HEMI (Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation) website beta was revealed and we are pleased to confirm that the AISBL will be a partner of this new and very promising network!
The Hub for the Exchange of Music Innovation (HEMI) is a European cooperation project initiated by a consortium of 10 partners from 9 countries of Central and South Eastern Europe (CSEE), including our partners from Greece, Poland and Slovenia.
HEMIs consortium is developed as a Cluster, and includes Public and Private organizations, Associations, Festival & Live event Organizers, Export Offices, Music Business school and showcase festivals.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for 4 years (2020-23), HEMI aims to strengthen and expand the horizontal value chain and the cooperative model among the joining organizations operating in the Music Industry and in the Live Music sector of CSEE region.

More information about the programme will be announced very soon.

HEMI PARTNERS
  • Technopolis City of Athens (GR) / Lead Partner
Technopolis organization has implemented over 150 different projects in the last years, campaigns and other activities. Since its foundation, most Technopolis venues (museum, open stage for live events, radio station, exhibition venues, innovation hub, restaurant etc…) have become accessible and have been visited by more than 14 million visitors (more than 800 000 visitors / year). Aside the Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival or the Athens Music Week, Technopolis organizes around 50 festivals, events and meetings, co-produces around 30 large scale events and fairs annually. It undertakes large scale activities in the field of music, cinema, arts and crafts, incentives, fairs and exhibitions as well as smaller activities dedicated to cultural and social cohesion.
  • Almost Famous Music Business School (HU)
Almost Famous Music Business School (MHRS) was founded In 2008 by four music business experts in Budapest. The school has several courses, and the main areas where focus are the music management, the sponsorship and communication, the live industry – festivals and the digital music distribution.
  • Asociatia Romanian Artists Worldwide (RO)
RAW Music is an association formed by the people organizing the international conference: Mastering the Music Business (MMB) in Romania. MMB has become the leading music business conference in Romania and one of the most relevant music industry events in Europe.
  • Exit Foundation (RS)
EXIT Foundation is an official organiser of Exit Festival Novi Sad; Sea Dance Festival, Budva, Montenegro; F84, Jahorina, Bosnia & Herzegovina; NO SLEEP Belgrade; and Revolution, Timisoara, Romania. EXIT festival, a world-renowned and award-winning music festival that takes place every July since 2001 within the location of medieval Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad is one of the greatest cultural, social and entertainment events in the world. The Exit Foundation team has implemented over 100 different projects in the last years, campaigns and other activities. The Exit Foundation initiated the candidacy of Novi Sad for the European Youth Capital 2019, and has run the candidacy for Novi Sad European Capital of Culture.
  • Fundacja Krakowska Scena Muzyczna (PL)
Fundacja Krakowska Scena Muzyczna (KSM) organizes educational activities for emerging bands, musicians, managers and other industry members since 2013. It also produces Tak Brzmi Miasto a conference & showcase festival with main focus is on the training part. Since 2016, KSM has provided over 30 panels, lectures, workshops and meetings with a specific thematic per edition (2016: Export, 2017: Co-operation, 2018: Education). So far, throughout seven editions, it hosted experts from 23 different countries, over 2.500 attendees and delegates. Many artists performing at the showcase part have now successful careers and have played the biggest Polish festivals such as Open’er, Off-Festival, as well as toured the world.
  • Institut Umeni ATI – SoundCzech (CZ)
The mission of SoundCzech is to facilitate the development of the Czech music industry in a wide range of genres such as world music, rock, pop, electronic music, hip-hop, jazz, alternative music and other under genres and fusions. April 2017 marked a turning point in the history of the Czech music industry. Based on the demands from the representatives of the music sector and an initiative of the Arts and Theatre Institute, an export agency, SoundCzech, was founded with the aim of supporting the Czech music scene locally & globally with a variety of grants, workshops, mentoring sessions etc. It also organize a local industry meetings incorporated in Nouvelle Prague conference which it also supports! SoundCzech’s director is the initiator of the “CEEntral Party” concept events facilitating connections of countries from Baltics to Balkan and professionals shows in major european music events such as Eurosonic, Waves Vienna or Reeperbahn, or C/O. Pop showcase festivals.
  • Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe (PL)
Kraków Festival Office organizes around 50 festivals, events and meeting, co-organize around 40 events in the city and cooperates with 400 partners (institutions, NGOs, stakeholders) per year. It undertakes big activities in the field of music, literature and film as well as smaller activities dedicated to citizens of particular districts of Kraków. Events like the Film Music Festival, Conrad Festival, Wianki – Music Day /Fete de la Musique, Miłosz Poetry Festival attracts thousands of audiences.
  • Music Estonia (EE)
Music Estonia is a music industry development centre and export office in Estonia. With the aim to develop Estonian music industry into a profitable and innovative sector that exports its services, products and trademarks worldwide. Main activities include providing a unified marketing platform for local music businesses and representing them at sector events globally, constantly developing the international network and collaborations, organising seminars and workshops, contributing to surveys in the field, participating in international projects and organisations.
Music Estonia has organised altogether more than 40 delegations since 2014 to many important international music industry and showcase events (Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, The Great Escape, WOMEX, Jazzahead, Classical:NEXT, ISPA, MENT etc), with more than a 150 Estonian artists and music companies. ME co-organised Tallinn Music Week 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 conference (music panels, networking events for artists, music companies etc). Each year various capacity building projects take place to help develop the skill sets of our music industry practitioners.
  • Password Production (MK)
Password Production has over 20 years’ professional experience in the domain of music entertainment, event management, and booking. As a concert promoter, hosted more than 1000 international acts. Password Production has an artist roster consisting of more than 30 touring local and regional and international acts, for which Password works as a role of booker, manager, tour manager. Password Production has so far organized the largest festivals in North Macedonia (Taksirat, D Festival, Green Beach, PIN Music Conference, Skopje Beer Fest).
  • Slovenian Music Information Centre – SIGIC (SI)
SIGIC produces, coordinates or support annually hundreds of Music events, encompassing educational and training activities, support to festival and conferences or export activities. As a promoter, a supporter and collaborator of MENT Ljubljana, it supports the first Slovenian music Showcase festival and conference, co-produced by Kino Šiška. As the national organizer of Praznik glasbe (Music Day / Fete de la Musique) the Slovenian version of Fete de la Musique, SIGIC operates as the coordinator of Slovenian events for the European Music Day as it also works as the Slovenian Music Export releasing music compilations of different music genres and present them at renowned European music fairs. 2017 compilation presented at Womex &World music Expo in Katowice 2017.
ASSOCIATED EVENTS
Athens Music Week // European Music Day // Exit Festival // Mastering The Music Business // MENT Showcase Festival// Nouvelle Prague Showcase Conference // Pin Music Conference & Showcase // Tallinn Music Week // Tak Brzmi Miasto Showcase Conference // Wianki