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December 2013



Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference presents: Buma Music meets Tech programme and award

The Buma Music meets Tech programme is new this year at Eurosonic Noorderslag. Building on the Interactive Programme as it was previously known, changes to the concept have now been made. First of all the focus is now specifically on innovative concepts in the crossroads of where music meets tech in new and exciting ways, helping us look into the future of the music industry. The programme currently spans three days, in which companies will show us what they bring to the Buma Music meets Tech table.

Thursday (January 16, 2014)  – Buma Music meets Tech Pro
We kick off with Jean O’Keefe (Producer SXSW Interactive) Who will give us an update on everything happening at SXSW.

Showcases by: Youtube, Last.FM, Shazam, Spotify, Deezer and others.

Friday (January 17, 2014) – Buma Music meets Tech showcase and award programme
Together with our special guest moderator Ralph Simon, we discover who are the hot new start-ups in the world of music tech.

Showcases by: MPMe, Strange Thoughts, MusicXip, Wholeworldband and others.

At the end of the day a professional jury will pick one start-up as best of class and will award them with the Buma Music meets Tech Award and an € 5000 prize!

Saturday (January 18, 2014) – Buma Music meets Tech live
We’ll find out what’s hot and happening in innovation for the live music sector.

Showcases by: Gigstarter, Timesquare, Greencopper, Makelight and others.


Buma Music meets Tech Award

The Buma Music meets Tech Award is intended to kick-start new and innovative music-related initiatives. By giving this award, Buma wants to support innovation and make continuing development of new music-related concepts possible.

Initiatives that can be considered for the award are those in areas where music, technology and communications overlap. In addition, copyright aspects are taken into account and a carefully considered business model must underpin the concept. The initiatives with the greatest added value for users, fans or artists can be eligible for the Buma Music meets Tech Award. New concepts that meet these criteria can be registered until next Monday, December 16, 2013.

Buma would like to provide a platform for innovative concepts. Submissions therefore also have a chance of becoming part of the showcase programme at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014, where they can be presented to an international audience of professionals. There is a cash award of €5,000 for the winner.

The jury
The jury will comprise of professionals with experience in the technology and music industries. They will be looking for concepts that transcend the established boundaries, using the information submitted to assess the entries in terms of innovativeness and added value.

Conference registrations can be purchased through