Athens Music Week for artists, professionals and music friends returns to the Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens


Athens Music Week (AMW) returns for the third consecutive year, from 22 to 26 June 2021, in hybrid version and presents the new trends in the Music Industry through selected speeches, presentations, workshops, seminars, showcases and a concert night at central stage of Technopolis.
Register for free and get access to all the thematic sections of AMW, the online networking event and the Live stage that will take place on Saturday 26 June! Learn what is happening internationally in the field of Music, share ideas and techniques, meet future collaborators, discover new artists and live a unique experience without borders!
Influenced by developments in the Music Industry, the AMW Conference focuses on analyzing the most important trends in the domestic and international market. Join the Athens Music Week community and learn how playlists work and how followers are built by the Spotify team, discover the most important tips for a successful crowd-funding campaign from Kickstarter executives, learn about new ways of monetization in music, the steps you need to take to get on the stage of the world’s biggest music festivals and the modern methods and strategies for promoting entertainment marketing.

Explored a wide range of topics, through selected panel-discussions with the participation of leading professionals, popular artists and recognized representatives of international networks (eg HEMI, JUMP, Keychange, Music Tech Europe Academy) and organizations (eg Music Innovation Hub, Music Finland, Stegi Onassis Foundation, Women On Top and many more). Among them, the internationally renowned saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings talks about the explosion of the jazz scene in Britain, Lambros Fisfis and Aris Dimokidis talk about podcasts, the Clubhouse and the audio content revolution, Panos Mouzourakis and Ian Soun music realities and talent shows, Andreas Metaxas (Stay Independent) and William Darladanis (Athens Bros) analyze the hip hop phenomenon in Greece.
And because we can not talk about music without music, AMW Showcase program combines new and timeless trends focusing on the emergence and promotion of Greek musicians while introducing foreign artists to the domestic market for the first time. Discover from polyphonic bands, world beat, and traditional sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans, to psychedelic techno, warm electronic soundscapes and talharpas.
The program includes 19 artists from 10 different countries, while in terms of Greek participations we will go through the hip hop rhymes of Saske, the Industrial-punk of the newly formed Orgazma, the world-trad sound of Dysatolia and BAiLDSA in ambient Johnny Labelle’s pop and OCEANDVST pop-punk and from WERA’s dreamy classical / folk / jazz sounds to Kit Kido dystopian beats.

The program in detail:

Tuesday 22 June Conference: Music Trends

16: 00-16: 40: Blockchain, NFTs & Fan-Powered Royalties (Panel / ENG)
16: 45-17: 15: Covid-19, Concerts and Music Festivals (Talk / GR)
17: 20-18: 10: Greek Hip Hop (Panel / GR)
18.30: Networking event
19: 00-20: 30: Hip Hop music production & Audio Sampling (Workshop / GR)

Showcases:
20:00 – 20:20 | Marva von Theo (GR) powered by Shesaid.so and Her Project
20:20 – 20:40 | LEAK (DE)
20:40 – 21:00 | Ikaru x Barış Demirel (TR)
21:00 – 21:20 | Saske (GR)

Wednesday 23 June Conference: Music Industry

16: 00-16: 40: Music Synchronization (Panel / GR)
16: 45-17: 15: The future of Music Distribution (Talk / ENG)
17: 20-18: 10: Record companies and DIY (Panel / GRl)
18: 15-18: 45: Music, Artists and SEO! (Webinar / GR)
19: 00-20: 30: ABC of Copyrights & Royalties (Workshop / GR)

Showcases:
19:00 – 19:20 | Iberi (GE)
19:20 – 19:40 | Bad focus (CZ)
19:40 – 20:00 | BAiLDSA (GR)
20:00 – 20:20 | John Wolfhooker (CZ)
20:20 – 20:40 | Orgasm (GR)

Thursday 24 June Conference: Music Marketing

16: 00-16: 40: Podcasts & the rise of audio content (Panel / GR)
16: 45-17: 15: Movement Radio and Stages A / Live (Talk / GR)
17: 20-18: 10: Reality TV and Talent Shows (Panel / GR)
18: 15-18: 45: Spotify for Artists Masterclass (Webinar / ENG)
19: 00-20: 30: Digital Distribution (Workshop / ENG)

Showcases:
19:00 – 19:20 | Pullup (EE)
19:20 – 19:40 | Wera (GR)
19:40 – 20:00 | Dysanatolia (GR)
20:00 – 20:20 | Kit Kido (GR)
20:20 – 20:40 | Mongooz and the Magnet (HU)

KitKido_Photo: Vangelis Patsialos

Friday 25 June Conference: Live Music Sector

16: 00-16: 40: Smart showcasing in the Balkans (Panel / ENG)
16: 45-17: 15: Blockchain technology VS Covid-19 (Keynote Speech / GR)
17: 20-18: 10: AR-VR music festivals & gaming (Panel / ENG)
18: 15-18: 45: 6 Steps for the LIVE of your life (Webinar / GR)
19: 00-20: 30: Digital strategy and best practices for your music (Workshop / GR)

Showcases:
19:00 – 19:20 | Naked (RS)
19:20 – 19:40 | Johnny Labelle (GR)
19:40 – 20:00 | Funkorporation (RO)
20:00 – 20:10 | Barış Demirel feat. Da Poet (TR)
20:10 – 20:30 | OCEΛNDVST (GR)

Saturday 26 June Conference: Music & Culture

16: 00-16: 40: Women in the music industry! (Panel / ENG)
16: 45-17: 15: TBA
17: 20-18: 10: The British Jazz Explosion & the Greek unexploited scene (Panel / ENG)
18: 15-19: 00: Crowd-funding campaigns in the music industry (Webinar / ENG)
19: 00-20: 30: Communication Strategy & Public Relations (Workshop / GR)

Live Main Stage: The names of the artists who will appear on the Live Main Stage will be announced shortly.

Stay tuned to official webpage and AMW social networks for ongoing updates.



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