Panelists

Annet X

She was able to gain attention at an early age as a blogger under the pseudonym AnnBloggerKid. From an early age, she was drawn to music, and then Ben Cristovao pulled…

Atkinson Lucy

Lucy Atkinson is a booking agent at Earth Music Agency representing artists including Dorian Electra, Erika de Casier, Iglooghost, and Ecco2k. Gaining experience across multiple genres in both live and DJ…

Berezňák Michal

Michal Berezňák is a concert and festival manager by profession as well as by heart. He is also the head of LALA Slovak Music Export, an initiative that supports, educates and…

Čajčík David

Booker, promoter, and journalist. In 2013, he co-founded the concert agency Heartnoize Promotion, with which he brought hundreds of world alternative names to the Czech Republic, such as Black Midi,…

Delfino Ricardo

Founder, booker, and fundraiser of the music festival Top RoofTop fest in Karlovy Vary, founder of Wild Delfino Booking, booking agent of the bands The Wild Roots and Seventh Passion,…

Dobrovics Brenda

Health and social psychology graduate focusing on behavior change and her research about the effects of music. During her studies, she started as a coordinator for Sofar Sounds Prague and went…

Douglas Veronika

Since 1997, she has been working at the largest music publishing house Universal (formerly PolyGram), where she is in charge of PR and marketing of international artists and exporting domestic artists…

Faix Martin

He has been editor in chief of webzine musicweb.cz since 2013. Before musicweb.cz I started to write articles for magazine topzine.cz. I am interested in jazz music, especially in jazz fusion. I also…

Fitzgerald Marcus

Marcus Fitzgerald has been the CEO of gigmit since 2012, one of Europe’s leading online platforms for live music bookings with over 140,000 users (bands, DJs, festivals, venues, promoters). Since…

Gregor Robert

He’s the editor-in-chief of New Model Radio and the owner of Gregor Agency – music agency and label since 1992 (Gregor Agency – G.A. Records since 2007) which supports and…

Helcl Miroslav

As an A&R manager at BrainZone, he has collaborated on albums by David Koller, Anna K., Chinaski, and Lucie. He started his solo project KLARA with Klára Vytisková. In addition…

Horák Ondřej

Hudební novinář píšící například pro Aktuálně.cz, Headliner a další média. Prošel kulturní redakcí Týdne, v současné době také vedoucí redakce iReport. Jako aktivní hudebník působil například v The Chancers, aktuálně v All Mad Here. Web…

Jirků Veronika

Veronika Jirků graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, majoring in Arts management. During her studies, she started with production by working at Letní Letná, a new theater festival, and circus, and…

Kaňa Adam

Production & technical production in Elekce Promotion & production at Fource Entertainment Booking & production at Colours of Ostrava   Current activity: Booking & production at Mladí ladí jazz, Koncert…

Kaščák Michal

Promoter, musician, composer, and lyricist. At the age of thirteen, he was performing mainly in the underground clubs of communist Czechoslovakia, with a band Bez ladu a skladu they participated at the…

Klíma Václav

Hudební dramaturg, produkční a booking agent. Je zakladatelem promotérské společnosti Heartnoize Promotion, která v České Republice uspořádala stovky koncertů alternativní hudby v širokém žánrovém rozpětí a spolupořádala festivaly Moody Moon Noize, Jednota Kalvárie a Jednota Soulkostel….

Koloničná Markéta

For four years, she has been editor-in-chief of the internet music portal MonsterMusic, which focuses mainly on the alternative scene. She loves live music and a festival atmosphere. She has worked…

Kománková Jana

Jana is a music journalist turned culture journalist turned entrepreneur.

 She founded protisedi.cz and has grown it into one of the Czech Republic’s top independent style and culture websites,. She’s closed deals…

Košťálek Filip

Filip is a booker and a member of a programming team of Colours of Ostrava festival, the biggest international festival in the Czech Republic. He also cooperates with other projects of Colour Production…

Kozumplík Martin

In May 2009, he co-founded the KYEO shows agency with Jana Apačka Grygarová, which, in addition to its promotional activities, began publishing Full Moon magazine in 2010. Currently within the…

Kroeske Jan Douwe

Dutch radio- and television host. He is the founder and CEO of Double 2 Media Productions, based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Double 2 is an independent production company, specialized in…

Landštof David

David Landštof is a drummer by profession. He played with Lenka Dusilová, Radůza, Xindl X, Aneta Langerová, Druhá Tráva, and so on. As a producer, he created a project called Wabi a Ďáblovo stádo….

Lichnovský Zdeněk

He graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University, where he completed a bachelor’s thesis on the specifics of Radio Wave broadcasting. He then continued his studies at the Faculty of…

Ludvíková Petra

Booker, manager, DJ, and promoter. Since 2006 she has been working as a booker for Palace Akropolis, organizing, for example, concerts of the EuroConnections project and working as a Czech coordinator in…

Martínková Aneta

As a musician, she released her debut album First I Thought Everyone’s Staring at Me under the name Margo. She is studying New Media Studies at Charles University and has worked for…

Mašátová Anna

Anna is a freelance music journalist, PR specialist, a member of the grant committee for the Ministry of Culture for Alternative Music and conference director of Nouvelle Prague. She also manages the Belarussian-Czech…

Moonen Faas

Faas Moonen is an Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. He is the initiator of the GEM-tower. GEM-tower is an eye-catching tower that is developed to…

Music Export Poland: Tamara Kamińska & Marek Hojda

Tamara Kamińska Since 2012, she worked as Deputy Director for the the Katowice City of Gardens Culture Institution (which organised events such as the JazzArt Festival, Sound Gardens Festival, Annual…

Musicpress.sk: David Majerský & Daniel Hevier ml.

MusicPress.sk music magazine was found in 2007. The magazine based in Bratislava has gathered around many permanent editors and photographers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, cooperates with domestic and…

Nádler Daniel

His musical journey began in high school when he became interested in journalism. He published his first articles in internet media such as Czechmag or iReport. The first big challenge…

Nguyen David

David is a booker for Rock for People – one of the major festivals in the Czech Republic. The 26th edition of the festival will be on 10th – 12th July…

Nový Jakub

Místopředseda Svazu autorů a interpretů (SAI), předseda České obce hudební (ČOH), ale také nadšený hudebník a pořadatel menších koncertů. Dlouhodobě se věnuje osvětě hudebníků v oblasti autorského práva a lobbingu za hudební sektor a kulturu. Web…

Nunnelly Kokeš Vašek

Vašek Nunnelly Kokeš, Star Trek lover, publishing articles, reviews, and interviews about audiovisual culture on web zins such as Defekt and The Aardvark since 2006, later in other periodicals such…

Ostrouchov Petr

Musician, composer, producer, and lawyer Petr Ostrouchov lectures about copyrights at FAMU and is the founder of the Anděl award-winning publishing house Animal Music. Petr Ostrouchov holds the Personality of…

Palovčík Marcel

Marcel Palovčík is the main man of Barrák music club in Ostrava. He has been active in the music scene for 15 years. During this time, he has organized and…

Pařízek Michal

Michal Pařízek is the editor-in-chief of Full Moon magazine, where he has been working since its establishment in 2010. He has been publishing since 2002, also in media such as…

Pastorková Saša

Saša Pastorková comes from Banská Štiavnica. She is the founder of the civic association Spectaculum, which currently works more like independent music organization Spectaculum production, which covers most of her…

Pospíšil Jiří

Promoter of independent culture in Brno for twenty years. Dramaturg of the music club Kabinet MÚZ, curator of the vinyl store and label Kabinet Records. Reviewer and member of the oldest…

Řičicová Hana

She studied journalism at college and media studies at the university, worked in the culture office at the Czech radio station, and in various positions on Radio Wave, where she…

Rustical Records: Pavel Šmíd & Martin Píro

Rustical Records is an independent recording studio that Martin Píro and Pavel Šmíd—who form the production, composing, and arranging team that lies at the root of the King’N’Doom project with…

Shina (Jana Lokšenicová)

In 2001, together with her partner Daniel Salontay, she founded the band Dlhé diely, soon after band Longital and the Slnko records publishing house, which she is running until today….

Šíma Jakub

When Jakub Šíma was walking in the second grade of elementary school with studio headphones on, others were wondering. Long nights spent alone in the woods with an internet connection…

Sládek Michal

An architect and humanist Michal, has been working for Pohoda festival (Slovakia) since 2015 as the head of production and sustainability. Pohoda received the Green operation award in 2017 and…

Šmolíková Hedvika

Hedvika has been working in the music industry since 2006. Between 2014 – 2017, she was an executive producer of České hrady.cz festival, Moravské hrady.cz, Slovenské hrady.sk, and Kašpárkohraní. From…

Soós Balázs

Operating in the Hungarian live music industry since 2004. Currently Promoter and booker at A38 Ship leading Budapest based mid size club and various Hungarian summer festivals as a consultant. Ex…

Štěpánek Přemysl

In the years 1999 – 2002 he worked for the club Stará Pekárna, from 2002 to the present is in the independent music publishing house Indies Scope. In 2012 he…

Svíba Dušan

Dušan Svíba is founder and booking agent at Earth Music, the Czech based booking agency established in 2002, active within Central European territory and focused on genres like americana, alt-country,…

Thomes Michal

Graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology and in 1995 co-founded the festival Rock for People. He became the chairman of the festival association FESTAS, which unites 23 Czech…

Thornhill James

Journalist, marketer, DJ and curator working out of the Midlands, UK. He is a regular writer for Electronic Sound magazine, with work published by Notion, DrownedinSound, Line of Best Fit, Louder,…

Toxxx Hugo

Veteran and one of the most prominent figures on the Czech rap scene. After starting with James Cole, with whom he performed in the bands K.O. Kru, Supercroo, and the…

Vedral Honza

Music journalist, editor-in-chief of Headliner magazine. He wrote authorized biographies about Ivan Král in 2019, Meky Žbirka in 2016 and is a co-author of the book about radio director Jiří Horčička…

Vidomus Eliška

Eliška Vidomus graduated from journalism at college, composition at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, and musicology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. Since 2011 she has been cooperating with…

Zápotocký Jen

Jen Zápotocký is one of the founders of the Scale agency, which, besides Colors of Ostrava, also works for Signal Festival, the International Festival THEATRE, and the Pilsen Region. At…

Zapp Steve

I am an international booking agent at ITB working with artists including Biffy Clyro, Courteeners, Papa Roach, Editors, Public Service Broadcasting, Soulfly, The Lemonheads.  Helping building long-term live careers is…

Zelenay Tibor

He has been working in culture for over 30 years, starting in 1986 in Slovak film production in Bratislava by creating film props. Later he worked as an entrepreneur on…