25th Anniversary Edition of EuroSonic Noorderslag

The European Music Conference and Showcase Festival

Taking place from 12-15 January 2011, EuroSonic Noorderslag is gearing up to celebrate it’s 25th Anniversary. What started in the ’80s as little more than a fun musical battle in De Oosterpoort between ten Belgian and ten Dutch acts, has now become one of the main platforms in the European music industry.
“EuroSonic Noorderslag celebrates 25 years in business. Together with the fact that there are a lot of very interesting and happening acts, this is a good reason to put the focus on the exciting and vibrant Dutch music scene” says creative director of EuroSonic Noorderslag Peter Smidt.

Consisting of a three day conference and showcase festival and over 2800 delegates, showcases by 260 artists and a conference program with 100 panels, keynote speakers, interviews and meetings, EuroSonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, European artists, international music industry professionals and organizations.

Conference starts a day earlier:
The 25th edition of EuroSonic Noorderslag will start a day earlier. Wednesday 12th January will feature the European Border Breakers Awards (open for all delegates) and the European Festival Awards (invitation only). Both events take place in the evening.

Keynote by Bob Lefsetz:
EuroSonic Noorderslag is proud to announce the first keynote speaker: Bob Lefsetz.
The Santa Monica-based industry legend, is the author of the e-mail newsletter, “The Lefsetz Letter”. Famous for being beholden to no one, and speaking the truth, Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, ticketing and the music itself. His intense brilliance captivates readers from Steven Tyler to Trent Reznor, from Bryan Adams to Quincy Jones and music business honchos like Michael Rapino, Randy Phillips and Irving Azoff.

For more info click here http://www.eurosonic-noorderslag.nl/en/conference/about/faq/

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