15.16.17 SET‘21


The future of culture is the future of live

August 12, 2021 Convention

Discover our convention programe.

Believing that the future of culture is the future of live, MIL’s convention programme introduces a reflection on the need of protecting live culture’s ecosystem. At the same time, it thinks critically about current digital transformation and its consequences.


Andy C. Pratt, academic and a consultant for cultural economics features a keynote about long-term strategies to recover the sector and its agents. There are also two keynote talks to see this edition: Linn da Quebrada, participating online, e Lila Fadista share their own tales of (r)existence, and songwriter Tom Gray and journalist Liz Pelly discuss other possibilities for digital transformation.

The future of culture is the future of live with Andy Pratt

A luta é premente, a voz é veemente”: narrativas de (r)existência com Linn da Quebrada e Lila Fadista

Another way for digital transformation with Liz Pelly & Tom Gray


There will also be three masterclasses at this festival: Chi Chi NwakodoSony Creative Sync Executive, presents a class on music syncIgnasi Labastida i Juan, Creative Commons promoter in Spain, hosts a masterclass on digital literacy and new approaches for intellectual property, sharing and accessing content, and Jonathan Goodacre, member of The Audience Agency, gives a masterclass on audience development for live music.

Getting the most out of music sync with Chi Chi Nwakodo

New approaches to digital intellectual property with Ignasi Labastida i Juan

The changing audience for live music – before during and after the pandemic with The Audience Agency


There will be around 20 talks on current hot topics in the music and culture sector as well as a workshop programme led by specialized professionals, looking to share tools and empower artists and professionals. See the topics that will be discussed and the first speakers confirmed below. 

Breaking big music tech consolidation
Cultural journalism in the new populist times

The future of author’s copyright
Can streaming be fixed?
Rooting the Avant-garde in Traditional Stocks: Musical Dialogues in Uncertain Times
The future of music is live
Consider local music scenes
Acts of resistance, networks of hope
Cultural policies: long-term strategies for the sector
Empowerment through access
The present and the future of cultural programming for children and families
How do arts and cultural spaces interact with neighborhood changes?
A new generation of artists may be lost. How to fight that?
Live touring A.C: challenges and strategies
New perspectives for music festivals
Making an impact with – and out of – art
Connecting Portugal <> España
How bad is it?
Ethics and sustainability in the music and cultural sectors

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