SHOWCASES DAS RESIDÊNCIAS ARTÍSTICAS

A criação artística é um dos mais distintivos vetores do Westway Lab. Um processo que reúne, durante uma semana, músicos de diferentes geografias e estilos musicais, no Centro de Criação de Candoso, colocando-lhes como desafio a experimentação sem limites, com apresentação dos resultados no Café Concerto do CCVF nos dias 05 e 06 de abril, às 21h30. No palco do Café Concerto do CCVF vamos, assim, poder assistir às atuações dos projetos Jaran com Yafeni e Buslav com Urso Bardo (dia 05); The Courettes com Nick Suave, seguidos dos III, grupo composto por Guillermo de Llera Blanes, Júnior, Pedro Coquenão (dia 6).

Após os showcases das residências artísticas, seguem-se os concertos da banda sueca The Mondanes (dia 05) e dos noruegueses Yuma Sun (dia 06). Os The Mondanes caraterizam-se pela versatilidade com que misturam géneros como a pop, a folk, o rock e a soul, com influências na década de 60 do século passado, aliada a uma certa modernidade através de um indie mais dançável. Os Yuma Sun definem o seu estilo como “Doomsday Rock”, numa sonoridade que funde dark rock, rock’n’roll, blues e até mesmo alguns laivos de country, criando um cenário apocalíptico que leva o público a paisagens desérticas.

QUARTA 05 ABRIL | 21H30
CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
[JARAN + YAFENI / BUSLAV + URSO BARDO]
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THE MONDANES

Os The Mondanes chegam ao Westway Lab como um dos mais excitantes novos projetos da cena musical sueca. O som que tocam define-se pela versatilidade com que misturam géneros como a pop, a folk, o rock e a soul, com influências na década de 60 do século passado, aliada a uma certa modernidade através de um indie mais dançável. Estrearam-se com o EP “Freeze Out” (2015) e lançam esta primavera um novo single, “Out of Sight”, onde elevam a fasquia com melodias ainda mais cativantes. A banda é já conhecida pelas entusiasmantes atuações ao vivo e por isso espera-se um grande concerto no festival. Antes da banda sueca, o Café Concerto do CCVF acolhe as atuações de Jaran com Yafeni e Buslav com Urso Bardo, músicos que estiveram em residência artística no Centro de Criação de Candoso e que apresentam, agora, o resultado do trabalho desenvolvido em conjunto.

The Mondanes arrive at the Westway Lab as one of the most exciting new groups on the Swedish music scene. Their sound is defined by a versatility that is a blending of genres such as pop, folk, rock, and soul, with influences from the 1960s allied with a certain modernity given its more danceable indie feel. They will premiere their EP “Freeze Out” from 2015 and this spring will release a new single, “Out of Sight,” which raises the bar with even more captivating melodies. The band is already known for its exciting live performances and for that reason a great concert is surely in store at the festival. Prior to the Swedish band`s taking the stage, the CCVF Café Concerto welcomes the performances of Jaran with Yafeni, and Buslav with Urso Bardo, musicians who have been artists-in-residence at the Centro da Criação in Candoso and who are now presenting the results of their collaborative work at Westway.

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The Mondanes
Karl-Johan Gydell voz, guitarra acústica
Jonas Ben Rahmoun voz, guitarra elétrica
Nicolas Velasquez guitarra elétrica
Jonathan Ryberg voz, baixo
Love Nurmi voz, bateria

QUINTA 06 ABRIL | 21H30
CCVF / CAFÉ CONCERTO
[THE COURETTES + NICK SUAVE / III]
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YUMA SUN

Os Yuma Sun vêm da Noruega para o Westway Lab onde é esperada uma grande atuação ao vivo, uma vez que a banda é conhecida pela sua entrega em palco. Definem o seu estilo como “Doomsday Rock”, numa sonoridade que funde dark rock, rock’n’roll, blues e até mesmo alguns laivos de country, criando um cenário apocalíptico que leva o público a paisagens desérticas. As músicas pintam um ambiente soturno, onde se sente melancolia nas cordas da guitarra e a bateria imprime um som mais profundo e pesado que nos remete para profundezas que encenam cenários infernais. Em 2016, lançaram o último álbum, “Watch Us Burn”. A anteceder este concerto, atuam os The Courettes com Nick Suave, seguidos dos III (Guillermo de Llera Blanes, Júnior, Pedro Coquenão), que apresentam o resultado do trabalho desenvolvido em residência artística no âmbito do Westway Lab.

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Yuma Sun
Jaran guitarra acústica, fiddle e voz
Bjørn guitarra barítono e lap steel
Hein baixo
Andreas bateria
Espen guitarra e trompete

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Maiores de 12

WHY PORTUGAL EVENT

WHY PORTUGAL EVENT
SESSÕES PARALELAS

A Associação Empresarial WHY Portugal, cluster da música portuguesa e plataforma de internacionalização da mesma, tem a honra de colaborar com o Westway Lab PRO na realização da edição “0”, ou pré-edição, do WHY Portugal Event.
Tendo no seu ADN a partilha de conhecimento através de eventos, conferências e plataformas desenvolvidas através de relações internacionais com profissionais ou ramos de consultadoria dos maiores eventos profissionais de música à escala global, tais como o Eurosonic, a WOMEX, ou o SXSW, por exemplo, o WHY Portugal Event visa atrair a Portugal este mesmo conhecimento desenvolvendo relações de trabalho com estes e outros eventos. Um primeiro exemplo deste tipo de partilha de conhecimento é a relação que aporta ao Westway Lab, enquanto evento acolhedor, da sessão especial desta edição do Westway PRO dedicada aos festivais SXSW e SXSW Film.
Para além dessa sessão e da apresentação de vários conteúdos ligados ao SXSW, o WHY Portugal Event apresenta, ainda, uma sequência de sessões paralelas de partilha de conhecimento orientado para os novos processos de internacionalização e monetização. O WHY Portugal Event visa capacitar as empresas do cluster da música e indústrias criativas e os seus profissionais numa sequência de roundtables no Palácio Vila Flor, numa programação paralela ao Westway Lab PRO, convidando uma série de oradores internacionais que vêm, muitos deles pela primeira vez, a Portugal partilhar o seu conhecimento seja sobre a indústria da música, novas tecnologias, media tradicional e digital, direitos, music publishing, sincronizações e outros ramos. Terá início a 06 de abril com Markus Linde, da Thag’s Agent (ALE), que abre a discussão em torno da supervisão musical, uma atividade profissional que é, até à data, pouco conhecida em Portugal; tendo como encerramento, no sábado, dia 8, uma sessão sobre e educação musical e o ponto de cruzamento entre a música “amadora” e a sua integração na indústria da música, tendo como case study uma escola holandesa. Entre estas sessões, contamos ainda com as seguintes Parallel Sessions durante o Westway PRO:

QUINTA 06

12h00 O que é a supervisão musical?
Markus Linde, da Thag’s Agent (ALE), discute uma atividade profissional que é, até à data, pouco conhecida em Portugal – e a relevância do seu desenvolvimento no que diz respeito à promoção de conteúdos locais através da sincronização.
15h00 O que é a edição musical?
O que é a edição de música? O que é que os editores fazem? Porque é que editar é uma ferramenta tão importante na internacionalização? O que é que representa para artistas e empresas?
16h30 Mesa redonda de novas tecnologias
Sampling de Música e a Revolução do Direitos Derivados e como se preparar para isso. Com Tom Silverman (New Music Seminar /Tommy Boy / Sound Exchange).

SEXTA 07

12h00 Interseções convergentes: o local vai global / o global vem a Guimarães
Música, Filmes, Blogging, Comida, Fotografia, Mesa Redonda de Fotografia, com o homem renascentista Edward Pond, de Toronto, Canadá.
15h00 DIYRP
Anastacia Connor, da editora de Edimburgo Song, By Toad fala sobre como lidar com os RP, através da perspetiva do artista ou da editora independente, no contexto da internacionalização do artista.

SÁBADO 08

12h30 A importância da educação musical
Onde a Educação Musical se encontra com a indústria. Um case-study holandês: Artez.nl

WHY PORTUGAL EVENT
PARALLEL SESSIONS

The WHY Portugal music business cluster is a new music exchange platform, and has the honour of collaborating with this year’s Westway LAB PRO conference in hosting a “year zero” pre-edition of its future WHY Portugal Event.  
Having in its DNA the sharing of key knowledge through events, conferences and platforms developed through its international relations, with individual professionals or consulting with some of the biggest and most important professional music events on a global scale, like Eurosonic, WOMEX, or SXSW, for example, WHY Portugal Event seeks to attract to Portugal this very knowledge, developing working relationships with these and other events. A first example of this type of knowledge sharing is the relationship that brings to Westway LAB key speakers from the SXSW and SXSW Film Festivals, presenting the history of the great event in Austin to Westway LAB and WHY Portugal Event’s professional audience.
Beyond that session and the presentation of several creative productions connected to SXSW (be it music, film ad even food!), WHY Portugal Event also presents a series of parallel sessions focused on the goal of successful internationalization of new music, as well as monetization of new revenue streams.  WHY Portugal Event looks to capacity build the businesses in its music and creative industries cluster and its professionals, through a sequence of roundtables at the Vila Flor Palace, offering a parallel professional programme taking place alongside Westway LAB’s PRO conference. Towards this purpose, this edition “0” of WHY Portugal Event invites to Portugal, for the very first time in several cases, key professionals from the music business, media, new technology experts, music publishers and music supervisors, bloggers, vloggers and other professionals. It will begin on April 6th and finishing on Saturday 08th with a session on the intersection point between music education and the professionalization of young music professionals entering the business, having a Dutch music school as case study.  Between these sessions, we count several “parallel sessions” during this year’s Westway PRO conference:

THURSDAY 6TH

12:00 What is Music Supervision?
Markus Linde, from Thag’s Agent (DE) discusses a professional activity that is, so far, little known in Portugal – and the relevance of its development with regards to the promotion of local content through synch.

15:00 What is Music Publishing?
What is music publishing? What do publishers do? Why is publishing such a useful internationalization tool? What’s in it for artists and companies?

16:30 New Technologies Roundtable:
Music Sampling and the Derivative Rights Revolution, and how to prepare for it.
Featuring Tom Silverman (New Music Seminar / Tommy Boy / Sound Exchange)

FRIDAY 7TH

12:00 Converging Intersections:
the Local goes Global / the Global comes to Guimarães
Music, Film, Blogging, Food, Photography Roundtable, featuring renaissance man Edward Pond, from Toronto, Canada.

15:00 DIY PR
Anastasia Connor from the Edinburgh label Song, By Toad talks about how to tackle PR from an artist perspective or independent label perspective, in the context of artist internationalization.

SATURDAY 8TH

12:30 The Importance of Music Education
Where Music Education Meets the Industry: A Dutch case-study: Artez.nl

Residências Artísticas

A criação artística é um dos mais distintivos vetores do Westway Lab.

Um processo que reúne, por uma semana, músicos de diferentes geografias e estilos musicais, no Centro de Criação de Candoso, colocando-lhes como desafio a experimentação sem limites, com apresentação dos resultados no palco do Café Concerto do CCVF da forma mais original e livre quanto possível. As residências artísticas são a primeira área ativa do festival e representam o “choque cultural” da criação na era da globalização, mas em contexto local e de extrema proximidade. A palavra LAB surge assim justificada por este espaço de prática criativa concedido aos artistas, que tem revelado, de forma surpreendente, qualidades escondidas em todos os participantes das edições anteriores. A liberdade está a passar por aqui!

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ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Artist creation is one of the most distinctive threads woven into the Westway Lab.

It is a process which, during the period of one week, brings musicians from a variety of geographies and musical styles to the Centro de Criação in Candoso, challenging them to stretch the limits of experimentation, with the presentation of their results performed on the stage of the CCVF`s Café Concerto in the freest and most original way possible. These artists-in-residence experiences are the main thrust of the festival and represent the “culture shock” of creating in the era of globalization but in a context that is both local and of extreme closeness. The word ´LAB in Westway LAB is thus validated in this space dedicated to free creative exercise handed over to the artists, and in past editions it has proven to be the surprising venue where the hidden qualities of all the participants are revealed. This is where artistic freedom is!

City Showcases

O festival cresce em direção à cidade, convocando novos parceiros e acrescentando outros palcos de apresentação.

Esta nova área – City Showcases – reafirma a abertura, inclusão e participação no evento de cada vez mais artistas, público e outros intervenientes culturais na cidade. 4 locais que, na tarde de sábado, se convertem em pontos cardeais de uma experiência artística em roteiro pelas várias geografias de Guimarães, ao som da música que se faz no mundo.

PROGRAMA
15h00 Adée – Convívio
15h30 Ohrn – CAAA
16h00 Joel Sarakula – All Guimarães
16h30 Cristóvam – Bar da Ramada
17h00 Maybe Canada – Convívio
17h30 The Jooles – CAAA
18h00 Serushiô – All Guimarães
18h30 Vienna Ditto – Bar da Ramada

Entrada livre

The festival will grow and spread into the city, inviting new partners to join in and adding new performance stages.

This new area – City Showcases – reaffirms the openness, inclusion and participation in the event of an ever-growing number of artists, audiences and other cultural agents in the city. Four locations on Saturday afternoon will become the compass points for an artistic experience along an itinerary that highlights Guimarães` different geographical features, to be enjoyed to the rhythm of the music the world makes.

Candidaturas | Residências Artísticas

Já se encontram abertas as candidaturas dirigidas a músicos nacionais para as Residências Artísticas da 4ª edição do Westway LAB Festival!

A edição de 2017 prepara-se novamente para promover 4 residências artísticas no Centro De Criação De Candoso que consistirão num importante momento para novos encontros e cruzamentos de diferentes realidades culturais entre músicos nacionais e internacionais, encontros estes que geram sempre incríveis possibilidades criativas a descobrir nos showcases finais. Exemplo do potencial criativo destes cruzamentos são os dois projetos musicais que nasceram fruto do trabalho conjunto nas residências da última edição do festival: The Melonas (Ivan & The Parazol (HU) + We Bless This Mess (PT)) e Phila (Lucas San (PT) + Bowrain (SLO)).

As candidaturas encerram no dia 15 de fevereiro:
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Até 15 de abril, o Centro de Criação de Candoso acolhe as Residências Artísticas, que este ano juntam Rui Souza (PT), Dede (UK), Seru (Serushiô) (PT), Pedro Lucas (MEDEIROS/LUCAS) (PT), Bowrain (SLO), We Bless This Mess (PT), Rolando Babo (PT) e Ivan & István (Ivan & The Parazol) (HU) rumo à criação musical. O resultado é apresentado em Showcases nos dias 14 e 15 no Café Concerto do CCVF.

Until April 15th, the Artistic Residencies happen at Candoso Creation Centre, this year bringing together  Rui Souza (PT), Dede (UK), Seru (Serushiô) (PT), Pedro Lucas (MEDEIROS/LUCAS) (PT), Bowrain (SLO), We Bless This Mess (PT), Rolando Babo (PT) and Ivan & István (Ivan & The Parazol) (HU) towards musical creation. The result is presented in showcases on 14 and 15 at the CCVF Café Concerto.

Speakers ’16

Westway PRO ’16 is proud to present:

Charles Caldas, MERLIN

With 20 years of experience within the independent music industry, Charles Caldas is particularly passionate about using his skills and knowledge to ensuring that the independent sector moves into the new world of emerging technology and distribution in the healthiest, fairest and strongest manner possible.

During his long-term position as CEO of Shock Records, Australia’s largest and highest-profile independent music company, he gained a deep understanding of the mechanics, drivers and needs of this sector, including its regional issues. He was also heavily involved in new and emerging media technology initiatives.

Charles has been on the boards of ARIA, AIR and WIN, and has been a speaker at many conferences around the globe. He is presently the CEO of MERLIN.

Merlin is about enhancing independents ability to compete in the ever changing market by creating access to new revenue streams for labels and ensuring that services have the access to the widest range of independent repertoire possible. www.merlinnetwork.org

Helen Smith, IMPALA

Smith is IMPALA’s Executive Chair and Secretary General, based in Brussels. Originally from Scotland, Helenmanages the secretariat and drives the organisation’s key strategies on a political, commercial and promotional level. She developed IMPALA’s award schemes to give independent labels and their artists an additional promotional tool. She also helped thousands of independent companies and artists make their collective voice heard in the European Courts when they won a landmark merger judgement. She also developed the IMPALA Action Plan for Music, the Action Plan for Finance, and more recently IMPALA’s Digital Action Plan to promote Europe’s Digital Single Market through culture. 

Robert Singerman, LyricFind / SIM / CMW

Known for developing talent and new music business technologies, as an entrepreneur, agent, manager, label executive, consultant, producer, and music supervisor, Singerman represented R.E.M., Gipsy Kings, James Brown, Suzanne Vega, Violent Femmes, 10,000 Maniacs, Smithereens, Fela Kuti, Bad Brains, pre-Beastie Boys, and King Sunny Ade, among many other artists, and companies such as Roadrunner in their US launch.

Robert directed the EU funded European Music Office, US and French Music Export Office, North America. He represents the Brasil Music Exchange in North America, funded by the trade organization, APEX, through Brasil Musica & Artes.

His main mission is giving music subtitle solutions, so that music becomes truly global, through the universal understanding of the lyrics. He’s been working at LyricFind, currently as VP, International Publishing, to license and then market the rights to monetize legal lyrics and lyric translations from the publishers and songwriters around the globe on all digital and mobile platforms and devices.

He’s given keynote speeches, moderated panels and spoken at conferences and Universities worldwide, including NYU, SIM, Brazil Ministry of Culture, Rio Info, Rio Music Buzz, Canadian Music Week, Westway Lab, BIME, MaMa, SXSW,

Midem, Womex, CMJ, NMS, SyncSummit, Digital Hollywood, Reeperbahn, Caribbean Music Summit, Medimex, FIM, Circlulart, Live at Heart, Waves, WAMI, SF Music Tech, Popkomm, Midem, Jamaica’s Tourism Summit and Reggae Month, and the World Cultural Economic Forum. He’s helping create a “tour” of four South American music conferences in Dec., 2016.

Robert’s a partner in AudioPorto, Heaven11 and SyncSummit, among other music and tech companies. LyricFind and legal lyric translations is his main focus, and he consults other companies such as Dotmusic, (.MUSIC), Bandsquare, Canadian Music Week, IQzic, SIM, and is on the Board of Directors/Advisors of Songtradr, Marcato and Make Music New York.

 

Daryl Bamonte, Bamonte Management / Schubert Publishing UK

Daryl Bamonte – with over 35 years of experience in the music industry -first began working for his childhood friends, Depeche Mode, in 1980 while still attending school and spent more than 15 years with them full time, in various roles including tour manager, project manager (albums) and eventually as keyboard player, replacing Andy Fletcher for the final legs of the Devotional Tour in 1994.

During these years he took time out to tour with The Cure and in 1995 he began working with them full time, in similar roles to those he had with Depeche Mode and additionally as Executive Producer on ‘The Cure’ album and the ‘Trilogy’ DVD.

In 2005 he left to set up Bamonte Artist Management and has represented various musicians/writers/producers and has also acted as label manager for a number of their releases. In 2011 he wrote the lyrics for the ‘Nameless’ album by Compact Space, which was released worldwide by Ferryhouse Productions.

Today, Daryl is the Managing Director for Schubert Music Publishing UK and is also still managing artists.

Matjaz Mancek, MENT / Kino Siska

Actively involved in music world since 1996 as a musician (various noise rock, free improv and experimental bands and projects), radio activist (Radio Študent music editor and dj; started Klubski Maraton of Radio Študent project in 2001; co-coordinator of CrossRadio network of ex-Yugoslavian independent radio stations from 2001 – 2007), club dj, promoter and producer of local and international music events (editor at rx:tx music label 2004/5; established Kataman Music Action in 2005 and run its activities till 2009; Head of Music Programme at Kino Šiška from 2009 on; co-founder and co-manager of MENT Ljubljana.

Markus Linde, Thag’s Agent

Music Business veteran of some 30 years, Markus Linde was involved in promotion, marketing, label management and A&R and was also head of the Alternative Department at CBS, BMG and SONY Music Germany.

He was also a Partner/Director at Freibank, renowned independent music publisher, as well as being experienced in artist management, label management for soundtrack label Koenigskinder Music and Rotschopf Records, an artist label.

He is the Founder / Owner of That’s Agent, a counselling agency specialised in the field of synch music for commercials with a client base including VW, BMW, Opel, Samsung, Saturn, Braun, Citroen, Ebay and many more.

Markus will be joining our publishing and sync panel. 

Dr. Alick Sethi, Retox Clinic

‘Variety is the spice of life’, so the saying goes…
During the 1990s, Alick was starting a PhD in Chemistry (not the standard route into music supervision), and also discovering the wonderful world of alternative music.
This second love led to eight years hosting a national radio show (The Electric Cafe), meeting this musical heroes for interviews and guest features, and sharing his love of music with an audience.
After graduating, it slowly dawned on Alick that music was the way forward. A strange epiphany followed, namely that everything we see on TV and film has been soundtracked or scored, normally by an expert in the field.
Back in the early noughties, this domain was still rather small and still-to-develop, so Alick decided to start the Retox Music Clinic – a place where films and image get treated and applied with music to suit them.
His speciality was in small indie bands and labels, discovering them and sharing them, mostly with people working in advertising. However soon this grew into much more – full music searches, licensing famous and indie songs, working with composers, and even doing the whole soundtrack and score for feature films. Today Retox works mostly in so called ‘new markets’, Russia, the Far east, Central Europe to name a but a few.
Now with more new projects on the way, 2016 and beyond look to be exciting times…
Charlie Phillips, WIN – World Independent Network

WIN (the Worldwide Independent Network) is a representative organization exclusively for the worldwide independent music community. It was founded in July 2006 in response to business, creative and market access issues faced by the independent sector everywhere.

For independent music companies and their national trade associations worldwide, WIN is a collective voice and platform. When appropriate it also acts as an advocate, instigator and facilitator for its continually growing membership. WIN is also a focal point for collecting and sharing knowledge about the indie sector at national and international levels. WIN takes its direction from the WIN Council of leading independent music company heads from all the key markets around the world.

WIN’s membership stretches across every continent, with trade associations in all the well-developed legitimate music markets taking a particularly active role  – including AIM (UK), A2IM (USA), AIR (Australia), CIMA (Canada), VUT (Germany), IMNZ (New Zealand) , AIRCO (South Africa), UFI (Spain); APROFIP (Peru); ABMI (Brazil)  – and Impala representing the whole of Europe.

– See more at: http://winformusic.org/about/#sthash.MQvAbmRL.dpuf

BIME-WESTWAY Managers’ Exchange Programme:

Pau Vargas

Pau Vargas began his career 20 years ago as a concert hall programmer, to concert promoter, director of one of the important venues in the Catalan music scene. For more than 5 years he is director of the management office Panda Artist Management

 

Panda Artist Management was created with the intention to move forward step by step toward a better and more professional way to manage emotions and contexts of what stirs our soul: music in every one of its forms and expressions.

Panda Artist Management carries the management, among others, of Berri Txarrak, a band that sings in Basque. Berri Txarrak, in 20-year career, has toured the world, including tours in Europe and South America with Rise Against, opening for Deftones or Sick Of It All … performances at major festivals such as Hellfest (France), Fuji Rock ( Japan), South by Southwest (USA), Canadian Music Fest (Canada), Wilwarin (Germany), Resurrection, Bilbao BBK Live, Azkena Rock Festival … as well as several tours of UK, USA and Asia.

Berri Txarrak has worked closely with world-class producers like Steve Albini, Ross Robinson (At the Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure …), Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, NOFX …) or Ed Rose. They achieved the vox-pop award for ‘Best Punk Song ‘ in the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AWARDS -IMA- 2010. They reached the top 6 lists Spanish official sales (something that had never happened before with a group that sings entirely in Basque). They have spent more than a decade monopolizing the ‘Best Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Act’ lists in Spanish magazines like Rock Sound, Mondosonoro, Kerrang !, Ruta 66, Rockzone or Entzun.

Unai Fresnedo

Concert promoter since 1990, Unai Fresnedo started a fanzine few years before and has since gone through all areas: record label, agent, producer, manager …

Specialized in rap and reggae, Radiation works all music genres (flamenco, world music, rock …)

Currently he is manager of Spanish artists like Natos and Waor, Suite Soprano, Ajax and Prok, Foyone …

It also carries the exclusive booking of several international artists in Spain (Public Enemy, Kiril Djaikovski, Inna Modja, Godspeed You Black Emperor …) and are rap festival organizers Carpe Diem, on 2 July in Madrid Getafe.

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.