Registrations are now open for Airwaves Pro, a music conference connecting creative professionals from all over the world. Alongside Iceland Airwaves, Airwaves Pro takes in a dynamic array of panels, seminars, keynotes and networking sessions.
Airwaves Pro brings industry and musicians from all around the world to Reykjavík. People are drawn to the tight knit music scene and the incredible surroundings. While only 350,000 people live in Iceland, the country’s global music footprint is oversized.
Entrepreneurs from Firestarter (Iceland’s first start-up accelerator for music) will be advised by MIT Bootcamps, who will bring Founder and Director, Erdin Beshimov, Associate Director, Vimala Palaniswamy, and coach Max Jahn, to provide support and mentorship to the Firestarter finalists ahead of their presentations. MIT Bootcamps will also facilitate the MIT Guided Hackathon, focused on innovation opportunities in Reykjavik’s music industry. MIT Bootcamps are also bringing composer, computer musician, vocalist, and improviser Tina Tallon, as a keynote speaker.
Iceland Music will present their new exciting new initiative, Record in Iceland. STEF will host a panel with amazing music supervisors, and Iceland Naturally will discuss the future of radio in the digital age.
Reykjavik Music City will host panels exploring the night economy of cities, Reykjavik as a music city, venues in Iceland and beyond. Angela Dorgan (director of Music from Ireland), will host a panel on music industry and mental health. Other panels discuss touring and exporting to neighbouring Nordic markets and what better mutual cooperation can be achieved.
Airwaves Pro runs for two full days on Thursday November 7 and Friday November 8. And of course, each evening Wednesday November 6 – Saturday November 9 Iceland Airwaves takes over Reykjavík, with over 100 performances from bands from Iceland and all over the world (see the line-up here).