Thought [PRO Conferences & Talks]

WEDNESDAY 10 AND THURSDAY 11 APRIL
18H30 | COR DE TANGERINA (WED) AND TIO JÚLIO (THU)
TALKS

Westway LAB is a meeting point. Between artists and the audience; between musicians and other agents from the music industry who take part in the festival; and between all these actors and the city itself. The perfect setting for such encounters is the late afternoon conversations that occur prior to the 2-day showcases of works produced during the previous week at the Candoso Creation Centre. These meetings are marked by the relaxed atmosphere of two of Guimarães’ most emblematic venues.

10 TO 13 APRIL
CCVF / PALÁCIO VILA FLOR
PRO CONFERENCES

For the upcoming 6th edition of Westway LAB, Portugal’s first showcase festival & conference expands its three main conference streams, Westway PRO, INES Sessions and the WHY Portugal Event through the addition of a central LAB Lounge, a permanent networking lounge open throughout the event, offering registered delegates a space dedicated to their formal & informal networking, besides the conferences, roundtables and panels. An environment that constitutes another step forward, as the LAB monicker does not apply exclusively to the Artist Residencies: Westway is also a LABoratory for new projects, new ideias, new partnerships and new horizons. From Westway LAB’s first edition, back in 2014, to the present, this has always been an intrinsic part of the Westway DNA.
As such, in addition to the above-mentioned three conference streams, the Westway PRO, INES PRO e WHY Portugal Event, the on-going partnership with AMAEI, the Portuguese Independent Music Trade Association brings to Guimarães a new European project, Europe in Synch: a Music Moves Europe preparatory action under the “Training of Young Professionals” call. It is also fitting in that the idea for the project was born at Westway LAB, precisely two years ago.
Furthermore, the partnership with the GDA Foundation also affirms, this year, the dedication of the institution in utilizing technologies as tools for music circulation. The GDA panel will thus present us with two Portuguese home-grown platforms seeking new solutions to this age-old challenge: how to tour more.

WESTWAY PRO REGISTRATIONS

WED 10 APR

10H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S3
EUROPE IN SYNCH WORKSHOP
Musical supervisors Markus Linde(Thag’s Agent, Hamburg) and Nis Bogvad (Copenhagen Film Music) will promotethe European project “Europe in Synch” on the rst day of Westway LAB 2019 in partnership with AMAEI, the Portuguese Independent Music Trade Association.The project aims to address the general lack of knowledge with regards to synchronizations, aimed at young music professionals: the licensing of musical works for audio-visual programs of cinema or advertising.

14H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
REGISTRATION

15H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
RECEPTION

16H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 1 – EUROPEAN AGENTS’ PANEL
Three European Agents (Reinhold Seyfriedsberger, Spoon Agency AT; Davide Mancini, Musicstrada, IT; and Tabeah Berler, Pon’t Danic, DE) discuss their artist rosters and their experience with working European artists at home and abroad.

17H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
OPENING NETWORKING SESSION
The foyer of the CCVF’s Large Auditorium hosts this year a brand new space for Westway PRO: the Westway LAB Lounge. A space dedicated to informal networking, speed meetings, and project presentation. Kicking things o ? The vinho verde “happy hour” networking session Wednesday afternoon.

18H30
Cor de Tangerina
ARTIST TALKS

THU 11 APR

10H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S4
WESTWAY PRO – MUSIC SUPERVISION IN THE US
In a developed market such as the US, large advertising agencies not only know and recognize the importance of well- trained music supervision, but also hire music supervisors to integrate their own teams full-time. Lisa Hresko of A2IM (AMAEI’s North American counterpart) comes to Westway LAB to introduce us to Dan Burt (J Walther Thompson) and Eric Johnson (McCann) aka DJ Bunny Ears …!

10H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 2 – DIGITAL ROYALTY & RIGHTS ACCOUNTING
Big data, little money? The digital eco- system presents increasing challengesin the proper accounting and reportingof digital royalties, copyright and related rights to artists, authors-composers and publishers. Chris Chambers presents Backbeat: a functional solution for labels and publishers that can help with all this number crunching in the new era of micro- payments. It even speaks CWR!

11H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S3
WHY PORTUGAL EVENT – SHOWCASE FESTIVALS & CONFERENCES WORKSHOP: HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF!
Playing a showcase festival is not at allan experience that resembles a normal concert performance. If on one hand it requires detailed background preparation, b2b thinking, and hours of homework dedicated to the usefulness of the contacts potentially made with the audience of music professionals to whom we want to get our artists’ music, on the other hand there is the need to be technically more agile, travel light, and be as adaptable as possible with regard to the logistics of the show itself: we have to present ourselves in the simplest, most sensible and secure way, ensuring that we grab the interest
of this professional audience in the rst minutes of a showcase performance …

11H30
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 3 – TAKE A STAND!
Fruzsina Szép is the director of the Lollapalooza Berlin Festival and is partof the Directorate of the Association of Yourope Festivals. Before, she was artistic director of the Sziget festival in Hungary.
She also leads the “Take a Stand!” Project for all Europeans and human beings who believe in peace, inclusion and dialogue. www.take-a-stand.eu

12H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S4
WESTWAY PRO – BLURRED LINES: WHERE DOES COMPOSITION END AND PRODUCTION START THESE DAYS?
Music production has never been so closely linked to the composition process itselfas it is today: the two creative processes are often confused in the simultaneous course of a session: “beats” become instrumental backing songs that often become the basis of complete works of
the most varied styles. The processes are therefore mixing more and more … notto mention related complex issues like sampling, or the in uences that ow almost freely in the studios … and that sometimes lead us, consciously, subconsciously, or only unconsciously to plagiarism? With
the participation of Ricardo Ferreira (BLIM Records / AMAEI), composer Rui Ribeiro and a special international guest.

14H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
SYNCH SPEED MEETINGS
Come meet the music supervisors! Featuring 10 minute sessions with: Markus Linde, Nis Bogvad, João Santos, Dan Burt and Eric Johnso.

15H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 4 – FESTIVALS PANEL
Every year, Westway LAB introducesnew festivals to its delegates. This year, from Romania, Carina Sava presents us “Mastering the Music Business”, an event, like Westway LAB itself, dedicated to sharing knowledge in the music industry; and Brian Hetherman presents Canadian Music Week (CMW), Canada’s premier professional event, in line with the Canada Country Focus promoted by CIMA at this year’s Westway LAB.

16H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: ALLAN MCGOWAN INTERVIEWS FRUZSINA SZEP

17H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 5 – TEOSTO FUTURE LABS
Turo Pekari, from the Finnish Rights Society TEOSTO, presents: “Future of music funding – new funding framework 2021-27: Exploring possibilities of collaboration and increasing knowledge share and learning from existing EU-funded music networks and new emerging initiatives” (Teosto Futures Lab EU-funding actions and plans 2019). Also feel free to arrange a one-on- one meeting with Turo at the Westway LAB Lounge to discuss further!

18H30
Tio Júlio
ARTIST TALKS

FRI 12 APR

10H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 6 – DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION & PROMOTION
Level: UP, the rst Portuguese digital distributor, associate of AMAEI and MERLIN, promotes a panel on digital distribution, inviting Robin Vincent, Deezer playlister, and Wesley A’Harrah, digital consultant (formerly MusicAlly) and marketing expert digital for a discussion on digital distribution, promotion and marketing.

11H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S4
WESTWAY PRO – CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS PANEL
Trisha Carter, Music Export Manager at CIMA – Canadian Independent Music Association, moderates a featured guest country presentation panel at Westway 2019, Canada; with professionals in
the sectors of recorded music, music publishing, Canadian agents and festivals including Jodie Ferneyhough (CCS Rights), Gourmet Delice (Bonsound), Alison Outhit (Six Shooter Records), Brian Hetherman (Canadian Music Week) and others TBA.

11H30
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 7 – EUROPEAN RADIO PLUGGING
Jeroen Siebens, radio plugger / promoter of new music to university and/or public radio stations throughout Europe, comes to Westway LAB to talk about the importance of airplay – even in the digital age; and how it is (relatively!) easy to test new music in new radio markets.

12H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
NATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER – TBA

15H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S4
WESTWAY PRO – EUROPE IN SYNCH PROJECT PRESENTATION
Public presentation of the “Music Moves Europe” project “Europe in Synch”;rst ndings from the workshop held in Westway LAB and other announcements.

16H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
CANADA SPEED MEETINGS

16H30
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
INES 8 – MUSIC MOVES EUROPE: THE LATEST NEWS FROM BRUSSELS
Susana Costa Pereira from the Portuguese Creative Europe Desk presents a session with the latest news from the Creative Europe program as well as the preparatory actions of Music Moves Europe.

20H00
Paço dos Duques de Bragança
CANADA COUNTRY FOCUS RECEPTION

SAT 13 APR

10H00
CCVF / Palácio Vila Flor / Room S2
GDA SESSION – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT THE SERVICE OF MUSICIANS
GDA has invested in the creation of technological resources to manage the distribution of related rights more e ectively to artists. Luís Sampaio, vice-president
of the GDA, comes to Guimarães to put in place a dialogue with Paulo Gomo and Nuno Moura Santos, responsible for two structuring digital tools that promise to greatly facilitate the management of the agenda and careers of the musicians. The Stageyard and Faniak will have a tremendous impact.

11H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
WHY PORTUGAL EVENT -STATE OF THE ART OF PORTUGUESE MUSIC AND ITS INTERNATIONALIZATION: WHERE ARE WE AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Continuation of the discussion forum promoted by WHY Portugal in Leiria, at WHY Portugal Music Conference in November 2018, on the state of the internationalization of national music, a session where the state of the art of Portuguese Music is explored. On a national level and international level, the debate includes several professionals and artists discussing the latest developments on the various support mechanisms and strategies of public and private entities; tracing the current state of export and the new paths are foreseen.

12H00
CCVF / LAB Lounge
CLOSING SESSION

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.

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