Imogen Heap, Creative Passport Workshop

15:00 – 18:00 · Thursday 13th September 2018

Imogen Heap: Artist

Music makers, technologists and music industry representatives in Barcelona (and beyond…), unite!

Mycelia is excited to share with you the latest developments of the Creative Passport during one of the Change Maker Forums around the world.

What is a Creative Passport?

The Creative Passport will evolve in the ‘go to’ connective hub for Music makers, artists, songwriters and all music-related services, allowing improved and smarter connections between Music Makers and these services. It’s a point for machine and human to find what they need, when they need it.

Creative Passport aims to be a digital identity standard which holds verified profile information, IDs, acknowledgements, works, business partners and payment mechanisms to help  (openly) link Music Makers to their works’ data for business.

What to expect from a Change Maker Forum?

The Mycelia team will discuss how the Creative Passport could be useful to local music makers and industry representatives, as well as learning more about different music industry practices and issues that music makers are facing in different countries. We will have the first beta version of the Creative Passport app available to download and share with other music makers. The Barcelona’s event is organised in collaboration with Future Music Forum.

We aim to:

– Share the Creative Passport (“CP”) vision;

– Discuss with music makers, technologists and music industry representatives on how the CP can help them;

– Understand the issues local creatives are facing, as well as local programmes available and musicians’ needs. Since we are still under development, we can integrate your suggestions onto the platform;

– Sign up for the beta version of the CP app;

– Create excitement, spread the word about CP and make new connections;

– Make you part of the evolution of music ecosystem

We need your help and your involvement to continue the developments of the app!

We aim to reach over 100k artists by the end of the tour – Do you want to be part of the Mycelia family?

Don’t forget to sign up!


All our 2018 speakers and guests


Main Conference Hall, Estrella Damm
Carrer del Rosselló 515, Barcelona 08025


New York/Barcelona, October 14, 2021. The Future Music Forum: Barcelona has merged with Music Industry City. The two firms will pool their resources to form Nybac Media Inc., which will supervise digital broadcasting, live events, and digital communities for its Music Industry City division.

Founded by music industry veterans, Peter Schwinge, former Partner and General Manager of New Music Seminar, and Founder of Moving Target Group, Mike McCready, Co-founder and CEO of Music Xray, and Niall Doorley, founder of Future Music Forum: Barcelona, Nybac Media provides an international platform that includes a broadcast network with the flagship, Music Industry News at Noon; audio drop-in talk shows and podcasts; year-round digital events; community building on the Music Industry City (MIC) website; and live events including the Future Music Forum: Barcelona.

According to Peter Schwinge, CEO and President, “This merger is a great opportunity for both companies as it will allow them to work together on projects more efficiently while expanding their reach to other areas globally where they would not have had access before. We are able to provide more opportunities for our users and partners and provide them with an opportunity to reach new audiences through the network.”

Nybac Media will rely on their deep industry connections to provide musicians access to industry experts through the MIC platform; equip the next generation of the music industry with tools, education, and networks; foster high-level discussions to affect positive change; and increase partners' access and visibility to the industry. 

“I'm delighted to announce our new partnership. I've spent the last 12 years building the Future Music Forum into what it is today, and perhaps the last 5-6 years actively seeking the ideal partner. It's ironic that it emerged at a time when the events business was perhaps in its most fragile state in living memory. I'm excited to see what we can do to help so many people advance in their careers as the industry begins to bounce back.” said Niall Doorley, Vice President and Head of Global Events.

The Music Industry City website has features for artists and people in the industry to interact in real time through communities and forums, live events, and a metaverse. The site also provides educational resources, online courses, and talks from industry leaders; health and wellness topics specifically tailored to the music industry; a personal and professional development section; a music discovery zone; and a local media outlet showcasing members and partners.

Nybac Media has offices in New York and Barcelona. The next, in-person Future Music Forum conference is set to take place in Barcelona on September 20-22, 2022.