Live: Fai Baba
Hospitality Bar

18:00-19:00
Reception: Slovenian MoMENT
Join the Slovenes for some food, wine, beer and of course music.
Hospitality Bar

Saturday, 30.SEPT.2017

10.45-17.45
Austrian Heartbeats Delegates Tour

18:00-19:30
Creative Europe

Host: Elisabeth Pacher (Creative Europe Desk Austria/Austrian Federal Chancellery Division II/AT)