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Successful 12th edition of inJazz with over 300 networking sessions and 40 (inter)national bands

29 June 2018

inJazz served as the official prelude to North Sea Round Town and two weeks of jazz in Rotterdam on 28 and 29 June. During the conference, (inter)national jazz professionals enjoyed high profile panels and presentations. The winner of the Buma Boy Edgar Prize 2018 was announced at the end of the conference: pianist and composer…

Complete inJazz conference programme now online!

1 June 2018

‘Gender & Jazz’, ‘Approaching a label – do’s and don’ts’ and ‘The Festival Challenge’? These are just three highlights of the comprehensive inJazz conference programme. On Friday 29 June international jazz and world music professionals will gather at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam to share knowledge and experience. The complete conference programme is now online: www.injazz.nl/inconference. Highlights…

Sena to collaborate with Buma/Stemra and SoundAware for detailed Music Airplay Monitoring Data

31 May 2018

SoundAware, a leading supplier of Automatic Content Recognition technology and Airplay Monitoring services has started to deliver detailed Dutch airplay data to the Dutch Foundation for Exploitation of Neighbouring Rights (“Sena”). Using its digital fingerprinting technology, SoundAware is monitoring music usage on a large number of radio and TV stations on a daily basis for…

Film music gets its own place at IFFR

24 May 2018

For its 48th edition in 2019, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has forged a partnership with Buma Cultuur, a foundation supporting music-related events in the Netherlands. Buma Cultuur will contribute to the festival’s music activities and IFFR PRO Days will feature a special music-themed day bringing together filmmakers and composers. Among the confirmed speakers is…

Buma Awards add new categories and join forces with Buma Music in Motion

6 April 2018

Call for entries in the following new categories: New Talent | Best Original Composition Documentary, Short Film and Telefilm | Best Sync (in Advertising, Television, Trailers, Film, Online) | Best Original Composition in Trailer (for Film, TV, Gaming) BMIM is once again launching its annual search for the best new talent in the country through…

Buma/Stemra wants to improve the position of women in music

5 April 2018

This Thursday Dutch copyright organization Buma/Stemra presents a study on equality between men and women among music makers. Only 13% of the members of the organization are female. Buma/Stemra wants to improve the position of women in music. The research, which will be presented on Thursday 5 April in Nieuwspoort, The Hague, has yielded valuable…

ESNS to focus on Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2019

5 March 2018

Every year ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) highlights the very best emerging acts from a different country, showcasing the diversity of musical talent across Europe. In close cooperation with Pohoda Festival CEO Michal Kašcák and Márton Náray, Director of Sound Czech / Czech Music Office, ESNS is proud to announce its first ever dual-country focus on the…

Buma ROCKS! presents Death Alley and DOOL at FortaRock 2018

1 February 2018

After several years it has become tradition for Buma ROCKS!, the international platform for loud music, to announce a number of activities during metal festival FortaRock. On June 1st and 2nd the Goffertpark in the city of Nijmegen will welcome a broad selection of international top acts like Nightwish, Parkway Drive, Opeth, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy,…

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2018 successfully breaking borders in European music

21 January 2018

Last night ESNS ended in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. Taking place from January 17-19, 2018 the European Music Platform stayed true to its ethos of stimulating the circulation of European music by showcasing 352 European acts, among which 22 acts from this year’s focus country Denmark. During the day 4,092 international professionals from…

Kristian Kostov wins Public Choice Award

17 January 2018

The winners of the 2018 European Border Breakers Awards (the ‘EBBA’), the European music awards for emerging artists, were honoured this evening at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in the Dutch city of Groningen. Kristian Kostov came out as the big winner of the evening, taking away the ‘Public Choice Award’ after an overwhelming number of…