Tampere edition of World Pitch closes

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The first two days of our programme has closed, with lots of lively discussions, sharing professional insight and pairing mentors and participants. Thanks to our great team of trainees and trainers, Ben Mandelson, Chris Eckman, Gergely Salamon, Christine Semba and Jerome Williams, and last but not least our select crew of participants.

We hope you’ll all benefit from the exchange and wish you a fantastic WOMEX!

Gergely Salamon

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Gergely Salamon – Consultant, strategic designer

Gergely Salamon studied American Culture, Economics and Communication. After living in California and Berlin, he moved back to his hometown, Budapest, where he was taking care of international communications of Sziget Festival management’s  portfolio between 2005 and 2011. In the meantime, he was involved -working as producer and campaign advisor -in a number of fashion- and music projects. Ever since he is active as a business consultant and creative on different campaigns related to music or popular culture. He worked for brands such as Coca-Cola, Burn Energy, Orange and a number of ad agencies. In recent years, he is focusing on strategic planing and service design, but music still plays a central role in his career. He is one of the founders of cross regional sync platform, Eastaste Music Licensing and the regions new music biz event, the Budapest Showcase Hub.

Ben Mandelson

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Ben Mandelson – world musician, manager and producer

Ben Mandelson founding director of  WOMEX. As the consultant/director of London-based GlobeStyle Records (a label on Ace Records, established in 1985), he has opened new frontiers for globe-spanning music. He has worked on at least 99 albums for GlobeStyle. He has also produced works for numerous international artists. He has been an advisor for the Modal conference. He is also on the jury for the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music, and was part of their 2005 awards-related roundtable on world music. In addition, he is part of the British Council’s Music Advisory Network.


Ben Mandelson and Gergely Salamon join World Pitch!

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Ben Mandelson world musician, manager and producer and Gergely Salamon consultant, strategic designer has joined our programme.

Read their profile and those of the other renowned experts and music professionals we have invited to join World Pitch by visiting the LECTURERS page.