- 30 Nov 23
Taking place from January 17 -20, 2024, in Groningen, the Netherlands, the showcases event will present a range of topical issues surrounding the music industry including: Sustainability, Mental Health, Diversity and more.
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), the key exchange for emerging European music, has announced the first keynotes and featured speakers for its music conference, which will present topics including Sustainability, Safety & Mental Health, Diversity & Inclusion, Technology & Innovation, Focus on Poland, and more.
Amy Thomson, John Mulder, and Mark Mulligan are amongst the first keynote speakers announced for ESNS24.
Other featured guests include Justin Lockey (Editors), Ibán García Del Blanco (European Parliament), Helienne Lindvall, and George Musgrave.
ESNS24 will take place from January 17 - 20, 2024, in Groningen, the Netherlands.
We are gearing up for January with newly announced conference highlights, as we unveil the first keynotes and featured speakers for the ESNS24 Conference.
— ESNS (@esns) November 30, 2023
Amy Thomson is the former Chief Catalog Officer at Hipgnosis Songs Fund and CEO and founder of ATM Artists, where she executed record releases, marketing campaigns, touring, legal rights and copyright for clients including Kanye West, DJ Snake, Swedish House Mafia, Gorillaz, and Seal.
She is set to address the music industry’s challenges regarding finding, tracking, and tracing metadata across different platforms.
John Mulder created the MOJO barrier and is co-initiator of AFAS Live and the Ziggo Dome. In addition, he's Metallica's tour manager. During this special keynote interview, Mulder will discuss his versatile career.
Mark Mulligan is the Managing Director of MIDiA Research. As a long-term media and technology analyst, he is considered a leading thinker on the music industry’s digital transition.
At ESNS24, Mulligan will explore the rise of the next music business and the post-streaming era, looking to present a vision for what this new world will look like and who will be the key players.
Joining the Music Industry Therapists Collective, Justin Lockey of English rock band Editors will share his insights on mental health on the road, shining a light on touring.
Additionally, George Musgrave (Goldsmiths, University of London) will join two sessions about mental health.
European Parliament MEP Ibán García Del Blanco is set to join a panel moderated by Helienne Lindvall (ECSA) to discuss the EP's draft report on Cultural diversity and the conditions for authors in the European music streaming market.
More panels and speakers are due to be announced in the coming weeks. Discover the full conference program here.