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Baltic moMENT: Opening Reception
hosted by Music Export Latvia, Music Estonia
and the Lithuanian Music Business Association
Wednesday, 29 March, 18:30 @ 1st Floor (Kino Šiška)

Music Export Latvia, Music Estonia and the Lithuanian Music Business Association are hosting the Baltic moMENT reception at Kino Šiška on Wednesday, 29th March.

Balts will be at MENT Ljubljana with the all-time biggest delegation, including a dozen artists and a wide range of professionals, all packed with brave new sounds from the region and crash courses on the vibrant scenes of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  

All ME
NT’23 PRO delegates are welcome to join the Baltic moMENTs kickoff to meet the region’s key players 

Welcome speeches:

Vygintas Gasparavičius, Vice-Minister of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
Uldis Zarinš, Deputy State Secretary for Cultural Policy at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia
Taaniel Raudsepp, Undersecretary of Arts of the Ministry of Culture of Estonia

Ave Sophia Maria Tölpt, Director of Music Estonia
Agnese Cimuška-Rekke, Executive Director of Music Export Latvia
Vaidas Stackevičius, Director of Lithuanian Music Business Association


Ingrid Kohtla (Talliinn Music Week, EE)
Andis Ansons (Bel Tempo, LV)
Giedrė Nalivaikaitė (Superkoloritas, LT)


Special Baltic snacks and drinks treatMENT:
Laima, Saldus Gotina, Riga Black Balsam, Punch Club, Alita Alcohol Free


In partnership with the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Council for Culture, the Embassy of Estonia in Prague, the Embassy of Latvia in Hungary and Embassy of Lithuania in Austria.

The Baltic moMENT programme is co-produced by Music Export Latvia, Music Estonia and the Lithuanian Music Business Association with the support of the Baltic Cultural Fund.

Austrian Heartbeats Reception
hosted by Austrian Music Export, Waves Vienna
& the Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana
Thursday, 30 March, 12:30 @ Under the Stairs (Kino Šiška)

Join the Austrian delegates for a networking reception. Use the opportunity to get in touch, and enjoy drinks and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. The highlight of our reception will be an acoustic set by Aze. They combine all facets of r&b, indie and pop with sparks of oriental music. You will surely love it! We are looking forward to seeing you there.

With Aze, Kenji Araki, Toupaz and Uche Yara, some of the most exciting new acts from Austria are performing at MENT. It is a wonderful selection, check it out for yourself.

Austrian Music Export is a joint initiative of the Austrian Music Information Center Mica – Music Austria and the Austrian Music Fund. The aim of Austrian Music Export is to be a service and resource centre for exporters of contemporary Austrian music in all genres and aspects (recordings, live, sync, etc.). Waves Vienna is the city’s first club and showcase festival. The festival's next edition, which always carries the motto "East meets West" with a strong focus on the theme of diversity”, will take place between 7 and 9 September 2023.

Serbia Creates Reception
Thursday, March 30, 15:00 @ Under the stairs (Kino Šiška)

We are thrilled to announce that the Serbian music industry will be attending MENT with its largest delegation ever! We invite you to come and meet our festivals, booking agents, publishers, managers, labels and talented artists.


Our 20+ member delegation includes representatives from a variety of music companies. You will get to meet the award-winning summer music festival, EXIT; the regional music festival Arsenal Fest; the biggest beer festival in the region Belgrade Beer Fest; and the leading CEE rental and production house SKYMUSIC. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to experience the first showcase from Serbia Kontakt, and meet the management from leading Serbian labels and publishing companies such as Virgin Music Label & Universal Music, Bassivity Digital and Odličan Hrčak. Other representatives include student culture centres from Novi Sad and Kragujevac, CharmMusic Serbia, alternative art space from Belgrade Kvaka 22, Pop Depresija concert agency and record label, Kišobran organization and many more!


Join us at the Serbia Creates Reception on Thursday! Enjoy performances by Bojana Vunturišević, Dzipsii, Klotljudi and proto tip, and meet and network with fellow delegates.


All delegates are welcome to join us! We look forward to seeing you there.

Croatia on the Move – Meet the Croatians
hosted by We Move Music Croatia
Thursday, 30 March, 18:00 @ Kamera - 1st floor (Kino Šiška)

Take the opportunity to meet some of the essential players of the Croatian music scene, exchange ideas, grab a bite and take a sip!


Check out the four Croatian acts playing at MENT 2023 (###, Bad Daughter, Fran Vasilić and litl itali) and take part in the speed networking session that we are hosting in cooperation with MENT (Meet Croatian Festivals, Venues and Promoters). 


Apart from the stunning coastline, natural wonders and Mediterranean cuisine, Croatia is also a home to a vibrant music scene with a surprisingly high number of music festivals per capita.


We are excited to meet you at MENT 2023, and we proudly invite you to the SHIP showcase festival and music conference which will take place in Šibenik, Croatia, from 14 to 17 September. It will be your last chance to take a dip and network by the sea.


Croatia On The Move is hosted by We Move Music Croatia, a newfound Croatian music export office that aims to provide long-awaited support for musicians and impartially present the Croatian music scene to music professionals abroad.

HOTS of Hungary
hosted by HOTS
Friday, 31 March, 12:00 @ Under the Stairs (Kino Šiška)

HOTS proudly returns to MENT in 2023 to bring emerging Hungarian talents to Ljubljana for the world to hear. Be sure to catch our artists boebeck, Óperentzia, LAU and iamyank playing at multiple venues.


HOTS (Hungarian Oncoming Tunes) is a music export brand for supporting and educating Hungarian acts to expand their activities on an international scale. With the supporting system of the Hungarian Cultural Fund, HOTS encourages acts through open applications to build up their international tour plans and PR activities in their targeted markets, record new albums with internationally acclaimed professionals, or create top tier audiovisual content. HOTS also hosts international workshops, conferences, and art camps connecting different sectors of the music industry inside and outside of the border equally.


Come and network with us at the HOTS of Hungary reception!

Meet the Slovaks
hosted by LALA Slovak Music Export
& Pohoda festival
Friday, 31 March, 15:00 @ Kamera - 1st Floor (Kino Šiška)

For the first time, a truly large Slovak delegation will be present at our favourite Slovenian festival. Apart from the pleasant company of LALA Slovak Music Export, SHARPE Festival, Pohoda Festival and Flaam Festival, you will get the chance to meet many interesting people from all over Slovakia. The reception will be even more exciting because for the first time three Slovak artists (Sam Handwich, Tittingur and Ranjevš & Óbasz) are performing at MENT.

You can look forward to tasty snacks from the heart of Europe. Tasty finger food will be complemented with a traditionally tasty selection of Slovak alcohol. This pleasant meeting with old and new friends will be accompanied by selected local music. What is more, a legendary table-football tournament with prizes awaits you. There is nothing to hesitate over, we look forward to seeing you at the one and only Slovak reception.

SoundCzech Reception
Friday, 31 March, 18:00 @ Rafinerija, Cukrarna

Czech music continues to make waves on the international scene, and the heartfelt dramaturgy of MENT has given music lovers a chance to discover a great selection of contemporary Czech sounds. As Galileo Galilei once said: "Another round around the Sun and the Czech music just keeps on getting better..."

To celebrate the evolution of Czech music, the Czech delegation is hosting a reception where attendees can network, share ideas, and enjoy good food. The reception will be followed by a performance from the Floex Ensemble, a group known for their unique blend of electronic, classical and experimental music.

Czech artists @ MENT 2023: DJ ORY, DLKTek, Floex Ensemble, Lednicka, NIVVA, Ranjevš & Óbasz, Toss

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