Interview with government representatives. 

Guests: Ondřej Chrást (Ministry of Culture, CZ), Jiří Sulženko (Magistrát Hl. m. P.) | Moderator: Jiří Hlinka (Festas)

12:00 – 13:00 Women in music

A panel discussion that explores the challenges and successes of women in the music industry. The panelists will focus on the role of women not only as artists, but also other professions in the music world. The panel will touch on topics such as gender equality and the representation of women in the music industry.

Guests: Hellwana, Silvie Lauder (Respekt Magazine), Eliška Pírková (Mladí ladí jazz, crave) | Moderator: Marie Čtveráčková (Mary C)



Opening of the part of the conference programme curated by PLATFORM of Czech Independent Sound Record Producers, z.s. and presentation of its activities in the field of collective management and support of the independent music scene.

Moderator: Matěj Burda (Platorma CZ)

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14:00 – 14:45 AI in music production and from the perspective of copyright law


The discussion will focus on the revolutionary impact of artificial intelligence in the music industry. Discussants will look at how AI is transforming music creation, production, and copyright protection. The panel will provide insight into the innovations and challenges associated with this new technological direction and what the implications are for artists, producers, and legal considerations in the music industry.

Guests: Václav Hodonický (Intergram), Petr Řičánek (Supraphon) | Moderator: Štěpán Kopečný (Intergram)

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15:00 – 15:45 Digital distribution: new ways to spread your music (EN)


A panel discussion focused on innovative methods of music dissemination in the digital era. The panelists will discuss various strategies for distributing music online, including streaming services, social media and independent platforms. The panel will provide valuable advice to artists and producers looking for new approaches to promote their music in the digital world. The discussion is in English.

Guests: Martin Kudla (Supraphon), Oleg Rozov (The Orchard), Radek Vašíček (Musicraft) | Moderator: Matěj Burda (Platforma)

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16:00 – 16:45 Synchronization and the role of Music Supervisor (EN)


​​Interview by Marie Zhořová from Artist Bridge Consulting with award-winning American music supervisor Aminè Ramer (State of Sound) about the work of a music supervisor and his role in selecting and synchronizing music for films, documentaries and TV series. The interview is conducted in English.

Guests: Aminè Ramer (States of Sound) | Moderator: Marie Zhořová (Artist Bridge Consulting)

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17:00 – 18:00 Empowering Indies: Impala’s Milestones and upcoming initiatives (EN) 


Presentation of the activities of the European Association of Independent Companies IMPALA with its project manager Karla Rogožar. IMPALA’s activities contribute significantly to the promotion of the independent music scene on a pan-European level, highlighting important issues in the field of fair distribution of streaming royalties, proper implementation of copyright directives or promotion of diversity and sustainability of the music industry.

Guests: Karla Rogožar (Impala)

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18:00 – 20:00 Platforma reception


Meet with the Platforma members and enjoy a drink in the main hall foyer.

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11:30 – 12:30 Art of branding by Behavio

A workshop that will focus on modern approaches to creating and developing brands in the digital world. Experts from Behavio present strategies and trends in branding marketing and share practical tips for building successful brands.

Lector: Hynek Špinar (Behavio)

13:00 – 17:00 FESTAS Meeting

Closed event. Festival Association meeting.


11:30 – 13:30 Platforma CZ – member meeting


Closed event. Meeting of members of the association PLATFORMA of Czech Independent Record Companies.

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14:00 – 15:00 It’s pronounced data, not data. Presented by The Orchard.


Unleash the power of music industry data in The Orchard’s bespoke masterclass. Explore data sources, visualisation tools, and insights to create data-driven strategies. Real-world case studies included. Join us to unlock the potential of music industry data!

Guests: Simon Semrau, Marek Stuczyński, Oleg Rozov (The Orchard)

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16:00 – 17:00 Speed meetings

Space for building new contacts and partnerships.



19:30 – 20:00 Vega Elektra

20:45 – 21:15 Piqi Miqi

21:30 – 22:15 Drum’n’Rap

22:45 – 23:30 Hellwana

23:45 – 00:30 KhakiKid (IE)

00:30 – 01:30 DJ Wee

22:15 – 22:45 Tokju Fokju

23:00 – 00:30 NKL’94 (DJ SET)




10:30 – 11:30 Large and medium-sized festivals in the Czech Republic

Panel discussion with representatives of the biggest Czech music festivals. The panel focuses on the behind-the-scenes and strategies behind massive music events that attract thousands of visitors. Discussants will look at the challenges and trends in the production and organisation of such festivals, and how festivals contribute to music, culture and the economy. This discussion provides a glimpse into the fascinating world of major music festivals and their importance in the music industry.

Guests: Barbora Bodnárová (Pohoda), Matěj Chalupa (Rock for People), Pavla Slívová (Colours of Ostrava), Kamil Rudolf (Beats for love), Zdeněk Souček (Let it Roll) | Moderator: Saša Michailidis

12:00 – 13:00 Global Village (EN)

Guests: Fiona Bloom (The Bloom Effect), Stephen Budd (MMF), Aminè Ramer (States of Sound), Alexander Volkovinstev (artist manager, UA) | Moderator: Dijana Lakuš

Realized with financial support of the European project HEMI.

14:00 – 15:00 Key interview with Martin Elbourne (EN)

Guests: Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury) | Moderator: Honza Vedral (Headliner)

15:30 – 16:30 How electronic music became mainstream

A panel discussion that will explore the journey of electronic music from its underground beginnings to its current status as a mainstream genre. Discussants will examine the historical, cultural, and technological factors that have contributed to the rise of electronic music, its influence on popular culture, and the changing relationship between artists, producers, and audiences. The discussion will illuminate the key moments, artists and trends that have shaped the landscape of electronic music, and how it continues to influence the wider music industry.

Guests: Zdeněk Souček (Let It Roll), Lenka Senová (Roxy), Matwe Kaščák (SPFM Booking), Kamil Rudolf (Beats for love) | Moderator: Vojtěch Tkáč (Radio 1)

17:00 – 18:00 Support for the export of Czech music

Naďa Lhotská and Sandra Karacsony will present the Czech Centres and the ways in which they support the export of Czech music abroad. Monika Klementová will present the activities of the SoundCzech export office. What challenges await us in 2024? How can SoundCzech and Czech Centres help artists abroad?

Guests: Naďa Lhotská (Czech Centres), Sandra Karácsony (Czech Centres), Monika Klementová (SoundCzech) | Moderator: Jakub Nový (SAI, ČOH)

Realized with financial support of the European project HEMI.

18:00 – 20:00 HEMI RECEPTION

Let’s have a drink at the main hall foyer.

Realized with financial support of the European project HEMI.



11:30 – 12:30 How global climate change is affecting the music industry and vice versa 

Discussants will focus on the impact of climate change on music events such as festivals and concerts, as well as the challenges of sustainability in the industry. This discussion will raise the important question of how the music industry can be part of the solution to global environmental challenges.

Guests: Lenka Wimmerová (ČZU), Ondřej Poláček (Pohoda), Ivan Tučník (Plzeňský Prazdroj), Michal Kaščák (Pohoda), Veronika Vrbová (Let it Roll), Michal Hanák (NickNack) | Moderator: Radka Hájková (Community)

14:30 – 16:00 PR & marketing workshop with Fiona Bloom (EN)

Workshop on PR and marketing for artists and music managers or event organizers. The workshop will be led by FIona Bloom, owner of the American agency The Bloom Effect, which has experience with many world-class artists.

Lector: Fiona Bloom (The Bloom Effect)

Realized with financial support of the European project HEMI.

16:30 – 17:00 Rolling waste: project results presentation

Presentation of the outputs of the three-year joint project of the Let It Roll festival and the Czech University of Agriculture. The aim of the project was to reduce the environmental footprint of open-air music festivals by changing the behaviour and consumption patterns of their participants.

Guests: Miroslav Punčochář (Augiášův chléb), Iva Zvěřinová (SEEPIA), Michal Brož (ČZU)


11:00 – 12:00 music managers forum (EN)

Presentation of the domestic and international association of music managers.

Guests: Stephen Budd (MMF London), Petr Blažek (MMF ČR)

14:00 – 16:00 Words & Melody Workshop (EN)

Nowadays, most songwriters write their ideas in English, but a good knowledge of the language is definitely not enough to create lyrics for a hit song. What does it take to write songs that make everyone sing? Johnny K. Palmer shares first-hand experience and proven ideas that could help you become the next Irving Berlin or Max Martin. You can immediately put your newfound knowledge to work during a 30-minute creative session in the second half of the workshop. And the professional critique will not be left out!

Lector: Johnny K. Palmer

16:30 – 17:30 The ins and outs of home studio recording

Never in history has it been easier to get into the business of producing world-class sounding recordings than it is today. Moreover, the boom in home recording studios has been accelerated by the covid pandemic. Billie Eilish and the countless artists who are topping the charts on Spotify could tell a story. What to pay attention to and what to avoid if you want to set up such a studio in your bedroom? Tomas Nykl, an expert in building home studios, has the answer.

Lector: Tomáš Nykl

19:30 – 20:00 Sabina Ludányiová 

20:30 – 21:00 Ivo Blahunek

21:30 – 22:00 Cold Meat Party

22:15 – 23:00 Jiný metro

23:30 – 00:15 The Silver Spoons

00:30 – 01:00 Mancy Sono

21:00 – 21:30 Barbora Hora

23:00 – 23:30 Emotionally Spoonfed

23:45 – 01:30 litterbin




10:30 – 11:30 Corporate responsibility and culture support

A panel discussion looking at the relationship between companies and the cultural sector. The panel will also explore how these partnerships can contribute to the creation of new music, the support of talented artists and cultural diversity in the music industry. This discussion will provide insight into concrete measures and successful examples of the link between corporate responsibility and culture within the music industry.

Guests: Magdaléna Janečková (MasterCard), Luděk Motyčka (Google), Ivan Tučník (Plzeňský Prazdroj), Oldřch Bajer (Rock for People) | Moderator: Marek Vohralík (Let It Roll)

12:00 – 13:00 Event as a safe space: new challenges in event safety

The panel will talk about the technologies, strategies and practices that make it possible to create safe environments for participants and what measures are necessary to prevent risks and hazards. This discussion will provide insight into current topics and emerging challenges in public event security.

Guests: Veronika Havlatová (Let It Roll – SmartWorx), Josef Ženíšek (SMART Production), Otakar Veselý (Hard & Smart), Terry Rivers (Fuchs 2), Miloš Benda (IIHF) | Moderator: Kamila Buráňová (Rock for People)

14:00 – 15:00 Green touring or greenwashing?

What impact does the music industry have on the environment? Are sustainability efforts real or just an excuse (greenwashing)? The panel will focus on current practices and initiatives that enable artists and music producers to reduce the environmental footprint of concert tours, including measures related to transport, energy and waste. The discussion will explore how real change can be achieved and promote a sustainable approach within the music industry.

Guests: Jan Freidinger (Greenpeace), Tomáš Pokorný (Rock for People), Tomáš Fiala (Brutal Assault) | Moderator: Barbora Šubrtová (crave, PMW)

15:30 – 16:30 Everything is expensive: the economics of music events

A panel discussion that will focus on the financial aspects of music events and concerts. The panelists will discuss topics such as production costs, ticket pricing, sponsorship and profitability for artists and promoters. This discussion will help to better understand the complex economic environment within the music industry and how to deal with the various financial challenges in the current economic climate.

Guests: Jana Heřmáková (T-Servis), Roman Strejček (OSA), Jan Gregar (Nerudný Fest), Josef Kašpar (Centrum kultury Písek), David Urban (D Smack U) | Moderator: Jiří Hlinka (FESTAS)


17:00 – 18:00 What was the 2023 season and what will the 2024 season be like?

A look back at the summer festival season. What are the current trends in visitor behaviour, what demands artists have.

Guests: Jakub Siňor (Mighty Sounds), Jiří Hlinka (FESTAS), Jan Gregar (Nerudný Fest), Michal Thomes (Rock for People) | Moderator: Marek Vohralík (Let It Roll)



11:00 – 12:30 Touring reality for cee artists (EN)

A panel discussion that will focus on the specific challenges and opportunities that artists from the Central European region face when organising and performing concert tours. Discussants will address aspects such as logistics, financing, marketing and administration related to touring. The panel will also explore how Central European artists can gain greater international visibility and success on the world music scene.

Guests: Vedran Meniga (Pozitivan ritam), Matwe Kaščák (SPFM Booking), Martin Šolc (ILYHB), Katja Thalerová, Prokop Korb (badfocus) | Moderator: Márton Náray

16:00 – 17:00 Czech Music Export

Opportunities and barriers for cross-border distribution of Czech music production in different areas of music (songwriting, film and gaming, digital distribution, major label).

Guests: Alexandr Smutný (Soundsgate), Veronika Douglas (Universal Music), Radek Vašíček (Musicraft), Jan Vávra (Songwriting CZ), Pavel Zahrádka (UPOL) | Moderator: Marie Čtveráčková





10:00 – 12:30 How to write a hit in an hour: songwriting workshop

Songwriting is the most frequently used word among contemporary authors. It conceptualizes songwriting as a holistic discipline, where the music itself, the lyrics and the production play equal roles. Rather than the details of sound, it deals with the functional creation of hits, where the art of collaboration between the components matters more than instrumental virtuosity. In a short masterclass and workshop, you’ll learn whether it’s possible to create a usable song in one hour, what the tricks and tips are for creating a song that can survive centuries, and what definitely not to try at home. Participants are welcome to join!

Lectors: Jan Vávra (Songwriting CZ), Jan Steinsdörfer (Chinaski)

14:00 – 15:30 Producing music isn’t rocket science, it’s just a little harder

For a good music producer today, it is no longer enough to wrap a song in an acceptable sonic coat. Modern times demand more. Understanding the sound, the mood of the market and the psychology of the artists in the session. Representatives of different generations of producers will talk about what it’s like to be a producer today and give a glimpse of their skills.

Guests: Lukáš Chromek (Ewa Farna), Filip Vlček (John Wolfhooker), Reginald | Moderator: Jan Vávra


20:15 – 20:45 purpl boi

21:00 – 21:45 badfocus

22:15 – 23:15 Young Aesthete (SK)

23:30 – 01:00 Girls Don’t Sync (UK)

21:45 – 22:15 Dmitrievna

22:45 – 00:15 Nevinnost (DJ SET)

Prague Music Week s.r.o.
Těšnov 1163/5, Nové Město,
110 00 Praha
IČO: 19331088
DIČ: CZ19331088

Prague Music Week s.r.o.
Těšnov 1163/5, Nové Město,
110 00 Praha
IČO: 19331088
DIČ: CZ19331088

Prague Music Week s.r.o.
Těšnov 1163/5, Nové Město,
110 00 Praha
IČO: 19331088
DIČ: CZ19331088