East European Music Conference (EEMC) is the first local international conference dedicated to professionals in the music industry was designed as a meeting and talking point of the Romanian musical industry and cultural workers with some of the best experts in the field. EEMC is the place where artists, managers, producers and cultural workers in Romania have the opportunity to meet and start new collaborations with the special guests of the conference.
Reaching its fourth edition, East European Music Conference (EEMC), which this year will have an online version, is the first program in the entrepreneurial area that assumes as its mission to maintain a healthy debate between all parties involved in the Romanian music events and cultural industry, starting with representatives of the private sector (event organizers, international experts) to Romanian authorities directly involved in the decision making and shaping the legal framework of these industries.
In the context of a market in a continuous development process in the last couple of years before the pandemic, the local promoters are still conducting business in a confused environment, with an outdated legislation, that does not include specific provisions for the concert and festival industry, therefore the existence of a communication platform that facilitates the direct contact and punctual troubleshooting is necessary. During each edition, local organizers look for solutions in an experience exchange with local and international promoters since there can be no rapid or healthy changes in the local market without significant change to the existing Romanian legal framework, without changes in laws as result of healthy debates. Therefore, the mission EEMC has taken on long term is to support the evolution of the local live event sector and alignment with the European industry standard on festivals and concerts.
East European Music Conference is organized in collaboration with AROC, the Romanian Association of Concerts and Cultural Events Organizers, that features as founding members some of the most important promoters in Romania: ARTmania – ARTmania Festival Sibiu/ Blaj aLive, 3 Smoked Olives Festival, Cyclic, Comparty Events – diMANSIONS Hit Music Festival, Electric Castle, Emagic Live – Awake Festival, Expirat, Fapte – Jazz in the Park, Flow Concept, Global Records, Le Bistrot Sociale, Le Petit Festival de Bucharest, Mozaic Jazz Festival, Movement Team – Sports Festival, NEVERSEA, Nuit Sociale, Centrul Cultural Plai – Plai Festival/ JazzTM, Scala Events, Smida Jazz Festival, SNRS – Sunwaves Festival, Sprint Media, Summer Well, TIFF – Asociația Festivalul de Film Transilvania, The Institute, Showberry – Rocanotherworld/ Classix Festival, The Mission/Fall in Love Festival, UNTOLD, VRTW, Wine and Street Food Festival, Why Not Us – Street Food Festival, Wise Factor – The Fresh.