The best thing we could do about 2020 is to simply... Embrace it. That's how a dialogue-project between Germany and Ukraine EMBRACE 2020 took place. It was the initiative of and Music Export Ukraine aiming to connect young talents and experts from 2 countries during the times when international travel is not possible. Five open interviews covered live industry opportunities, music journalism, sound production, artists' and managers' realities in 2020 for the exchange of personal best-practices from both sides. The project was implemented within the “MEET UP! German-Ukrainian Youth Encounters” programme with the support from the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ).
- Music Journalism. Alex Bondarenko (UA), David Stammer (DE), Sasha Boole as a moderator
- Live industry. Yurii Bazaka (UA), Florian Schweikert (DE), Anna Blaich as a moderator
- Artist management. Katya Maliukova (UA), Lea Preissler (DE), Dartsya Tarkovska as a moderator
- Alexander Filonenko (UA), Simona Melzer (DE), Artem Risukhin as a moderator
- Marina Krut' (UA), Julian Maier-Hauff (DE), Alexander Braunbarth / Brownie as a moderator