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BIME PRO HIGHLIGHTS 2019

BIME PRO FIGURES

+2.800 ATTENDEES

+1.400 COMPANIES

+200 SPEAKERS

+100 CONFERENCES

+700 SPEEDMEETINGS

+30 COUNTRIES

+300 FESTIVALS

+70 STARTUPS

AFTERMOVIE 2019

Main speakers

These were BIME PRO 2019’s main speakers

Mathew Knowles

Music Mogul

Scott Cohen

Warner Music Group

Rozalén

Artista

Amelia Hartley

Endemol Shine UK

Alfonso Lanza

Primavera Sound

Beverley Whitrick

Music Venue Trust

Tom Windish

Paradigm Talent Agency

Laura Davidson

AEG European Festivals

Olivier Robert-Murphy

Universal Music Group

Dominique Kulling

BMG

Federica Tremolada

Spotify

Ady Harley

Facebook / Instagram

Judy Cantor-Navas

Billboard

Fruzsina Szép

Lollapalloza Berlin / Yourope

Alastair Lindsay

Cord Worldwide

Featured news

BIME PRO is launching this year the first meeting of Iberoamerican music fairs. In its quest to connect continents and reach out to the Latin American industry, BIME PRO’s next edition will feature the AMCS—Atlantic Music Conferences Symposium, bringing together ten fairs from different countries in Ibero-America. AMCS wants to serve as a starting point for creating synergies between music industry knowledge hubs on both sides of the Atlantic. These hubs are meeting points for industry professionals, and where the most relevant music conferences in the Latin and Iberian scene take place.

Music fairs:

Westway Lab (Guimaraes, Portugal)
Cubadisco (La Habana, Cuba)
FIMPRO (Guadalajara, México)
LAMC (Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
IMESUR (Santiago, Chile)
BOMM (Bogotá, Colombia)
BIME PRO (Bilbao, España)
Circulart (Medellín, Colombia)
Pulsar (Santiago, Chile)
Fluvial (Valdivia, Chile)
BAFIM (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
SIM (Sao Paulo, Brasil)
Frecuencias (Santiago, Chile)

As part of this internationalization effort, BIME PRO has established a Network of Latin American Representatives hailing from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.  Our Delegate Network (comprising journalists, cultural managers, artist managers, and promoters) is also touching down at BIME PRO to take part in the joint event with the AMCS and serve as ambassadors between opposite shores of the Atlantic fostering new business opportunities for the music sector. Our Latin American Delegate Network:

FELIPE FRANÇA – Brasil
EDUARDO SEMPÉ – Argentina
CLAUDIA PEREIRA -Chile
ALEJANDRA GOMEZ – Colombia
ULISES SANCHEZ  – México
PEPITA GARCÍA-MIRÓ – Perú
OTTO BALLABEN – Venezuela

The main structural organizations of the music sector in Spain, from live shows and recorded music to publishers and rights management societies, have joined together to support the Spanish Music Federation with the objective of promoting the collective interests of the sector. The Spanish Music Federation’s constitutive act will be held at BIME PRO and representatives from the Federation and UK Music will dialogue about the importance of collaboration among the different agents in the music value chain to help move the sector forward.

The seventh edition of BIME PRO is back with several new features. For the first time, it will include a series of workshops aimed at professionals with diverse topics that will cover high-level practical training from the best professionals in each field.

Concert photography techniques“, with Javier Bragado

Youtube for artists“, with Cristina Roda

Videogames and sound creativity” curated by MrJamCMM, with Iñigo Corcuera & Alberto Macías

Masterclass music production” curated by SAE Institute, with Mike Cave

How to film a music video…and not die trying“, with Lyona

BIME TECH

BIME PRO’s first suppliers exhibition. BIME TECH is focused on technicians, service companies and professionals who provide solutions for all sized events. A space to accommodate all those people who have been in the sector for years and for those who want to become part of it. Talks and panels with the best experts, innovations that make your life easier, and of course, many new business opportunities.

Main conferences, panels & keynotes

The new consumption dynamic for all types of audiovisual formats has changed the way that entertainment is being created, produced, and funded.  What are the keys to creating original local content with global impact?  And what about musical entertainment content?  What new formats have emerged within the new market context and through which narrative techniques?  What types of audiences are they aimed at?  What new content funding models and production methods have arisen?  What are the distribution models?  How can one adapt?

Speakers: Alberto Burgueño, Aletxu Echebarría, Amparo Miralles, Cristian Liarte, Tinet Rubira

How can we rummage around our roots, but keep our eyes on the future and, especially, the present? What’s gained and what’s lost when you mix music and activism? Whom should you have in mind when crafting a song? Many are the questions that have been put to Rozalén, someone who has transcended the singer-songwriter label to become that ever-so important and complicated thing: the voice of a generation. She has lots to share with the BIME Pro Campus public.

Speaker: Rozalén

This session will present the first findings of the work carried out in 2019 by researchers at the Carlos III University of Madrid and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in collaboration with the Women’s Association of the Music Industry. Drawn from a survey- and discussion group-based methodology, these findings will serve as a photograph of women’s situation within the different professions of the music sector.

Speakers: Celia Carrillo, Dafne Muntanyola Saura, J.Ignacio Gallego

International investors have music festivals in their sights. In Spain more and more festivals are partaking of investment funds, however there are those who resist this formula. Is it possible for festivals to maintain their identity and independence in this new context? Does investment groups’ breaking into the music market afford us advantages—or inconvenience? At this round table we’ll take a good look at these and other questions with input from various festival profiles.

Speakers: Alfonso Lanza, Carlos Seixas, Christof Huber, Frzsina Szép, Grodon Masson

Technology can be a great ally of the music sector in providing solutions to very complex problems (collective rights management, resale, piracy, promotion, label profitability, etc.).  But all this can imply a significant invasion of consumers’ privacy.  The GDPR and European states have established important legal obligations, restrictions, and sanctions in the area of data protection.  We’ll discuss the difficult balance between the use of the latest technologies by artists and music companies and  the rights and privacy of consumers.

Speaker: Manuel Ángel López Pérez

Contemporary popular music festivals are a place of gathering, leisure, and work, making them a cultural activity requiring the consumption of different resources generating a significant social, environmental, and economic impact. Therefore, the FMA is developing a Plan of Action to adapt music festivals to the 2030 Agenda and to comply with the Paris Agreements on climate change.

Speaker: Patricia Gabeiras

Author, professor, lecturer, public speaker, entrepreneur, music executive, artist manager and founder of Music World Entertainment (MWE) would be the words used to sum up the professional career of Mathew Knowles, Ph.D.Based out of Houston, MWE is one of the world’s leading music and entertainment conglomerates, with record sales exceeding 450 million worldwide, having worked with Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Destiny’s Child, Solange and Beyoncé, just to name a few.

Speaker: Mathew Knowles

Latin music is not a series of “explosions”, but rather the cultural patrimony of millions of people. Just as technology-enabled global access can turn new Latin songs into hits on a scale previously unimaginable, it can also bring back music from Latin catalogs that has been inactive for decades. And even so, millions of songs on digital platforms remain in obscurity. The records and original masters would still be scattered among the storage units of the world without the work of the collectors and labels who endeavor to preserve them.

Speakers: Judy Cantor, Rosa Marquetti, Octavio Arbelaez, Pepita García Miró, Iñigo Pastor

Mondo Sonoro, the independent free monthly music publication, turns 25. This talk with its most emblematic staffers will lay bare the secret of its formula and how a periodical magazine of its ilk has managed to successfully cope with and surmount the changes in the global recording industry.

Speakers: Iker Bárbara, Joan S Luna, Luis J Menéndez, Sergio Marqués, Yahvé M. de la Cavada

Rising artists’ fees versus falling ticket sales, the lack of headliners, how Brexit could affect the European industry, how the market is being influenced by big promoters… these issues and more will be tackled at this round table to seek solutions in discussion with leading experts.Speakers: Carlos Abreu, Laura Davidson, Eleanor McGuinness, Mark William Vaughan, James Simmons

BIME PRO Campus

BIME PRO Campus is the intensive course for students and alumni, aimed at audiences that have in common concerns around the cultural and creative industries, specially the music sector as a whole: booking, management, production, publishing, legal, marketing, new technologies…This year, 32 students chosen through a challenge were we invited them to imagine their festival of the future, enjoyed a 3-extra days of intensive training programme at BIME PRO Campus+. Also, in 2019, 5 practical workshops were part of the programme and imparted by professionals in different fields.

+1000 INSCRIPTIONS TO CAMPUS+ CHALLENGE
“IMAGINE THE FESTIVAL OF THE FUTURE”

160 ATTENDEES TO THE THREE DAYS OF BIME PRO CAMPUS

75% CONSIDERS THAT CAMPUS PROGRAMME HELPED ON THEIR CAREER INTO MUSIC INDUSTRY’S MARKET

5 WORKSHOPS GIVEN BY THE BEST PROFESSIONALS

206 INSCRIPTIONS TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

Startup Competition

Startup Competition is the international BIME PRO event in which 8 startups present their projects to a jury and an international panel of investors in a 6-minute pitch. A key event for the promotion of startups in the creative, musical and digital industries.

Their prize is a Trade Mission to South Summit Mexico, Bogota, and Madrid, with the organization to cover the cost of travel and lodging for 1 person from the startup, as well as new networking opportunities including a schedule of meetings with several investors and agents from the VC sector.

Award-winning startup

A Note Music

ANote Music innovates the traditional music business model by tackling its inefficiencies. The creation of a liquid, transparent and integrated market for music rights will unlock financing for new projects and help Artists, Record Labels and Publishers to become financially independent.

BIME CITY 2019 main activities

  • + 50 free entry shows at Bilbao’s city centre
  • Someone’s ‘Orbit Augmented Reality’ exposition at Basquery
  • La Habitación Roja’s ‘In the Middle of Norway’ documentary projection + debate + acoustic concert
  • BIME KIDS: A session for kids and grownups alike to enjoy music, art, and technology together in an original and innovative way.  We’ll have an unforgettable time with Miss Biotza, Billy Boom Band, and Trakamatraka doing activities that are sure to stimulate curious minds as we experiment with new sounds and ways of making music.

Main showcases at BIME CITY

Over two days, Europe and Latin America’s most promising new talent took the stage at 11 of Bilbao’s most iconic venues, with 50 free concerts crossing borders to delight the city’s public.The perfect showcase for the BIME PRO professionals and a tasty appetiser for the Bilbao audience.

El Columpio Asesino

España

Lina_Raül Refree

Portugal

Desorden Público

Venezuela

Thomas Azier

Holanda

Carly Wildford

Reino Unido

Lysistrata

Francia

Joseba Irazoki eta Lagunak

España

Yo Diablo

España

Ela Minus

Colombia

Nøgen

España

Full line-up

Aftermovie BIME CITY 2019

Aftermovie BIME KIDS

Leading sponsors

WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT BIME PRO

  • “BIME PRO lives and breathes music, transforming the city of Bilbao into a giant local music scene. I discovered an inspiring networking event and meeting point for professionals from the music and creative industries, especially by night”.

    Olivier Robert-Murphy

    Universal Music Group, Chief of Possibilities

  • “BIME 2019 has been a top level music fair. It’s a quality encounter that aims high for every European market. Festival representatives and sector agent’s presence offers unique business opportunities”. 

    Pepita García-Miró

    Cernícalo Producciones, Fundadora

  • “The offer, the content and the networking here is really strong. And for what I can tell it’s becoming more international every year”.  

    Beverley Whitrick

    Music Venue Trust, Strategic Director

  • “In an information overdose era, BIME PRO becomes a communication’s oasis, which is something really different. We talk to each other, we listen to each other, and we inspire each other…It’s very difficult to leave BIME PRO with empty hands”. 

    Darío Prieto

    Diario El Mundo, Responsable de música

  • “It has been an honor to be part of BIME PRO, a great meeting point for professionals in the music industry. This event is an amazing experience and an exceptional opportunity to connect leaders and share knowledge with some of the brightest minds in the industry”.   

    Federica Tremolada

    Spotify, Managing Director for Southern & Eastern Europe