Arrangeras av Lilla By Festivalen i samarbete med FutureEchoes
Kristianstad Music Days
Ett fantastiskt tillfälle att nätverka med ledande personer ifrån den nationella och den internationella musikindustrin den 20 februari i Kristianstad.
Live Music Show Case uppträden:
Upptäck artister och band lite innan någon annan gör det!
Vi har nationella och internationella akter som kommer att uppträda på kvällen.
Denna gång har dessa valts ut men vi har öppnat ansökan till Lilla By Festivalen i augusti redan.
Banden/Artisterna för denna kväll presenteras HÄR!!
Vi vänder oss speciellt till dig som är musiker, artister, musikstuderande och eller helt enkelt intresserad av musik-branschen..
Meet The Festivals
(How to get booked)
Music Placement (for TV & Film)
Presentation av delegaterna följer här nedan!
Plats: Biljardkompaniet i Kristianstad, 20 februari Kl 17
Biljardkompaniet är stans kanske mest välkända livemusikställe.
I samarbete med Kulturföreningen Äntligen, är detta platsen för Kristianstad Music Days 2023.
Gratis inträde! Välkomna!
Kvällens Talare / Speakers
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
EMG / CASHBOX MAGAZINE
Sandy Graham (CA)
Sandy is currently the Owner and Editor-In-Chief of Cashbox Canada as well as Founder and Managing partner of Record World International, the most recent addition to her CV is being the founder and co-owner of Cashbox Radio. Cashbox Radio is a popular online radio station that prides itself in playing the legendary artists right alongside the new indie artists releasing today. With over close to 40 years in the industry, Sandy Graham has been involved in many various aspects of the music business, and is a true trailblazer as well as a supporter of music and artists. She began in record retail, followed by holding the position of the 3rd female Music Director in Canada. Over the years she has worked with artists both inside touring and management in her career she has worked with Daryl Hall & John Oates, KC & the Sunshine Band, Natalie Cole, Tower of Power, Andy Kim, Chubby Checker, Tommy James and the Shondells, Gowan of Styx, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Terry Sylvester/The Hollies, Bobby Curtola, April Wine to name a few. Aside from currently being a music journalist, musicologist and on air host, Sandy Graham is also a choreographer, having choreographed the first ever halftime show at the Sky Dome (Rogers Centre) Toronto’s 60,000 seat domed stadium. She also worked with Atlantis Films as a dance instructor and choreographer (Robocop, Almost Grown, Maniac Mansions-SCTV, David Chase/Sopranos, Joe Flaherty) and continues to teach dance to this day.
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER NETFLIX
Gail Harvey (CA)
Gail Harvey is a multi award-winning television and film director and producer. Her background is in photography and she branded out to film after an illustrious career as photojournalist and stills photographer. As a film director, she was mentored by Norman Jewison, Wim Wenders and Arthur Penn, and was the third woman ever hired as a staff photojournalist at United Press International wire service. Most recently, Harvey has directed four seasons (six episodes) of the Netflix show VIRGIN RIVER, the number one show in the world with billions of minutes viewed. Harvey won the Canadian Screen award for Best Direction TV Movie for her Lifetime film NO ONE WOULD TELL. Her feature film, the thriller NEVER SAW IT COMING starring Emily Hampshire (Schitts Creek) and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts was recently nominated for Best World Showcase Feature Film at the Soho International Film Festival in New York, and is now screening on HBO Canada and AMAZON PRIME. GONE MOM starring Annabeth Gish and Warren Christie reently won Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress and Best Producer at the L.A. Independent Women Film Awards. Harvey recently directed all ten episodes of the final season of YOU ME HER, an award winning show available now on Crave TV in Canada, and Netflix around the world. In the past two years she has directed five movies for Lifetime Network, including the award winning NO ONE WOULD TELL, starring Shannen Doherty, GATES OF PARADISE based on best selling author V.C. Andrews novel starring Jason Priestly, RUBY, nominated for 12 LEO AWARDS (winner of four), GONE MOM, and DYING TO BELONG premiering in October. Previous credits include her documentary film about musician Rickie Lee Jones, entitled THE OTHER SIDE OF DESIRE, directed and produced by Harvey. The film premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London, England and was in consideration for a Grammy award. Harvey’s feature film LOOKING IS THE ORIGINAL SIN won Best International Feature at the New York International Film Festival, screened in London, England at the Raindance Film Festival and at the Female Eye Film Festival where Gail was awarded the Female Eye Honourary Director, Best in the Business award for 2014. Harvey also produced and directed the very successful webseries LONG STORY SHORT which sold to Hulu and won over twenty awards, including a Canadian Screen Award for Boland as best actress in a digital series. Harvey directed the Netflix/CBC show NORTHERN RESCUE, starring Billy Baldwin, and was nominated for a DGC award for Best Direction in a Television Drama and has directed television shows FAMILY MATTERS, PRETTY HARD CASES, PRIVATE EYES, DARK MATTER, HEARTLAND, LOST GIRL REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, MURDOCH MYSTERIES, as well as directing al the episodes of the HBO series THE LINE.
SPIKE / GLASTONBURY
Boyan Pinter (BG)
Born in Bulgaria, matured in America, enjoying himself responsibly over the world. He now splits his time between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Sofia, Bulgaria. Before establishing himself in Europe, Boyan was a touring musician in the US. Besides being a college- trained guitarist, he was the de facto logistics and business manager the bands he worked with. A keen linguist, he holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and French from University of Houston, Texas. His continuing path in the music industry eventually led him to a Masters in Arts Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. After moving to Bulgaria in 2010, Boyan was recruited to work on Live Nation productions such as Sting, Roxette, Depeche Mode, Aerosmith, Cirque Du Soleil, Roger Waters’ The Wall, Iron Maiden, the Scorpions, Hans Zimmer, Dream Theater, Steven Wilson, and Steve Hackett. Striking out on his own in 2017, Boyan expanded his roster by working with Sara Tavares, Morcheeba, Al Di Meola, Opeth, Katatonia, Nigel Kennedy, Laibach, flamenco wizard Edu Vico, and many others. Boyan is the founder of SPIKE – Bulgarian Music Showcase, Bulgaria’s first conference and showcase platform. Boyan is part of the Booking and Production team at the Green Futures field Glastonbury Festival.
Maciej Madejski (PL)
Concert promoter and booking agent, organizing polish tours for alternative rock, jazz and folk groups from all over the world; manager of few polish and international acts; radio host; music journalist; DJ and PR rep; festival planner; CNM – Centre national de la musique aide/associate (France); Live Europe associate.
FUTURE ECHOES /DISCOVER SENSATION
Peter Åstedt (SE)
Peter Åstedt has worked in the music industry for over 30 years. He started his own record label, Dead Frog Records, at the age of fifteen in 1990. Over the years, he has started several companies in various areas of the music industry such as PR, publishing, distribution, sync placements, management, festivals and artists. Development. Today, he leads several of the departments at Musichelp, which is an umbrella company for various companies in the music industry. Peter has also been involved in working to structure cities to become music cities. He has worked on five of the twenty most streamed songs in the world. He writes the popular music blog which is also published in Cashbox Magazine Canada and Record World International. He is also a co-owner of Cashbox Radio, an international online radio station. He is now booker and curator at Sweden's new showcase festival Future Echoes, Norrköping Music Day and a couple of other showcase festivals.
Carlos Barth (SE)
Carlos Barth started his entertainment career in California as a touring sound engineer after completing an Engineering degree at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Gaining experience throughout the world he moved to Sweden in 1999 and worked first locally in Helsingborg before moving on to Telia Mobile Research and Development, focusing on WLAN and Bluetooth business opportunities. In 2003 Carlos started Summit Wireless, which provided networking services to concert tours and festivals for artists like Carola and Gyllene Tider. Also, during that year, after working briefly with local artists “The Sounds”, he started working for “Mando Diao” doing tour management and other responsibilities. The relationship continued during which time they have sold more than 1,000,000 albums, done over 1500 shows and collected numerous awards in Sweden and abroad. Today Summit Music Management runs the office for the band, has a production company, a warehouse and rehearsal facility and has started building a broader roster of clients. Owned by Carlos Barth, Summit Music Management focuses on business, career and production services for artists and bands.
RISE & REIGN MUSIC INC.
Ashley Andrews (CA)
Known for her reputation for delivering high-quality results, Ashley Andrews is a highly diligent business manager committed to growth and success. She is passionate about learning, knowledge, and family and is driven to always better herself and achieve her personal and professional goals. Inspired by the words, "Those who say they can, and those who say they can't - both are usually right," Ashley is determined to live the positive side of life and make things work. She knows no limit and believes that without risk, there is no reward, without struggle, no progress. She sees the big picture as well as a path to get there. Ashley is business oriented and has spent the last five years creating new partnerships and mergers with successful companies. With a knack for results and in pursuit of excellence, she has managed million-dollar companies for 15 years, constantly driving success. Besides her professional achievements, Ashley understands the personal side of the business as well and is determined to bridge the gap between music and business. With an MBA, her educational background helped her develop sharp business acumen and excellent problem-solving skills. With over ten years of direct and indirect interaction with artists in the music world, Ashley knows the potential artists hold and the challenges they face when utilizing their talents and turning them into business ideas. She is determined to guide, advise, and educate them, effectively empowering them to make prudent decisions, expand their financial portfolios and create generational wealth through their talents and gifts. For her, nothing is more gratifying than seeing the smile on their faces after a successful process. Inspired by her love of business management and family and friends who are gifted musicians, Ashley hopes to support the development of long-lasting careers for musicians in the next phase of her career. She is excited and honored to be part of their success story, as she helps them adopt out-of-the-box thinking that will turn their innovative ideas into reality. Those who choose to work with her will find a dependable ally to hold their hands and walk with them to the finish line.
Kayleigh Lebak (US)
Kayleigh is a graphic designer and illustrator, usually found swearing over a laptop somewhere backstage. American by birth and international by choice, she and her trusty laptop have circled the globe, working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies like Amazon and American Airlines to charities and festivals like the Drive Foundation, the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She first cut her teeth working with non-profits and to this day has a special love for making something out of the behind-the-scenes chaos that is a festival. Together with her partner Boyan Pinter, she is one of the forces behind SPIKE – Bulgarian Music Showcase, Bulgaria’s first showcase festival and music conference, now gearing up for its second edition in May
LILLA BY FESTIVALEN /
KRISTIANSTAD MUSIC DAYS/ BjFGO!
Malin Östh (SE)
Malin started her first band in Stockholm when she was 18 years old, a rock band called Yield's. At the same time, she toured with the jazz pianist Allan Johansson (Povel Ramel's conductor). Malin moved to Skåne in southern Sweden and the Rock group "The Four Roses" took Malin in as a singer in 1992. They played together for 4 years and released one 12 tracks album “The Four Roses”. She started working as environment and quality manager at Kristianstads Boktryckeriet in 1994 and stayed there for 6 years. Her first business company was started in 2001 where the main occupation was a rehab center for horses. On the farm she also held seminars and courses. In 2012 the band Bara Jonson and Free was formed together with the amazing Jonas Tancred. BjF has since released three full length albums, of which two are vinyl LPs. Bara Jonson and Free is now an international touring duo with their own music genre, Crockpop, and was nominated as best emerging artist in Toronto during Indie Week 2019. They were selected as INES talent 2020 and 2021. 2017 Malin started her jazz band “Malin Östh Band” where they play a mix of jazz, swing, evergreens and Swedish folksongs 2021 Malin and Jonas from Bara Jonson and Free, started the music festival ‘Lilla By Festivalen’ in their home village of Rinkaby, Sweden. Already in 2022 it had grown into a hybrid festival; somewhere between festival and showcase. 2023 they are also adding ‘Kristianstad Music Days’ showcase to their list as well as their own augmented reality app for vinyl enhancement, developed by BjFGO!
LILLA BY FESTIVALEN /
KRISTIANSTAD MUSIC DAYS/ BjFGO!
Jonas Tancred (SE)
Tancred started his music career in the early 80’s as singer/guitarist/songwriter in a hard rock band, ‘Power Rain’ (later ‘Ironside’). He spent his off time (from music) working in sales for some advertising companies, as Account Manager for a CAD-consulting company (AEC), as a consultant at Volvo Cars and finally as CEO and Senior business recruiter for his own recruitment company P2B. 2007 he accidentally stumbled into the online virtual world of Second Life and live streaming music over the internet which led to him being signed to a New York record company. This came to play a major part of the 2011 HBO documentary ‘When Strangers Click’ featuring him and his Second Life alter ego, Bara Jonson, being nominated for an Emmy-award. The same year he released his first album ‘Lost in America Somewhere’. In 2012 the band Bara Jonson and Free was formed together with the amazing Malin Östh. BjF has since released three full length albums, of which two are vinyl LPs. Bara Jonson and Free is now an international touring duo with their own music genre, Crockpop, and was nominated as best emerging artist in Toronto during Indie Week 2019. They were selected as INES talent 2020 and 2021. 2021 they started the music festival ‘Lilla By Festivalen’ in their home village of Rinkaby, Sweden. Already in 2022 it had grown into a hybrid festival; somewhere between festival and showcase. 2023 they are also adding ‘Kristianstad Music Days’ showcase to their list as well as their own augmented reality app for vinyl enhancement, developed by BjFGO!
Det är så fantastiskt kul och spännande att få presentera våra artister inför våran första Kristianstad Music Days!
Michelle Titian (CA)
A natural talent with a powerful story, Michelle Titian is a world-class Canadian singer-songwriter who brings raw emotion and real substance to a yearning music industry. With poignant lyrics and emotive performances, Michelle’s upcoming recordings are a true testament to the strength that can manifest through vulnerability and the beautiful connections that can be built through an honest soul. Working with Canadian producer Les Cooper (Jill Barber, The Good Lovlies) Michelle’s intrinsic songwriting allows her to effortlessly arrange melodies and harmonies that tap into human emotions and share artful lyrics that speak to the human soul. Her songs are an open and unashamed exposure of her struggles with addiction and depression, her journey to recovery and the love she feels for her life now. Michelle’s singer-songwriter status is deeply rooted in peace and authenticity, inspiring her audience to let go and simply be in the moment with themselves and with her music.
Emma Rush (CA)
Over the past decade, Emma Rush has established herself as one of Canada’s preeminent classical guitarists. Known for her innovative programming and powerful stage presence, along with her warm sound and virtuosic technique, an event with Emma Rush is one to remember. Emma Rush’s concert career has commanded world recognition. Recent touring highlights include a four-city tour in China, starting with the Altamira Shanghai International Guitar Festival, appearances at major guitar festivals including Festival de Guitarras Lagos de Moreno (Mexico), the Nyköping Gitaarseminarium (Sweden), and a prestigious concert at the Internationales Gitarren Symposion, Iserlohn (Germany). She performs frequently in Europe and tours throughout North America. In 2016-17 she toured extensively in Eastern Canada as a Debut Atlantic artist. She performs regularly as Azuline Duo with flutist Sara Traficante and in 2018-19 the duo toured Western Canada through the Yukon, BC, and Alberta. Rush recently appeared in the McMichael Gallery’s Group of Seven Guitar Project documentary alongside such notable guitarists as Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Cook, and Don Ross. In 2018 Rush completed two residencies to both create and research at the Sointula Art Shed in British Columbia and in Lübeck, Germany Emma Rush is passionate about bringing classical music to unusual spaces, and bringing unusual music to classical spaces. She regularly tours rural, remote, and other communities where live music experiences are rare. Her concerts are intimate and engaging and feature rarely heard historical works, little-known gems of the Latin American guitar repertoire, folkloric music from around the world, and, always, music by female composers.
Since I was five years old, I have wanted to be a musician. It wasn't until I was 13 that I became completely obsessed with playing, creating, and listening to music. In the past eight years, I began my musical journey by singing in choirs. Later, I attended Christian 4:s Gymnasium in Kristianstad, where I experimented with many musical genres, including pop, rock, indie rock, hip-hop, jazz, funk, and fusion. I also studied a variety of instruments, including the guitar, drums, bass, and piano, but I fell in love with playing the guitar and have been playing the guitar as my main instrument ever since. In addition to producing my own instrumental music, I eventually formed an indie band with some of my friends witch sadly on later disbanded. I applied to several schools after finishing my studies, but I ultimately chose to do a production course at AP Academy in Stockholm, where I was able to further develop my own production skills. In addition to my studies, I was an active member of a jazz band where I played with amazing musicians who had been playing jazz for over 50 years. Along with my studies, I was a member of a jazz band where I played with amazing players who had been playing their instruments for longer than I had. It was one of the most instructive things I've ever done, and it helped me become a better musician then ever before. It was after this experience that I fell in love with jazz. In 2022 I enrolled in a songwriting course at Blekinge Folkhögskola, where I discovered my own writing style. I am currently creating music for an album that will have a strong jazz, R&B and indie pop influence with the theme of all stages of love. This album is intend to be produced and released in the fall of 2023. During Kristianstad Music Days, I'll be performing a few of the songs that are currently being worked on for the record with a backup singer and saxophonist.
Spark Houston (CA)
Toronto based artist Spark Houston emerges from the underground industry with his eyes certainly on the prize. Taking the hip-hop world by storm, Spark Houston has over 1 million streams on Spotify alone – across his debut ep and two singles. Coming from a creative family of actresses, filmmakers, producers and writers, Houston has always found himself surrounded by people with a clear vision. “Music is a fascinating thing. I do it because I can’t do anything else. When I’m not creating I feel like I’m drowning. I find inspiration from so many sources,” Spark Houston adds.
Russ Reitter (SE/US)
Russ Reitter is an American songwriter and live music performer based in Kristianstad, Sweden. His concept, The American Troubadour is a “one man show” for public venues and private events. As an artist, his original music is of the genre, Americana. His songs bring-forward working class life and issues of racism/oppression. FOTO: Mikko Mallo
291 53 Kristianstad
Malin +46 (0)708-225474
Jonas +46 (0)760236692