This year Vilnius Music Week will greet even more of its special guests!
Director of first Russian/Asian Pacific international music showcase festival and conference V-ROX Festival, manager of Mumiy Troll Music Bar
Teatro arena / Concert and event venue
2009 february – 2015 july
Cultural venue administration,
VŠĮ Baleto teatras / Baltic Ballet Group
2011 may – present
General manager / Producer / Promoter
Baltic Ballet Group management ( 2011 – 2013 ) neoclasical ballet production Another World, Sun stroke, Arachne
Theare and ballet shows promotion – Complexions Contemporary Ballet NY, Charles Castranovo, Vanemuine theatre Kazanova.
UAB Fors Projektai / FORS EVENT
2009 february – present
General manager / Promoter
Event promotion Ane Brun, Kenny Garrett, Armin Van Buuren, Gotan Project, Ja Rule, Betty / Leon Somov & Jazzu, Alina Orlova, Jurga, Silence Family
Vilnius University, Bachelor of Economics 2004 – 2009
Vlado Jurgučio secondary school, Palanga, Lithuania 1991 – 2002
CEO of M.P.3, Lithuanian based music agency and record label. Produces and releases popular Lithuanian acts Antis, Biplan, Colours of Bubbles, Jurgis Did, Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys, Siela. A lot collaborates with acts and producers from neighbore countries – Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine.
CEO of the management agency TBA Music representing the most interesting Polish bands like Xxanaxx, Klaves, Daniel Bloom. Promoter with almost 7 years experience in the industry. Tomasz previously working with bands like Son Lux, Sleep Party People, Low Roar and more. Now visiting Vilnius to check out local market. His actions are oriented towards fresh electronic music. Privetly, big fan of Icelandic flavour and
delicious vegan food.
Rob is an environmental scientist. He became “accidentally” involved in festivals and events nearly 20 years ago, helping to run the Croissant Neuf area at Glastonbury Festival– one of the longest established venues on the site and an area that is completely solar powered.
Since then, he has become an experienced freelance event production & site manager, working at Glastonbury every year that it has taken place and also amassing a wealth of experience at many other unique events including Kendal Calling, Festival No. 6 and the Croissant Neuf Summer Party – a fully featured family festival run entirely on solar power with no diesel generators.
Over the last couple of years, Rob has been working with the Glastonbury Festival infrastructure team on a variety of environmental projects, including initiating and managing a monitoring project in partnership with power provider Aggreko and academic research partner the University of the West of England, that looks at the efficiency of temporary power systems on the festival site.
It is Rob’s dream to see festivals and events become as sustainable as possible and for them to prove that this is not only better for the environment, but also makes for a better experience for the audience with potentially less cost/more profit for the event in the long run…
A British music manager and a record producer. Jenner, Andrew King and the original four members of Pink Floyd were partners in Blackhill Enterprises.
– „Bliuzo naktys“, „Rokos naktys“, „Galapagai“ festival organizer, working with young talents. Each year, as a delegate and speaker participate in such festivals „Eurosonic Noordeslag“, „Sonic Visions“, „EXIT festival“, „Tallin Music Week“, „Intenational Music Showcase Israel“, „MENT Ljubljana“. Organized by foreign bands Lithuania and concert tours in the neighboring countries. 2014 was the following groups of tour manager „Everlast“, „Skillet“, „Blue Foundation“, 2015 organized by such groups as “Sepultura” and “Eluveitie” concert tours in Lithuania.
Līga Žogla – projektų vadovė įmonėje EKODOMA
Since 2009 Līga is working as a project manager. Līga has been working on several European funded projects on energy saving competition for local authorities, SME, households on energy behaviour change (Save@work, European Enterprises Climate Cap, EnergyNeighbourhoods2) and PremiumLight (promotion of LED lighting) in Latvia. She has an extensive experience in organization of a variety of educational activities such as training courses, seminars and workshops for different target groups (students, households, representatives of municipalities and, industries).
Līga has got a Doctoral degree in environmental and thermal engineering in 2015 at Riga Technical University about energy efficiency policy in the industrial sector with specific focus on voluntary agreements and Energy Management.
One of the veterans of Lithuanian music scene. Currently specializes on international music projects and works with Alina Orlova. Also he has worked with such Lithuanian artists as R.Ščiogolevaite, Migloko, bands: “Skylė”, “Biplan”, “Yva”, “Mokinukės” and others.
Manager of the project “Show Without Shadows” of State Tax Inspectorate
Jurgis Pranas Didžiulis Valencia a.k.a. Jurgis Did is a Colombian-Lithuanian sing-songwriter, frontman, and producer that has been a chameleon on the Lithuanian music scene for well over 10 years. Unafraid to change colors, he has made very different music, won numerous awards and garnered many hits with “InCulto” (2003-2010), “The Ball & Chain” (2011-2013), and “TWNKL” (2008-2010)”. In 2013 he told himself, that life was too short to not be playing exactly what his heart craves. And so began his lonely solo career.
He taught himself to play hardware electronics and created new instruments in search of a format that would allow him to explore flexibly. “I wanted an electronic feeling, but I wanted to be able to invoke it ‘live’ each time around, so that it could mutate, react, adapt and grow.” The result is an unpredictable mixture of styles that range from latin-cumbia to dance-punk, minimal-house decorated with wildlife sounds to dub-flavored reggaeton. “It’s actually a caricature of all the shit my ears have been scarred with over the years.” During live performances this stylistic potpourri is held together with a heavy dose of humor, theatrics, interactive stunts, improvisation and satire. Besides being a seasoned showman, he is a songwriter that firmly believes music is a hypnotic spell that helps us convey a meaningful message.
Jurgis Did first solo album (intro/extro) is unabashedly non-commercial. “We don’t sell the sacred things in our lives, but we’re often happy to share them. That’s the mindset I wanted to be in this first personal exploration.” It was released on a series of MC audiocassettes in early 2015, partly because the double-sided format was the only way to conceptually “marry” distinctly conflicting musical directions, partly because of the bootleg and mix tape heritage.
Jurgis Did has worked for the past year with #reanimacija, an initiative that utilizes music and art as a form of social healing and exchange, rather than a pedlable commodity. He has forged a reputation as an outspoken, socially active, forward thinking musician who has as much to say, as he has to play.
# “Intro/Extro” album website: http://introextro.lt
# Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jurgis.didziulis
# YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jurgisdidziulis
# Instagram: https://www.youtube.com/user/jurgisdidziulis
# Twitter: https://twitter.com/jurgisdidziulis
# Tumblr: http://jurgisdidziulis.tumblr.com/
CEO of “Seven Live” – company which have promoted such acts as “Aerosmith”, “Metallica”, “OneRepublic”, “Def Leppard”, Lana del Rey and many others. He is also CEO of “Siemens” arena – biggest concert venue in Vilnius.
Jacob Bilabel is founder of the pan-European Green Music Initiative, which provides a platform for the music and entertainment industry to coordinate projects in the fight against climate change – with the objective to create offer and demand for innovative and sustainable strategies – both from the climate and business points of view. In 2012 he was co-founder of the Go Group – Green Operations Europe, an independent, pan-European and cross industry think-tank to inspire people in the music festival and events industry to run their operations greener and smarter.
Prior to that he worked in the management of Universal Music Germany. In the following years he set up MySpace’s operations in Germany and became part of the social media advisory board of the Green Party. In the 2005 elections he was a personal consultant to Mr. Joschka Fischer, Germany’s Foreign Minister. Today, he is Managing Director of Berlin based think-do-tank THEMA1 specialised in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon society. He is a mentor at the Akademie der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin and founding member of the ReDesign Deutschland initiative. Beside that he is board member of Berlin’s Chamber of Commerce for Creative Industries. Jacob Bilabel is also serving as a part of the German Technical mirror committee for the new ISO 20121 standard for Sustainability in Event Management.
Ingo is part of the coordinating team of EE MUSIC and works for the Munich based company WIP Renewable Energies. He’s keen on making the European Music Industry more energy efficient and is positively surprised that there are already many Music Industry Pioneers throughout Europe who are proceeding in doing so and show everybody else that it’s possible: to have better music while at the meantime using less energy.
Promotion manager Baltics at Warner Music Group
International Exploitation manager of Latvian band Prāta Vētra. (known also as BrainStorm). Guna was also the British Council Young Music Entrepreneur Award winner in 2007.
Creative Direcor of Vice Russia, Talent Buyer of Boscow Fresh Festival, independent music agent, art-manager of Masterskaya club, Moscow. Gleb started his music career as editor of music magazines (Rolling Stone, Play, Rockmusic, etc), then turned to record industry. He started to work as A&R-manager of Snegiri Music Records, and launched Alina Orlova’s career in Russia. Currently producing small music venue in Moscow, managing bands and working for russian festivals as talent buyer.
Gatis started his career in Ekodoma as project assistant in year 2004 while still studying at Riga Technical University at the Faculty of Power and Electrical Engineering. Since then, Gatis has participated in a large number of projects related to energy efficiency in public, residential and industrial sectors. The main area of his work includes energy auditing. Since 2009 Gatis is a certified energy auditor and chief energy auditor of Ekodoma. Since 2009 Gatis is head of the board of Latvian Energy Auditor Association. Gatis has participated in drafting a number of legislative acts related with energy efficiency in buildings.
In parallel to his work in Ekodoma, in year 2012 Gatis was defended his PhD thesis concerning the development of innovative solutions to increase energy efficiency of buildings.
Owner of What’s There, an independent music agency based in Warsaw, Poland. She’s a band manager, a music curator for Nowy Teatr in Warsaw and a promoter, as well as a copyright lawyer. Awarded by British Council (Young Creative Entrepreneur 2011), she also received a Polish Nightlife Awards 2011 as the Agency of The Year. Currently manages an alternative rock-soul five-piece called Rita Pax and a solo project of its leader, Paulina Przybysz. She promoted shows in Poland for: Moonface, Lower Dens, Tiny Vipers, Basia Bulat, No Age, HEATLH, Hanne Hukkelberg and Polvo, among others.
Founder and producer of the Freaky Summer Party festival (www.artpicnic.by), which is held annually in Minsk since 2008 and gathers up to 7 thousand people. It’s one of the main summer festivals of Belarus – a colourful event, which brings together picnic atmosphere, music stages, modern art, lots of educational, entertainment and children spots. In various years it saw the aprticipation of such international artists as Peaches (UK), LCMDF (Fl), Debruit (FR), Long Arm (RU), Anton Maskeliade (RU), Tom Tukker (NL), Cheese People (RU), Herbaliser Dj’s (UK)
Founder and editor-in-chief of the independent website Experty.by – the biggest source on Belarusian albums with ratings, reviews and free full album streaming. Music consultant for various live events, who helped to bring Biplan, Markas Palubenka, Colours Of Bubbles to Belarus.
Promotion manager for artists and live events in Belarus – from local artists and festivals to international ones, from indie/alternative club events to big arenas. Known for work with many popular Belarusian artists of the last decades, including Lyapis Trubetskoy, Lyavon Volski, J:mors and others. Press promoter of Belarusian shows by Imagine Dragons, The Prodigy, Apocalyptica, Nickelback and others.
Since 2013 working on international promotion of Belarusian music. Representative of Vilnius Music Week, Tallinn Music Week, Lost In Music / Music & Media, Moscow Music Week, Ment Ljubaljana festivals in Belarus.
Head Of Communications of State Tax Inspectorate
Events organiser at Liverpool Indie/Rock Bar. Working in a team, communicating with musicians regarding gigs, preparing venues, line-ups for the concerts and other bar’s events. Also dealing with fundraising and sponsorship at TEDxVilnius, which is a very well known worldwide non-profit project.
Deputy Director of the Legal Department of State Tax Inspectorate
Producer of first Russian/Asian Pacific international music showcase festival and conference “V-ROX Festival”
Festival producer, concert organizer and musician, working with these festivals: „Roko naktys“, „Bliuzo naktys“, „Galapagai“. Organizes regular concerts in Lithuania: „Black Label Society“, „Blue Foundation“, „Everlast“, „Skillet“, „Sepultura“ and others. In 2013 he established the Lithuanian festivals Alliance. For many years he worked in the music business and is constantly traveling around these music festivals: „Eurosonic Noordeslag“, „Sonic Visions“, „EXIT festival“, „Intenational Music Showcase Israel“ and others.
Manager of popular indie bands Serebryanaya Svadba and Kassiopeya, which are well-known in indie circuits of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Promoter of independent festivals White Mirror (cinema + music), Mozhno, Elektronnye Zabavy as well as of concerts by The Tiger Lillies (UK), Lee Scratch Perry (JM), SPBCH (RU) and other foreign artists in Belarus.
A popular DJ on his own, performing under the moniker Papa Bo Selektah. His sets are a mixture of authentic techno, melodic house, big beat and world-groove played on the dance floors of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, Germany, Sri Lanka and India.