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121 acts for Eurosonic and NPO Soul and Jazz stage at Noorderslag

24 November 2017

ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from the 17th to 20th of January 2018. The event hosts showcase festivals Eurosonic and Noorderslag, a music conference and several awards ceremonies. Confirmed for Eurosonic: Ace Tee & Kwam.E (de), Afterpartees (nl), Alfa Mist (gb), Altin Gün (nl), Amanda Delara (no), Astroid Boys (gb), Austinn (lu),…

Eurosonic Noorderslag announces keynote by David Marcus, Ticketmaster (us)

16 November 2017

David Marcus, Ticketmaster (us) is confirmed for a keynote speech at the ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) conference. As Head of Music, David Marcus is responsible for Ticketmaster’s largest business segment, selling more than 60M concert tickets annually. ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from the 17th to 20th of January 2018. The event hosts…

Eurosonic Noorderslag announces keynote interview with Harvey Goldsmith by Allan McGowan

6 November 2017

Legendary English rock promoter Harvey Goldsmith is confirmed for a keynote interview at the ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) Conference, moderated by renowned British journalist Allan McGowan. Goldsmith is widely recognised and highly respected as a visionary producer, manager and promoter of rock concerts, charity events and television broadcasts. He has worked with the world’s biggest artists…

Members’ meeting is critical, yet constructive

1 November 2017

The General Members Meeting, which took place in Hoofddorp on Monday 30th of October, has approved the annual report and discharged the management and the Board from liability. However, the meeting was critical of the Boards’ and management’s communication and has demanded improvement and increased transparency in the future. There was a strong support for the…

Eurosonic Noorderslag announces keynote interview with Scumeck Sabottka by Emma Banks

17 October 2017

Scumeck Sabottka (MCT-Agentur, DE) is the first name to be announced for the ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) Conference. Sabottka has an accomplished career as concert promotor and agent, working with acts like Rammstein, Kraftwerk and The Ramones. Scumeck Sabottka is a fierce enemy of secondary ticketing and is the founder of ticketing company Tickets.de, which he…

Danish Focus makes its mark on ESNS 2018

3 October 2017

15 acts including 7 Danish acts confirmed to appear in Groningen The second announcement by ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) puts the spotlight on musical talent from Denmark, the focus country for the 32nd edition of the festival. For a relatively small place with a population of roughly 5.7 million, Denmark has been and continues to be…

First line-up announcement ESNS 2018

19 September 2017

Together with 30 European radio stations ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) has announced the first artists for its upcoming edition. For each country, the acts are selected in co-operation with the national radio broadcaster. ESNS will take place in Groningen (The Netherlands) from the 17th to 20th of January 2018, with Denmark named as the country in…

External investigation reveals errors in financial reporting

28 August 2017

Buma/Stemra CEO Wim van Limpt announces measures According to an external investigation announced earlier this year by Wim van Limpt, BUMA/Stemra CEO since June 2016, the board was not adequately informed about important financial decisions and provisions as well as reserves were set aside incorrectly. Van Limpt is now taking measures to correct these mistakes.…

Spotlight on Morocco and Hello DeLaMar, ADE Changes Venue

18 May 2017

The 22nd edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) takes place October 18th-22nd in the Tolhuistuin, Brakke Grond and Melkweg venues with the DeLaMar Theater taking centre stage. After 16 years in the Felix Meritis, the Amsterdam Dance Event, an initiative of Buma, will be moving to the DeLaMar Theater this year to allow major…

Eurosonic Noorderslag 2018 focuses on Denmark

5 May 2017

At this year’s SPOT Festival in Aarhus, Eurosonic Noorderslag presented Denmark as its focus for 2018. Booker Robert Meijerink comments, “We have been amazed by the quality and diversity of Danish acts that performed at Eurosonic in the past. Lots of Danish artists are making great music and are successful worldwide. The Danish music-scene is…