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MU:CON Conference & Music Festival Returns To Seoul

MU:CON in Seoul saw over 8,000 attendees in 2018 and remain a hot spot for showcasing Indie acts from the local and indie scene. Music Press Asia

MU:CON in Seoul saw over 8,000 attendees in 2018 and remain a hot spot for showcasing Indie acts from the local and indie scene. Music Press Asia

MU:CON, Korea’s largest international music conference returns to Seoul next week from September 30 – October 3. Hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism (MCST), the event held annually attracts local, regional and global interest from the music industry leaders, is fast becoming one of the top music festivals in Korea for discovering new Asian indie and music icons.

The four-day event showcases morning pitching sessions, keynote speeches and music showcases in the evening and will be held at COEX, SEOUL. In 2018, the event saw a total of over 8,000 visitors, 65 speakers in over 30 conference sessions and matched over 2,057 individuals. Featuring over 80 artists, MU:CON was also predicted to have live-broadcasted to over 90,000 viewers.

Conference Program as follow.

DAY 1
Visionary Talk by Yoonsang Mu:con 2019 Art Director

From Crossroads to Crossover: Is K-pop Now the New Pop in America?
Nicole Frantz (Capitol Music Group, Head of Creative Services) Jeff Benjamin (K-pop Billboard, K-pop columnist)

Mu:con Collabo: The Next Chapter in K-pop
Yoonsang (Mu:con 2019 Art Director) Aisyah Aziz (artist) Pluma (Highline Entertainment Artist) Holly (Producer) Irene In Young Tae (MC)

Music Supervision in the Global Economy
Matt Nelson (Found Objects Music Productions, Music Supervisor) Dan Koplowitz (Friendly Fire Licensing, Owner)

The Next K-pop Forecasts based on 2019 K-pop World Map of K-pop Big Data
Beck Kim (Space Oddity, CEO) Gyu Tag Lee (George Mason University-Korea, Assistant Professor)

Match-making session at MU:CON 2018

DAY 2
Lessons for the Brighter Future of K-pop
Phil Quartararo (Tripod Partners, CEO) Kenneth Lim (Hanyang University, Professor)

New Directions in Music Collaborations
Andy Song (POW! WOW! Korea, Founder & Director of POW! WOW! School of Music)
Mark Gartenberg (SXSW Songs, International Team)
Chloe Lee (Cultural & Arts Event Organizer, School of Music Main Mentor)
Brian BJ Kim (WTFM, Lead Director)

I’m with the band: The Vans Music Marketing Experience
Brian Smith: Vans/VF Korea Limited, Senior National Marketing Manager Rich Lim (Vice Korea, Creative Strategist)

Challenges and Opportunities in Global K-pop Show Business
Kevin Morrow (Steel Wool Entertainment, CEO)
Selena Ho (HAH Entertainment, CEO)
Irene Ang (Fly Entertainment CEO & Founder)

DAY 3
The New Kid of the New Music Block: Tik Tok
Alan Tang (Tik Tok, Director of Music Southeast Asia)
Jay Bae (Tik Tok, Director, Global Business Development)

The Evolution of the Naver VLive Revolution: To V or Not to V
Han Ahreum (Naver Corp. V CIC, Leader)

Instagram for Music and Artists
Helena Nayoung Kim (Facebook/Instagram, Media Partnerships Lead)

Conquering Europe – Data Reveals The Next K-pop
Monica Hyerim Lee (Frontrow-London, CEO)

MU:CON features South Korea’s largest Indie showcases of artists from the local and regional scenes in Asia Pacific. Music Press Asia

Pitching Sessions at MU:CON 2019

Monsoon Festival – Hong Quang Tran
Focus Wales – Andy Jones
GMA – Jack Liao
Indie Week Canada – Darryl Huts
SXSW – James Minor + Mark Gartenberg
TIMM – Tak Furuichi
Live at Heart – Ulrika Holmberg
J-Group (Wild Mint Festival) – Galina Metelskaya
HAH ENT – Selena Ho
Strawberry Music Festival – Miu Miu
Wonderland Music & Arts Festival – John Uy
Midem – Stephane Lefevre
Clockenflap – Justin Sweeting
Canadian Music Week – John Kastner
Scorched – Gregor Fair
Steel Wool Entertainment – Kevin Morrow
En orbita – Carmen Barahona
Covey Law – Tafiya Khan
Big Mountain Festival – Ted
PlayTime – Natsagdorj Tserendorj
Alchemist Group Asia – August Cohlmia
MIDI Festival – Yu Yang
M for Montreal – Marigny Lee
TGE – Adam Ryan
LUCfest – Weining Hung
Martin Elbourne – Glastonbury
Gigmit – Steffen Rudnik

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