Friday 1st November

10:00-10:30 Welcome!

Welcome to Sørveiv Music Conference! So glad you are here!

10:30-11:00 Keynote: Are We Ruining Everything?

Deputy head of Changemaker (and our very own head of booking) Johanne Moen Jensen will open the conference with a keynote on how we are ruining our own future by polluting the earth. How can we, the music business, contribute to a better future?

With: Johanne Moen Jensen

11:00-11:45 Panel: Environment and The Music Industry’s Responsibility

We follow up Johanne’s keynote with a panel where we will discuss what a green music business could look like. Is it even possible? We all know by now that the artists traveling is a problem, but what about the rest of us, traveling to showcases all over Europe? And what about all the trash that is produced at festivals and co.? By the way, did you know that Spotify’s gigantic server farms are an actual environmental problem?

With: Johanne Moen Jensen, Jon Olav Sandal,  Mira Svartnes Thorsen & Jon McIldowie

12:00-12:30 Myrull & Under

Folk-pop duo Myrull were commissioned to create the soundtrack to the underwater restaurant Under, a newly opened restaurant in Lindesnes that has quickly become one of the most talked about and recognized destinations for dining experiences in the world. The result is a 53-minute composition that accompanies both architecture, nature and tastes of Under and is part of the overall experience of Under.

With: Rebecca Reimers, Vidar Arntsen from Myrull

12:30-13:30 Lunch-Break

Stretch your legs, get some air, load up on coffee, or make a plan for which artists to check out later! Teateret has a great lunch-offer in the foyer – their famous soup for 78 kr!

13:30-14:15 The Kristiansand Round Table Conference

This clandestine conference has been sitting in Kristiansand the previous two days, contemplating, arguing and fighting about all things moving the music industry worldwide. It operates under the Chatham House Rules, which means that nobody must be quoted on the things they say while behind the closed doors of RTC. But as long as nobody is mentioned by name, the conference’s findings may be publicized. Daniel Nordgård will present a summary for the Sørveiv Music Conference audience.

With: Daniel Nordgård, Vickie Nauman, Yao Yao, Eirik Brataas & Peter Jenner

14:30-15:00 The Green Rider Initiative

Fortum is an international energy and recycling company in Scandinavia, the Baltic region, Russia, Poland and India, and a main partner of Øya Festival. In 2019 they launched the Green Rider campaign which got media coverage from Dagbladet to Billboard Magazine. Stian Mathisen from Fortum will tell us about the idea behind the campaign that got international artists to commit to the Green Rider, and why the partnership with Øya is so important.

With: Stian Mathisen

15:00-16:00 NKA Presents: Greatness From Small Beginnings

Together with The Norwegian Live Music Association (Norske Konsertarrangører) we have invited Leif Fosselie from Palmesus and Sten Ove Toft from Blå to give us insight into how they developed their live-concepts over time. Blå started as an alternative jazz club, but has over the years established itself as one of the most important arenas for new music of all genres. Palmesus has its origins as a beach party among friends, and is today the biggest beach party festival in Scandinavia, drawing thousands of people to Kristiansand every summer. The talk will be moderated by Lene Lauvdal from Buen kulturhus.

With: Ketil Børstein Stensrud, Lene Lauvdal & Sten Ove Toft

16:00-17:00 Song Feedback Session

A panel consisting of Kristoffer Kilen Aase (Universal), Natalie Sandtorv (NEON ION), Christer André Cederberg (Cederberg Studios) and Kristine Karlsen (Kvass) will listen to five songs from five different artists and give their honest opinions and tips to the five artists who get selected to show their songs.

Want your song on that panel? Apply before Sunday 27th Oct 16:00 via this form! Application is now closed!

With: Christer André CederbergKristine Karlsen, Kristoffer Kilen Aase & Natalie Sandtorv

17:00-19:00 Social Meeting Point

Norske konsertarrangører invites us to MINT Art Gallery! Snacks and beer, who’s in?

Saturday 2nd November

10:00-10:15 Welcome Back!

Good morning, how did you sleep? Ready for day two?

10:15-11:00 Keynote: Danby Choi

To kickstart our second and final day of the conference, we have invited Danby Choi, editor og Subjekt magazine to give us a piece of his mind. He will talk about the role of art and music in our society and freedom of speech.

With: Danby Choi

11:00-11:15 Unge Beirut: Inside/Outside

We have challenged hiphop’s newest & hottest star, Unge Beirut aka. Elias Tchaba to basically flip us all off and call out gatekeepers on everything they are doing wrong, to maybe shake some sense into them. Things might get awkward.

With: Elias Tchaba

11:15-12:00 Panel: Keeping the Gates

We pick things up immediately after the last fifteen minutes and put some actual gatekeepers in the industry on the spot. How do they treat their responsibility, who decides who gets to go to the next level, land that playlist, book that gig? And why?

With: Andy Hannah, Anita Wisløff, Martha LyseMayoo Sivanantham & Vickie Nauman

12:00-13:00 Panel: The Young and Hopeful

They young will eat the old if you let them. So we’ll let them! Led by the one and only Guttorm Andreasen, we give the stage to young, up and coming artists and music industry people. Where do they think things are going, and where do they want it to go? And how are we going to get there, and is it even a good idea?

With: Guttorm Andreasen, Jente Pironet, Kathrine WallevikMayoo Sivanantham, & Synnøve Sandnes

13:00-14:00 Lunch-Break/Hair of the Dog

Go ahead, have the first beer of the day. It’s ok, you’ve earned it. Besides it’s after twelve already! And/or find some lunch at Teateret’s foyer. Soup and sandwiches!

14:00-14:45 NKA/Live DMA Presents: Facts and Figures on European Music Venues

Arne Dee from Live DMA takes the floor to give us an update on how Europe’s live venues are doing. Live DMA is the European network of live music venues and festivals and in charge of The Survey. Since 2012, data has been collected regarding numbers of activities, performances, visits, employees, income, expenses etc. How many artists perform? How many volunteers are involved in the venues activities? Is ticket sales enough to cover the programme costs? How much do visitors spend on food and beverages? Are venues relying on subsidy or audience expenses? These and many other questions are covered by The Survey. Arne Dee will give us an overview on the latest numbers and developments in the European live music sector.

With: Arne Dee

14:00-15:00 Speedmeetings

Aren’t you tired of not knowing how to get ahold of your dream booker, A&R, management or whatever? Well, worry no more. We got them for you! All you have to do is sign up here. You can thank us later.

NB! 10 spots – first come, first serve. Register here! All lucky 10 will meet all experts in a set rotation.

With: Achal Dhillon (Killing Moon, UK), Andy Hannah (Lost Arts Agency, UK), Désirée Vach (Snowhite, DE), Jan K. Transeth (Dirty Old Town, Kristiansand), Jess Partridge (London in Stereo, UK), Jon McIldowie (Festival Republic, UK), Ragnar Vikse (TimeOut Agency, Kristiansand), Si Hawkins (journalist for Gigwise, Clash, …) and Tale Støyva Skrunes (management, Oslo)

14:45-15:00 5G and the Music Industry – how do they Connect?

On a little side note, Yao Yao will give us an insight into innovation and challenges facing the music industry under the 5G environment from a Chinese perspective.

With: Yao Yao

15:15-16:00 Panel: Indie-Labels, quo vadis?

Back in the days everything was nice and simple. Nowadays, the indies have become the new majors, the majors control the new indies and the cool DIY/underground-artists are basically also owned by the majors. What the hell happened?

With: Achal Dhillon, Anngunn Sørli & Désirée Vach

16:00-17:00 Hanne Hukkelberg in Conversation

We will close this year’s edition of Sørveiv Music Conference with Hanne Hukkelberg in conversation with Peder Ebbesen. Hanne Hukkelberg is one of Norway’s most vital and distinctive artists who has been providing quality music to music lovers around the world for a number of years after mastering the art of moving seamlessly between genres with her very personal sound. This session will be something special before we get to see Hanne live later in the evening at KICK scene!

With: Hanne Hukkelberg, Peder Ebbesen

17:00 Sparebanken Sør musikkpris

(in Norwegian) Sparebanken Sør og Sørf deler ut musikkpris til 3 heldige vinnere! Prisutdelingen foregår i foajéen på Teateret. Mer info på Facebook-eventet.

18:00-19:30 Social Meeting Point

Ticketmaster invites us for refreshments and snacks at Radisson Blu Caledonien’s skybar Club 21! No better way to get ready for day two of concerts!

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