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EASTERN EUROPEAN MUSIC ACADEMY: OPEN CALL FOR BALTIC MUSICIANS AND MUSIC MANAGERS

Music Export Ukraine in partnership with the Lithuanian artist management company and the label MONOKEY announce an open call for the very first Eastern European Music Academy. This opportunity is totally FREE and open to artists and music managers from 8 Eastern European countries – Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Belarus.

Candidates are invited to submit their application for the Eastern European Music Academy, which will take place online, hosting students and mentors from 8 Eastern European countries during August-October 2020. The Academy will unite a selection of 50 students — musicians and managers, who will study and work together every weekend. The main focus of the Academy is the digitalization of non-academic music and collaboration between talents from the whole region.

The deadline for the applications is the 22nd of July, 2020 (11 pm Ukrainian time). All 50 successful applicants will be notified of the selection’s results on the 27th of July. APPLY!

Eastern European Music Academy is the first educational and networking project aiming to unite the whole region. It is crucial for musicians and their managers, who want to overcome the live-industry crisis by diving into income generation opportunities for the music business in current realities. Besides, it will create a community of like-minded people, who seek to expand their operations to the whole Eastern European region.

Mentors of the Academy will be chosen from the eminent professionals from all over Europe who have experience working with major labels, successfully developing their own music business, or are the first contact to enter international unions and music associations.

Participation in the Academy is free of charge but one has to demonstrate a strong motivation for study, present a short-term plan on how he/she will implement the new knowledge, and be open to collaborate with peers. Fluent English is essential. Students are expected to spend 5-6 hours a week on educational and practical commitments.

Organizers of the Eastern European Music Academy:

Music Export Ukraine is an independent initiative, which helps Ukrainian musicians to build an international career, expand their network and qualifications, and develop the local music industry from the insight.

MONOKEY is an artist management company and record label based in Vilnius, Lithuania, which believes in 360° approach to music business. Valuing individuality and creative freedom, they aim for the top quality in every project they do.

Eastern European Music Academy is supported by the European Union under the House of Europe programme.

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