HEMI is a European co-funded project working to strengthen and expand the horizontal value chain and sustainable cooperative business model of professionals operating in the Music Industry of Central and South-Eastern Europe.
The Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) is a European cooperation project initiated by a consortium of 10 partners from 9 countries of Central and South Eastern Europe (CSEE). HEMIs consortium is developed as a Cluster, and includes Public and Private organizations, Associations, Festival & Live event Organizers, Export Offices, Music Business school and showcase festivals. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for 4 years (2020-23), HEMI aims to strengthen and expand the horizontal value chain and the cooperative model among the joining organizations operating in the Music Industry and in the Live Music sector of CSEE region.
Technopolis City of Athens (Greece)
Technopolis organization has implemented over 150 different projects in the last years, campaigns and other activities. Since its foundation, most Technopolis venues (museum, open stage for live events, radio station, exhibition venues, innovation hub, restaurant etc…) have become accessible and have been visited by more than 14 million visitors (more than 800 000 visitors / year).
Athens Music Week (Greece / partner’s event)
…main goal is to promote Music as a tool for local development and drive innovation between stakeholders of the CCIs, entertainment and the music industry, in order to foster curiosity, boost creativity, entrepreneurship and social cohesion! AMWs is planned as a multifaceted music experience event. With 4 complementary pillars – Music & the City, Music Convention, Athens Music Walk, Music Innovation Hub – overall event is designed to motivate the broader public, to widen the music boundaries of music lovers and to enhance the creative process and the sustainable development of creative artists, musicians and professionals of the music sector.
Almost Famous Music Business School (Hungary)
..was founded In 2008 by four music business experts in Budapest. The school has several courses, and the main areas where focus are the music management, the sponsorship and communication, the live industry – festivals and the digital music distribution. More than 200 students have participated in the courses in the past 10 years, and more than 60% are working in the Hungarian music business. They are music managers, publishers, stage managers or tour managers.
Mastering the Music Business (Romania / partner’s event)
MMB has become the leading music business conference in Romania and one of the most relevant music industry events in Europe. In between the annual conference editions, we are organizing several workshops (about music & instruments, music production, music business etc). RAW Music is also performing as an export office for Romanian artists, facilitating connections of the Balkan region with CEE countries and professionals shows in major European music events such as Nouvelle Prague or BUSH showcases.
Foundation EXIT is an official organiser of Exit Festival Novi Sad; Sea Dance Festival, Budva, Montenegro; F84, Jahorina, Bosnia & Herzegovina; NO SLEEP Belgrade; and Revolution, Timisoara, Romania. EXIT festival, a world-renowned and award-winning music festival that takes place every July since 2001 within the location of medieval Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad is one of the greatest cultural, social and entertainment events in the world. Since its foundation it has been visited by more than 3 million visitors from more than 70 countries (more than 200 000 visitors each year).
Fundacja Krakowska Scena Muzyczna (Poland)
KSM organizes educational activities for emerging bands, musicians, managers and other industry members since 2013. It also produces Tak Brzmi Miasto a conference & showcase festival with main focus is on the training part. Since 2016, KSM has provided over 30 panels, lectures, workshops and meetings with a specific thematic per edition (2016: Export, 2017: Co-operation, 2018: Education). So far, throughout seven editions, it hosted experts from 23 different countries, over 2.500 attendees and delegates.
SoundCzech (Czech Republic)
The mission of SoundCzech is to facilitate the development of the Czech music industry in a wide range of genres such as world music, rock, pop, electronic music, hip-hop, jazz, alternative music and other under genres and fusions. It also organize a local industry meetings incorporated in Nouvelle Prague conference. SoundCzech’s director is the initiator of the “CEEntral Party” concept events facilitating connections of countries from Baltics to Balkan and professionals shows in major European music events such as Eurosonic, Waves Vienna or Reeperbahn, or C/O. Pop showcase festivals.
Kraków Festival Office (Poland)
Kraków Festival Office organizes around 50 festivals, events and meeting, co-organize around 40 events in the city and cooperates with 400 partners (institutions, NGOs, stakeholders) per year. It undertakes big activities in the field of music, literature and film as well as smaller activities dedicated to citizens of particular districts of Kraków. Events like the Film Music Festival, Conrad Festival, Wianki – Music Day /Fete de la Musique, Miłosz Poetry Festival attracts thousands of audience.
Music Estonia (Estonia)
…a music industry development centre and export office in Estonia. With the aim to develop Estonian music industry into a profitable and innovative sector that exports its services, products and trademarks worldwide. Main activities include providing a unified marketing platform for local music businesses and representing them at sector events globally, constantly developing the international network and collaborations, organising seminars and workshops, contributing to surveys in the field, participating in international projects and organisations.
Slovenian Music Information Center (Slovenia)
SIGIC produces, coordinates or support annually hundreds of Music events, encompassing educational and training activities, support to festival and conferences or export activities. As a promoter, a supporter and collaborator of MENT Ljubljana, it supports the first Slovenian music Showcase festival and conference, co-produced by Kino Šiška.