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    25 years old musician and native of Luxembourg, Edsun has developed an alternative R’n’B style with a captivating sound, unmatched on the Luxembourg stage. The dreamy and atmospheric mood of his music is reflected in his performances through edgy instrumentation and creative contemporary dance.
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    Adolf El Assal is a film director & producer with over 15 years of professional working experience. He started his career while studying in the UK. In order to finance his studies, Adolf has gained experience by working on film sets as well as directing music videos for UK-based artists…
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    Adriel has spent its entire life saturated in music. After many years of experience on stage (i.a. Angel at my table), he founded the independent artist development company “Summer Sky Agency”. The agency provides integrated consulting and management services within the scope of tailor-made and sustainable development concepts. At the…
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    In addition to exporting french bands, Old Town Bicyclette is a, Paris-based, management and booking agency for both local and international acts in France. The agency is constantly developing its catalogue of independent artists, while connecting constancy and commitment with high artistic standard and professional rigor. Besides, Adrien Kremer is…
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    Alain Brohard is the inhouse booker of L’Autre Canal in Nancy (France) since 2010, where he hosts about 90 concerts a year in a wide variety of genres. He is also a member of the collective in charge of the « Europavox Tour » (a tour of 3 or 4…
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    Allan McGowan Consultants
    Allan McGowan has some forty years of experience in the advertising, music and entertainment industries. He has worked in record retail, and as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. At present he is News Editor for Vip News, an on-line data and news service for the live music…
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    Anja Räßler is currently chief editor for Show and Light-Entertainment at Rocket Beans TV in Hamburg, Germany’s first independent 24/7 Web-TV-Channel. Prior to that she was part of the editorial team of Florida TV Entertainment, which is producing shows like the Grimme Award winner „Circus Halli Galli“, „Mein bester Feind“…
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    Anneminne Merkel has been working as a booker at the Maison de la Culture in Marche-en-Famenne (Province de Luxembourg) since 2009. The Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardenne is open to different collaborations in and out of Belgium as they are looking to increase the offer to their public.
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    Dewitte Arnaud started his career as a salesperson in a record store, to share his passion for music. During 8 years, he participated in many musical events and after a year of training in Issoudun, he created his own label "Personne Records" which Became, 3 years later, the booking agency…
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    Arnaud Di Virgilio is a booker and coordinator for popular music at the MJC du Verdunois and the festival Terrasses at Verdun. MJC du Verdunois is a member of MAEL (popular music network of Grand Est Region).
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    Arthur Vaccari is the owner, booking agent and label manager at Le Papaguy. Le Papaguy is an agency based in Hamburg that specializes in booking. As they are highly passionate about music, they try to give artists the necessary support they need in publishing, sales or concert bookings. The work…
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    Ayshea Halliwell is a British-Turkish filmmaker based in Luxembourg. Her stories frequently explore the perception of otherness and the pitfalls of maintaining social standing. During the last decade, she has worked with diverse personalities, ranging from bank robbers to billionaires. Since studying in London at Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martin's,…
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    Benoît Nivelet is responsible for the sector of amplified music within the Culture and Sport department of the Province of Luxembourg. This sector provides support to emerging bands by developing a program of actions and a support policy in the areas of training, broadcasting, resources and communication. Each year, several…
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    Born in Luxembourg on October 3rd 1980, Benoit Martiny grew up in a musical family and started playing percussion and drums at an early age. After first percussion studies in Luxembourg with Al Ginter and Boris Dinev he went on to study jazz drums at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. During…
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    Bernard, born and raised in Luxembourg, has studied film production at the University of Television and Film Munich. In 2006 he founded Lucil Film, that merged in 2015 with Samsa Film. Since more than 10 years Bernard is producing international award-winning feature films, including ”The Runway”, “The Treasure-Knights” or “Accused”.…
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    Radar Films / Director
    Bianca joined Radar, a creative studio as a production assistant in 2017. Radar’s music video commissions include work for Sun Glitters, Monophona and Alvin and Lyle. Bianca’s previous experience in the film and advertising industry include editing work and production management in advertising and script supervision. Recently, Bianca has directed…
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    Brice Deloose is a Belgian DJ, producer and sound engineer. He's got a master degree in electroacoustic music composition from the Conservatoire Royal de Mons with a pedagogical aggregation and a sound engineer diploma from SAE Brussels Brussels. He started to learn the violin at the age of three and…
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    Bjorn Nuyens worked at a booking agency for almost 10 years before he started his own company ‘Ampersand Music’ in 2015. “I take care of bookings and management for bands I truly believe in. To get the best out of an artist, a long time vision is the only way.…
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    In 2005 Carmelo Lo Porto started his career in the music industry when he founded the independent musiclabel Antstreet Records. Since 2011, he has been running his own management and consulting agency Ever Ever Management, which is based in Saarbrücken. Ever Ever Management represents artists like the international Streaming-phenomenon Nicole…
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    Caroline Champarnaud is the Director of International Development at Sacem, one of the world’s leading cultural and creative collective management organizations. She is also actively involved in several international and European working groups for the improvement of collection administration and the Chair of the Armonia licensing Expert Committee. She was…
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    Working for the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg has always been a privilege and honor for Ms. Decker. She is currently in charge of relations with the Parliament and Secretary general of the Luxembourg UNESCO Commission. A lawyer by training, she has also been active in management, counseling and public…
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    Sound Engineer & Producer
    Charles Stoltz is a Sound Engineer and Producer from Luxembourg. After stops in London and Amsterdam, he went on to build his own recording studio, "Holtz Studio". A few years into the job, his customer base keeps growing, always exploring new styles and trying to contribute to his clients' visions.…
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    Charlotte Moniot works as administrative coordinator for the association BE REAL, which organizes the Watts à Bar festival in the city of Bar-Le-Duc, France. The goal is to offer cultural events on the regional scale as well as to encourage encounters between artists and citizens and helping, referencing and promoting…
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    Chris is a London based session drummer and percussionist. Born and raised in Luxembourg, Chris studied at the University School of Music in Luxembourg City until he moved to London to continue his studies in 2006. He has been playing drums for over 20 years and has toured and recorded…
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    Christian started his music industry career in Brussels in 2007, by founding the music export consulting and event agency the rocking factory, which eventually led him to be hired as International Strategy Manager by MXD – Music Export Denmark and ROSA – The Danish Rock Council for whom he developed…
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    Christophe di Iorio is the manager and programmer of the Donkey Rock Festival in Sélange. The festival, which is in its 11th year, was born out of the passion for music of a few friends who wanted to revive the local table tennis club’s tradition for an annual large music…
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    Claudia Phillips is a Franco-American singer, singing teacher and coach who has been living and working in France since 1977. Throughout her years of experience as a performer and teacher, she has become passionate about pedagogy and now spends the majority of her time teaching trainers. In 2010 she was…
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    A graduate in architecture, Claudine Hemmer has been working at the Ministry of Culture for the past seventeen years. Setting up and managing the office treating applications for grants and financial help of a social nature for artists and intermittent workers in the entertainment business, Ms. Hemmer later took charge…
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    Damiano Picci is the Future Tech / Marketing Planner at the independent Luxembourgish music and events company Beast Entertainment. His main job is to provide artists with new technology and help them realize a media planning. Starting his music formation at a very young age, he was constantly enlarging his…
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    Daniel Koch is Editor in Chief of Germany's biggest free music magazine Intro. The magazine is based in Berlin and Cologne and recently partied hard because of its 25th anniversary. A German competitor wrote: „Finally Intro is older than their readership.“ Which might not be totally true. Before Daniel became…
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    Daryl Bamonte - with over 35 years of experience in the music industry - first began working for his childhood friends, Depeche Mode, in 1980 while still attending school and spent more than 15 years with them full time, in various roles including tour manager, project manager (albums) and eventually…
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    David Lefur is the import-export manager at Season of Mist. He is in charge of distributing own productions and various labels in the entire world. On the other hand, David is distributing different foreign labels in France. As a label, Season of Mist is well known in the Metal community…
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    Being a musician, writer and cultural manager, David Maier knows both: the work for and with musicians as well as the various companies of the music industry – always between the genres of Rock, Pop, Jazz, World and beyond. Since 2012, he has been the artistic director for Jazz and…
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    After having studied Anthropology of Communication and Cultural Management at University, David began his career as a trainee at the Opéra Of Liège and at the same time in a small record label (the one who signed a band called dEUS some months before). He also used to be a…
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    Being a musician, writer and cultural manager, David Maier knows both: the work for and with musicians as well as the various companies of the music industry – always between the genres of Rock, Pop, Jazz, World and beyond. Since 2012, he has been the artistic director for Worms: Jazz…
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    David Galassi, co-founder of the rap band “De Läb”, leads music projects in schools, youth centers and daycare institutions to convey his knowledge to a younger audience. In 2012 David founded the label and platform “De Läbbel a.s.b.l.”. He assumes managing and booking positions in the label and coaches artists.…
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    Derek Robertson is a freelance music writer and journalist with over eight years’ experience contributing to a variety of publications, both in print and online. Having written for the likes of the Quietus, Dummy, Loud & Quiet, The 405, and Le Cool, as well as a three year stint as…
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    Didier Gosset is the co-founder of Black Basset Records, a record label born in 2013 out of the desire to put a spotlight on aesthetics with little no media attention. BBR is the home of various acts such as La Jungle, Quadrupède, Mont-Doré, Atlas and Billions of Comrades. He also…
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    Diogo Bastos is the guitar player of the luxembourgish metal band Scarred. For the past 3 years, he has been a full-time musician. During this period of time, touring and music in general have become his only source of income. At age 29 he has recorded 4 full-length albums, several…
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    As an expert in synchronisation and film music, Dirk Lange is currently working for Bosworth Music GmbH - part of the Anglo-American Music Sales Group. After receiving his degree in Systematic Musicology at Hamburg University, Dirk Lange worked in various positions in A&R at Warner Music International in Hamburg and…
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    Dominic Oehen (34) worked as an IT Business Engineer and SAP Project Manager for Swatch and Davidoff Cigars before he started his carreer in the music industry back in 2010 by joining Radicalis Music Managment. Since then, Radicalis has become one of the leading independent music agencies in Switzerland covering…
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    “There is music in every situation you get yourself into.” So says Eivør –vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter with a voice of rare beauty and power - when asked about where she gets her inspiration. These aren’t just words as she has relentlessly pursued music ever since dedicating her life to…
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    As co-founder of the independent Luxembourgish music and events company Beast Entertainment, Elvis has taken many local artists under his wing. Since kicking things off with french-rap duo Dorian & Louvar in 2013, he now manages and publishes buzzworthy home-grown talent of different genres, notably local rapper Tommek, electronic artist…
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    Emilie Pirlot has been working at the House of Entrepreneurship (Chamber of Commerce) for 5 years where she provides innovative legal solutions tailored to entrepreneurs’ needs. She has extensive experience in advising clients on a wide range of themes including corporate law, competition law, insolvency law, consumer law as well…
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    Of French-British origins, Emily Gonneau studied Political Science in Paris and worked for the label "EMI" in London and Paris. She also created Unicum - Management, Publishing & Consulting in 2009, a company which manages artists and music labels. In 2013, she co-founded Nüagency, a communication and digital strategy agency…
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    Since the late eighties, Emmanuelle Cuttitta has been amongst the activists eager to give a voice to the community of musicians and live music lovers from a lively territory at a time where lowlife DIY was the only option in Lorraine, France. With LE PAVÉ and then LE GUEULARD, she…
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    Eric Bintz (Cehashi) has been a composer and beatmaker for more than 20 years. He has worked with numerous rap artists from Luxembourg, Belgium and France like Youssoupha, IAM, Oxmo , Puccino or Sam's to name a few. Besides he produced « NGRTD » from Youssoupha and « Dieu est…
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    Back in the eighties, Eric Closson was the only promoter who was able to have some quality music shows scheduled in the whole district of Region Grand-Est. Passionate and stubborn, he’s always taken the DIY option for granted. 30 years later, when the long-awaited music venue "La souris verte" got…
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    Fabien is a French-Irish specialist in European funding, policy and project management. He is currently in charge of the coordination of Liveurope, the first EU-supported platform bringing together some of the best live music venues from all around the continent. He also works with the European Commission a variety of…
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    Fabien is a French-Irish specialist in European funding, policy and project management. He is currently in charge of the coordination of Liveurope, the first EU-supported platform bringing together some of the best live music venues from all around the continent. He also works with the European Commission a variety of…
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    Florian's career began in 1997 when he founded the association SUD POP. He became a promoter for festivals like Benicassime, Primevera Sound and Jazz à Vienne later in his career. Additionally, he started managing the french band SIKH, with whom he toured France and other countries of Europe. In addition…
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    François-Xavier Kernkamp is specialized in administrative management and counsel related to artistic activities. He started at Randstad Art before working at t-heater, developing his knowledge in this particular field, while constantly growing his address book. In 2012, he started SoundGoku Artist Management and now works with artists, such as Mineral'…
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    As a Communication Master graduate, FX specializes in administrative management and artistic consultancy. First at Randstad Art, then at t-heater, he refined his knowledge of the sector and build up his contacts. In 2012, he launched SoundGoku Artist Management and collaborated with Mineral' (Craig Walker and Thierry Fournié) and Kid…
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    Frank Rippinger is the founder and booker of the e-Lake festival which has been running since 1983. It is the biggest free entrance festival in the Greater-Region Saar-Lor-Lux on the border of the lake of his home-town Echternach (L). With over 250 volunteers, the festival with its 2 stages puts…
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    Fred Baus studied marketing in Brussels. He was founder and managing partner of two projects “d:qliq” and “Radar”. Before joining realab as General Manager in June 2016, he was content strategist and project manager at Maison Moderne, the leading independent publisher in Luxembourg. With Virtelio by realab, Fred now wants…
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    Grammy award winner Gast Waltzing was born in the Grand-Duché du Luxembourg. He began his musical adventure at the age of 7 studying in the conservatories of Luxembourg, Brussels and finally Paris. “I am always a musician” he states. “It’s not like I wake up a decide where to schedule…
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    Giovanni Trono began his career in music business as a musician. Willing to support the local music scene, he founded the indie label Ownrecords with some friends in 2000. In addition, he was also active in different DIY collectives with the aim to promote shows in Luxembourg. After leaving the…
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    A career journalist, Gordon has been a specialist in the music industry for the past 15 years. Now Editor of IQ Magazine, he was previously the Live Editor at Music Week and International Editor for Billboard. In addition to his various editorial roles, Gordon has undertaken a number of consultancies…
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    Gustavo Morales aka Ghost began his artistic life in dance and music at a very young age. He studied music at "Jose Angel Lamas" in Caracas and started to learn international percussion instruments and Afro-Venezuelan percussion in different schools, such as Bigott Foundation and The Trapatiesta. He later moved to…
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    Guy Daleiden graduated in History and German linguistics and literature at the University of Freiburg i.Br. (Germany). He started his professional career as a civil servant in 1990, when he joined the Prime Minister’s office. Guy Daleiden is in charge of promoting the audiovisual production policy of the Luxembourg government.…
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    Following his studies of musicology, sociology, philosophy, multimedia and music informatics, Prof. Dr. Heiko Wandler worked at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (University of Music Karlsruhe), where he also did his doctorate on the influence of electronic music instruments and studio technology on the sound of popular music. Since 2009…
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    After working at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels as an in-house promoter for 12 years, Herman Hulsens became a booking agent at the Peter Verstraelen Agency in 2012. His roster consists of local and international talent such as Compact Disk Dummies, Ewert & The Two Dragons, Hauschka, Jacco Gardner, Julia…
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    Bass payer Hervé Jeanne was born in Luxembourg in 1972. From age 7 he attended the Conservatoire in Luxembourg and entered the jazz section at 14, studying with Gast Waltzing and Rom Heck. Since 1991 he lives in the area of Hannover (Germany), where he completed his studies at the…
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    Jacques enrolled at “Institut des Arts de Diffusion” to pursue the craft of film. His first professional short "With the Dust" was screened at the official short competition in Locarno and at numerous international festivals, and was broadcasted on ARTE. Besides, Jacques directed two episodes of the successful RTL sitcom…
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    Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt is the Policy Advisor to The International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), an organization that brings together artist representatives associations from 24 countries. It represents managers and the artists they work for to create better trading conditions for creators through networking, sharing, and discussions. Jake also works as a…
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    Jan Martin-Jensen is co-owner at Inferno Metal Festival, where he manages the booking of the festival. The festival is one of the leading festivals for extreme Metal music in Europe. The festival, which is organized during Easter, runs for four days and stages around 45 bands. Besides his function at…
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    Jan is Managing Partner and co-founder of FACTORY 92, a Hamburg-based agency, which offers PR, marketing, consulting and management services targeting the international music industry. FACTORY 92 sees itself as an entirely European company. They are working for european festivals like Roskilde or Sziget Festival, bands like Kraftwerk or Massive…
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    Swedish-born Jannica Honey moved to Edinburgh to study photography and digital imaging after completing a BA in Humanities (anthropology & criminology) at Stockholm University 1998. 
 After building extensive editorial experience as The List Magazine’s in-house photographer, where she shot more than 20 covers and covered the full-spectrum of arts,…
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    Committed to the launching in 2007 of L’Autre Canal – a new breed of venue at the time with modular capacity enhanced with several rehearsal and recording facilities targeting a regional audience – in Nancy/France, I had then been commissionned to foster relevant networking and transnational initiatives within the Greater…
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    Ronin Management / Manager
    Jeff had been an active touring musician in the Luxembourgish band Scarred for over a decade playing on the biggest Festivals and venues all over Europe. 2015 he made the decision to hang up his bass guitar and focus on management and consulting. A 2 and a half year stint…
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    Following his studies in England, Jeff Desom (1984) worked in the UK, Germany, his native Luxembourg, as well as Los Angeles while showing at festivals worldwide. His first no-budget short film (The Plot Spoiler, 2006), completed before attending film school, was voted Best Short Film at the Luxembourg Film Awards…
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    Hexagon booking agency is specialized in Rock and Metal acts, with more than 10 years of experience in many roles within the music industry such as worldwide tour booking, show promotion, band management, and tour management. They currently represent acts such as Soilwork, Sonic Syndicate, Christian Andreu ( from GOJIRA…
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    As a restless seeker, devoted traveler, even bohemian troubadour, Jerôme Reuter stands in a long tradition of lonesome guitar heroes, outcasts moving about restlessly, dedicated to a life beyond the pale. Brel, Cash, Van Zandt, Waits, Cohen, Cave – architects of melancholy like these left their footprints in Jerôme Reuter’s…
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    Award winning Musicstylist Jesper Gadeberg is based in the woods North of Copenhagen and is regarded one of the leading creative music supervisors placing music in commercial’s for clients and brands all around the World incl. Heineken and many other fine brands. He was the creative mind behind one of…
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    Jochen Leuf, a Germany-based artist and musician hailing from Trier, is known for his colorful and remarkable art and music events along the Mosel river. With his company "Kulturkarawane" he's always looking out for newcomers and extraordinary artists from the region or abroad.
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    John Giulio Sprich is co-founder of the Euroblast Festival in Cologne (Germany), which was founded in 2008. John takes care of the festivals programmation, is host of the event and represents the festival to visitors and media, in which he is participating since 11 editions. He is also co-founder of…
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    Jörg Düsedau recorded his first album in 1991 an started touring as backline technician in 1992. Over the years, he slipped into tour managing but finally found his passion working as a booking agent in 1999. In 2004, Jörg managed to bring newcomer band Volbeat up from scratch up to…
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    As an online editor for Intro magazine in Germany, Julia Brummert can perfectly indulge her love for punk rock, Star Wars, feminism and comic books. Prior to her job at Intro, she was a junior editor for Festivalguide magazine, where she spent her summer weekends at festival sites checking the…
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    Julien Becker studied photography and co-founded the production company Skill Lab with Gwenael François in 2010. For his first short 22:22 (2013) he won the Best Luxembourg Short Prize in 2014. This award gave Julien the opportunity to be part of the “Nuits en Or - 2015 tour” organized by…
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    Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron work as a duo in different artistic fields. Their collaborative work creates links between film, visual arts and theater. At the center is the individual person as part of a human community, oscillating between resignation and hope. Karolina Markiewicz studied political science, philosophy and theatre…
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    Katharina Lange, born in 1988, is working as Promotion Manager at Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), which is one of the leading distributor (physical & digital) for independent music providing worldwide marketing, music licensing and promotion services. Katharina has over six years experience in the music industry. Before she joined ADA,…
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    Khalid works as a social worker in the youth and music areas of the youth center « MJ d’Arlon » in Belgium. Besides, he is involved in a music project “Parcours Amplifies and lampli.be in partnership with the province of Luxembourg, which aims at helping out young music bands to…
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    Composer/musician Kristian Blak is involved in a wide range of musical activities. Based in the Faroe Islands, he composes for international classical ensembles, performs locally and tours internationally as a musician and band leader with jazz, folk and world music groups. His compositions include works for solo instruments, chamber groups…
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    Brussels born Lorenzo Serra has been interested in electronic music as long as he can remember. In 1988 he co-organised the first ‘raves’ in Brussels, desperate to listen to the sounds of ‘New Beat and ‘House Music’ that came from Belgium, UK and the States and take part in this…
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    Chapelier Fou / Musician & Producer
    Five years are gone, since Chapelier Fou has joined Ici d’ailleurs with the release of his first EP, « Darling, Darling, Darling » (2009)… But five years are short, compared to the huge way travelled by the Lorraine (FR) born personality. Four EP’s, two albums, many soundtracks for movies/documents/commercials (JR’s…
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    Luka first got an insight into the music and event business by managing the Luxembourgish rock band INBORN! (2005-2011). During the same period, he progressively got involved into the organisation of the Food For Your Senses Festival before taking over its lead in 2013. In December 2014, together with two…
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    Maarten Quaghebeur is head of the Belgian music managementcompany Rockoco. He started the company in 1997. Rockoco launched the careers of Belgian artists as Das Pop, Trixie Whitley, The Bony King of Nowhere, Mintzkov, The Van Jets, Styrofoam, STUFF., The Black Heart Rebellion and many more. Today Rockoco continues to…
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    Marc Nickts initially began working at SACEM Luxembourg for a period of 6 years, the local music rights collecting society, before being nominated as the General Manager. He manages the music rights collection in Luxembourg, aiming to guarantee a fair remuneration for authors, composers and publishers of musical work.  
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    Marc Hauser started in 2006 as a project manager for Luxembourg 2007 European Capital of Culture year and as booker for the temporarily born venue EXIT07 Luxembourg city's 250 capacity finest venue for cutting-edge music where he carried Tom Jenkinson's bass guitar, filled the fridge with bofferdings for luxembourg's cult…
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    From 2000 to 2009, MJ was the music promotor and art director for multi-disciplinary arts center located under a still active train station in Brussels, Recyclart. He also promoted various events for venues and institutions ranging from experimental music to the subgenres of electronic music. Since 2009, he has been…
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    In 2006, Marc Hauser started as a project manager for Luxembourg 2007 - European Capital of Culture and as booker for the temporarily born venue EXIT07 - Luxembourg city's finest venue for cutting-edge music - where he carried Tom Jenkinson's bass guitar, filled the fridge with 'Bofferdings' for Luxembourg's cult…
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    Marc Lis is the Cluster Manager for Creative Industries in Luxembourg, managed by Luxinnovation GIE. As part of this role he aims to support the economic development of the creative sector, increase visibility and boost collaborations between creatives. Passionate about the audio-visual production industry, Marc Lis started his professional career…
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    Marc Genatio is in charge of the organization for the festival Gérardm'Electric (Vosges) as well as the booking of concerts at the lake of Gérardmer during summer.
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    Marcus Rüssel has been working on his career as a concert and festival promoter and a consultant and manager for musicians since 2001. Thus, he is connected with a wide range of bands and DJs, international agencies and promoters. In 2009, Marcus started researching different ways of funding and financing,…
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    Marie-Laure Brizet is in charge of musical development in the territory of « Ardenne Métropole » (From Charleville-Mézières to Sedan) which includes various tasks: Supporting and promoting local bands, coordination of shows , coordination of shows in partnership with associations at “ LE FORUM” and creating cultural events for every…
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    Mark van Schaick has been affiliated with Buma ROCKS! since the first edition in 2013, and is responsible for the conference programme & communication. Throughout his career, Mark found truth in metal and jazz. With his background in music journalism, Mark is a contributing editor with the periodical of Dutch…
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    Markus Graf is the Executive Chairman of the “LAG Rock & Pop in Rheinland - Pfalz eV” based in Koblenz, Germany, a registered non-profit association that supports young talents in the field of popular music. The LAG ROCK & POP works on behalf of and with funds from the state…
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    Markus Linde has been running his thag’s agent imprint for some 13 years now making him a veteran of independent synch brokerage in Germany. With a long professional history in both the record business (promotion, marketing, and A&R for CBS, BMG, Sony Music), publishing (MD at Freibank Music publishing) and…
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    Martin Guérin has, over the last ten years, created and developed the entrepreneurial support program, created for use by 250 startups in the network of Paris&Co, the agency for economic development and innovation in Paris. The head of cross-disciplinary projects in Paris&Co’s 12 incubators, Martin Guérin boasts an immaculate track…
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    Martin is in charge international PR and communications at Roskilde Festival. Before joining the festival family, Martin was based in Aarhus and Berlin, where he ran a small indie label, worked as a music journalist and did a little management and booking. Following a short stint in the film industry…
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    Mathieu started out at Wagram as a Marketing Project Manager, then moved to IDOL in charge of the Trade Marketing and the label management (Kitsuné, Infiné, Ubisoft, etc.), before joining Deezer, where he managed relationships with all indie distributors. Mathieu now leads the development of TuneCore in the French-speaking countries…
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    Matthias 'Botsch' Boettcher (born 4 May 1965 in Berlin) started working in the music business as a jazz salesman at World Of Music in Hamburg in 1988 after he had done his A levels in Bonn and his studies in philosophy and american literature in Hamburg. In 1993 he joined…
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    Matthieu Lambert has been working at Ward’in Rock Festival since 2011 and has been in charge of the booking for the last three editions. He is driven by giving audiences the possibility to discover new bands and different kinds of music.
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    Max Méli, co-founder of Brussels-based Back in the Dayz, is organizing events with his label to promote urban music in Belgium.
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    Max Hochmuth is a digital artist working in the fields of music and visuals. After more than 10 years in creative direction and media production, Max refocused his work to original creations and joined SKIN. As an independent director, musician and visual artist he is devoted to create compelling stories,…
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    Michael Bisping studied law in his hometown Muenster. After his graduation he founded his own booking agency “H & B Musikpromotion” and is now managing director of A.S.S. Concerts & Promotion GMBH. Furthermore, he has always been concerned by the development of the German Music Industry. Thus, since 20 years…
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    Artist Manager & European Label Manager for independent company Sargent House (home to Abedisi Shank, And So I Watch You From Afar, Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe, Deafheaven, Fang Island, Boris and many more artists. Michael first established independent record label Popular Records in Ireland back in 2007. Three years later,…
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    Michael Kausch joined the Alphadoupleplus crew in late 2012 to promote shows at the ExHaus in Trier. Before that, he got connected to their work
 by visiting their shows and shooting photos of the bands playing on stage. Asking whether they maybe need some help or not he became
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    Michel Welter graduated in 2003 with a Master of Arts in Music Business from the New York University. He worked in numerous cultural institutions in Luxembourg such as the 'Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster' where he started in 2005 as an assistant of the cultural programming. He later…
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    Michel is always searching for authentic stories and his style is defined by original choices. He has developed a unique style, combining his experience with his training as an engineer. Involved in the writing process of all of his projects, he gives the project a unique style. Michel has recently…
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    Michel Attia has been working for FM4, Austria´s much acclaimed alternative radio station, for over a decade now – and when we say working, we mean it in the basically-lives-in-the-office kind of way. He is the man who convinced artists as the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Feist, Moby and Jarvis…
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    After his musician’s career (1987-1998) , Mick Köppe started working for a.s.s. concerts & promotion in 1999. Over the years he worked as booking agent for several international bands in diverse genres such as Wishbone Ash, The Stranglers, Bomfunk MC’s, Orange Blue, Ezio, Bob Geldof, Joe Bonamassa, Popa Chubby, Dave…
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    Since his earliest childhood Moritz is bound first and foremost to his guitar. Meanwhile, he learned the job as a carpenter, studied media science and music and worked hard in different side jobs – as media analyst, journalist and booking agent. Now Moritz plays guitar only on the q.t. in…
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    Since his childhood, Moritz has been bound first and foremost to his guitar. Meanwhile, he learned the job as a carpenter, studied media science and music and worked hard in different side jobs – as a media analyst, journalist and booking agent. Now Moritz plays guitar only on the q.t.…
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    Artist Manager
    'Michael Jackson has been my first love since when I was 8 years old and heard for the first time the song “Liberian Girl”. Music has always been a part of my life and so has been writing.' From 2011 to 2015 Nathalie worked as a freelance music and culture…
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    After being involved in various cultural organizations in Namur (Belvédère - Beautés Soniques – Fêtes de Wallonie,…) for 3 years, Nicolas Jaumain started his career as a booking agent at the Next-Step agency in 2015. His roster is composed of national and international talents such as Heymoonshaker, Beautiful Badness, ALB,…
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    Olaf Furniss is a journalist and he is also the founder of Born To Be Wide, an organization which hosts music business seminars and Scotland’s music industry convention/showcase, Wide Days. He covers for a wide variety of media including the BBC, The Scotsman, Musik Woche and I-Q, and has written…
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    Olivier Zephir is a Business Advisor at the Technoport Incubator in Luxembourg. He supports young startups in new product quick prototyping and market validation activities to trigger early business traction. The digital creative industry is a focus area of the incubator, where Olivier promotes innovative startups revamping the digital content…
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    Musician by passion and lawyer by profession, Olivier is Rockhal’s CEO since its opening in 2005. During that time he established the Rockhal amongst the leading music venues in Europe and in 2008 initiated Sonic Visions, Luxembourg’s music festival and conference. What started as a mere music industry gathering where…
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    After obtaining a degree in commercial law with a major in tax law and a Masters degree in IP law at the CEIPI in Strasbourg, France in 1998, Olivier has worked as in-house IP lawyer in major companies of the luxury goods, software and heavy industry sectors in Paris for…
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    Dr. Pablo Mohr, Magister Legum (LL.M. Köln / Paris), works as intellectual property expert at the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg (IPIL G.I.E.), which is in charge of fostering the development of intellectual property in Luxembourg. He is involved in different activities of the Institute, notably in those aimed at raising…
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    Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron work as a duo in different artistic fields. Their collaborative work creates links between film, visual arts and theater. At the center is the individual person as part of a human community, oscillating between resignation and hope. Karolina Markiewicz studied political science, philosophy and theatre…
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    Patrick Legouix, former musician, music composer and teacher, created Musiques sur la Ville and the festival "Musiques d'Ici et d'Ailleurs" in the early 90's in Châlons-en-Champagne (France). His main work consists of finding new talents to reveal during his festival and to help young artists to develop their projects, in…
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    Patrick Faliguerho is the president of Turbullance, the cooperative behind the festival Jardin du Michel.
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    Paul has been working as a booker/promoter in Luxembourg in various venues for the past 9 years and the Rockhal is happy to have him for almost 3 years now. He has also been fairly active in the local music scene, playing in different bands such as Actarus, Treasure chest…
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    Peter is blogger and co-founder of "Blogrebellen", a German blog featuring music, culture and motion. Since over ten years, he writes about music and supports newcomers. His career started as a multimedia-producer for Welt/N24, but he was project-manager when he left the company. He felt it was the right time…
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    Phil Nelson has been an Artist Manager since 1988 and his clients have included The Levellers who headlined Glastonbury before starting their own 15,000 capacity Festival Beautiful Days (which Phil set up), and The Longpigs. Current clients include 2016 Grammy-winning Matt Hales / Aqualung and Duke Special. He was the…
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    As a computer scientist, award-nominated film director and registered composer, Pierre leads Aiva Technologies towards its vision: establishing AIVA as one of the greatest composers of all time and fuelling the world with her music.
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    Ralph H. Christoph is the co-founder of the c/o pop festival in Cologne. He was the program director for the festival in its first year's from 2004 til 2007. Since then he is responsible for international relationships and the strategic development of c/o pop. From 2011 until 2013, he was…
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    Raoul Schmitz is a self-shooting director and producer. In 2016, he co-founded Luxembourg-Berlin based collective SKIN — a creative studio working in the field of advertisement, documentaries, art films, event and music videos. His video for the track “Get it” by Luxembourg synthie-electro-pop band Say Yes Dog was awarded best…
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    Antevita Films, Espera Productions and Nakofx are three companies with a full range of expertise and services for films in Luxembourg. Antevita Films as a producer, Espera Productions as post-producer with state of the art facilities located at Filmland in Kehlen, and Nakofx as a VFX Boutique, specialised in 2D…
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    Raphael Junker, born and living in Luxembourg, is a business polymath invested in the banking software and music industries. Since 2004 he manages composer/musician and Echo Jazz award winner Pascal Schumacher. Taking care of business at Monday Night Productions, a multi-faceted music services partnership combining artist management and music productions,…
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    Roy is veteran of the music industry with over 27 years experience which includes music publishing, sync licensing, A&R, label management, artist management and music production. This includes Gold Silver and Platinum record sales in the UK and US. He is the CEO and MD of A&GSync Inc. USA and…
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    Vocalist, improviser & actress
    As a versatile stage performer, Sascha Ley occupies a solid place in the Luxembourg art and cultural scene for years. The Luxembourgish artist with German and French roots surprises every time with her projects, most recently with her brilliant vocal & double bass duo “Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert” or…
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    RTL Radio & RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg / Journalist
    Serge Pauly is a journalist working for RTL Radio and RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg. He mainly reports about everything concerning cars, but for the last three years he has also been producing the TV Show “Live! Planet People”, a talkshow where music plays a major part. In “Live!”, local musicians are…
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    Sigrid started her music management studies at Saarland University in 2014 and is currently writing her bachelor thesis. Since 2015 she is deputy head of the Saarklang Festival taking place in Saarbrücken, Germany. There she manages the public relation department and is booker for the mainstage of the cross-genre festival,…
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    Sigtryggur Baldursson is the managing director for the Iceland Music Export office, IMX. IMX owns IA which manages the Iceland Airwaves festival which is Icelands biggest showcase for music. He is also a veteran musician. Outside of Iceland he is best known for his work with Björks first band, the…
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    Søren B. Kristensen is a member of the Danish Art Foundation and has been working in the live music business for 20 years at the venue Skråen i Nordkraft in Aalborg, Denmark. Kristensen is also the manager of the Danish alternative rock band Get your Gun and founder of the…
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    Stefan Reichmann is a founding member and musical director of the Haldern Pop Festival. Haldern Pop also encompasses a label, a bar and a "day off" hotel for artists stranded between Paris and Berlin or Amsterdam and Cologne. Haldern Pop represents hospitable transit between the mosaic of regionality and multifaceted…
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    Le Facteur Musique is a collective bringing together Amplified Music promoters from Nancy and its surroundings who are either independent or representatives of an association. It was created in 2012 through the shared desire to confront the diverse difficulties encountered by these participants, by developing solidarity and motivation. Initially an…
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    Steve Gerges is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly in the fields of motion design and interactive installations. Being active in these fields for almost 20 years, he has had the chance to collaborate with numerous bands and artists over the years; for example, he is the official VJ for Artaban,…
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    Founder and director of the association Boumchaka, Sylvain Mengel is also in charge of the booking for the association's concerts, festivals (Boumchaka festival, Freeeeze, Boulibatsch...) and workshops all over the region of Lorraine. Since 2004, Boumchaka has hosted artists such as Hocus Pocus, Mobb Deep, Cocoon or Mos Def just…
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    Tatjana Domany studied political science, journalism and musicology. Since 2008, she has worked for the Viennese electronic music label G-Stone Recordings (Kruder & Dorfmeister, Tosca,..) and as a freelancer in music and culture marketing for local records labels, promoters and organisations. Since 2011, she is responsible for export activities at…
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    A recent music graduate with a thesis on deciphering the booking agent's (work) life, Tessy has been organising the alternative Luxembourgish music festival "Last Summer Dance" (shortlisted as Best New European Festival in 2013) for four years now. A festival line-up is about creating a narrative which the audience can…
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    Passionate about business with a strong focus on entrepreneurship, Tom Baumert graduated from “Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management", before he joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2014. With his strong and eclectic points of view - he first worked in the banking industry for the BCEE – he…
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    Since the end of the 90s, Torsten Mewes has been a specialist for music marketing and PR. As Head of Artist & Label Services, he is in charge of music marketing & PR services, as well as the coordination of digital and physical releases. Furthermore, he not only coordinates the…
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    Vic Galloway is an established and respected broadcaster, journalist and author based in Scotland. With 18 years of experience from 1999 to the present day, he has presented weekly music programs for the BBC, including 11 years of broadcasting for Radio 1. He continues on BBC Radio Scotland every Monday…
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    Victor Conradsson is the Key Account and International Training Manager at Believe Digital, where he's in charge of supporting the development of staff "expertise", as well as helping with the on-boarding of all new staff worldwide. After developing an expertise and love for metadata (sic) at Consolidated Independent for the…
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    Victor Conradsson is the Sales-Support & Innovations Lead at Believe Digital. After developing an expertise and love for metadata at Consolidated Independent for the likes of Beggars & PIAS, Victor took part in the launch of the Believe Digital London in 2010 - and notably in the signing and managing…
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    Virginie Berger is the CEO of Armonia Online, the first pan-European licensing hub for online music. Armonia Online is a European alliance of collective management organizations that make online music licensing and processing simpler and more efficient to ensure a fair deal for everyone. Berger is also the founder of…
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    Gig&Go / Founding member
    Yann is a seasoned IT specialist and Web developer, "co-founder of the Java Spring framework project", and has been involved in booking and bands promotion for more than 10 years.
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    Filmmaker, Writer, Director
    Since 2014, Yann Tonnar, secretary general of the Luxembourgish association of film directors and scriptwriters (LARS), is the creative producer of the documentary series "routwäissgro" for RTL TV Luxembourg. “routwäissgro” is a 24 episode half-hour observational documentary series involving 20 different directors. Yann is also the director of many feature-length…
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    Yves Stephany has been presenting musical programs on Luxembourg’s public service radio (radio 100,7) since 2008. He’s always put a strong emphasis on bands from Luxembourg. More recently, Yves has been in charge of the development of the new website and digital distribution platform for radio 100,7. His new challenge…
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