Music Export Ukraine in partnership with the Lithuanian artist management company and the label MONOKEY held the very first Eastern European Music Academy. It hosted students and mentors from 8 Eastern European countries (Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Belarus) during August-October 2020. The main focus of the Academy was the digitalization of non-academic music and collaboration between talents from the whole region. The opportunity was totally free and open to artists and music managers from 8 Eastern European countries. Eastern European Music Academy was supported by the European Union under the House of Europe programme in 2020.
Here's what our students got after the course:
- experience to collaborate, write music and build promo strategy along with the colleagues from the whole region;
- ability to expand their contacts in Eastern Europe to continue prospective collaboration;
- the toolbox of tips and tricks on how an artist can earn money now, when the live-industry is not an option;
- a music release under the Lithuanian label MONOKEY.
We are extremely proud of the outcome from our first digital academy. First, our target was to update the knowledge about the music business of our students during the pandemic times. But we ended up being not only the classmates, but a music family, supporting each other and reflecting on all those crazy events happening in the world. Now it’s not only about helping the music industry, but also about changing the European society in general.
Releases of EEMA students
Eastern European Music Academy partners
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.
House of Europe is an EU-funded programme fostering professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their colleagues in EU countries. The programme focuses on different professional fields: culture and creative industries, education, health, social entrepreneurship, media, and youth.
Budapest Showcase Hub (Hungary) aka BUSH is a yearly Music Showcase festival and conference in Budapest that features upcoming musicians from all over Eastern-Europe to showcase their music for the international and regional professional public.
Music Export Latvia (Latvia) also called Latvian Music Development Association / Latvian Music Export Office was founded in 2012 and since then has been expanding both in the local and international level. It educates and promotes local music representatives internationally.
Mastering the Music Business (Romania) is the leading music conference and showcase festival in Romania. It is dedicated to all independent artists and professionals in the music industry. At MMB, key professionals from the local & international music business and related industries come together to discuss various relevant topics.
Music Estonia (Estonia) is a music industry development center and export office in Estonia. With the aim to develop Estonian music industry into a profitable and innovative sector that exports its services, products and trademarks worldwide. Main activities include providing a unified marketing platform for local music businesses and representing them at sector events globally
Mediacube (Belarus) is an international YouTube multi-channel network with 2 thousand channels from 68 countries in it, generating 4 billion views monthly. Working with bloggers, musicians, and labels the company helps to protect, monetize, and boost music and video content on the YouTube platform.
Pibox – is an online music collaboration platform for music creators that allows sharing, discussing, and organizing tracks all in one secured place. Pibox is built to abstract away a world of complexity for the user while providing a rock-solid platform across which music industry professionals can communicate about their product and work together to perfect it.