Future Music Forum. Barcelona Sept. 25-27, 2024
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Future Music Forum: Barcelona 2024

Join the Music Industry in beautiful Barcelona Sept. 25-27, 2024.

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The Future A'int What it Used
to Be

For fourteen years the FMF has been at the forefront of change within the music industry. From humble beginnings with a room full of curious industry professionals in 2010 to what is now one of the most respected music tech events on the calendar, we are proud of where the FMF stands today.

As you step into our vibrant community, prepare to be welcomed into a world brimming with groundbreaking ideas, captivating conversations, and a community eager to redefine the boundaries of possibility.

Over the years our values haven’t changed..

1. For Musicians: Providing knowledge and connections to help their career & offering the chance to perform in front of industry professionals.

2. For Professionals in the music sector: Equip professionals with the tools, education and network necessary to grow.

3. For Barcelona: To help promote Barcelona as a center of the music tech industry.

At the Future Music Forum you’ll encounter the avant-garde of the music industry, from digital maestros to sonic pioneers, all converging in a crescendo of creativity and collaboration. Whether you’re an artist yearning to amplify your voice, a tech enthusiast eager to tune into the latest trends, or a trailblazer looking to compose the next big hit, this is your stage. With Barcelona cuidad offering the perfect backdrop, we invite you to soak up the sun & dive into a truly world class conference program. We look forward to meeting you!

Future Music Forum. Barcelona Sept. 25-27, 2024

A SAMPLE OF OUR ILLUSTRIOUS SPEAKERS

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Rights, Strategy and Relations, Cantine

President, Barcelona Music Tech Hub

Founder & CEO, Interstellar Music Services

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Curator, Sónar

CEO, UNISON RIGHTS

VP, Head of Marketing and Communications, Tuned Global

Founder and current CEO of SoundStage.fm

Founder, MESH

Head of business development, Heaven 11

Award winning Music Producer and Neurodiversity Advocate, Electric Pineapple Media Group

Music Producer, Deejay

Life & Career Coach, Olympia Coaching

Managing Director, A0K1VERSE / Steve Aoki

Licensing & Partnerships Manager, Sonosuite S.L

Co-CEO, co-editor, Symphony.live, MUSIC x

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Monday 23rd:

Warm Up: BAM Festival & Hang out for early arrivals:
Rambla del Raval, 22, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona
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Tuesday 24th:

Showcases in collaboration with Afropoesia
Inusual Project
Carrer de la Paloma, 5, 08001 Barcelona
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Wednesday 25th:

Holistic Day at the SGAE Offices
Pg. de Colom, 6, 08002 Barcelona

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Opening Night Party at Hotel Pulitzer
C/ de Bergara, 8, 08002 Barcelona

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Thursday 26th & Friday 27th. FMF Conference.

at Estrella Damm
C/ del Rosselló, 515, 08025 Barcelona

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Thursday 26th. FMF LIVE
Showcases

at Placa Reial
Placa Reial 17, 08002 Barcelona

Jamboree: see map

Friday 27th. FMF Closing Party.

To Be Announced

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2024 AGENDA COMING VERY SOON !

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2023 Agenda

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Main Damm Upstairs Damm Mundial Damm SGAE Stage
10:00
10:15
FMF Team Opening Remarks
with: Niall Doorley

10:00
11:00
Early-Bird Mentor AMA: Your Music Industry Questions Answered
with: Ekaterina Bazhanova, Rob Schwartz, Mehmet Dede, Åsa Carild, and Special Guests. Moderated by: Peter Schwinge

10:15
10:45
Keynote with Mark Mulligan (MIDiA Research)
Part of the MIDiA Summit / with: Mark Mulligan

10:45
11:30
The great creator convergence
Part of the MIDiA Summit / with: Tatiana Cirisano, Michael Pelczynski, Dani Deahl, Alex Branson, Moderated by: Kriss Thakrar



11:45
12:15
Sync: What’s hot in the world of sync and future trends to keep in mind
with: Mark Garfield, Frederic Schindler, Paulina Márquez García Moreno, Moderated by: Grace Puluczek

12:00
12:45
Finding new frontiers for music in games
Part of the MIDiA Summit / with: Vickie Nauman, Moderated by: Karol Severin

12:15
12:45
The Sync Process : A dive into the mechanics of placing music in films and TV
with: Seb Whyte, Toby Slade-Baker, Shervin Hejazi, Moderated by: Ru Hollie

12:45
13:00
Presentation: Get every penny: Ad sync
with: Luis Ruano
10:00
11:00
Qi Gong Session
with Isabelle Naud
11:00
11:30
The New Rules to the Game- no-one know the rules
with: Paul Craig Moderated by: Conor McNicholas
11:30
12:00
So You Think You Need a Manager? Navigating Artist Development and Investing in Your Craft
with: Andy Robinson, Sila Lua, Ekaterina Bazhanova, Moderated by: Trina Smith

11:45
12:15
The Convergence of Education and Entrepreneurship
with: Emilien Moyon, Bay Backner, Mehmet Dede, Moderated by: Stine Glismand

12:00
12:30
The distribution contribution – improving the ways distro helps artists
with: Johann Flandin, Anne Jenniskens, Hen Heimdal, Moderated by: Peter Soltesz

12:15
12:45
The Power of Partnerships: Elevating Creators in the Digital Age
with: Maria Gironas.Moderated by: Peter Schwinge

12:30
13:00
Is Music the best use case for Fintech?
with: Sergey Golovkov, Cristian Larrosa, Moderated by: Mathilde Neu

11:30
12:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking
12:30
13:00
Lunch
& Networking
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
13:45
14:25
Fireside Chat with Tom Middleton. A Deep Dive Into Mental Health & Music
With: Tom Middleton, Moderated by: Rosana Corbacho
14:00
14:30
A Fan-Powered Future
with: Jack Bridges

14:00
14:30
AI Killed the Radio Star
with: Tom Middleton, Max Tiel, Lucie Caswell, Moderated by: Gareth Deakin
14:00
14:30
LATAM: How to break a LATAM artist in Europe & Visa Versa
with: Ayelen Rocio Bengolea, Fabiola Ledesma, Cesar Lopez Ortega Moderator: Ulia Moreno

14:00
14:30
TikTok workshop for artists / managers
with: Giulia Lizzoli, Javier Alastuey

14:00
14:30
With: Peter Schwinge and Special Guests
The FMF Experience: Strategies for Effective Networking

14:10
14:25
Workshop: 15-minute Music Mastering
with: Daniel O'Connell
14:30
15:00
BELEM and digital publishing royalties. Where’s the monetization?
with: Karina Vence, Jordi Puy, Moderated by: David Serras

14:30
15:00
Rethinking Success: What does Web3 really mean for music?
with: Kaitlyn Davies, Ara Kevonian, Shannon Herber, Moderated by: Alvaro Delgado
14:30
15:00
Sustaining Social Media Success in the Creator Economy
with: Maarten Walraven, Moderated by: Melissa Garcia


14:30
15:00
Mental Health Strategies for Musicians on the Road
With: Frankie Biggz, Emily White, Maarten Van Wijck, Moderated by: Renske van Kollenburg
15:00
15:30
From pixels to profits: the state of metaverse and web 3.0 licensing
with: Collette Tibbetts, Aga Samitowska, Gilad Woltsovitch, Moderated by: Turo Pekar

15:00
15:30
Music Streaming’s Revenue Revolution
with: Andrew Batey, Louis Hallonet Moderator: Portia Sabin
15:00
15:30
Juggling Artistry and Entrepreneurship with Moody Jones
with: Moody Jones, Moderated by: Renske van Kollenburg

15:00
15:30
Meet the FMF Headlining Performers
with: Sila Lua, Cecé. Moderated by: Peter Schwinge

15:00
15:30
MusicTech in Catalonia, a Developing Cluster
with: Ricardo Alvarez, Rita Gimenez, Moderated by: Jose Zagazeta
15:15
15:45
Coffee & Networking
Break time

15:45
16:15
Music & Psychedelics
In the Breakout Room / with: Brian d'Souza


16:15
16:45
Sonic Wellness: The healing nature of sound
In The Breakout Room / with: Oleg Stavitsky, Brian d'Souza, Moderated by: Ricardo van Mildert
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking

15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
Take a break and meet new people
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking

15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
Take a break and meet new people
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking

15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
Take a break and meet new people
16:00
16:30
Music Streaming Needs a new Future
with: Virginie Chelles, Sergio Oramas, Aaron Sayer, Moderated by: Antonia Folguera

16:00
16:30
Women in the Music Business
With: Stephanie Adamu, Vickie Nauman, Moderated by: Portia Sabin
16:00
16:30
Focus on Africa with EMPIRE DISTRIBUTION
with: Rami Malla, Brooke Bailey, Yse Brisson, Moderated by: Stephanie Adamu
16:00
16:10
Reprtoir

16:00
16:30
Spanish Tech & Music Investment
with: Miquel Tolosa, John Acquaviva, Ignacio Pagani, Moderated by: Marta Antunez


16:30
17:00
The AI Ecosystem : Challenges / Opportunities / Risks
with: Jonas Norberg, Michel Zgarka, Lara Angelil, Moderated by: Sergi Jorda

16:30
17:10
Special Session TBA
to be announced


17:15
17:30
Closing Remarks
FMF 2023
16:30
17:00
Touring & Industry Development in Emerginng Markets
with: Tracy Bakala, Moderated by: Jenny Tan
16:35
17:05
Crafting an Unforgettable Business and Personal Brand
with: Rob Schwartz, Melissa Garcia. Moderated by: Peter Schwinge

Main Damm

Upstairs Damm

Mundial Damm

SGAE Stage

Main Damm Upstairs Damm Mundial Damm SGAE Stage
10:00
11:00
Qi Gong Session
with Isabelle Naud
11:30
12:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking
12:30
13:00
Lunch
& Networking
13:45
14:25
Fireside Chat with Tom Middleton. A Deep Dive Into Mental Health & Music
With: Tom Middleton, Moderated by: Rosana Corbacho
14:30
15:00
Mental Health Strategies for Musicians on the Road
With: Frankie Biggz, Emily White, Maarten Van Wijck, Moderated by: Renske van Kollenburg
15:15
15:45
Coffee & Networking
Break time

15:45
16:15
Music & Psychedelics
In the Breakout Room / with: Brian d'Souza


16:15
16:45
Sonic Wellness: The healing nature of sound
In The Breakout Room / with: Oleg Stavitsky, Brian d'Souza, Moderated by: Ricardo van Mildert

SGAE Stage

Main Damm Upstairs Damm Mundial Damm SGAE Stage
10:00
10:15
FMF Team Opening Remarks
with: Niall Doorley

10:15
10:45
Keynote with Mark Mulligan (MIDiA Research)
Part of the MIDiA Summit / with: Mark Mulligan

10:45
11:30
The great creator convergence
Part of the MIDiA Summit / with: Tatiana Cirisano, Michael Pelczynski, Dani Deahl, Alex Branson, Moderated by: Kriss Thakrar
11:00
11:30
The New Rules to the Game- no-one know the rules
with: Paul Craig Moderated by: Conor McNicholas
11:30
12:00
So You Think You Need a Manager? Navigating Artist Development and Investing in Your Craft
with: Andy Robinson, Sila Lua, Ekaterina Bazhanova, Moderated by: Trina Smith
12:00
12:45
Finding new frontiers for music in games
Part of the MIDiA Summit / with: Vickie Nauman, Moderated by: Karol Severin
12:00
12:30
The distribution contribution – improving the ways distro helps artists
with: Johann Flandin, Anne Jenniskens, Hen Heimdal, Moderated by: Peter Soltesz
12:30
13:00
Is Music the best use case for Fintech?
with: Sergey Golovkov, Cristian Larrosa, Moderated by: Mathilde Neu
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
14:00
14:30
AI Killed the Radio Star
with: Tom Middleton, Max Tiel, Lucie Caswell, Moderated by: Gareth Deakin
14:00
14:30
TikTok workshop for artists / managers
with: Giulia Lizzoli, Javier Alastuey
14:00
14:30
With: Peter Schwinge and Special Guests
The FMF Experience: Strategies for Effective Networking
14:30
15:00
Rethinking Success: What does Web3 really mean for music?
with: Kaitlyn Davies, Ara Kevonian, Shannon Herber, Moderated by: Alvaro Delgado
14:30
15:00
Sustaining Social Media Success in the Creator Economy
with: Maarten Walraven, Moderated by: Melissa Garcia
15:00
15:30
From pixels to profits: the state of metaverse and web 3.0 licensing
with: Collette Tibbetts, Aga Samitowska, Gilad Woltsovitch, Moderated by: Turo Pekar
15:00
15:30
Juggling Artistry and Entrepreneurship with Moody Jones
with: Moody Jones, Moderated by: Renske van Kollenburg
15:00
15:30
Meet the FMF Headlining Performers
with: Sila Lua, Cecé. Moderated by: Peter Schwinge
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
& networking
16:00
16:30
Music Streaming Needs a new Future
with: Virginie Chelles, Sergio Oramas, Aaron Sayer, Moderated by: Antonia Folguera
16:00
16:30
Focus on Africa with EMPIRE DISTRIBUTION
with: Rami Malla, Brooke Bailey, Yse Brisson, Moderated by: Stephanie Adamu
16:00
16:10
Reprtoir


16:30
17:00
The AI Ecosystem : Challenges / Opportunities / Risks
with: Jonas Norberg, Michel Zgarka, Lara Angelil, Moderated by: Sergi Jorda
16:30
17:00
Touring & Industry Development in Emerginng Markets
with: Tracy Bakala, Moderated by: Jenny Tan
16:35
17:05
Crafting an Unforgettable Business and Personal Brand
with: Rob Schwartz, Melissa Garcia. Moderated by: Peter Schwinge

Main Damm

Upstairs Damm

Mundial Damm

Main Damm Upstairs Damm Mundial Damm SGAE Stage
10:00
11:00
Early-Bird Mentor AMA: Your Music Industry Questions Answered
with: Ekaterina Bazhanova, Rob Schwartz, Mehmet Dede, Åsa Carild, and Special Guests. Moderated by: Peter Schwinge

11:45
12:15
Sync: What’s hot in the world of sync and future trends to keep in mind
with: Mark Garfield, Frederic Schindler, Paulina Márquez García Moreno, Moderated by: Grace Puluczek

12:15
12:45
The Sync Process : A dive into the mechanics of placing music in films and TV
with: Seb Whyte, Toby Slade-Baker, Shervin Hejazi, Moderated by: Ru Hollie

12:45
13:00
Presentation: Get every penny: Ad sync
with: Luis Ruano
11:45
12:15
The Convergence of Education and Entrepreneurship
with: Emilien Moyon, Bay Backner, Mehmet Dede, Moderated by: Stine Glismand

12:15
12:45
The Power of Partnerships: Elevating Creators in the Digital Age
with: Maria Gironas.Moderated by: Peter Schwinge

13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
13:00
14:00
Lunch
& networking
14:00
14:30
A Fan-Powered Future
with: Jack Bridges
14:00
14:30
LATAM: How to break a LATAM artist in Europe & Visa Versa
with: Ayelen Rocio Bengolea, Fabiola Ledesma, Cesar Lopez Ortega Moderator: Ulia Moreno

14:10
14:25
Workshop: 15-minute Music Mastering
with: Daniel O'Connell
14:30
15:00
BELEM and digital publishing royalties. Where’s the monetization?
with: Karina Vence, Jordi Puy, Moderated by: David Serras
15:00
15:30
Music Streaming’s Revenue Revolution
with: Andrew Batey, Louis Hallonet Moderator: Portia Sabin
15:00
15:30
MusicTech in Catalonia, a Developing Cluster
with: Ricardo Alvarez, Rita Gimenez, Moderated by: Jose Zagazeta
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
Take a break and meet new people
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
Take a break and meet new people
15:30
16:00
Coffee & Networking
Take a break and meet new people
16:00
16:30
Women in the Music Business
With: Stephanie Adamu, Vickie Nauman, Moderated by: Portia Sabin
16:00
16:30
Spanish Tech & Music Investment
with: Miquel Tolosa, John Acquaviva, Ignacio Pagani, Moderated by: Marta Antunez
16:30
17:10
Special Session TBA
to be announced

17:15
17:30
Closing Remarks
FMF 2023

Main Damm

Upstairs Damm

Mundial Damm

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What Attendees Are Saying

Future Music Forum was one of the most eclectic, and inspiring conferences that I ever attended. It provided an intimate, close knit, bridge into what to look for, invest in, etc in the music industry for the future. You couple that with being in one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in the world, it provides you with a Win Win situation!

A truly international gathering of passionate experts across all sides of the music biz, from creative to tech, sharing valuable practices. Proud to have participated and we look forward to coming again!

FMF was unquestionably one of the highlights of the conference year. The setting in Barcelona brought out the best in networking and informative presentations and panels.

Future Music Forum is a unique event and platform to interact with great music industry professionals interested in tech and innovation. It has facilitated connecting with people that I did not know and to keep in touch with existing contacts. It is a home for curious minds in the music sector.

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