About Tak Brzmi Miasto
Tak Brzmi Miasto conference is a cyclical event for the new music industry, which combines the largest substantive part in Poland with a showcase festival. Since 2014, it has been attracting mainly artists and managers who want to manage their own careers as well as music industry professionals: producers, event and festival organizers, employees of record companies and music journalists. During the last eight editions, conference participants had the opportunity to learn about the music business from almost 170 panellists from 27 countries on such topics as: promotion, music export, education, finance, people! or broadly understood cooperation.

More than 70 young, promising bands (including Hańba!, Patrick the Pan, Disperse, Cheap Tobacco, Kraków Street Band, Besides) performed at the concerts accompanying the showcase part of the conference, many of which are now a line-up of the best Polish festivals.

Even though Tak Brzmi Miasto is home to the biggest names in the music industry, the strength of the event is its intimate nature. This is conducive to building relationships, free exchange of experiences and results in long talks, which often transfer to one of the Krakow clubs where the conference showcase is held.
TAK BRZMI MIASTO 2022: FESTIVALS
What is playing live in 2022? The great stage invariably attracts people, and the performance at a dream festival is a goal in the careers of many artists. However, the experiences of the pandemic, the geopolitical and economic situation and the advancing climate change make it more and more difficult for both musicians and organizers to navigate the festival maps.

Tak Brzmi Miasto 2022 is a must-see event for everyone who thinks about playing live or wants to develop their band's concert career. In autumn in Krakow, we will revive the festival contacts and restart the music industry "live" after the pandemic slowdown. We will gather musicians, managers, bookers, road managers, producers and everyone related to the live industry in one place. We will combine the debate about the present and future of the concert sector with an over-genre festival fair, where you will be able to meet representatives of the best and most interesting events from Poland and Europe.
FESTIVALS
Festivals whose representatives will be present at the Tak Brzmi Miasto conference
Glastonbury
Festiwal
Glastonbury
Does anyone need to be introduced to Glastonbury? All the more reason for us to be delighted that this venerable festival is joining the line-up of the Yes City Sounds Conference! One of the oldest festivals in the world (its first edition took place in 1970) attracts the world's leading rock and alternative musicians to its stage every year, Just to name a few: Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, Muse or U2.
Off Festival
Festiwal
Off Festival
Founded by Artur Rojek, it quickly became one of the most influential festivals in Poland and a determinant of trends in Polish alternative music. The OFF Festival has been appreciated by world-renowned magazines such as "TIME" and "Guardian". Moreover, it is a winner of prestigious awards such as the "European Festival Award".
Pol’and’Rock
Festiwal
Pol’and’Rock
A festival whose small stage is larger than the main stages of other festivals. The attendance record was set in 2014 with... 750,000 spectators. A unique, free event where people care about themselves and others, and the music is only part of the whole. For more than 15 years, the festival has been accompanied by the ASP, i.e. meetings with key figures from the world of culture, art, politics or the media. The festival itself has seen performances from The Prodigy, Machine Head, Dream Theater and Dog Eat Dog, among others.
Męskie Granie
Festiwal
Męskie Granie
Over the course of thirteen editions, the festival has achieved a cult status. Every year, fans from all over Poland make this event “sold out” in just a few minutes. Meskie Granie is one of the biggest festival brands in the Polish music industry and has repeatedly been a “rocketship” for artists, who are today considered as the biggest music stars.
Edison Festival
Festiwal
Edison Festival
An idyllic event on the beach of Lake Kierskie, every year features the most popular Polish artists. At the same time, the Edison Festival gives an opportunity to perform for musicians who aspire to this name and the publicity that the event has gained in recent years only helps it.
Olsztyn Green Festival
Festiwal
Olsztyn Green Festival
It's an event for everyone who enjoys contact with nature and good music. Olsztyn Green Festival focuses on a wide range of artists performing alternative, pop, electronic and hip-hop music. This, combined with the beach atmosphere of the event, have to work. And since 2014 it has been working phenomenally.
Stay Wild Festival
Festiwal
Stay Wild Festival
Stay Wild Festival’s inspirations are constantly changing. Just as our culture and our society. However, one thing remains unchanged - every year the organizers invite to their stage the best of the best Polish artists who contribute to the creation of a truly “wild” spectacle.
WROsound
Festiwal
WROsound
What does Wrocław sound like? Obviously like WROsound. In the early years, it was a festival presenting the most interesting musical projects of the capital of Lower Silesia. Over time the formula expanded to include international artists' concerts, becoming a "home" for good rap, jazz experiments and electronic music. From 2021, it has a dedicated stage for Tak Brzmi Miasto representatives from Wrocław!
Colours of Ostrava
Festiwal
Colours of Ostrava
One of the biggest Czech festivals takes place every year just outside our country. Colors of Ostrava is an event that attracts the greatest stars of the world scene (including The Killers, Robert Plant or Florence and the Machine) and crowds of festival goers from all over Europe. In addition to numerous international awards, Colors of Ostrava was recognized as the best music event by ALMA (Akropolis Live Music Awards) for three years in a row (2004-2006) in the concert / festival of the year category. The festival is also more and more open to Polish artists!
Atlas Festival
Festiwal
Atlas Festival
Taking place in the heart of Kiev, Atlas Festival has featured the biggest stars of rock, indie, hip-hop and electronic music on its stage since 2015. Unfortunately, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, its last edition took place in 2019. This does not mean the festival has been forgotten. The organizers are already working on the next edition, and in the meantime they are engaged in charity actions for Ukraine.
BUSH
Festiwal
BUSH
Hungarian BUSH (Budapest Showcase Hub) presents everything that the music industry in Eastern Europe has to offer. One of the largest showcases in this part of the Old Continent, every year invites the most interesting, emerging musicians and the entire industry to its stage, being the perfect place to meet people who will help you spread your wings as an artist and manager.
Unsound
Festiwal
Unsound
This festival is living proof that experiments can bring unexpected results. The event featuring mostly electronic music, has grown to an impressive scale over the last years. Unsound has been taken place also in New York, London, Adelaide, Toronto, Prague and Bratislava
Conference schedule
Below you will find all conference activities: panels, lectures, workshops, meetings
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Panel dyskusyjny
Warsztat
Inne
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Teatr Nowy Proxima - Sala Główna
Aula Literacka
Scena Berlin
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12 November
13 November
12 November
hr.10:30-12:00
Kraków
Teatr Nowy Proxima - Sala Główna
Opening panel
We know that planning to attend a conference is no porridge with milk. Especially if there are so many activities. In this panel, we'll bring together all the threads we'll be developing throughout the weekend, which will give you a little better idea of which activity is a must and which you can let go of.
moderator:
Michał Wójcik
12 November
hr.11:00-12:30
Kraków
Aula Literacka
I want to hear your story
Lights, camera, action: the spotlight is on you. Are you ready to tell your story? Are you ready to establish a connection with your stakeholders and your fans? Do you know *what* we need to hear from you?

In this hands-on masterclass, your coach, Matteo, will guide you in a reflection on your values, strengths, and narratives. You will learn about persuasion, motivating your audience, recognizing and winning their resistance. We will investigate what causes us to fear, be anxious and avoid the stage. We will ask provocative questions that will jumpstart your journey to finding your public speaking voice.

Everyone deserves to speak and present effectively, to be understood clearly, and to come across as inspiring. Bringing people together, motivating them to follow you, and moving them to action are core competencies in any line of work, at any level.

Matteo will help transform your insecurities into your strengths and help make your next presentation or speaking engagement into success. Speak with confidence and with your own unique style on any occasion to any audience.

The world needs to hear your story now. It's time to get stage ready.

English language workshop
moderator:
Matteo Cassese
Speakers
Here you will find a list of speakers participating in discussion panels, workshops and lectures
Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Agnieszka Wojciechowska
Warsztaty Kultury Lublin
Educated as a cultural animator and manager (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University) and PR specialist (University of Warsaw). She has been professionally involved in the production and promotion of cultural events for over 15 years. At the Culture Workshop, she is the head of the Current Culture Workshop and programme director of the East of Culture - Other Sounds festival. She is the curator of many artistic events and the author and coordinator of educational programmes for cultural staff, representatives of the creative sector and the music industry. On a daily basis, she co-creates a concert series entitled Different Sounds Zone. She is an enthusiast and promoter of the audience development concept and a leader of many processes related to the audience development programme in Lublin.
Aleksandra Zając (Slot Art)
Aleksandra Zając (Slot Art)
Organizer of projects in the field of cultural animation and activities with the community for over 13 years. Since 2017 program director of Slot Art Festival, the largest celebration of alternative culture in Poland, based on crowdfunding and collaboration. Council member and former board member of the Association of Local Creative Centers, responsible for fundraising activities, co-created local Slot initiatives in Krakow. She has worked with the Polish Fundraising Association and the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. She is a graduate of film studies and ALP Center for Leadership program, as well as audience development training. She believes that cinemas are more important than movies. She is passionate about connecting people and worlds. For 7 years in her second key role: we have 2 children.
Anca Lupes
Anca Lupes
Mastering the Music Business
Anca Lupes is one of the most experienced professionals in the Romanian music business. During her career she has worked in almost all areas of the industry: media (press, radio, television), concert organisation, record labels, music publishing, management and booking. In 2006 she started teaching music business in Romania. In 2009, she became the first Romanian music industry professional to graduate from the Master in Music Business Programe from Berkelee College of Music (Boston, USA). In 2016, she started organising Mastering The Music Business, the first music conference in Romania.
Andy Jones
Andy Jones
Andy Jones is the co-founder and music programmer for the FOCUS Wales showcase festival. Andy has worked within the music industry for over 15 years; as an artist, label MD, and promoter. He's delivered work for a variety of labels, including dedicated releases in the UK, Germany, Italy and Canada. Through these projects Andy has gained extensive experience of the various sectors, providing his team with a depth of expertise which underpins the delivery of the FOCUS Wales festival. FOCUS Wales is an annual international showcase festival for the Welsh music industry, and takes place in Wrexham each year, placing the industry spotlight firmly on the talent that Wales has to offer the world. 2023 marks the festival's 12th anniversary year edition, and will welcome over 20,000 festival goers, with over 250 artists from around the world performing across 20 stages. Alongside the annual festival, FOCUS Wales also have an international branch to their work, supporting artists from Wales to export across the globe, with FOCUS Wales showcases to date at SXSW, M for Montreal, BreakOut West, and more projects in the works. Andy has taken part in conferences at music industry events around the world, including BreakOut West (Western Canada), Tallinn Music Week (Estonia), UU Sound (Russia), PIN (Macedonia), POP Montreal, M for Montreal, SHOW ME (Switzerland), Indie Week (Toronto), LUCfest (Taiwan), TIMM (Japan), Ear Hub (Hong Kong), MU:CON (Korea), Zandari Festa (Korea), Nova Scotia Music Week, WestWay Lab (Portugal), Spike (Bulgaria), Future Echoes (Sweden), Live at Heart (Sweden), and NewSkool Rules (The Netherlands).
Bartłomiej Stolarek
Bartłomiej Stolarek
Community activist and representative of the largest open-air concert in the world Pol'and'Rock Festival, formerly known as Przystanek Woodstock. Since 2011. Bartek has been responsible for the line up on all festival stages. He is the festival's booker and production manager of the Big Stage. As Jurek Owsiak's musical arm, he is responsible for inviting and hosting stars of such calibre as Skunk Anansie, Goji Goji, and others: Skunk Anansie, Gojira, Judas Priest, Within Temptation, Archive, Gogol Bordello, Prophets of Rage, Manu Chao, Machine Head, Anthrax or Dream Theater.

The head of the GOCC Music Department is also responsible for the main concert of the GOCC Grand Finale, which has been taking place every winter since the 30th in Warsaw, as well as for the Preliminaries for the Pol'and'Rock Festival, Poland's biggest review of live bands, where a lot of bands that left a strong mark on the awareness of Polish music fans started their adventure with big stages!

In addition to issues strictly connected with concerts, Bartek is responsible for more than 50 titles which he has produced on behalf of Zloty Melon as head of production of Poland's largest publisher of live music, thanks to which today we can listen to many important records of the musical history of our country. The most important titles he worked on are: Kult, Budka Suflera, Kwiat Jabłoni, Agnieszka Chylińska, Lao Che, Wilki, Happysad, Grubson, Łąki łan and many others.

A football enthusiast who has decided to devote his life to music. For many years, he has been in constant search of new, interesting sounds and musical proposals both in Poland and abroad.
Boyan Pinter
Boyan Pinter
Panharmony Management
Born in Bulgaria, matured in America, enjoying himself responsibly over the world. He now splits his time between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Sofia, Bulgaria. Before establishing himself in Europe, Boyan was a touring musician in the US. Besides being a college- trained guitarist, he was the de facto logistics and business manager the bands he worked with. A keen linguist, he holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and French from University of Houston, Texas. His continuing path in the music industry eventually led him to a Masters in Arts Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
After moving to Bulgaria in 2010, Boyan was recruited to work on Live Nation productions such as Sting, Roxette, Depeche Mode, Aerosmith, Cirque Du Soleil, Roger Waters’ The Wall, Iron Maiden, the Scorpions, Hans Zimmer, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson, and Steve Hackett. Striking out on his own in 2017, Boyan expanded his roster by working with Sara Tavares, Morcheeba, Al Di Meola, Opeth, Katatonia, Nigel Kennedy, Laibach, flamenco wizard Edu Vico, and many others.
Boyan is the founder of SPIKE – Bulgarian Music Showcase, Bulgaria’s first conference and showcase platform designed to fulfil the needs of the growing Bulgaria music industry for both developing and established artists. The second edition will take place during May 25 – 27, 2023 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
As of 2022, Boyan is part of the Booking and Production team at the Green Futures field Glastonbury Festival. He is responsible for booking the first Bulgarian bands onto Glastonbury, along with bands from Poland, Sweden, and Ukraine. This year, as part of the festival’s mission to support the Ukrainian people, Boyan placed 2016 Eurovision Song Contest winner Jamala on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage for a performance with the band Dakha Brakha, which was televised by the BBC and widely covered by international media.
Boyan’s management clients have performed at nearly every showcase festival around the world, have received funding for the recording of albums or shooting of music videos, and have obtained coveted US “O” visas, giving them the privilege of being able to perform (legally) in the US.
Having completed his education in Law, Boyan is looking to qualify as a solicitor to specialize in the fields of Entertainment, Media, Intellectual Property, and Sport.
Boyan is currently working as A&R Manager for Bulgaria at Believe Digital, the largest independent global music distribution company.
Daga Gregorowicz
Daga Gregorowicz
Singer, leader and manager of the folk band Dagadana, with whom she has toured and performed all over the world - and there is no hint of exaggeration here. Dagadana has visited China, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Slovakia, Argentina, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine and probably, as you read these words, several other countries have already been added to the list.
Daniela Tagowska
Daniela Tagowska
Intermedia artist working at the intersection of word and image. For several years, the phenomena associated with the mythologisation of sport have been at the centre of her creative interests. She describes herself as an artist - a gymnast. Lecturer at the Department of Art Mediation and at interdisciplinary MFA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. Doctor of arts. Certified trainer (PCC ICF coach) and facilitator of creative processes, specialising in work with the development of artistic competences of creators and in research on the competency potential of art. Creator of the Submarine studio - a deck for interdisciplinary projects and workshops.
Daria Kuszlik
Daria Kuszlik
Master's degree in journalism, professionally involved in the field of PR and Media for such events as CieszFanów Festival and Folkowisko Festival. She works for the companies HIP HURA PR and MEDIA and Qltur Generator in positions related to promotion. She is involved in social action and activities, e.g. she is a co-founder of the Facebook group Culture in Quarantine, which was created in response to the closure of the cultural area during the pandemic, and was also involved in humanitarian action during the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Privately, she is a huge fan of black coffee, spontaneous travel, classic literature, reportage, and is interested in Arabic culture and Polish folk culture.
Dénes Pécsi-Szabó
Dénes Pécsi-Szabó
Founder of Up Music Budapest, has been working with bands nationally and internationally for nine years (Mörk, Jazzbois, O'Sullivan, Ohnody, Hét Hat Club, Antonia Vai). His bands played in the US, Asia and all around Europe. Dénes is also the co-founder of Budapest Showcase Hub, aka BuSH and board member of International Music Managers Forum (IMMF) Hungary. Dénes is close to the bands he is working with, gets involved in their daily life, helps to determine their strategies and follows up on the execution as well.

Up Music Artists have performed at many festivals and showcases, such as: SZIGET Festival HU, Exit Festival RS, Grape Festival SK, Jazz in The Park RO, Intsikurmu Festival EST, Loftas Fest LT, Edison Festival PL, Danube Jazz and Blues Festival RO, DMZ Peace Train Festival KOR, SXSW Austin Texas USA, Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg GER, The Great Escape Brighton UK, Eurosonic Groningen NL, Mondo NYC USA, Zandari Festa KOR, Waves Vienna AT, Budapest Showcase Hub HUN, Tallinn Music Week EST, Spring Break Poznan PL, Seazone Sopot PL.
Dino Lupelli
Dino Lupelli
Music Innovation Hub Milano
Active in the music industry since 1990, Dino Lupelli is currently CEO of Music Innovation Hub, a company created to develop innovation programs and projects for the Italian music industry. Dino coordinates internationalization and training projects for professionals and start-ups. Director of Linecheck, a major music conference in Italy, he is a board member of Jump - European Music Market Accelerator, Keychange, an EU-funded gender equality program. Since 2015, he has been a founding member of Italian Music Festivals, a national association for the international promotion of the Italian festival system, and is a partner of Artlab, a national platform for the development of the Italian cultural industry.
Dorota Ogrodzka
Dorota Ogrodzka
Social artist, theatre educator, director, trainer and researcher, vice-president of the Association of Theatre Educators, one of the programme curators of Slot Art Festival.
She teaches, works artistically with communities, youth, seniors, adults, children and parents, artistic people, local activists and activists.
For several years, she ran the Young Stage at Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz, cooperates with the Sto Pociech Foundation, Krytyka Polityczna, Towarzystwo Inicjatyw Twórczych ę, the School of Leaders, the Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives, the Theatre Institute, the Museum of Modern Art, and many theatres in Poland and abroad. She is a member of the international network Reshape, which works for the transformation of the arts and culture sector, and the Field Collective, which develops the methodology of ethno-animation.
Grzegorz Stabeusz
Grzegorz Stabeusz
Private Town Management
Has worked in the music industry for over 30 years. Marketing director of foreign repertoire at Sony Music and PolyGram Polska (now Universal). Worked with Oddysey Concerts (concerts, e.g. Metallica, Sting, Bryan Adams, The Cure, Faith No More) and Viva Art Music (concerts, e.g. Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Elton John), then manager of such Polish artists as Katarzyna Skrzynecka, Robert Kasprzycki, Hania Stach, Sylwia Wiśniewska and many others. Co-founder and director of the Association of Polish Artists' Managers, member of the chapter of the first edition of the TOP/Trendy festival, member of the Phonographic Academy. Together with his wife, he created an independent publishing house for children's books, Literówka. He is currently focusing on promoting Polish artists abroad, and his priority project is Francis Tuan, who has performed at Live at Heart in Sweden, Liverpool Sound City and Canadian Music Week, among others, and will perform at Future Echoes in February 2023.
Justyna Grochal
Justyna Grochal
Journalist for "Wysokie Obcasy", she writes about social issues and culture, with a particular focus on music and film. In 2015-2018, she was associated with the music editorial team of the Interia portal. She has also published, among others, in "Gazeta Magnetofonowa" and worked with Radio Kraków. Scholarship holder of the Google News Initiative 2020 journalism programme.
Katarzyna Nowicka
Katarzyna Nowicka
Novika - the first lady of Polish electronic scene. She started as a dj and MC in late 90’s and soon came to be known for her numerous collaborations, especially with Smolik and Fisz. Her first band was called Futro and in 2006 she started her solo career as Novika, releasing three albums: Tricks Of Life, Lovefinder and a remix album Mixfinder (in 2011). The last two were awarded with the prestigious Fryderyk Award. In 2013 came another, more mature record called “Heart Times”, followed by “Bez Cukru” in 2019. Meanwhile, Novika also featured on tracks by artists known across the world: Lovebirds, Marcin Czubala, Hot Toddy. The remix of “Miss Mood” by Satin Jackets was released on several worldwide compilations.
Last year Novika was celebrating 20 years since her debut. She played special gigs with guests and released a collection of 20 new versions of her best songs recorded by herself and great artists – “Novika 2.0”.
Novika played at main Polish festivals: Audioriver, Open’er, Selector, Tauron New Music Festival, Snowfest. Almost every weekend she also performs as an improvising vocalist with Mr.Lex.
Radio has also been Novika's passion for years, she has worked for many stations in Poland, now she hosts her show in Kampus radio. Together with Lex, she also hosted “Miastosfera” podcast talking with hot Polish acts.
Lisa Nasta
Lisa Nasta
Lisa Nasta is a seasoned event manager and festival programmer with UK-based juggernauts Glastonbury Festival, WOMAD, and Weyfest. She also coordinates music educational programs and is the Director of Re-Play Music, a non-profit community project that donates musical instruments, educates and entertains children, and is permanent fixture at Kidz Field, Glastonbury Festival.
A master craftsman and luthier, Lisa was the director of the of the Surrey Strings Music Store. Her penchant for festival planning and organization finds its roots there. While at Surrey Strings, she programmed a year-long lunchtime music project, part of the bandstand revival in London, which hosted performances of over 200 artists and bands per year. She also programmed the monthly World Music night at Surrey Strings for two years. Concurrently, Lisa was director at the Abbey School of Music where she managed freelance tutors who delivered key educational programs in group and private lesson formats.
As an artist manager, Lisa created partnerships with Mel Bay International, Bad Reputation Records (France), LWB Music (USA), KRUNK Booking (India), Blue Frog Records (India), Gensure International (China), and Bad Pony Booking (Germany), as well as negotiated endorsements with Yamaha Guitars and TC Electronics. Lisa has organized music tours on almost every continent on the planet, except for Australia.
Throughout her illustrious career Lisa has produced and programmed the main stage for A Country Affair Event on Clapham Common, Morden Hall Park, Hampton Court Palace. She has been twice nominated at the Green Awards at Merton Borough and won 2 M.I.A awards for the Re-Play Project “Environmental Initiative & Sustainability” from Music Industry Association of Britain (MIA) & America (NAMM).
Lisa is currently the Site Coordinator for Green Futures Field, Glastonbury Festival in charge of production and entertainment programming, where she is assisted by Boyan Robert Pinter.
Małgorzata Kraszewska
Małgorzata Kraszewska
Urząd Miasta Gdyni
Employee of the local government sector, promoter of musical events, co-author (with Piotr Metz) of the project "History of Rock'n'Roll", "Tri-City Alternative Scene" (together with Kamil Wicik) and many other musical (and not only) cultural projects. Academic lecturer at the University of Gdansk in the field of law and finance in culture. A proud resident of the Tricity.
Małgorzata Muraszko
Małgorzata Muraszko
Journalist and editor of "Gazeta Wyborcza" and a cultural expert. She specializes in cultural topics, especially close to music, literature and film. In her breaks from culture, she writes about cooking.
Małgorzata Płysa
Małgorzata Płysa
UNSOUND
Executive director and curator of Krakow's Unsound festival, whose editions also take place in many other places around the world. She is also co-director of the creative agency Unsound Productions, where she handles management of female artists (such as Jlin), representation of special projects, as well as creation of new artistic commissions and events. Since 2020, she has also been co-artistic director of the Warsaw-based interdisciplinary festival Ephemera. In her work, she focuses on the search for innovative forms of artistic expression - primarily in sound art, music and contemporary art, as well as the creation of new forms of cooperation between male and female artists, the improvement of cultural education and the international exchange of ideas and experiences affecting the expansion of intersectional diversity in culture. He is interested in the phenomenon of synesthesia.
Marcin Bąkiewicz
Marcin Bąkiewicz
Antyradio
Editor-in-chief, programme director and music director of Antyradio. He has been involved in music all his professional life, for almost 25 years. He has gathered experience in radio stations, music television, music newspapers, Internet portals and the e-commerce industry. He has also been involved in concert photography. He is a regular contributor to Teraz Rock magazine. He lectures at the Leon Koźmiński Academy and conducts workshops on "The radio market in Poland and effective promotion of music on the radio". He is a member of the Phonographic Academy. Graduate of international relations at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
For more information, also on Marcin's non-radio activities, please click here: www.marcinbakiewicz.pl
Matteo Cassese
Matteo Cassese
Digital marketer, coach, and entrepreneur that provides training and coaching to individuals, established companies and startups. His experience spans managing digital marketing for multinational companies (Warner Bros.), teaching at university (Link Campus), and consulting for digital unicorns (Netflix). He's published a website since 1993 and a blog since 2001. In 2011 he founded La Fabbrica della Realtà, an innovation laboratory focusing on digital marketing, coaching & training, diversity & inclusion. As a storytelling student, Matteo dove deep into the process of story creation, writing, and script-writing. His passion for effective communication led him to create seminars and workshops on digital marketing, productivity, diversity, and presentation skills. Over the years he has nurtured innovative startup projects focusing on entertainment (Filmizer, Trailerflow), education (Educazione Globale), training (Presentation Hero, Open Training), and diversity & inclusion (OUT as YOU).
Max Gregor
Max Gregor
Slovenian live sound engineer, owner and founder of GoUp Production and music editor for Radio Slovenia International. Since 2002 he has been active in the music industry first starting as a technician on a local radio and soon co-founded a electro-rock band ZircuS where he played bass/gutiar and booked gigs until 2015. From 2005 - 2015 Max was actively involved in Slovenia and the region as a promoter/booker in the clubs and festivals. In 2012 he started transitioning to being a live sound engineer and moved to the UK in 2015 where he worked as an inhouse sound engineer for O2 Academy Bristol, O2 Academy Islington, Islington Assembly Hall, 229 The Venue etc. Working as FOH or Monitor Engineer he mixed bands like Myles Kennedy, Gretta Van Fleet, Sea Girls, Lizzo, The Fever 333, Idles, Dead Kennedys, Overkill etc. In 2019 he moved back to Slovenia where he now runs a backline rental company. In the recent years he also got involved in spreading the mental health awareness in the music industry.
Michael Łyczek
Michael Łyczek
KBF
Cultural manager, initiator and coordinator of artistic and educational projects.
He is responsible for setting the directions of the development of KBF music events and building local and international partnerships.
Coordinator of professional meetings and workshops for young composers held during the Film Music Festival in Krakow (FMF), as well as the Creative Europe InMICS Composers Lab project - a series of intensive workshops for composers studying in Bologna, Lyon, Ghent and Montreal. Manager of the ICE Classic project - a series of concerts of the greatest stars of classical music.

Associated with the KBF since 2017, where he participates in the creation of the city's greatest musical events.
Graduate in European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Scholarship holder of the Erasmus programme at the University of Vienna. He completed an internship at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the Office of the United Nations and International Organisations in Vienna. He has performed with the choir in many European countries and in China.
Michał Wiraszko
Michał Wiraszko
Songwriter, musician, culture manager. Since 2005, leader and vocalist of the group Muchy, awarded the Fryderyk 2021 for their album Szaroróżowe, with which he recorded five albums and played several hundred concerts. One of the most recognisable songwriters in the country - his lyrics have been sung by the likes of Krzysztof Zalewski, Lady Pank, Grzegorz and Patrycja Markowski, Tomasz Makowiecki, Ewa Farna and Rosalie. Originator and producer of numerous music projects involving the local music community and a wide audience. He collaborates - from strictly artistic, through organisational and promotional activities - with publishers, galleries and festivals. In the past, he was, among others, music director of festivals in Jarocin, Poznań's Spring Break or Estrada Poznańska.
Michał Wójcik
Michał Wójcik
Tak Brzmi Miasto
CEO/founder of Cracow Music Scene Foundation whose main project is Tak brzmi Miasto - the longest standing showcase festival and a conference in Poland. In 2019 it was extended with a 4 year program Tak Brzmi Miasto Inkubator, which took place in 12 cities and reached 500+ participants. An active musician, manager and a leader for a rock trio Cinemon, where he's responsible for the proverbial "everything" - starting with songwriting, playing guitar and singing, through production, mix, booking, promotion and releases.
Michalina Bieńko
Michalina Bieńko
Socially engaged multi-instrumentalist, composer, radio journalist and co-founder of the Tchnienia association. Graduate of Journalism and Media Studies and Social Arts at the University of Warsaw. She graduated from the F. Chopin State Music School of the first and second degree in Sochaczew. She plays in Miska Furtak's band, coordinated with Hania Rani the Music in the Studio concert series at Otwarta Pracownia Jazdów 3/6 and co-hosted the programme People are Us in Radiospace with Dr Ewa Woydyłło. In 2016-2018, she completed an internship at Trójka - Programme III of Polish Radio, where she worked with Agnieszka Szydłowska and Agnieszka Obszańska on the programmes Alternative Programme and Radio House of Culture. She is currently co-founding the Polish branch of Music Declares Emergency and composing her own album.
Misia Furtak
Misia Furtak
Composer, songwriter, vocalist, bassist and activist. Together with the band Très.B, winner of the Paszport Polityki award in the popular music category and the Fryderyk Award in the debut of the year category. Solo, as Misia Ff, she was honoured with the Grzegorz Ciechowski Award from the City of Toruń. Among others, she cooperated with Wojtek Mazolewski's quintet on the album "Chaos full of ideas", which received the status of a golden record. With Piotr Kaliński (Hatti Vatti), she forms the duo Ffrancis. In 2019, she released the self-produced album "What will come?", written in collaboration with Hania Rani, which was included in the lists of the best releases of the year of "Tygodnik Polityka" and "Gazeta Wyborcza". November 2021 saw the premiere of the album Choices, co-created with a team of international collaborators (including Christian Balvig - Efterklang, Gareth Quinn Redmond - Bell X1, Albert Karch - Ichiko Aoba). Bartek Chaciński wrote of her "One rarely hears such delicate protest songs (...) Furtak has found her tone: it is deep and bitter irony in a haze of delicacy and poetic reverie", while Łukasz Kamiński asked on the front page of Gazeta Wyborcza "Why do thousands of people listen to 33 seconds of silence online?" and described the silent track "Agata" as "the loudest half-minute of silence in Polish music in recent years." Misia Furtak has also been involved in educational activities for young musicians for many years. In 2022, she was elected to the prestigious Keychange network - a pioneering, international organisation that aims to support women and gender minorities in the music industry and build a more sustainable music industry. She has played hundreds of concerts in Europe and Japan, alongside the likes of The National, Arlo Parks, TV On The Radio, and many others.
Peter Astedt
Peter Astedt
Future Echoes
Peter Åstedt has been working in the music industry for over 30 years. He started his own record label, Dead Frog Records, at the age of fifteen in 1990. Over the years he has started several companies in different fields in the music industry like PR, Publishing, Distribution, Sync placements, Management, Festivals, and Artist Development. Today he oversees some of the departments on Musichelp which is an umbrella company of different companies in the music industry.

He has worked with five of the top twenty most-streamed songs in the world. He has placed music to Superbowl and even the Olympics. He writes a column in Cashbox Magazine Canada and has his own radio show on Cashbox Radio an international online radio station. He is books and curates the conferencepart Sweden’s intrenational showcase festival Future Echoes.
Rafał Chwała
Rafał Chwała
Warsztaty Kultury Lublin
Artistic director of the East of Culture - Different Sounds festival. Graduate in cultural studies and film studies.
By profession a culture manager and producer of artistic events, working at the Culture Workshop in Lublin.
Over the past several years, he has co-created such events as the Night of Culture in Lublin (as music curator for many years), the City Movie and Cinema Under the Stars film series, the Book It! literary and music series, and the Strefa Innych Brzmień concert series. Together with Robert Kuśmirowski, he established the Died Moroz Convention - the only winter outdoor event of its kind in Europe at the meeting point of music and contemporary art.
Currently, he is primarily involved in programming, booking, planning, producing and organising events, the most important of which has remained the East of Culture - Other Sounds festival for many years.
Sara Ercegović
Sara Ercegović
Musician, booker and producer from Croatia, last few years living on Ljubljana-Zagreb relation. She has significant experience as live musician mainly as a drummer with her band ŽEN. Parallel to her musical career she is involved in event production and booking for more than a decade Since 2017 she is a vital crew member of TamTam Festival on Sućiuraj (island of Hvar, Croatia).
Sara Kordek
Sara Kordek
Creative Director at Good Taste Production, a company specialising in the comprehensive organisation of concert tours. She is responsible for artistic booking and line-up programming of events such as Salt Wave Festival, Lekko Festival and Edison Festival. Today, she is responsible for creative concepts and took her first steps in the music industry as a tour producer. Speaker at numerous international conferences such as ILMC, ESNS, Glaz Music France, Sharpe Festival or the International Music Showcase Festival in Israel.
Tomasz Barszcz
Tomasz Barszcz
Born in 1982 in Katowice, Poland. Graduated with several majors in tourism, economics and related fields, topped off with an MBA. He has 15 years of work experience in territorial marketing and event organization and has completed more than 1000 event projects of various caliber. He is the director of the Summer Dying Loud festival and head of the Department of Promotion and Foreign Cooperation at the Aleksandrów Łódzki City Hall.
Ula Nowak
Ula Nowak
Off Festival
Journalist, presenter, producer and music curator. Producer of the Polish scene and the Literary Café at OFF Festival Katowice. Co-founder and program board member of Pannonica Festival. Panelist of the Transglobal World Music Chart - an initiative that brings together radio journalists from around the world to select the most interesting new releases within world music every month. Owner of the Mosaic Beats concert agency. As an independent producer/curator, she has regularly collaborated in recent years with, among others, the Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Krakow, the Łaźnia Nowa Theater, the Polish Radio Folk Festival "New Tradition." In the past, she hosted the author's radio program "Balkaner" and published for Jazzarium, Folk magazine, Gazeta Wyborcza and ProAnima portal, among others. She carried out projects for the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Krakow Festival Office. For 5 years she was a spokesperson for the Jazz Juniors Festival.
Vlad Yaremchuk
Vlad Yaremchuk
Programming Director of Atlas Festival - the biggest music festival in Ukraine, which attracted more than 600000 visitors in 2021. Booking manager of PMK Event Agency and Atlas Agency, full-time music lover and DJ. Currently working on multiple initiatives aimed at helping Ukraine - Music Saves UA (fundraising via music for humanitarian help in Ukraine), Save Ukraine international TV marathons, Together With Ukraine compilation and others. Also helping promoters and festivals to book Ukrainian acts and integrate Ukraine-themed fundraising activities and informational campaigns at their events.
Waldemar Kuligowski
Waldemar Kuligowski
Head of the Department of Cultural Anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He has conducted field research in Europe, Asia and North America. Author of several books and over a hundred scientific articles. Awarded with the badge "Meritorious for Polish Culture". Chairman of the Chapter of the Artistic Award of the City of Poznań, juror of the "Fryderyk" award of the Association of Audio-Video Producers, supporting member of the Economic Chamber of Polish Artists' Managers. He is currently implementing a three-year research project devoted to contemporary music festivals in Poland.
Delegates
See who you can meet at this year's conference
Adrian Sudak / Agencja Gizmo
Adrian Sudak
Agata Samsel / Wspieramy Legalne Kupowanie Muzyki
Agata Samsel
Agata Szostak / Agencja Artystyczna Maestrada
Agata Szostak
Agata Trafalska / Jazzboy Records
Agata Trafalska
Agnieszka Maury / Klub Stodoła
Agnieszka Maury
Head of Promotion & Marketing of the Warsaw Stodoła Club, with which she has been associated for six years. She represents Stodola in the structures of the European platform Liveurope, in terms of communication and marketing. Previously, she was the Press Spokesperson for the concert agency Prestige MJM, including the Press Spokesperson for the Jarocin Festival in 2015-2016. She has to her credit the promotion of several hundred music events, carried out in clubs, halls and stadiums. Graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Political Sciences and Journalism of the Adam Mickiewicz University. Privately, a travel enthusiast, author of the blog Styk Kultur, and a travel-reportage book about Turkey.
Agnieszka Protas
Agnieszka Protas
Agnieszka Wojkowska
Agnieszka Wojkowska
Aleksandra Piekielna / MyMusic
Aleksandra Piekielna
Aleksandra Sołoduch / OFFbeat Music Agency
Aleksandra Sołoduch
Aleksandra Sosna
Aleksandra Sosna
Aleksandra Wiśniewska
Aleksandra Wiśniewska
Aleksandra Zając / Ars Latrans
Aleksandra Zając
The Artists
Meet the artists who will perform during the showcase part of Tak Brzmi Miasto
Tańka Szafraniec
Zespół
Tańka Szafraniec
Singer, songwriter, WOMAN. For some, a haven of peace, for others, the calm before the storm and a colourful bird. She calls music freedom, treating it as a way to express truth and emotions, as her space. Over the years, she has worked as a choir with stars of the Polish scene, and wrote her songs for the drawer. In 2020, she debuted with the single "Now and here" and, following the blow in 2021, she released the singles "Przemijam" , "Biec" and "Pochyl się miły nade mną", presenting colourful musical renditions from rock'n'roll to the synth sounds of 1980s pop.

In 2021, she released her debut album "MOZAIKA", in which, together with excellent musicians, she shows even more musical colours by romancing different versions of alternative pop-rock. 
Zimbru
Zespół
Zimbru
Zimbru is an indie / art-rock band from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Their sound can be described as a wild mix of raspy synthesizers, angular guitar riffs, and lively percussion all topped off by stories of dancing, lost pets, real love, and nostalgia for never experienced past decades.

Their show i organized thanks to our partnership in HEMI - Hub for the exchange of Music Innovation
IKSY
Zespół
IKSY
They describe themselves as being like a Panoramix Cauldron, skipping the musical fast food to give difficult topics an easily digestible form. And indeed, there is something in that. You will definitely have a good time at their concert, but if you listen a little more closely you will definitely find a second bottom.
Kowalczyk x Serca
Zespół
Kowalczyk x Serca
They have already played at, among others, Męskie Granie, Lech Polish Hip Hop Festival or WrOFFław, and now it's time for them to visit Krakow. Serca is a producer duo from Wrocław, created by Radek Baranowski and Kamil Jagiełło. In their songs, the artists combine, among other things, indie/punk-rock sounds with trappy, energetic beats. In April 2021, they released their debut EP 'Egzotyczne sny', created together with vocalist Antonina.To collaborate on the full-length album, they invited rapper and vocalist Kowalczyk. On 23.03.2022, the HEADROOM collective from Wrocław released the album "Ile można gadać o tym samym?", which contains ten songs celebrating both better and worse moments, which paradoxically are equally necessary to achieve full happiness. Get ready for a good party!
Shama
Zespół
Shama
They write about themselves as follows: "thousands of deliberations, revisions and meetings - all to create something special. In their work you will find a combination of old-school and electronic flair. Basia, Jimi, Antoni and Kacper have been working together for many years and their new sound will surprise many listeners. Their extensive stage experience makes for concerts with a unique atmosphere that captivates every time." To the last sentence we say: check it out, although there is no doubt about it, we are sure that the atmosphere will be exceptional indeed.
Niemoc
Zespół
Niemoc
"Notorious Debutants" refer to themselves with irony, because although the trio Niemoc has been around for seven years, they are still described as "young talented". The band's sound is a combination of modernity with the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s. Energetic guitars and dynamic synthesisers are their trademark, which is best seen at concerts. Niemoc performed at, among others, Opener, Sziget in Hungary, Męskie Grania, OFF Festival or Nowa Muzyka, while online you can find their sessions recorded for, among others, Boiler Room, Sofar Sounds or Pegasus. At the end of last year, they released the album "Kilka Najlepszych Dni w Życiu", to which they invited great guests: Kacha (Coals), Joanna Longić (Tęskno), Misia Furtak, Michał Wiraszko (Flies) and Próżnia.

Their show is co-organized by My Name Is Poznań 2.0
Kathia
Zespół
Kathia
A 20-year-old producer and songwriter from Poznań. Oneiric compositions, a deep voice and poetic lyrics are her trademarks. The artist is ahead of her full-length publishing debut; she announces an album of songs sung in Polish for 2023.

Her show is co-organized by My Name Is Poznań 2.0
Panilas
Zespół
Panilas
"A deep journey into the thick of the female experience, taken in an intricately woven electronic vehicle. The beat mixes with bitterness, like mascara with tears in a disco bathroom at 5AM. A bit to dance to, a bit to cry to". - This is how she writes about herself, and in total, these three sentences are all that is needed, so we will only add that she is an artist who knows what she wants, and for her debut album, released on the Mystic Production label, she collaborated with Marek Pędziwiatr (EABS, Błoto), which is an additional sign of quality.
Mentally Blind
Zespół
Mentally Blind
Mentally Blind's music is a combination of progressive metal full of technical guitar riffs with catchy melodicism, the depth of spatial reverbs or the world of analogue synthesisers. Constantly balancing on the edge of an overwhelming sense of sadness and delicate flashes of hope, the compositions draw the listener into a cinematic world full of emotional and sometimes even romantic rapture, only to hit the listener with an uncompromising wall of sound a moment later. They have had the opportunity to prove their stage skills more than once, including playing a tour with Decapitated, two tours alongside Materia, and supporting such foreign stars as Monuments, Bury Tomorrow, Hactkivist, Uneven Structure and Napoleon. So it's time for them to prove it to you too.
Klawo
Zespół
Klawo
They write that "Klawo is made up of good homies, hanging out in the corridors of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk or on the beach", and we see it all: the friendship and joy of playing, performance artistry and laid-back attitude that we have always associated with the Tricity scene. If you like groove and jazz improvisation, but also melodies that could easily be the soundtrack to a crime series from the '70s, or maybe a film in which Jackie Chan runs around the harbour districts and.... ok, maybe we've gone a bit overboard, but that's the fault of the music, it immediately creates a series of images in the mind.
Concerts schedule
In addition to talking about music, it is also worth listening to it!
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Hevre
Alchemia
Klub Re
12 November
hr.18:15-18:45
Hevre
Kathia
12 November
hr.18:45-19:15
Alchemia
Niemoc
Venues
Places where we'll all meet!
Teatr Nowy Proxima Main conference building.
41 Krakowska Street, entrance at the intersection of Krakowska and Skawińska Streets.

Inside:
- Theatre Main Hall (3rd floor)
- Literacka Hall (ground floor)
- Literacka Café (ground floor, on offer: coffee, beer, snacks)
- Chillroom + dining room (2nd floor, on offer: coffee, lunch, sandwiches)

Distance to Alchemia - 8 minutes.
Distance to Hevre - 5 minutes.
Distance to Re - 20 minutes.
Scena Berlin Theatre building. Entrance from 2 Skawińska Street.

Inside:
- Berlin Stage
- Berlin Stage Bar
Klub Alchemia 5 Estery Street.
Distance from the New Theatre - 8 minutes.
Distance from Hevre - 2 minutes.
Distance from Re - 15 minutes.
Klub Hevre 18 Meiselsa Street.
Distance from the New Theatre - 5 minutes.
Distance from Alchemy - 2 minutes.
Distance from Re - 17 minutes.
Klub Re 4 Św. Krzyża Street
Distance from the New Theatre - 20 minutes.
Distance from Alchemy - 13 minutes.
Distance from Hevre - 8 minutes.
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