You still have the chance! We opened a new window for you to submit your INES#talent 2021 application. Deadline has been extended until August 16. The INES#talent status is valid for 2 days and is a quality stamp to export your music to Europe, don’t miss you chance.
Apply now to increase your chances to get booked at some of the 20 INES showcase festival participating: @budapestshowcasehub @copopfestival @springbreakshowcase @focuswales @kontakt_beograd @linecheckfestival @liveatheart @liverpoolsoundcity @m4musicfestival @ment_ljubljana @monkey_week @musicshowcasegr @nouvelleprague @pinmusiconference @sharpefestival @svfestival @wavesvienna @westwaylab and @whatsnextinmusic
:PAPERCUTZ from Portugal are leading the top 25 of INES#talent Growth Charts in July. Fresh in the album ‘King Ruiner’ released last March 2020. Discover the top 25 INES#talents that are trending at the moment! Powered by gigmit Fan Insights and based on their Spotify and Facebook growth of the last 28 days.
We are now entering the last two weeks to submit the application to the INES#talent 2021 selection. Your band or music project may have the thrilling opportunity to circulate through Europe among the 20 festivals of the INES Showcase Festival Network. Apply now here ➞ https://bit.ly/30ftlxg
At a time of great complexity and uncertainty, it seems incredible that almost everything comes down to a very simple question: what now? It is that question that we ask at many crossroads in our lives and from which so many others derive. Immediately, we will have to learn to take care of each other, in the artistic communities and direct the efforts of the creative industry to minimize the impacts on the conditions in which we live, in order to remain creative.
The gigmit platform with which Westway LAB is associated promoted a debate around several realms of interest to namely musicians, agents and concert promoters. The conversation with artist Kalben from Turkey; Thomas Heher, from the Waves Vienna festival (our fellow at INES Showcase Festival Network) and Marcus Fitzgerald from the gigmit platform, is available online on Youtube.
Jennifer Pague’s project Vita and the Woolf has new music out. The new album ‘Ann Ohio’ is scheduled due august 21. Confetti is the third single from the album. Jennifer Pague was in Guimarães for the 2018 Westway LAB. Besides the concert, she also worked with Bruno Miguel, from :PAPERCUTZ, at the artist residencies.
Applications for INES#talent call for the 2021 pool is open and running until the end of July. Artists can now apply following the link below. This is a chance to play live in showcase festivals around Europe. INES Showcase Festival Network has 20 festivals in 19 European countries. 2021 pool will select over 70 artists that may have the chance to show their work to international bookers and record labels.
Established in 2014, Westway LAB hosted a total of 74 artists in residency so far, in Candoso Creation Centre, during its 6 editions.
A lot of new music was created, new projects were born and most of all, a lot of value was added to these artists’ musical path. Be it by provoking the evolution of their creative process or through connections made during the festival, which boosted their touring circuit.
Considering that this year’s edition was transposed from spring to fall and considering that these confinement times are keeping us apart, we felt it was the moment to bring back the importance of being together by calling these artists to ask them how their Westway LAB experience was.
Next Friday, May 8, we’ll start to publish small videos with testimonials from some artists that were involved on the Artist Residencies, during those 6 editions of Westway LAB.
The first goal of this is bringing forth the real feeling of building a true community and breaking boundaries together. The second goal is finding ways to shape new collective projects that will fit in tomorrow’s reality.
We hope you get inspired by these messages as the future will push us into new creative challenges together.
Allan McGowan who was conference speaker at the 2019 edition of Westway LAB, has a handful of stories about music business where he himself acts as a character. He started working on record stores and then joined Chrysalis Agency.
From an aspiring artist (he was into drawing art) to a wide circuit agent, McGowan was among the first agents that booked tours in different countries in Europe. He was at MIDEM when the music business really started its grand transformations.
With all this experience, Allan McGowan is a respected speaker and moderator in conferences around the world. This is an in-depth interview to Pollstar website that is worth to watch or read here ➞ http://tiny.cc/fmyomz.
Follow all protection rules. Stay calm and listen to some music. Westway LAB October 14—17. #westwaylab
Westway Lab Festival is a collaborative platform, a living and organic laboratory, of experimentation and stimulus to creativity whose goal is to bring together, in the same city, acclaimed and emerging, international and national, innovative and purists artists during a period of music creation, video, urban interventions, architecture and thought played out through the development of activities such as artistic residencies, creative ateliers, showcases, concerts and talks.