Ljubljana, 5th February 2018
With a fast growing membership from the Balkans, IMPALA was at the MENT music festival and international conference this weekend for the first IMPALA board meeting in the region and a series of keynotes and panel discussions. Helen Smith (IMPALA's Executive Chair) also gave an interview to the prominent Slovenian outlet Dnevnik, which was published on the 5th of February.
The keynote was with IMPALA’s Executive Chair, Helen Smith and Tony Duckworth ([PIAS] Poland and Eastern Europe). It took place alongside a series of panels, such as Record labels in the Balkans, the European programme Music Moves Europe initiative, and how to conquer foreign music markets (full programme of the event here).
Helen Smith also gave an interview, published on the 5th of February to the prominent Slovenian outlet Dnevnik, to talk about IMPALA's current priorities such as the value gap, with a special focus on the music landscape in the Balkans. You can read the full interview here (in Slovenian) and some quotes in English below.
On the current situation in the Balkans:
On the value gap:
On a new EU strategy for culture:
You can also find here a report from the Slovenian public TV with a short intervention from Helen Smith and a glimpse of IMPALA's panels.
IMPALA at MENT Ljubljana 2018 – highlights
Keynote interview: Helen Smith (IMPALA, BE) and Tony Duckworth ([PIAS] Poland and Eastern Europe, PL) Photo: Maša Gojić
Panel: Conquering the Foreign Music Market
Host: Magdalena Jensen (Chimes Agency, PL) (Host); Speakers: Sarah Besnard (ATC Live, DE), Jörg Heidemann (VUT, DE ; IMPALA, BE), Nikki McNeill (Global Publicity, UK) Photo: Kaja Brezočnik
Panel : Music Moves Europe: New Perspectives
Host: Fabien Miclet (Independent European Affairs Consultant, FR); Speakers: Matthieu Philibert (IMPALA, BE), Helen Sildna (Tallinn Music Week, Musiccase, EE), Elise Phamgia (Liveurope, FR), Mateja Demšič (City of Ljubljana, SI) Photo: Maša Gojić
Record labels in the Balkans – A State of Play
Host: Didier Gosset (IMPALA, BE); Speakers: Darjo Rot (Nika, SI), Nikola Jovanović (Kontra, RS), Danijel Sikora (PDV/Pozitivan Ritam, Geenger Records, HR) Photo: Maša Gojić