Music In – music industry workshops

At the 10th edition of East of Culture – Different Sounds we have launched a special training series  for the music industry, “Music IN”. It is a kind of an incubator for artists, managers, promoters, music event producers and music animators. First, we will focus on musicians and their managers. Accordingly, we have prepared a series of inspiring workshop that will give them tools for conscious career building in the music business.

The workshops are in Polish language only.

Dynamic changes in international music markets force artists to be authors but also owners of artistic start-ups. That is why we will touch upon such topics as designing custom development strategies, creating a vision and managing music projects over time. We will show the significance of storytelling and describe one’s own work. We will also show how to present an effective presentation and cultivate good relations in the sector. Everyone interested is also welcome to join a lecture introducing the secrets and structure of the music sector and a practical workshop on writing effective e-mails to various entities involved with music.

The workshops will be conducted by practitioners – Magdalena Jensen and Magda Chołyst of Chimes Agency and Radek Chudzio from the Polish branch of Fource Entertainment.

Each workshop is a separate event but we would like to encourage you to take part in the whole series of workshops, designed to deliver comprehensive knowledge required for the skillful navigation around the music sector.




5 July 2017, Wednesday 11:00-13:00  Band into a business. Contemporary start-up thinking in music career development


5 July 2017, Wednesday, 14:00-16:0Master your plan! Effective music project management over time

6 July 2017, Thursday, 11:00-13:00 Storytelling.  How to talk about yourself to develop your music career?

6 July 2017, Thursday, 14:00-16:00 Pitching & Networking.  The art of effective presentations and building good relations in the music industry.

7 July 2017, Friday, 14:00-17:00 The ABC of the music industry

8 July 2017, Saturday, 11:00-14:00 
Practical Workshops, or how to write e-mails that aren’t spam



Magda Chołyst – art coach. She runs coaching for artists, managers and culture and arts sector staff. She runs individual sessions, workshops and lecture at art academies. A graduate of Ericson College of Vancouver, Adam Mickiewicz University, a fellow of Sorbonne. For 10 years, she has been working in culture, art and creative industries. She worked with the Polish Institute in Paris, Ad Arte Foundation, Pracownia duży Pokóej, Wajda School and Studio, LABLife, Watou Art Festival (Belgium), conference nieWidzialny Design (inVisibile Design) or ScriptFiesta Festival. A teacher at Collegium Civitas and the Warsaw School of Photography. In Chimes, she is responsible for coaching, designing workshops, developing agency services and new tools for the music industry.

Magdalena Jensen –  music manager with a lot of experience, organiser of cultural, art and music events as well as festivals. A consultant for Polish bands at showcase festivals. A promoter of the music industry abroad. A graduate of International Relations and Political Studies at the University of Vermont. She worked with: BRODKA, Paula and Karol, Rebeka, Eric Shies Them in His Pockets. She currently manages Ifi Ude and Soniamika. She coordinates the European Music Fair “Co jest grane” (Organizes the conferences, builds networks of contacts with international delegates, promotes the event abroad).  She cooperated with OFF Festival (as producer of video sessions with 12 music bands for the radio station KEXP from Seattle) or the conference Media and Literary. CEO of Chimes Agency.

Radek Chudzio
 –  promoter, manager, booker. He started his career by working with alternative artists (Kari, Karolina Cicha, Plastic). Then he was a Booking Manager at the Warsaw Progresja – the biggest concert club in Poland. He was responsible for organising concerts of such artists as Moderat, Kiasmos, Mastodon, Three Days Grace and many other artists. He currently leads the Polish branch of Fource Entertainment – concert promoter operating in Canada and the Czech Republic and recently also in Poland. Moreover, he manages Oliver Heim who made sensational appearances in many media, such as The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, Mojo. Uncut, BBc Radio 1 and others. Oliver gave many concerts in Europe, including at the most important showcase festivals, such as The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Primavera Sound, Europavox and in Poland at Opener, among other things. He also went on tours with such bands as Wild Nothing, Mutual Benefit, Frankie Cosmos or Julia Jacklin. Radek is also one the founding members of Music Managers Forum Poland – a part of IMMF – the biggest organisation gathering music managers in the world. A member of Polish trade missions at such conferences as Reeperbahn or Tallinn Music Week, Delegat and a panellist at Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Moscow Music Week, Break Out West, Ment Lubljana, among others.