There are a lot of exciting music and tech conferences out there – it can often be difficult trying to decide which ones to give your time to.
We have put together 10 reasons why we think you should prioritise attending the 7th edition of Most Wanted: Music in spite of (or indeed, because of) the pandemic:
1. LEARN FROM THE BEST
Immerse yourself in a full day of inspiring keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events. Hear from the leading experts, academics and artists about the latest trends and developments in music.
At MW:M20, our topics include diversity, sustainability and the future of music in these uncertain times. Our speakers range from international performers and activists such as Madame Gandhi, to legendary festival curator Marek Lieberberg and AI expert and professor Maya Ackerman.
We have experts in the fields of music publishing, social video and inclusivity, as well as innovative newcomers, passionate about creativity and progress.
2. OPEN YOUR ORBIT OF IDEAS
What differentiates MW:M the most from other music conventions? This conference focuses not only on business and art, but also on technologies, their social impacts and what this means for all of our work.
MW:M is Berlin’s visionary music business conference, calling for the sustainable, purposeful progress needed in the post-coronavirus industry.
Streaming live from the heart of Europe’s most radically creative city, expect interactive talks and cutting-edge online workshops augmented with experimental networking formats.
3. DISCOVER OUR DYNAMIC PROGRAMME
Explore the ways in which new technologies influence music creation and how streaming enables new stages and marketing methods for artists. Understand the ways in which music can be a catalyst for social change and how artists can use their social media channels as a vehicle for it.
Our diverse programme will keep you on your toes – listen to exciting new music while on the other day taking part in a discussion about European copyright law. The variety packed into the conference means there is never a dull moment at MW:M.
4. AFFORDABLE TICKET PRICES
MW:M online tickets are available for the regular price of €20. Access to all keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, live performances and the AI-based delegates database is included in the price. Our audience mainly consists of self-employed artists and freelancers – the people who build the music business.
We are aware that times are particularly hard for them amidst the pandemic, so that’s why we’re running a special campaign for artists, freelancers, students, interns and members of the Berlin Music Commission with a 50% discount on our regular ticket price.
This is the BMC’s response to the difficult economic situation in which many people in the music and creative industries currently find themselves.
5. ENGAGE WITH MUSIC INDUSTRY VISIONARIES WORLDWIDE
MW:M is not a passive conference – the MW:M online ticket gives you the opportunity to actively engage with the speakers and panel guests. All ticket holders will get the chance to address their questions directly to the speakers and artists at the Q&A sessions.
6. FANTASTIC NETWORKING – EVEN FROM YOUR SOFA
The online ticket provides access to the AI-based MW:M delegates database, which includes many opportunities to participate in the conference and network with all speakers, artists and experts.
Via the app, you can discover who is attending the conference digitally, request a one-on-one meeting, or arrange virtual partner and business meetings.
The MW:M exhibition area showcases the latest products and services and offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with the conference sponsors and exhibitors.
It couldn’t be easier to visit the booths online via the MW:M conference app and platform, watch the exhibitors’ online videos, and chat with the MW:M team.
Now more than ever there is a need for the industry to come together in order to face the challenges surrounding the pandemic. At MW:M20, the greatest innovators in music will be brainstorming new ways to keep artists and events afloat under our motto of #TOGETHERNESS. Be part of the conversation that will move the industry forward in these difficult times.
8. REVEL IN LIVE MUSIC ONCE MORE
We are thrilled to present 24 international artists at MW:M Live 2020. Each artist will perform live at Berlin’s historic Alte Münze to our virtual audience live streamed via our YouTube channel.
You do not want to miss this rare opportunity to experience some live music in 2020 – played by some of the most exciting acts of the moment at that.
9. SEE THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
We are living in unprecedented times, but the future sustainability of the music industry relies on today’s innovation.
Our conference focuses both on the adaptations the industry must undergo in order to survive the pandemic, as well as the changes it must make to tackle the climate crisis, and ensure that we as an industry play our part in reversing the effects of climate change.
With sessions featuring Music Declares Emergency Germany and talks about Zero Waste and Carbon Neutral Clubs, MW:M is dedicated to realising this change.
10. OUR FASCINATING DELEGATES
We saved the best for last: Reason 10 is YOU! Without people such as yourself, we could never manage to make this conference happen in the first place – you are equally as important as any speaker, artist or expert on our programme.
THANK YOU for your support and for caring about the future of the music industry.
The physical production will be carried out in strict compliance with all applicable safety and hygiene measures, in order to ensure the safety of our artists, speakers and employees.
Pictured: Livki / © Dan Taylor