After being established in September of last year, We Move Music Croatia (Ured za izvoz glazbe Hrvatska) has announced the conference and showcase festival SHIP, which will take place in September of this year. Šibenik will host numerous musicians and music professionals from around the world from 14th to 17th of September. During the day, the conference part of the festival will take place, while in the afternoon and evening, music professionals and the general public will enjoy numerous concerts of upcoming domestic and international musical talents.
We Move Music Croatia is organizing the SHIP conference in collaboration with the Public Institution in Culture Tvrđava kulture Šibenik, and the conference is also supported by the Ministry of Culture and Media of Croatia.
The goal of SHIP is to present the Croatian music scene, as well as the location of the festival to music professionals from around the world and to become a platform for networking, similar to many showcase festivals throughout Europe and the world. The organizers will announce the speakers and musicians in the coming months.
SHIP will soon announce the call for musicians to perform, and anyone who wants to present their music to the European and global public can apply. Detailed application protocol will be available on the official website of We Move Music Croatia and SHIP.
The We Move Music Croatia team announces the conference and showcase festival after returning from Eurosonica, the largest showcase festival in Europe, where they presented the work of the office to colleagues from all over Europe. At Eurosonic in Groningen, Netherlands, Croatian musicians Fran Vasilić and freekind. also performed, who were part of the “On The Move” section from the very beginning of the office’s operation. The numerous audience greeted their performances with applause at different festival locations, and the interest in their concerts is best demonstrated by the fact that people waited in line and many were unable to enter. Fran Vasilić and freekind. have proven that they are ready for performances outside of Croatia, and have already announced tours in several European countries.
In addition to Eurosonica, the We Move Music Croatia team also presented themselves to colleagues at the International Author Creative Conference MAKK, the PIN conference in Skopje, the BUSH conference in Budapest, the Reconnect conference in Brno, and will participate in the Slovenian MENT in March of this year.
Once again, all performers, club owners, and festival organizers are invited to fill out the form to become part of the We Move Music Croatia database, which includes most of the Croatian music industry stakeholders.