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25 Mar

Batida (AO/PT)

Felipe Cordeiro (BR)

26 Mar

Deathcrush (NO)

Inhumankind (ES)

Susobrino (BE)

La Tiguerita (ES)

Manel Cruz (PT)

PINPILINPUSSIES (ES)

BISON BISOU (FR)

Drik Barbosa (BR)

Flore Laurentienne (CAN)

Catarina Munhá (PT)

Los Sara Fontan (ES)

Gents (DK)

Romero Ferro (BR)

Cancro (PT)

Aurora Pinho (PT)

ascendant vierge (FR)

EJ Marais (ES)

Torii (NL)

MONDAY (PT)

GANSO (PT)

Castilho (PT)

Fado Bicha (PT)

Maria Reis (PT)

Saudade (BE)

Glauque (BE)

Club Makumba (PT)

Los Bitchos (UK)

Batida (AO/PT)

Cacique’97 (MOZ/PT)

MC Tha (BR)

TrapFunk&Alivio (BR)

Patricktor4 (BR)

Da Matta (BR)

27 Mar

Ko Shin Moon (FR)

BABii (UK)

Camila Fuchs (MEX/DE)

RAY (PT)

AMPARITO (ES)

Luís Severo (PT)

dj. flugvel og geimskip (IS)

Vaiapraia (PT)

BLACK PANTERA (BR)

The Psychotic Monks (FR)

AMAURA (PT)

IAN (PT)

MURAIS (PT)

Sunflowers (PT)

José Valente (PT)

Oilskin (NO)

Karel (NL)

DTM Funk (BE)

Giovani Cidreira (BR)

Kenya Racaile (ES)

David Bruno (PT)

RomeroMartín (ES)

Rakky Ripper (ES)

Murman Tsuladze (GE)

Sensible Soccers (PT)

Janeiro (PT)

Gato Preto (MOZ/DE)

Norberto Sanches (ST)

Huan Huan (TW)

Marinho (PT)

Papillon (PT)

Héloa (BR)

Johan Papaconstantino (FR)

La Chica (FR)

Hadi Zeidan (FR/LBN)

DJ Marfox (PT)

25 Mar

Sustainable practices in the music industry

16:00 - 17:30

workshop

[This workshop happened in September 2020 in MIL after MIL, a series of workshops, debates and masterclasses in person.]

Theoretical-practical work session with a group of 15 to 20 participants on practices that cultural entities must implement in order to guarantee more sustainable action and reduce their environmental impact.

Guest Speakers:

Lucy Latham (UK)

A importância das publicações indepedentes na criação de comunidades

14:00 - 15:00

In the last 15 years, there has been a proliferation of publications, especially online, with a focus on independent music and emerging talents. In these environments, artists find a media space to promote their work and grow fanbases. In this conversation, Punch Magazine invites three independent media projects to reflect on the role of independent online publications and media in creating fan communities and their importance in publicizing emerging artists early in their careers.

Guest Speakers:

Rodrigo Vaz Pinto (PT)

Teresa Colaço (PT)

Pedro Miguel Coelho (PT)

Music Moves Europe

15:15 - 16:15

talk

In this session, EU and music sector experts will take you through the main features and perspectives of “Music Moves Europe”, the first European initiative dedicated to the music sector. You will know everything about the EU’s commitment to boosting support for the European music ecosystem, what it means in practice, and how it could develop in the coming years. Studies, innovative projects, funding perspectives: this is your chance to know all support possibilities for music at EU level. Needless to say, a significant part of the session will be dedicated to a Q&A session with our experts, to leave no stone unturned.

Guest Speakers:

Fabien Miclet (FR)

Susana Costa Pereira (PT)

Frank Kimenai (NL)

Pop.lar

10:00 - 19:00

exhibition

Pop’lar is an interactive exhibition aiming to popularise the Portuguese popular music imagination. Starting from a private collection of cassette tapes, the visitor is invited to actively explore the music content through an exhibition that highlights the cover design, allowing unexpected associations between various Portuguese popular music artists of the last 40 years. From Ágata to Zeca Afonso.

Fundação GDA

15:30 - 16:30

presentation

The GDA Foundation was created in 2010 by GDA – Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas (Management of the Rights of Artists), with the aim of valuing and dignifying the career of performing artists, namely musicians, actors and dancers. Its activity seeks to favor diversity and cultural participation, promote the quality of life and well-being of artists, as well as their training and qualification, while protecting and disseminating their rights.

Mário Carneiro, General Director of the GDA Foundation, provides a global perspective of the work done by the Foundation within this framework, presenting its programs and mechanisms of a cultural, social, institutional and educational nature, that support artists’ projects and their practice professional.

Guest Speakers:

Mário Carneiro (PT)

Lisboa: uma cidade musical?

15:15 - 16:15

talk

[This talk happened in September 2020 in MIL after MIL, a series of workshops, debates and masterclasses in person.]

Music and cities are intimately connected: we cannot imagine a city without musical activity, just as it is difficult to dissociate certain popular music genres and styles from the urban environment in which they emerged.
In recent years, the term “music city” has been adopted as a catchy phrase to denote “a place with a vibrant music economy which has been intentionally supported and promoted” through music policy. From this perspective, music is a valuable city asset that “has to be assessed, managed and evaluated” as any other urban infrastructure. On the other hand, for the critics of this paradigm, the concept of “music city” represents just another top-down strategy of city branding to boost tourism and increase competitiveness in the global context, as the UNESCO Cities of Music Network exemplifies.
This roundtable will interrogate the notion of “music city” in relation to Lisbon’s thriving music ecosystem and also to the threats and opportunities that urban phenomena such as gentrification and turistification pose to the musical life of the city. The closure of traditional live music venues, the general rise in prices and the cost of living, the development of Lisbon as a tourist city and the new consumption styles associated to it, or the implementation of new regulations controlling night-time activities are some of the recent developments that urge to rethink what Lisbon as a music city might sound like.

 

Guest Speakers:

Iñigo Sánchez (ES)

mina

Helder Moutinho (PT)

Alix Didier Sarruoy (FR)

Joana Krämer Horta (PT)

Isabel Novais (PT)

Brazilian music market today: numbers and opportunities for europeans

16:30 - 17:30

presentation

In this presentation, DATA SIM will discuss the results of the unprecedented survey in Brazil “Women in the music industry in Brazil: obstacles, opportunities, and perspectives”, conducted by DATA SIM / SIM São Paulo in 2019. The survey was inspired and compatible with the survey “Women In The US music industry: obstacles and opportunities ”, from the Berklee College of Music and Women in Music (WIM), which investigated the presence of women in the US music market. This report features Brazil’s results and strategies for building a less unequal music market worldwide, and how different markets can collaborate to that end.

Guest Speakers:

Juli Baldi (BR)

Ricardo Rodrigues (BR)

Maithê Bertolini (BR)

Conexão Brasil-Portugal

14:00 - 15:00

talk

With the recent increase in the migratory flow from Brazil to Portugal, the Brazilian artistic community living in Portugal has grown significantly, introducing a variety of new practices and events that dynamize cultural life in their cities.

Due to this phenomenon, the synergies created between the two territories and their agents encouraged many artists to cross the Atlantic to make themselves known to the Portuguese public and, from there, explore the European music market, also multiplying Portuguese artists. who do the reverse route.

In this panel, Ava Rocha, Hélio Morais, Cigarra and Di Cândido reflect on the potential of the Brazil-Portugal connection in introducing these artists to each of these territories and the characteristics of the Brazilian music scene that now lives in Portugal.

Guest Speakers:

Mariana Duarte (PT)

Ava Rocha (BR)

Ágatha Barbosa/Cigarra (BR)

Diego Candido (BR)

Hélio Morais (PT)

Innovation in the Creative Industries: keynote with Yvan Boudillet

16:30 - 17:30

keynote

Connecting bridges between innovative projects, startups and the creative industries, Yvan Boudillet, founder of TheLynk, has more than 10 years of experience leading digital development and consumer strategy. Invited by StartUP Lisboa, Yvan will host a keynote about innovation in the music industry where he will share how he is accelerating innovative projects in the creative industries and boosting digital transformation.

Guest Speakers:

Yvan Boudillet (FR)

Data Analytics: understanding cross-platform performance

14:30 - 15:30

masterclass

Data analytics is not an unknown method for the music industry, but with the rise of music digital consumption, the amount of information available has multiplied significantly. On an extreme level, data has been used to inform creativity and crack new music trends, but an efficient and responsible interpretation of this kind of information can potentiate career development, maximize engagement, reach and overall cross-platform performance, which will lead to more revenues.

In this masterclass, digital music consultant Sammy Andrews will share the necessary tools, methods, and approaches to interpret and understand data and the metrics provided by DSPs in order to enhance cross-platform performance.

 

Guest Speakers:

Sammy Andrews (UK)

Artist Management by ARDA Academy

12:00 - 13:30

workshop

In a 2-hour workshop, Luís Viegas, who is the director of Ao Sul do Mundo, manager of Conan Osiris and agent of Elza Soares, Bulimundo and many others, demystifies the role a manager in the management and empowerment of an artist’s career. Luís Viega will share tools and methodologies that potentiate the relationship between artist, manager and the international music market circuit.

Guest Speakers:

Luís Viegas (PT)

26 Mar

Clean Scene

14:45 - 15:15

presentation

A green pledge for the dance music community. Clean Scene’s first project is an easy-to-use carbon offsetting tool for DJs and their agencies. They are inviting DJs and booking agencies to make a green pledge to reduce their environmental impact – by offsetting carbon emissions from flying. It’s simple, quick and surprisingly cheap.

Guest Speakers:

Chal Ravens (UK)

Green Mountain Lodge

15:30 - 16:15

presentation

Green Mountain Lodge is a creative strategy partner in music, culture, tech, brand and international business.

Guest Speakers:

Josh Greenberg (USA)

Guitarras ao Alto

15:30 - 16:00

presentation

Guitarras ao alto is one of a kind event that takes place in Alentejo, Portugal, inspired by music, wine and food.

DATA SIM: Women in Music

16:30 - 17:30

presentation

In this presentation, DATA SIM will discuss the results of the unprecedented survey in Brazil “Women in the music industry in Brazil: obstacles, opportunities, and perspectives”, conducted by DATA SIM / SIM São Paulo in 2019. The survey was inspired and compatible with the survey “Women In The US music industry: obstacles and opportunities ”, from the Berklee College of Music and Women in Music (WIM), which investigated the presence of women in the US music market. This report features Brazil’s results and strategies for building a less unequal music market worldwide, and how different markets can collaborate to that end.

Guest Speakers:

Maithê Bertolini (BR)

Initiatives for a sustainable industry

15:15 - 16:15

talk

[This talk happened in September 2020 in MIL after MIL, a series of workshops, debates and masterclasses in person.]

It goes without saying that being successful in the music industry is a precarious one. As the Music Industry Investigation Report (2020) found, an artist’s income, which is often based on touring, does not allow them to earn a living wage. Touring is a major source of income for a musician, bringing with it its own challenges, from directly impacting the musician (burn-out, lack of support system, away from family), to implications on a societal level (environmental impact). The pressure to “make it” and the limited support available contribute to difficulties in establishing oneself as a professional artist. In addition, mental health and self-care are not taken into consideration when assessing the overall success of a musician. Alongside the lack of diversity (both in terms of people of colour as well as gender), the multitude of challenges to make a living in the music industry can be overwhelming. This panel gives space to present current initiatives that offer solutions to these issues faced throughout the industry. From capacity building to (self-) care, diversity and green touring, we will discuss ways to build the industry of tomorrow.

Guest Speakers:

Marie Fol (FR)

Rosana Corbacho (ES)

Jess Partridge (UK)

Gwendolenn Sharp (FR)

Is the European music industry in good shape?

11:15 - 12;15

talk

[This talk was done online in May 2020 as part of MIL URL talk, an online series of five talks that didn’t happen in MIL 2020.]

Working in music today leads to two fundamental questions: how to become the next Avicii, and also, how to avoid becoming the next Avicii? In success as in indifference or failure, pursuing a career in the artistic field can lead to immense satisfaction as well as deep disappointment. In the streaming age, how healthy is the European music industry?

Guest Speakers:

Shkyd (FR)

Sandrine Bileci (FR)

Coralie Cousin (FR)

Esther van der Poel (NL)

Pierluxx (BE)

Sally-Anne Gross (UK)

How music festivals became such a big business

12:00 - 13:30

There have never been so many music festivals as there is today. The multiplication of these events and the growing competitiveness of the sector obliges the major music festivals to rethink their relationship with the audience and the approach to artistic programming, which is pressured by the sale of tickets. How, then, does a music festival become a business without losing its identity?

Guest Speakers:

Peter Smidt (NL)

Roberta Medina (BR)

Ivan Milivojev (SR)

Abel González (ES)

Label Hunting

12:30 - 13:30

With the growing autonomy that artists have released and distributed their music by their own means, the idea of signing to a label may seem dispensable. However, labels remain curators of great influence based on the confidence they are given. This leads us to question how labels have been reinforcing their importance with artists and rethinking their relations with them?

Guest Speakers:

Rui Portulez (PT)

Robin Vincent (FR)

Matthew Errington (UK)

Green Room

14:00 - 14:30

presentation

Green Room develops creative strategies for environmental and social change in the music industry since 2016.
Creator of the #GreenYourTouring project and campaign.

Guest Speakers:

Gwendolenn Sharp (FR)

What does it mean to be a musician-slasher?

10:00 - 11:00

Nowadays, being a musi­cian means being multi-task­ing : prac­ti­cing its instru­ment, devel­op­ing its career, integ­rat­ing net­work of pro­fes­sion­als, pro­mot­ing its pro­ject, diver­si­fy­ing rev­en­ue streams, man­aging copy­rights, under­stand­ing and deal­ing with new digit­al prac­tices.

Nowadays, being a musi­cian is to be a key influ­en­cer and the major stake­hold­er of its career.

Discover the daily life and the business model the joys and hardships of these musician-slashers.

Guest Speakers:

Chloé Nataf (FR)

Dorothée Hannequin/The Rodeo (FR)

Alice Hubley (UK)

Matthew Errington (UK)

Pode o rap ser um elemento unificador da lusofonia?

14:00 - 15:00

talk

Rap is a music genre with decades of history in Portugal as part of the Hip Hop movement. It has had an undeniable growth in recent times and if a few years ago it was unthinkable for a rapper to live off music, today this is an increasingly notorious reality. Rap sells out arenas, is part of the soundtrack of the life of many elements of the new generations and plays on radio stations like never before.

From Portuguese to Creole, rap made in Portugal easily reaches other Portuguese-speaking countries and creates bridges between universes that may have already been distant. The same is true of rap produced abroad, which, through language, increases the sense of community that Hip Hop has always wanted to foster.

Between Europe, Africa and South America, the language brings together citizens of the world, but the contexts in which it presents itself are different. How does the context change the way rap is presented and perceived? To what extent has rap contributed to bringing Portuguese-speaking communities together? Is language an element that triggers internationalization?

Gerador and the MIL come together in this conversation to gather a panel of speakers who are dealing with the potential for collaboration and exchange of this kind in Portuguese-speaking territories and the challenges they face.

Guest Speakers:

Carolina Franco (PT)

Vinicius Terra (BR)

Mundo Segundo (PT)

Drik Barbosa (BR)

Podcast as marketing tools

14:00 - 15:00

talk

[This talk was done online in May 2020 as part of MIL URL talks, an online series of five talks that didn’t happen in MIL 2020.]

A prominent trend in the past year, podcasts are important vehicles for the creation of micro-communities of fans, creating connections between those who listen and those who speak. The music industry is investing more and more in this format, which leads us to understand the importance of podcasts as music marketing tools.

Guest Speakers:

Emily Gonneau (FR)

Xavier Filliol (FR)

Rodrigo Nogueira (PT)

Josh Greenberg (USA)

Rethinking music video formats today

16:30 - 17:30

talk

[This talk was curated in partnership with Canal180, which did it online on its channels. The final result is here.]

Since the 80s, music videos have been constantly evolving in their format, duration, and approaches, be it from the commercial point view or its artistic approach. In the digital age era, a music video can potentiate important revenues for the artists, standing as the biggest music-streaming format. So, how are music videos evolving considering the constant changes in its platforms and media? Canal 180 brings together creative and music directors to answer this question.

Guest Speakers:

Luís Fernandes (PT)

Theresa Adebiyi (UK)

Ian Pons Jewell (UK)

Karen Saurí (ES)

Why we need to measure the value of live music spaces in the cities

11:15 - 12:15

talk

[This talk was done online in May 2020 as part of MIL URL talks, an online series of five talks that didn’t happen in MIL 2020.]

In order for the cultural and economic importance of live music spaces in cities to be recognized, it is essential to invest in research, studies, and analysis that allows quantifying it. Cultural agents and researchers responsible for important work in this area share how they developed them and their contribution to the growth and valorization of this economic and cultural sector.

Guest Speakers:

Elise Phamgia (FR)

Simon Bray (UK)

Renata Gomes (BR)

Gonçalo Riscado (PT)

Lutz Leichsenring (DE)

Arne Dee (NL)

Big data at the service of music industry

15:15 - 16:15

talk

[This talk was done online in May 2020 as a MIL URL talk, an online series of five talks that didn’t happen in MIL 2020.]

The multiplication of data available is transforming the way the music industry operates. The way in which this piece of information has become so relevant to the sector in the making of new hits or in the development of fan communities requires a critical reflection on how the data is being placed at the service of the music industry.

Guest Speakers:

Sophie Goosens (BE)

Sammy Andrews (UK)

Dorian Perron (FR)

Eamonn Forde (UK)

Music Industry and the carbon footprint

10:00 - 11:00

talk

[This talk happened in September 2020 in MIL after MIL, a series of workshops, debates and masterclasses in person.]

The impact of the music industry in the carbon footprint is outsized. Besides touring and the artists’ individual carbon footprint, there’s the impact of musical production and consumption, music festivals, and others. Do we all, audience, agents, musicians and such have an important role to play in this pressing issue? How can we rethink music production with a more sustainable approach? It is possible to stage design and lighting to be more “green”? How are music festival answering to this negative tendency?

Guest Speakers:

Carolina Ferreira (PT)

Dora Palma (PT)

Artur Mendes (PT)

Lucy Latham (UK)

Kyle Devine (NO)

Making Le Guess Who? a keynote interview with Bob Van Heur

16:30 - 17:30

keynote

Every November, the city of Utrecht in The Netherlands is taken over by Le Guess Who?, the festival that is also a celebration of global sounds in its various expressions and boundary-crossing music. Praised as being one of the most diverse festivals in Europe, Le Guess Who? has developed into an unalike experience of discovery of the unknown that is strongly connected with the city of Utrecht and is a product of a singular approach to the curational process.

In this keynote interview, we invite Bob Van Heur, artistic director and co-founder of the festival, to share with us the process of making Le Guess Who?, the importance of the city of Utrecht in the whole experience of the festival and how is the process of curating the festival and challenging artists to take the role of curators themselves.

Guest Speakers:

Isilda Sanches (PT)

Bob Van Heur (NL)

Building a successful promotion campaign by Partisan Records

10:00 - 11:30

masterclass

Streaming platforms and digital services have forced us to rethink marketing campaigns to communicate album releases, concerts or tours, relying more than ever on the visual component. What, then, are the strategies that allow you to create successful campaigns?

Theresa Adebiyi, Creative Director from Partisan Records who has previously worked in Ninja Tune, and Ellie Rumbold, product manager from Partisan Records, deconstruct the process of building a successful promotion campaign from envisioning the visuals to building the overall marketing strategy.

Guest Speakers:

Theresa Adebiyi (UK)

Ellie Rumbold (UK)

27 Mar

Keychange

14:30 - 15:30

presentation

Keychange is a pioneering international initiative which transforms the future of music whilst encouraging festivals and music organisations to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. 74 emerging artists and innovators each year from across Europe and Canada will take part in international festivals, showcase events, collaborations and a programme of creative labs. Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better more inclusive music industry for present and future generations.

Guest Speakers:

Marie Fol (FR)

On Copyright with SACEM

10:00 - 11:30

In this workshop, a SACEM shares the mechanisms and services they have accessible concerning the registration of works, collecting and the distribution of copyright.

The emergence of a music monopoly

15:15 - 16:15

talk

Given the growing concentration of the live music sector in one or two major companies, independent promoters and club owners face a major challenge: take the check or face the Goliath and risk everything?

Guest Speakers:

Frank Kimenai (NL)

Maria João Melícias (PT)

Collective power: representing the rights and interest of the music sector

10:30 - 11:30

talk

Who is representing the rights and common interests of the music sector? Bringing together a group of organizations with this statement, this panel intends to discuss and understand their missions, as well as the struggles that each one of them deals with when it comes to supporting their members, advocating for their interests and acting on their concerns.

Guest Speakers:

Bruno Martins (PT)

Corinne Sadki (FR)

Suzanne Combo (FR)

Aline Renet (FR)

Why do you (still) need an agent?

15:00 - 16:00

talk

Now that artists have the means to become fully made companies, the idea of being their own agents is something many consider. In this panel, we gather agents from internationally renowned agencies to share their expertise on the importance of having an agent that will open doors to the new markets.

Guest Speakers:

Josh Greenberg (USA)

Lucy Atkison (USA)

Clemence Renaut (FR)

Rick Morton (UK)

Pedro Trigueiro (PT)

Building communities from cultural spaces

10:00 - 11:30

talk

Many arts and cultural centres are fostering a move toward a new category of cultural centre, centred on the notion of cultural third places. These are hybrid spaces that offer different social and functional dimensions by combining multiple spaces of knowledge and culture sharing and experimentation, while opening up to public participation and action. In this panel we aim to discuss in which extent these cultural centres play a role in community learning and development and how do they improve new forms of production and distribution of knowledge.

Guest Speakers:

José-Manuel Gonçalves (PT)

Andy Pratt (UK)

Ricardo Rodrigues (BR)

Paulo Silva (PT)

Music trends: from regional to global

15:15 - 16:15

talk

Understanding a music trend implies a complex process of getting back to its origins and tracing evolution from a local level to a global one. On a broader scope, popular music trends often reflect a regional sound, practice or music scene – we’ve seen with punk rock, post-rock, hip-hop and such. Now, as music trends ebb and flow further and further away from the anglo-saxophone roots, how does a music trend thrive and goes from regional to global?

Guest Speakers:

Chal Ravens (UK)

Bernard Batzen (FR)

Craig Pennington (UK)

Hadi Zeidan (FR/LBN)

Isilda Sanches (PT)

Where does art stand in a political divisive context?

16:30 - 17:30

talk

In a context of political conflict and oppression, art and culture face many attacks and threats aiming to repress condemn such forms of expression. Given the rise of political instability all over the world, incidents of censorship and persecution are more frequent than not, which leads us to reflect on the activist role of art and culture in such contexts. Taking from their own personal experiences, we invite three intervenients to answer the question: “where does art stand in a political divisive context?”.

We need to talk about accessibility

11:45 - 12:45

talk

Concerts should be places of togetherness, but accessibility remains an issue in many music venues and events. While technologies might have enhanced accessibility to music consumerism, we tend to forget that physical barriers, lack of inclusive politics, languages and places, anxiety and emotional difficulties, harassment or even unaffordable prices are some of the reasons stopping people to attend their favourite shows. In this panel, we bring together entities that are working together with live music spaces and event in order to address this issue.

Guest Speakers:

Maria Vlachou (PT)

Gideon Feldman (UK)

Cristiana Vale Pires (PT)

The streaming economy

13:45 - 14:45

talk

[This talk was done online in May 2020 as a MIL URL talk, an online series of five talks that didn’t happen in MIL 2020.]

12 years in, the streaming global markets are now dominating the music industry more than ever before: in a report by the IFPI, streaming revenue account by almost half of global revenue. But, while the success of this market is undeniable, it is also true that there is a slowdown in overall global streaming revenue growth, which means new challenges for these services. On the other hand, the streaming market is becoming even more complex by the day, which might be a challenge for artists to maximize their streaming revenues.

How will the streaming market maintain this growth momentum? What changes and models should be thought out according to the needs of the artists?

Guest Speakers:

Josh Greenberg (USA)

Terry Tyldesley (UK)

Robin Vincent (FR)

Andras Bodrogi (HU)

Touring and sustainability

14:00 - 15:00

talk

Touring is a fundamental source of revenue for musicians. If you want to thrive, you need to get yourself out there and show your music around the world. For many artists, that accounts for a significant amount of rides on an airplane, cars, etc, contributing to the damaging effects on our climate.
So, how can artists rethink their touring practices without jeopardizing their success and income? What does “slow touring” mean and how is it possible to put in practice? Because it’s urgent to do much more than just buy carbon offsets, this panel aims to approach this topic critically.

Guest Speakers:

Chal Ravens (UK)

Lucy Latham (UK)

Yann Tambour (FR)

Gwendolenn Sharp (FR)

Sustaining Creativity: a keynote with Lucy Latham

10:00 - 11:00

keynote

[This talk happened in September 2020 in MIL after MIL, a series of workshops, debates and masterclasses in person.]

How can cultural and creative industries be more sustainable? Is the idea of ​​sustainable creativity possible? Lucy Latham, Policy and Cities Programme Lead for Julie’s Bicycle, will feature a keynote presentation on sustainability in the creative and cultural industries sector. Based on the research work that the British charity institution has been carrying out on the environmental impact of this sector, Lucy Latham will present some indicators that demonstrate the dimension of this problem and reflect on how creative communities should reorient their activities, making them more sustainable.

Guest Speakers:

Lucy Latham (UK)

Measuring the value of live music space in the cities

12:00 - 13:30

masterclass

[This talk happened in September 2020 in MIL after MIL, a series of workshops, debates and masterclasses in person.]

Small and medium-sized live music venues trigger innovation, provide a platform that allows emergent artists to develop their career and enable the formation of different communities that potentiate creativity. The value of this space in the cities is not only cultural but also economic. Putting this into numbers is crucial to fight the closing of so many cultural spaces.

In this masterclass, Lutz Leichensring focuses on the measurement and indexing of the live music space in the cities, giving the participants a context of his work as co-founder of Creative Footprint and VibeLab. Simultaneously, and considering Creative Footprint’s research developed in cities such as Berlin or New York, the masterclass will provide the methodologies, approaches, and tools used, present its results and impact in the cities, and discuss ways of adapting it to different urban environments.

Guest Speakers:

Lutz Leichsenring (DE)

Musicians' health and wellness by CURA Collectif

12:00 - 13:30

workshop

Cura Collectif will host a two-part workshop focused on musicians’ health and wellbeing.

Physiotherapy with Coralie Cousin:

“Musicians are “high-level emotional athlete”. In the musician world, it’s common to hear “no pain no gain”.  This is the reason why most musicians feel guilty to speak about their pain and prefer to suffer in silence. Our mission is to work side by side with musicians in order to disrupt this mentality. Because Musicians are “high-level emotional athlete”, their body needs medical help and the right advice. Everyone agrees on one thing: health education should be mandatory in every high-level music school. Today, I’m here to share my testimony about my wonderful 20 years’ experience as a physiotherapist for musicians.”

Nutrition with Sandrine Bileci:

Nutrition is both the fuel and medicine of our bodies and minds. We will cover the role of nutrients in stress management strategies and how to implement them in a life dedicated to music, tour, shows or recording sessions.

Guest Speakers:

Coralie Cousin (FR)

Sandrine Bileci (FR)

Canceled due to covid-19

MIL 2020 was canceled due to covid-19. Here’s what was scheduled and what we had the chance to make it happen on alternative formats.

Cartaz-554
2019

27 Mar

Letrux (BR)

Lula Pena (PT)

28 Mar

Blu Samu (BE)

BIKE (BR)

Bruno Belissimo (IT)

The Homesick (NL)

ITALIA 90 (UK)

La Yegros (AR)

Moon Gogo (FR)

Tribade (ES)

Toty Sa'Med (AO)

Blaya (PT)

Pedro Mafama (PT)

Pongo (PT)

M¥SS KETA (IT)

Bea Pelea (ES)

Annie Sama (QC-CAN)

Ghost Hunt (PT)

MC Buseta (ES)

MDCIII (BE)

NEEV (PT)

Nouveaux Climats (FR)

Reis da República (PT)

Venga Venga (BR)

Rubel (BR)

Sturle Dagsland (NO)

Rumbo Tumba (AR)

SEN (TW)

2DE1 (BR)

29 Mar

Bobbie Johnson (UK)

Charlie & the lesbians (NL)

Guiss Guiss Bou Bess (FR/SN)

Hysj (NO)

Someone Who Isn’t Me (GR)

Bateu Matou (PT)

Beatriz Pessoa (PT)

Ditch Days (PT)

Melquiades (PT)

Môrus (PT)

Edgar (BR)

Fogo Fogo (PT)

88Balaz (TW)

Beautify Junkyards (PT)

Bluish (PT)

Conjunto Corona (PT)

Esc (IT)

F/E/A (Forces Elèctriques d’Andorra) (ES)

Filho da Mãe (PT)

João Pais Filipe (PT)

Jaloo (BR)

KOMPROMAT (FR)

Marc Melià (BE)

Miroca Paris (CV/PT)

Monolithe Noir (BE)

Octa Push (PT)

OMAR JR (FR)

Weekend Affair (FR)

Solar Corona (PT)

Ramonzin (BR)

Intana (ES)

Cave Story (PT)

PATRICKØR4 (BR)

BADSISTA (BR)

30 Mar

Ibaaku (SN)

OTROTORTO (PT)

Scúru Fitchádu (PT)

Rymz (QC-CAN)

Dope Saint Jude (ZA)

Conan Osiris (PT)

Ghost of Christmas (FR)

Nídia (PT)

27 Mar

Blockchain: Como pode um sistema Peer-to-Peer (P2P) apoiar e melhorar a indústria da música?

17:30 - 18:30

P2P came to be considered as the main threat to the music industry. Could Blockchain be the solution? To what extent can decentralized registration protocols help musicians to create and ensure that their rights remain secure? How can governments and their regulatory agencies contribute to a better balance between art and business? Law, culture, technology and entrepreneurship join hands in order to answer all these questions and many more.

Guest Speakers:

Maxime Faget (DE)

David Serras Pereira (PT)

Sabine Seymour (AT)

South of Europe Music Export

15:30 - 16:30

Southern Europe is a region with great creative potential, being home to some of the most creative artists in Europe. For this reason, the possibilities for internationalization are multiplying. What, then, are the main characteristics of the Southern European music market and how are music export offices working in order to enhance the export and internationalization of their talents?

Guest Speakers:

Nur Al Habash (IT)

Iro Siamanta (GR)

Julien Fournier (BE)

António Miguel Guimarães (PT)

Gabriel Rebollo (ES)

Hugo Ferreira (PT)

Merchandising as a brand extension

17:00 - 18:00

[talk in english]

Merchandising is a marketing tool within the music industries since the 60s. Besides being a way of making revenue, merchandising products work as a brand extension for an artist or label. Nowadays, there are more collaborations between artists and brands, designers or high fashion designers than ever, reinforcing the importance of merch products.

This panel aims to discuss the evolution of merchandising, its relationship with design and fashion and how it serves as a way of commercialization of the artist’s brand.

Guest Speakers:

Joaquim Albergaria (PT)

Bruno Dias (PT)

Tersha Willis (UK)

Amorim Ferreira (PT)

Lusofonia: uma língua que pouco ou nada colabora

14:00 - 15:30

[Talk in Portuguese]

Even though there’s a shared language, collaborations between portuguese-speaking countries still have a long way to go. Some agents that have been leading a change in this scenario discuss their projects and the ways they have been creating bridges between the rest of portuguese-speaking countries.

Guest Speakers:

Fabiana Batistela (BR)

Kalaf Epalanga (AO)

Wilson Vilares (AO)

Luís Oliveira (PT)

Selma Uamusse (MOZ)

Cultural Economics

14:00 - 15:30

Can creativity have a transformative effect on all aspects of our lives? Do new technologies and innovation enable creative capital and potentiate the growth of art economy?

In this masterclass, Andrew Erskine, a Senior Associate of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, approaches the intersections between innovation and the creative economy and how individual and collective creative capital can be unlocked through new uses of technology and how we can create value through culture.

Guest Speakers:

Andrew Erskine (UK)

Music Promotion Strategies: Direct-To-Fan Connection and Data Analysis

10:00 - 11:30

Artists spend a huge amount of time connecting with their fans and promoting their music online, particularly on social media. Meanwhile, the number of outlets artists can communicate on has multiplied (streaming platforms, concerts etc…) yet the amount of time available to do so has not.

The question today is: does it work? And how can they be sure it’s not just a waste of time? In this masterclass, Emily Gonneau will help artists effectively promote their music by laying out the key data they should be looking at to understand who their fans are, and giving them straightforward practical advice on how to leverage their efforts with a strong Direct To Fan focus.

Guest Speakers:

Emily Gonneau (FR)

Innovation: Keynote with Pedro Moura

12:00 - 13:00

MIL is also a platform for innovation. But what’s innovation and how to approach it? Joining forces with Start Up Lisboa, Pedro Moura will focus on this big word in 3 acts: first, from the conceptual and theoretical perspective and the practical and methodological perspective. Then, Pedro will focus on real cases presented by fellows from the JUMP programme and the audience will be invited to participate and think critically about the concept.

Guest Speakers:

Pedro Moura (PT)

Keynote Interview: José Mário Branco (PT)

16:00 - 17:00

[interview in portuguese]

José Mário Branco is one of the singer-songwriters who renewed the Portuguese song in the 60s and 70s, being one of the greatest exponents of the Portuguese intervention music.

As an intervenient in concerts or edited albums,  singer-songwriter and/or responsible for musical arrangements, José Mário Branco is the author of a singular work in the Portuguese musical scene.

He worked with several other outstanding artists of intervention music and other genres, namely José Afonso, Sérgio Godinho or Fausto Bordalo Dias. In the same way he composed and sang for theater, cinema and television.

In this keynote interview, Gonçalo Frota and José Mário Branco will not only remember José’s inspiring path but also reflect on his vision about the current popular music.

Guest Speakers:

José Mário Branco (PT)

Gonçalo Frota (PT)

Keynote interview: Pena Schmidt

17:30 - 18:30

Pena Schmidt is a music producer from Brazil. He worked for Warner Music, founded the indie label Tinitus and was the presidente of the brazilian Association of Independent Music. Pena was the men behind the growth of bands such as Mutantes and is currently a advisor, researcher and consultant for projects such as Natura Musical, MusicaMinas and Itaucultural. In this interview, Pena will share his visions about the current indie music scene and projects such as The List of the lists.

The interview will be conducted by Henrique Amaro, radio journalist from Antena 3.

Guest Speakers:

Pena Schmidt (BR)

Henrique Amaro (PT)

Music Production - a workshop by Manuel Faria

11:00 - 12:30

In this workshop, Manuel Faria, music producer and specialist in sound engineering, will share technics and methods to better help an artist to make his music sold, shared and consumed.

Guest Speakers:

Manuel Faria (PT)

What is Music Publishing? a workshop by Yannick Jame

15:00 - 16:30

Publishing and copyright can be a fundamental revenue for artists. In this workshop, Yannick Jame, a specialist in the area of copyrights, will explain the basics of publishing and copyright while giving tools and sharing methods that will help artists taking better advantage of this.

Guest Speakers:

Yannick Jame (PT)

28 Mar

Next Destination: São Paulo

10:30 - 11:30

[debate em inglês]

Next Destination presents three cities with music scenes of great vitality and the opportunities they offer for the development of a musical career.

São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil and South America. Considered one of the main cultural capitals in Latin America, São Paulo is home to the largest market for Brazilian culture, having a rich and diverse music scene, influenced by musical cultures from Worldwide.

Guest Speakers:

Fabiana Batistela (BR)

André Bourgeois (BR)

Letz Spindola (BR)

Fernando Soares (BR)

Growing Trend: MPB - Música Pop Brasileira

12:00 - 13:00

Growing Trends reveals three musical trends that are gaining international recognition, their characteristics and the artists responsible for the internationalization of the practice.

What does Brazilian Pop Music sound like? Much more than MPB, the popular music of the largest country in Latin America that is conquering the world is permeated by the rhythms of funk, axé, forró, sertanejo, hip-hop and electronic music.

Guest Speakers:

Pena Schmidt (BR)

Fabricio Nobre (BR)

Letrux (BR)

Nuno Pacheco (PT)

Healthy Road Lifestyle

17:45 - 18:45

[Conversa em inglês]

Road life is anything but easy. To the endless hours in an uncomfortable van are added the successive unloading and loading of heavy material, fast food-based meals, or the distance from home. For this very reason, the physical and mental well-being of musicians on tour is an issue of increasing importance within the music industry.

In this conversation, good practices and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the road are discussed.

Guest Speakers:

Dirk De Clippeleir (BE)

Clare Scivier (UK)

Carolina Kopf (PT)

Lina Ugrinovska (MKD)

Davide Pinheiro (PT)

European Copyright reform: what's going on?

14:00 - 15:30

[conversa em inglês]

The debate on the reform of copyright rules in the EU has been going on for some time and it is not always clear what is at stake: fair remuneration? Transparency for music licensing? One thing is certain: it is a complex and fundamental theme for the music ecosystem, both in Europe and in the rest of the world. This conversation brings together agents who have been at the forefront of this debate in recent years who will present the various outlines of this issue.

Guest Speakers:

Sophie Goossens (BE)

Christine Nitsch (DE)

Paul Pacifico (UK)

Sofia Alves (PT)

Tools and tips to manager your artist’s career at its best

16:00 - 17:30

Agents of leading artists in the international music scene discuss career management strategies and tools for their artists, taking into account the perspective of the agency of DJs and live bands.

Guest Speakers:

Didier Zerath (FR)

Thiago Piccoli (BR)

Hugo Ferreira (PT)

Ana Rosas (PT)

Clementine Bunel (UK)

Matthew Errington (UK)

Next Destination: Taipei

15:45 - 16:30

[talk in english]

Next Destination presents three cities with enriched music scenes. Key agents in these markets will explore its main features and opportunities to develop a musical career

Although it remains unknown to many European agents, Taipei has the most influential independent music scene in the Asian continent. The most chilled capital in Asia differentiates from cities such as Shangai, Hong Kong or Seoul because of its bigger investment in live music and independent artistic production.

Guest Speakers:

Weining Hung (TW)

Yu-Nung Lin (TW)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Record Labels Today

14:00 - 15:30

If it’s true that we have entered a dashboard era in the music industry, as Sam Potts once put it, how have record labels reinvented themselves in the context of music streaming and rethink their conventional approaches in order to answer the needs of these new consumption models?

Guest Speakers:

Severin Most (DE)

Russell Crank (UK)

Afonso Rodrigues (PT)

Bruno Martins (PT)

Why are playlists more important than ever

14:00 - 15:00

There’s been said that playlists are the future music consumption. In this ecosystem, curators have a crucial role as gatekeepers, similar to radios and labels: having music highlighted in the right playlist can lead an artist to be discovered by thousands of new fans. A panel of specialists discuss the way playlists are leading to a paradigm shift in the way music is consumed, distributed and created.

Guest Speakers:

Luís Clara Gomes (PT)

Juli Baldi (BR)

Hugo Hernández (ES)

Sammy Andrews (UK)

Next Destination: Luanda

14:30 - 15:30

Next Destination presents three cities with enriched music scenes. Key agents in these markets will explore its main features and opportunities to develop a musical career.

Luanda is the capital of Angola and the biggest city in the country. Homebase of kuduro and kizomba, Luanda has seen its music scene developing into one that’s diverse and independent.

Guest Speakers:

Kalaf Epalanga (AO)

Toty Sa'Med (AO)

Isilda Sanches (PT)

Money Talks: how music funding works

11:30 - 13:00

It’s not always easy to know who to talk to when it comes to financial support for a music project. Be it a tour, an album, a professional organisation, an export initiative… the jungle of music funding can sometimes be quite thick. Local, national, European, public or private, our panel will provide you with a map to navigate this complex landscape, with examples from various countries and various approaches to music funding.

Guest Speakers:

Susana Costa Pereira (PT)

Nur Al Habash (IT)

Shain Shapiro (CAN)

Veronica Pessoa (BR)

Frank Kimenai (NL)

Creative Entrepeneurship in Music in Digital Age

16:00 - 17:30

Paul Pacifico is the CEO of the UK’s Association of Independent Music. Previously, he was the CEO of The Featured Artists Coallition and President of the International Artist Organisation. On this keynote, Pacifico explores the topic of criative enterpreneurship in music in the digital era, taking into the account the paradigma shift between the “old” and “new” world.

Guest Speakers:

Paul Pacifico (UK)

Workshop by Believe Digital: Best Practices – Playlists + Trade Marketing

15:00 - 16:30

Guest Speakers:

Hugo Hernández (ES)

Mariona Sagues (ES)

Raquel Martins (PT)

29 Mar

Growing Trends: Spanish Trap

15:30 - 16:30

[conversa em inglês]

In the suburbs of Madrid and Barcelona, ​​a new musical trend is emerging: the spanish trap. Influenced by the sub-genre of transatlantic rap, the spanish trap crosses the trap with reggaeton, salsa and flamenco and the videos of its protagonists reap millions of views on youtube.

Guest Speakers:

Aïda Camprubí H. (ES)

Live music venues as hubs for new talent

16:00 - 17:00

Através de oportunidades de concertos, residências, salas de ensaio e estúdios, os espaços dedicados à música desempenham um papel crucial para desenvolver novos talentos. Em alguns países europeus, beneficiam de um apoio nacional para desenvolver essas atividades e construir o terreno para uma florescente cena musical local. Projetos como o Liveurope surgiram justamente para ampliar esse processo e impulsionar as carreiras internacionais de novos artistas europeus em locais icónicos através de suas fronteiras.

Como é que estes espaços, iniciativas nacionais e plataformas europeias trabalham para apoiar melhor os talentos promissores (locais ou internacionais)? E como novos artistas podem se beneficiar desse tipo de apoio?

Guest Speakers:

Elise Phamgia (FR)

Audrey Guerre (FR)

David Dehard (BE)

Marcus Carbon (FR)

Fabrício Nobre (BR)

Paul Bradshaw (LUX)

Europe is dead. Long Live Europe

17:30 - 18:30

Europe is going through a period of crisis and discredit. Following the austerity crisis, populism has regained strength, several countries are experiencing an identity crisis and there is, let us admit, no signs of optimism or hope. This panel reflects on this scenario and the possibilities to counter it. What if culture is the answer?

Guest Speakers:

Fabien Miclet (FR)

Elise Phamgia (FR)

Frank Kimenai (NL)

Iro Siamanta (GR)

Shkyd (FR)

Data SIM

14:00 - 15:00

In 2018, SIM SÃO PAULO launched its research center, the only one in Brazil dedicated 100% to data collection, studies and mapping of the Brazilian music market, sponsored by Natura Musical, supported by J.Leiva Cultura & Esporte, by Sympla and directed by Fabiana Batistela and Dani Ribas. In the last edition of the event, in December last year, the results of his first two projects were presented: “The Music Market of São Paulo – Part I, Live Music Venues” and “The Map of Brazilian Festivals”. For MIL, DATA SIM will present part of these two surveys, highlighting the space occupied by international artists in these two scenarios, in addition to showing how data can help us to create exchange strategies between Brazil and Portugal.

Guest Speakers:

Fabiana Batistela (BR)

Pena Schmidt (BR)

Dani Ribas (BR)

Juli Baldi (BR)

Curation, Location, Innovation: what difference does it make in a music festival?

15:30 - 17:00

The number of music festivals is multiplying at such a fast pace that it is increasingly difficult to handle all events. So, what determines the success of a music festival? Bob Van Heur (Le Guess Who?), Tom Michelberger (PEOPLE Festival) and Márcio Laranjeira (Tremor) discuss innovative and transdisciplinary forms of curation and the importance of space in creating a unique experience at music festivals.

Guest Speakers:

Bob Van Heur (NL)

Márcio Laranjeira (PT)

Tom Michelberger (DE)

Alessandra di Caro (IT)

Safe environment for the dancefloor

14:00 - 15:30

[debate em inglês]

Excessive use of drugs and alcohol, sexual harassment or problems with sound and sustainability are some of the challenges that night clubs, theaters and festivals face in order to create a safe environment. In Safe Environment for the Dancefloor, lines of action and solutions are discussed to allow action on these and other issues.

Guest Speakers:

Jordi Nofre (ES)

João Matias (PT)

Jochen Schrooten (BE)

Cristiana Vale Pires (PT)

Why Content Creation Matters

11:30 - 13:00

[Conversa em inglês]

In a time when social media and multimedia platforms that encourage user-generated content in its various formats are multiplying, audiovisual content gains a priority place within the artists’ communication strategy as a brand, allowing artists to maintain frequent contact with their audience.

This panel brings together experts with inspiring content projects to discuss how content creation can complement the creative process of artists.

Guest Speakers:

Luís Fernandes (PT)

David Bruno (PT)

Ana Sampaio Barros (PT)

Christophe Abric (FR)

Katarina Becic (DE)

New Rules: Music Journalism in 2019

12:00 - 13:00

Music journalism has undergone so many changes in the past decade that it is difficult to define today. This panel will explore the recent transformations in this area, what it means to be music journalism today and what the future holds for the next generations of taste makers and trendsetters.

Leave your worries at the door, and welcome to the future of music journalism.

Guest Speakers:

Alícia Álvarez (ES)

Chal Ravens (UK)

Shkyd (FR)

Mário Rui Vieira (PT)

Music Journalism by Simon Reynolds

10:00 - 11:30

Contrary to what many might say, music jornalismo is alive and kicking. However, changes occured in the digital era have obliged to rethinking what approaches allow publications to be sucessful and readapted to new formats.

In this theoretical-pratical class, Simon Reynold, music critic since the ‘80s, will explore the basics of music journalism and its current state, offering tools and methods for making better reviews and develop publications.

Guest Speakers:

Simon Reynolds (UK)

Keynote Interview: Pete Kember (Sonic Boom)

14:00 - 15:00

[Talk in English]

Spacemen 3 was just the beginning of a brilliant path for the producer and musician Pete Kember (Sonic Boom). After the end of the group, Kember started new projects where ccontinuously explored his unique vision on music and sound. Besides his prolific career as a musician, he has a vast curriculum of collaborations with artists such as MGMT or Panda Bear. In this keynote interview, Pete Kember will go a few decades back to the Spacemen 3’s era and reflect on his current vision about music and sound, as well as the role of the music producer.

Guest Speakers:

Pete Kember (UK)

Joaquim Quadros (PT)

Collective Management and Career Development in the Digital Era

16:30 - 18:00

Digital creates new opportunities for career development for artists. Collective management plays a key role in this new economic reality: new ways of collecting and distributing rights, new opportunities to promote works, new schemes to support artists … How to optimize the management of digital rights for artistic development?

Guest Speakers:

Virginia Dias Caron (FR)

Aline Jelen (FR)

Akotchayé Okio (BJ)

Ibaaku (SN)

André Bourgeois (BR)

In its third edition, MIL consolidated itself as a platform for training, innovation, and exchange for professionals from the sector and affirmed itself as a necessary tool for exporting and giving value to the new popular music coming from the Portuguese-speaking countries.

In 2019, the number of professionals involved and the sum of daily spectators trebled according to its first edition. The consolidation of the festival’s model and its focus on training and innovation provided extraordinary moments of debate and training between professionals from the sector coming from all around the world as well as with key cultural agents from the city of Lisbon.

In its artistic programme, MIL continues its mission to present the most recent trends from the current popular music, focusing on the musical production coming from the Portuguese-speaking countries, whose inspiring features and diversity reach the whole world.

Lisbon was the meeting point of 920 professionals. 265 artists provided 78 shows that happened in 8 venues. 3973 was the number of spectators present during the three days of the festival. 69 talks, masterclasses, presentations, workshops and meetings enabled MIL’s professional network.

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04 Apr

Boogarins (BR)

Capitão Fausto (PT)

The Legendary Tigerman (PT)

05 Apr

Sampladélicos (PT)

Temé Tan (BE)

The Legendary Tigerman (PT)

The Poppers (PT)

The Zephyr Bones (ES)

Alek Rein (PT)

Júlio Resende (PT)

Best Youth (PT)

Black Snake Moan (IT)

Boogarins (BR)

Candeleros (ES)

Captain Casablanca (DK)

Chapelier Fou (FR)

Corine (FR)

Diron Animal (AO)

El Señor (PT)

Ermo (PT)

Hypersex by Moullinex (PT)

Joon Moon (FR)

Killimanjaro (PT)

Le Motel (BE)

Maurício Takara (BR)

Mr Gallini (PT)

MOKRI (NO)

NERVE (PT)

Núria Graham (ES)

O Gringo Sou Eu (BR)

Paraguaii (PT)

Phoenician Drive (BE)

P.L.I.N.T. (BR/AR)

Ricardo Dias Gomes (BR)

Voicello (ES)

06 Apr

Aeromoças e Tenistas Russas (BR)

Banda B.Leza (CPV)

Bruno Pernardas (PT)

Cary or Not Cary (BR)

Chinaskee & Os Camponeses (PT)

DARK TIMES (NO)

Elbi (FR)

Fugly (PT)

Futuro Pelo (FR)

Galo Cant'Às Duas (PT)

Gonçalo (PT)

HHY & The Macumbas (PT)

Jay Moreira (CPV)

Joana Guerra (PT)

Júlio Resende (PT)

Keep Razors Sharp (PT)

KO KO MO (FR)

LaBaq (BR)

Luís Severo (PT)

L.Teez & Aeon Seven (CA)

Mighty Sands (PT)

MONDAY (PT)

Naive New Beaters (FR)

Névoa (PT)

OPS (BR)

Passo Largo (BR)

Process of Guilt (PT)

Sean Riley (PT)

TOFT (NO)

Whales (PT)

When 'Airy Met Fairy (LU/IS)

Zulu Zulu (ES)

05 Dec

Iguana Garcia (PT)

04 Apr

Hip Hop: Porque Continuamos A Não Falar Sobre Isto?

17:00 - 18:00

Guest Speakers:

Inês Henriques (PT)

Landim (PT)

Juana Na Rap (PT)

TNT (PT)

Tour: DIY

15:00 - 16:00

Touring is every band’s dream. Traveling around (and maybe conquering) different regions, reaching new audiences and breaking down cultural barriers, and sometimes linguistic, is a challenge that isn’t suited for everyone. Three national bands that have toured outside Portugal share their stories, experiences and DIY methods, showing how it is possible to reach international circuits by themselves.

Guest Speakers:

Joaquim Quadros (PT)

José Gomes (PT)

João Desmarques (PT)

Teresa Castro (PT)

Daniel Makosch (PT)

Keynote interview: José Fortes

14:00 - 15:00

José Fortes is an outstanding portuguese music producer. He was the man behind the recording and production of some of our most important artists from the 60’s, 70’s and 80s, such as José Mário Branco, Paulo de Carvalho, Amália, Heróis do Mar, Mão Morta or Sérgio Godinho. He is still an active producer, working with José Palma and Lavoisier in his studio-van.

Guest Speakers:

José Fortes (PT)

Mário Lopes (PT)

Brazil and Portugal: Building the Bridge

16:30 - 17:30

As relações entre Portugal e Brasil são temática da agenda política com relativa frequência. Contudo, quais são as iniciativas institucionais em curso com vista a estreitar as relações entre os dois países? Este painel pretende reflectir sobre a existência de apoios ou projectos que tenham em vista a ligação entre Portugal e Brasil tendo a vista a ligação entre os mercados da música brasileira e portuguesa.
Guest Speakers:

Fabiana Batistela (BR)

Carlos Kessel (BR)

Fernando Sousa (PT)

Miguel Fontoura (PT)

André Bourgeois (BR)

Anabela Cunha (BR)

"Time Will Burn", Otavio Sousa e Marko Panayotis

10:00 - 18:00

2016, 80min.

Time Will Burn tells the almost forgotten history of the Brazilian alternative rock at the beginning of the 90s. Independent bands that played their guitars at high volume, sang in english and produced their own shows were responsible for the making of an urgent and visceral music scene that got the attention of the media.

An intense period in the Brazilian music starred by bands such as Pin Ups, Killing Chainsaw, Second Come and Mickey Junkies. A chapter that was hidden is finally captured in a documentary.

"Tecla Tónica", Eduardo Morais

10:00 - 18:00

2016, 100min.

Electronic music is twice as old as rock n’ roll and, in Portugal, before its commercial emergency, many were the intervenients that tried to broaden their musical lexicon.

“Tecla Tónica” explores the alchemy of electronic music in Portugal and its intervenients whilst drawing the genesis of a machine like a synthesizer.  Registering the timeline of the technological evolution of the genre, this documentary travels through 80s electronic pop, by the emersion of sampling, culminating in the dancefloor’s freedom. Directed and produced by Eduardo Morais, the documentary comes from a sinergy between himself and Jameson Irish Whiskey during the year of 2015 and features musicians like Carlos Maria Trindade, José Cid, Carlos Zingaro, Vítor Rua, Tó Pereira, Moullinex and many others that represent this genre in Portugal.

"Sem Dentes: Banguela Records e a Turma de 94", Ricardo Alexandre

10:00 - 18:00

Rock has never been so Brazilian … and Brazil has never been so rock’n’roll as in data from the 1990s. Raimundos, Chico Science, Skank, Planet Hemp, Mundo Livre S / A and several other young bands changed the way to make electric music in the country, with much more originality and international quality.

The fourth film by journalist Ricardo Alexandre tells this whole story from a smaller story: that of Banguela Records, the label that the Titans created alongside producer Carlos Eduardo Miranda, launching bands such as Raimundos, Maskavo Roots, Graforreia Xilarmônica and others .

 

"Liveurope Chapters", Ana Viotti, Carlota Caldeira e Joana Batista

10:30 - 18:00

Liveurope, founded in 2014, is membership organisation that works as a quality label to guarantee the commitment of venues with the promotion of European diversity. The aim of Liveurope is to increase the inclusion of new and emerging European artists in the regular programming of clubs and venues, helping them to reach new audiences beyond the borders of their countries.

Since 2016, Musicbox has developed LIVEUROPE CHAPTERS, a series of mini-documentaries with some of the bands that played at the Lisbon venue. The videos work as a visual representation of what Liveurope stands for, exploring the relationships between the bands, Musicbox, the city of Lisbon and Europe.

05 Apr

Rethinking the digitalization of music: are streaming services providing another way of being indie?

14:00 - 15:00

The digitization of music changed the way we consume and produce music, thought as more democratic and accessible. With the emergence of streaming services, artists can benefit from these platforms where it’s possible to distribute music at low cost, giving them the means that rule out the need to be associated with any publisher or other intermediary. But can we talk about independence?

In a period in which the freedom of the Internet and the limits of its neutrality are at stake, we aim to discuss whether the digitization of music has given way to the democratization of music, allowing another form of indie being and its limits. Given the importance of metadata management, it will also be discussed and metadata are addressed by these services and how can artists benefit from them.

[Talk in English] 

Guest Speakers:

António Saraiva (PT)

Eamonn Forde (UK)

Marine Elgrichi (FR)

Manuel Lopes Rocha (PT)

Hugo Hernandez (ES)

The importance of venues in the cultural fabric of a city

15:30 - 16:30

Small and medium-sized music venues play a vital role in a healthy urban ecosystem, fomenting the development of a local ethos and creating tourism opportunities. Besides that, venues are spaces of experimentation where artists are given the opportunity of gaining audiences, contributing crucially to the establishment of specific music circuits. However, this portion of live music sector is being affected by cultural policies that tend to favour music festivals and arenas.

The role of music venues in energizing the city’s cultural fabric is discussed by Sérgio Hydalgo from Galeria Zé dos Bois, Philip Kolvin QC, Former Charmain of London’s Nigh Time Comission, and Audrey Guerre from Live DMA, an european network focused on promoting and defending the live music sector. Paulo Furtado (The Legendary Tigerman), an established artist that continues to prefer tours around small and medium-sized venues, will also take part in this talk.

[Talk in English] 

Guest Speakers:

Elise Phamgia (FR)

Audrey Guerre (FR)

Philip Kolvin QC (UK)

Paulo Furtado (PT)

Sérgio Hydalgo (PT)

Music Journalism: tools, strategies and targets

16:00 - 17:00

Different media specialized in music are using tools and communication strategies carried out in order to spread their contents in the digital era. Given the tendency to adopt standardized formats that are highly dependent on social networks, what are the differentiating factors that diverge media nowadays and how the music critics adjust to this new formats?

Guest Speakers:

Miguel Cadete (PT)

Vítor Belanciano (PT)

Marta Salicru (ES)

Helienne Lindvall (UK)

Luís Oliveira (PT)

Agents: Myths and Facts

17:00 - 18:00

A panel with some of the best european agents get together in this talk and share about their secret methods and practices to get their artists on international circuits as well as the components behind the selection of artists to work with.

Guest Speakers:

Isilda Sanches (PT)

Bob Van Heur (NL)

Márcio Laranjeira (PT)

Miguel Garrido (ES)

Cecile Communal (UK)

Brazilian Music Market Insights

15:30 - 16:30

Brazil is the biggest music market in Latin America, being on the top performing global markets for recorded music. Outstanding players in brazilian music market are responsible for propelling the exportation of this market’s features and specificities.

 

Guest Speakers:

Fabricio Nobre (BR)

Fabiana Batistela (BR)

Eduardo Porto (BR)

Communication and content creation

10:30 - 12:30

What’s your dream creative job? Want to know how to get it in just a few easy steps? The “Communication And Content Creation Masterclass” draws from Keith Vaz’s vast experience in the sectors of; the Music Industry, Social Media Industry, Filmmaking & Content Creation, Business & Team Management, and Commercials Directing in the Film Industry. Keith will share learnings and tangible takeaways from each sector, and most importantly, the secret keys and insider tricks for “How To Get Any Creative Job You Desire”… the overarching theme of this masterclass.

 

Guest Speakers:

Keith Vaz (UK)

From creation to remuneration: how to improve your revenues by better copyright management of your works?

14:30 - 15:30

As the music industry revenue recorded its second year of growth in 2016, music rights management is more than ever crucial for artists and music business professionals. Copyright revenue is the result of good copyright management. This starts with how the works are registered, but that is not all. How can we collectively deal with this increasingly challenging, complex and more and more international rights’ management?

Guest Speakers:

Aline Jelen (FR)

Virginia Dias Caron (FR)

Meet the Brazilian: SIM São Paulo Reception

18:00 - 19:30

SIM São Paulo invites for a networking session with Brazil. ATR will held a dj set.

Keynote interview: Alain Lahana

10:30 - 11:30

Alain Lahana is a concert promoter. When he was 17, he started to organise alternative gigs in Toulouse (France), which helped him land a job as part of the management team for Magma at 19. Alain has had many prestigious collaborations, from David Bowie, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode and Phil Collins.

In 1977, he created the first Punk festival in France with artists such as Clash, Police, The Damned, The Jam…

He went on to create Rat des Villes, promoting memorable concerts (his first at the Stade du France was in 1998 with the Rolling Stones), managing and producing artists (Carla Bruni, Paul Personne, Stephan Eicher) and promoting shows for Patti Smith, Iggy & the Stooges, Ayo, Rachid Taha, Saul Williams, Féfé, Zaza Fournier, GiedRé…

A life in the service of the music and the artists and so many stories to share.

Guest Speakers:

Alain Lahana (FR)

Allan McGowan (UK)

06 Apr

Music and Activism

17:00 - 18:00

Contrary to the idea that musicians are becoming disconnected to politics, there are artists and others music agents focused on restoring the idea of music as a politicised space. In this debate, artists that embrace collective activist actions and representatives of festivals whose programme addresses social causes discuss the impact that results from this political attitude.

Guest Speakers:

SONJA (PT)

Melissa Perales (DE)

Daniel Erlacher (AT)

José Moura (PT)

Rui Portulez (PT)

Music Moves Europe – The EU's ambition for the music sector

11:30 - 12:30

While the EU is at a crossroads between conflicting political visions, the debate on European values and identity has never been higher on the agenda. Culture, once a non-subject in the EU policy debate, is becoming a hot topic in this context. And music, being one of the biggest cultural and creative sectors, is now at the center of the stage.

“Music Moves Europe” is the action carried out by the European Union to pave the way for a fully-fledged European music funding programme after 2020. Initially developed in 2016 through meetings with key European music industry stakeholders to identify the main challenges facing the sector, this ambition action has received funding from the European Parliament to develop pilot activities in 2018. In times of changing dynamics in the industry, the Music Moves Europe action could dramatically change the way music operators are supported, funded and promoted at European level and beyond.

Our high-level panel of speakers will address the EU’s new strategy to support the music sector, the various challenges ahead, and the ambitious goal to set up the first ever European funding instrument for all the branches of the music ecosystem.

[Talk in English] 

Guest Speakers:

Fabien Miclet (FR)

Sarah Brunet (FR)

Matthieu Philibert (FR)

Sophie Goosens (BE)

Sofia Alves (PT)

Susana Costa Pereira (PT)

The now and then of Cape Verdean sounds

16:00 - 17:00

Cape Verde has a rich music heritage, being the birthplace of funaná, coladera, morna and batuque. Its music identity reflects the region’s diversity. The island’s music scene is starting to becoming more known through the new trends that aim to go beyond world music, resulting in a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. The Cape Verdean music scene is introduced by key players on the promotion and research for this country’s old and new best kept secrets.

 

Guest Speakers:

Wilson Vilares (AO)

Os Tubarões (CPV)

Miriam Brenner (NL)

If it's a brand, think like it: music marketing strategies for bands

10:30 - 12:30

Matthew Errington, Director of School of Music Business of London, shares his know-how about music marketing strategies that can help constructing the brand identity of a band. Matthew is also working as an artist manager. Matt will answer one of the common questions he gets asked: what is my brand and how do I define it, refine it, and implement it?

Drawing from his own career, he will explain the three important elements of discovering your brand identity and why it’s so important. Then, look at how to skillfully implement it for maximum effect and examining why brand in music is more important than ever, in this streaming dominated world, and how some changes can take you from a few hundred plays to millions.

Guest Speakers:

Matthew Errington (UK)

Meet the Brazilian

13:30 - 13:30

The Brazilian Music Market is the biggest market in Latin America and holds a position within the top 10 biggest music markets in the phonograph industry. Get a chance to know the brazilian professionals that are responsible for the exportation of the brazilian music.

Professionals: Juliano Zappia (Sete Mares), Eduardo Porto (Let’s Gig/ Festival Contato), Fabiana Batistela (SIM SÃO PAULO), Fabricio Nobre (Festival Bananada), Andre Bourgeois (Urban Jungle), Rodrigo da Matta (BossaFM) and Anabela Cunha (Connecting Dots).

Guest Speakers:

Fabricio Nobre (BR)

Fabiana Batistela (BR)

André Bourgeois (BR)

Eduardo Porto (BR)

Anabela Cunha (BR)

Meet the Spanish - Reception

18:00 - 19:30

Join the Spanish delegates for a networking reception. Professionals from Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic, Monkey Week or Charco Musica have already confirmed their presence.

In a year, we doubled the number of professionals involved and the sum of daily spectators. The evolution of the festival’s model provided extraordinary moments of debate and training while putting in contact professionals from all around the world.

MIL confirmed its mission of promoting the trends of alternative popular music, showing a diversity of national and international projects, with a special focus on the Portuguese-speaking and European music markets, aiming to build the bridge between the different continents.

Lisbon was the meeting point of the 608 delegates and professionals that went to MIL. 232 artists gave 76 shows in 8 venues. 2559 was the number of spectators present during the three days of the festival. 37 talks, masterclasses, presentations and meetings enabled MIL’s professional network.

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01 Jun

B Fachada (PT)

Benjamim (PT)

BISPO (PT)

Cachupa Psicadélica (CPV)

Capitão Fausto (PT)

Birdzzie & Cigarra (PT/BR)

Da Chick (PT)

DJ Firmeza (PT)

Douchka (FR)

FAON FAON (BE)

First Breath After Coma (PT)

Galgo (PT)

Lavoisier (PT)

Les Gordon (FR)

Leska (FR)

Marvel Lima (PT)

Mazgani (PT)

PAUS (PT)

Sensible Soccers (PT)

Midnight Ravers (UK/MA)

MOMO (BR)

Sonars (IT/UK)

Stone Dead (PT)

Sun Glitters (LUX)

Surma (PT)

Theo Lawrence & the Hearts (FR)

Theo Werneck (BR)

White Haus (PT)

02 Jun

Aamar (LUX)

Banda B'Leza (CPV)

Cave Story (PT)

CelesteMariposa (CPV)

Diron Animal (AO)

Duquesa (PT)

Golden Slumbers (PT)

Jibóia (PT)

Linda Martini (PT)

Luca Argel (BR)

DJ Maboku (PT)

Medeiros/Lucas (PT)

Scúru Fitchádu (PT)

Sunflowers (PT)

Éme (PT)

Mirror People (PT)

MOTTA (IT)

Quelle Dead Gazelle (PT)

Riding Pânico (PT)

Rocky Marsiano (PT)

Selma Uamusse (MOZ/PT)

You Can't Win Charlie Brown (PT)

Xinobi (PT)

Vaarwell (PT)

01 Jun

Adam Naas (FR)

01 Jun

Artist's rights in the digital era

18:30 - 19:30

For years, options for the future of the musical industry have been imagined. But the digital revolution disrupted the musical landscape. Commercial flows changed and are now in different hands. Transparency and equal distribution of the music industry’s resources and revenues are some of the preoccupations that affect the industry in the digital era and will be debated in this session.

Guest Speakers:

Raquel Laureano (PT)

Akotchayé Okio (BJ)

Virginia Dias Caron (FR)

Casper Clausen (DK)

Paulo Gouveia (PT)

Brazil: 210 million people you don't know, but you should

12:00 - 13:00

What are the main characteristics and behaviours of the largest Portuguese-speaking music market? How does it relate to the rest of the world, and what are the best strategies to reach it? A panel of Brazilian professionals will talk about the actual market in Brazil and speak about the opportunities the music industry offers in the country.
*This panel was co-organized by MIL and Adriana Belic.

Guest Speakers:

Adriana Belic (BR)

Ana Paula Fava (BR)

Maria Rita Stumpf (BR)

Fabiana Batistela (BR)

Marcos Passarini (BR)

Build a band

14:00 - 15:00

Many artists build their careers in a particular place but, at the same time, they have ambition to go further afield and win international recognition. How does one plan an international campaign in a way that it reaches the main European and international markets? This talk gathers a panel of international experts and professionals from different sectors of the music industry, to present and talk about the various types of campaigns and key strategies to promote artists and their work internationally.

Guest Speakers:

Pedro Trigueiro (PT)

Clotaire Buche (FR)

Allan McGowan (UK)

Paulo Ventura (PT)

Clementine Bunel (UK)

The Happy City

15:30 - 16:30

How can a city become more attractive to artists and the public? What factors and mechanisms are behind the transformation of a city into a creative and artistic hub? MIL’s first edition will bring together a group of professionals that will analyse these questions – approaching them through economical, political, artistic, social and demographic criteria from different cities of the world – to better comprehend the city as an important creative and artistic hub.

Guest Speakers:

Nuno Galopim (PT)

António Brito Guterres (PT)

Joana Gomes Cardoso (PT)

João Seixas (PT)

José Mateus (PT)

Paula André (PT)

Politcs and contemporary pop music: a possible relationship?

15:00 - 16:00

This session will explore the role of politics in the music industry, and consider how this relationship operates in different regions of the world. At a time where public subsidies for the cultural and creative sectors are decreasing, we need to think about new, alternative ways to distribute the available resources. Is there a better way of rethinking city planning and reassessing social and cultural politics, in order to achieve new cultural ambitions?

Guest Speakers:

Paula Guerra (PT)

Aurélie Fontaine (LUX)

Gunnar K.Madsen (DK)

Gustavo Cardoso (PT)

Rui Vieira Nery (PT)

The creative force of independent labels on the music market

16:00 - 17:00

The advent of digital technology brought radical changes to the relationship between the different elements inside the music industry. In this debate, the role of the independent labels and their relationship with the music industry will be discussed. With the economic crisis, the major record labels partially resigned their role of monitoring artists they represented. Did these developments benefit or paralyse the progress of independent labels? How do these independent bodies contribute to the creative process? Moreover, how do they see their future in the digital era?

Guest Speakers:

Rui Portulez (PT)

Wilson Vilares (AO)

José Moura (PT)

Hugo Ferreira (PT)

Céline Frezza (FR)

02 Jun

Artists and managers: reinventing a collaboration in progress

16:30 - 17:30

One role of the manager is to adapt to the artist’s reality. Nowadays, the artist-manager relationship is constantly challenged by new elements like new technologies, the economic crisis or the countless possibilities that social networks provide. What is the primary role of a manager in an artist’s career? Fund debut singles? Negotiate new contracts? Produce videos and social media content? What is the manager’s role in collecting royalties and related rights? Does the manager need to master every trick in the industry’s commercial playbook? Based on these questions, the relationship between the artist and the manager will be debated, taking into consideration the constant mutations that the sector itself imposes upon the artist and the creative process, plus production and distribution.
*This panel curated by ETIC.

Guest Speakers:

Miguel Magalhães (PT)

Miguel Leite (PT)

Paulo Ventura (PT)

Alex d'Alva Teixeira (PT)

Mafalda Veiga (PT)

Lusophone market 2030

14:00 - 15:00

The idea of a market with 270 million consumers is subject to debate and represents new opportunities. This session proposes a reflection on the main characteristics of the different Portuguese-speaking language markets.
*This panel was co-organized by MIL and Adriana Belic.

Guest Speakers:

Adriana Belic (BR)

Ivan Santos (CV)

Carlos Kessel (BR)

Manuel Silva (PT)

Luís Viegas (PT)

Music: History and trends in the portuguese speaking territory

17:30 - 18:30

Through history, different rhythms and cultures crossed paths in Portuguese speaking territories, leading to much diversity and new cultural expressions. In time these have been translated into innovative musical languages. In this debate, we propose a chronological journey through the history of Lusophonic sounds, guided by journalists and programmers who will share music and rhythms that mirror the originality and creativity of musical production in these countries.

Guest Speakers:

Rui Miguel Abreu (PT)

Pedro Coquenão (AO)

João Gomes (PT)

Carlos Martins (PT)

Portuguese market: state of the art

18:30 - 19:30

In this session, the Portuguese music industry will be debated. How well are we doing and where are we going? Through a reflection on the problems that affect the sector and an analysis of good practices, this conversation aims to examine the present and future the music industry in Portugal.
*This panel curated by Why Portugal.

Guest Speakers:

Jorge Bizarro (PT)

David Santos (PT)

João Vieira (PT)

John Gonçalves (PT)

The art of programming

12:00 - 13:00

What are the main criteria for booking an artist for a festival? What are the possible scenarios? What problems and approaches can we anticipate? From sales to social media interaction and press coverage, which are the most relevant audience indicators? How does the relationship between the music programmer and the other professionals of the sector affect their work? These and other questions will be debated by a group of European programmers who will meet to talk about their work and share their vision about the main challenges of the art of music programming.

Guest Speakers:

Isilda Sanches (PT)

Fruzsina Szep (DE/HU)

Aziliz Benech (FR)

Vanessa Careta (PT)

Steve Zapp (UK)

MIL’s first edition gathered for the first time in Lisbon 332 professionals and 218 artists. MIL 2017 hosted 52 shows in 6 music venues and 12 debates, masterclasses and keynotes.

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