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GramArt and MØST presents: Eurosonic, a portal to Europe
    Friday February 17, 2012 10:45am - 11:45am @ Safety Pin
    The Dutch industry festival Eurosonic Noorderslag have served as an important gateway to the European live market for many artists. But what does it really take to secure a gig at the festival? What does Eurosonic look for when they pick artists? How do you prepare to play there and how should you work Eurosonic once you’re there?Artistic director of Eurosonic Noorderslag, Peter Smidt, gives an insight into Eurosonics influence on the European market. A showcase at Eurosonic has been a catalyst for many artists and bands, Peter Smidt will talk about how they work, what they are looking for and how bands might improve their chances of being invited to play. Peter Smidt has worked as musician, in record stores, as a band manager and booking agent. He started working for Buma Cultuur in 1995, a partner and co-organiser of Noorderslag, EuroSonic and is the organiser of Noorderslag Seminar, The annual Musicians Day, Amsterdam Dance Event, Buma Rotterdam Beats and other music and music business events. As founder and creative director of Eurosonic Noorderslag, Smidt is creating a platform for professionals and media with a better circulation of European repertoire in Europe as goal.
    Type Seminar (delegates only)

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