No Sleep Festival to debut conference arm. It’s hottest topics gathering around metaverse and NFTs.
No Sleep Festival has recently added a conference arm to its program. With a special spring edition of the music program featuring Nina Kraviz and more.
The conference is scheduled to take place on April 8th and 9th at the Marsh Open Space in Belgrade. It will cover the hottest topics in the music industry, including NFTs, “cancel culture,” the mental health of young people, new tendencies in contemporary music, post-COVID experiences, and expectations of the entire music industry in 2022.
“No Sleep is perhaps our best bet at finding trustworthy information about our new future within the metaverse and NFT,” Monica Tong, editor-in-chief of Music Press Asia.
The celebratory program at the Matrez hangar will feature electronic music legends such as Nina Kraviz, Stephan Bodzin, DVS1, DJ Bone, Agents Of Time, and DJ Tennis. This time around, the Drugstore Club will present Sébastien Léger, Daniella Da Silva B2B SUMIA. Other local hip-hop and trap line-up – Crni Cerak, Spejs Noksi, Kene Beri, and many others.
Topic: The phenomenon of “cancel culture”
Dalibor Petrović, sociologist and professor, University of Belgrade
Bojana Vunturišević, pop musician
Ana Lađarević, editor, Noizz
Topic: New Trends in Contemporary Music
Luka Jovanović [Luxonee], IDJ, Bassivity Music label
Bojan Muslin, Digital director
Fox, rap artist
Topic: EXIT the Metaverse
Dušan Kovačević, festival founder & director, EXIT
Miki Elson, London ArtSect Gallery
Jovan Tišma, founder, SolSea platform and All Art
Zoran Tadić, program director, TMRW conference
Topic: How to create your own NFT collection, the benefits of NFTs and how to use them, and how to apply copyright in this new, growing system.
Pavle Pavičić, Sokoj
Miloš Bošnjak, All Art
Rastko Andrić, EXIT
Maja Ćirić, curator & art critic
WORKSHOPS [9 Apr]
DJ Bone, the legend of Detroit techno, will be giving a workshop to learn the basics of DJing. Revealing tips and tricks that he has collected during his 30-year career.
Luxonee, the beatmaker from Bassivity Music, will be introducing the basics of music production; from backing tracks to broken beats.
Admission is free.
For more information about the conference and ticketing for the festival, click the official website here.
Credit cover image: How to Conquer the World Music Export Office with Dragan Ambrozić, Martin Cuff & Buč Kesidi @ MARSH. Open Space, No Sleep Conference, No Sleep Festival 2019