German music event promotor Marek Lieberberg is confirmed for a keynote interview by Allan McGowan at the 30th edition of the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference, which takes place from the 13th to the 16th of January, in Groningen, The Netherlands.

Marek Lieberberg – biography: He has established himself as one of the most successful German music entrepreneurs, a true market leader, who managed to open up the road for pop and rock music on the European festival scene. For more than 40 years, he has been presenting the most up to date acts and taking considerable risks with his own business.

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Todd Hansen, lead interactive festival programmer at South by Southwest (SXSW), was announced as the first keynote speaker for the Buma Music meets Tech programme. He will also be part of the Buma Music meets Tech jury, helping to determine which start-up will win the 2016 award. The BMMT jury has also been announced: 

In addition to the keynotes there are a host of other panels covering all the key topics associated with the live music industry including; How to Turn Data into Money?, How Cities Are Impacting Music Industry Development, The Agents, Panel, Youth and the Future of the Music Industry, Touring Artists and Taxation, The Festival Panel: Past, Present, Future, The German Live Music Market, The Trouble with Ticketing, Audience Communication, Off the Record with a Smile and the Beer Crate sessions giving intimate stories from music industry influencers; Helen Sildna (Talinn Music Week, EE), Stephan Thanscheidt (FKP Scorpio, DE) and Stefan Lehmkuhl (Melt Booking, DE).

Buma Meet Tech presents 3 more panels have been added to the Buma Music meets Tech programme:Chris Carey: How to Turn Data into Money, Game Changers: Youth and the Future, Music Hack Day: The Results

The EPIC program has moved to the Hampshire Hotel, a 2 minutes stroll from our main conference centre, De Oosterpoort and focuses specifically on production and innovation at festivals and music venues. The first panel to be announced is concerning Noise Pollution.

There will also be panels covering topics related to Central and Eastern Europe related to the CEETEP country focus for 2016. More will be announced soon.

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The next next registration deadline is 10th December. Register for the conference here:

About Eurosonic Noorderslag
Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping to break new acts on the international live music scene. Selling out each year, the event attracts close to 4,000 professional delegates, including representatives of over 400 international festivals. Each year, Eurosonic Noorderslag presents showcases by more than 300 acts alongside a conference programme covering the latest developments in international music media, production and interactive industries.

Eurosonic Noorderslag has been responsible for kick-starting the careers of European acts like Ásgeir, Aurora, Bastille, Dotan, Ibeyi, James Blake, Jett Rebel, Hozier, Milky Chance, Royal Blood, Seinabo Sey and Vök.

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity