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September 2016



Focus on music, innovation and media at Eurosonic Noorderslag conference

Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music platform, announces the first topics of the international conference. In co-operation with VPRO Medialab, Eurosonic is launching a new programme line on the Future of Media. Furthermore, legendary German promoter Ossy Hoppe will be delivering a keynote interview. Eurosonic Noorderslag offers a conference, a showcase festival and several award shows. The event is taking place in Groningen form the 11th up and to the 14th of January, 2017. The daytime programme will feature keynotes, masterclasses, workshops and presentations on innovation in the music sector.

The annual Eurosonic Noorderslag conference attracts 4000 professionals from 40 countries and is the most prominent European conference for the music industry and media sector. The conference is held in Groningen and features over 175 panels, meetings and workshops. Read more about the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference programme.

Future of Media
In co-operation with VPRO Medialab, Eurosonic Noorderslag is launching the Future of Media program line. “Dutch broadcaster VPRO is ahead of the game in the media world,” says creative director Peter Smidt: “This is not just relevant for the music industry, but also in a broader sense, as in how we relate to digital media in the twenty-first century, and what that is going to mean to our lives.” Future of Media-speakers and topics will be announced in the coming weeks.

Keynote interview Ossy Hoppe
Ossy Hoppe (DEAG/Wizard Promotions) is a legendary concert promoter and one of the most successful and respected professionals in the German live music scene. At his Eurosonic Noorderslag keynote, he will be interviewed by Allan McGowan.

Other conference lines at Eurosonic Noorderslag include Buma Music meets Tech (on innovation and tech) and the European Production & Innovation Conference (EPIC) on new development in the event production industry.

About Eurosonic Noorderslag
Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record in 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.

Tickets for the conference are available through the ESNS website. Festival tickets will be available this autumn.