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European Music Business Task Force VOL. II

a Masterclass in Creative Leadership for the Music Industry calls for applications

MeeT the 23/24 EMBTF Participants

MeeT the 23/24 EMBTF JURY

Alex Ampofo

Alexandra Ampofo Nine Elms, UK Employee Resource Group leader at Live Nation UK, Promoter at Metropolis Music, Founder of Acoustic Live & Women Connect

Debra King

Debra King Manchester, UK Director Brighter Sound Chair of the Board Music Cities NetworK

Oskar Strajn

Oskar Strajn Amsterdam, NL Project manager and Booker at ESNS

Josh Greenberg

Josh Greenberg Copenhagen, DK Start-Up Founder / Strategy Consultant / Creative Advisor / Ex Spotify & Red Bull Music

Ralph Christoph

Ralph Christoph Cologne, DE Director c/o pop Convention

Anne Meldal

Anne Meldal Nørgaard Copenhagen, DK Rektor at Danish Songwriting Academy

Sandra Perens

Sandra Perens Tallinn, EE Event Manager at Music Cities Events, A&R Manager/partner at Tier Music Publishing, Partnership Manager at Arvo Pärt Centre

Nina Finnerud (Foto: Kristoffer Myhre)

Nina Finnerud Oslo, NO Head of UK & Nordics

  • Do you want to shape the future of the European music market together with other like-minded European music business professionals? 

  • Are you an experienced and driven music industry professional?

  • Do you want to become part of a valuable European network of music business professionals and develop your creative leadership skills?

We believe the world needs leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who dare to disrupt the status quo! If you agree, do not hesitate to take the next step in your career and apply for the second European Music Business Task Force (EMBTF).

Promus, the Music Community of Aarhus (DK) and the Music Cities Network invite 12 European music business professionals to embark on a transnational European expedition from April 2023 until May 2024. On this journey, they will search for answers to the question: How can we boost the European music market?

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As the industry continues to face multiple challenges, the programme aims to develop deeper insights, elevate leadership skills, and foster knowledge. Together, we will develop tools and proposals to create a strong and sustainable transnational European music market. The second volume of the EMBTF will build on the already published findings from the first Task Force held in 2021/22 (download the report here). 


EMBFT Vol. II offers one crucial aspect that most music professionals don’t have - time. The participants are given the space to get out of their daily work environment to think outside the box and to think big, which is needed to establish a more future-oriented and more healthy European Music Industry.

The Task Force will meet in person and online to engage with various current challenges and opportunities in the music industry. On the basis of this groundwork, we will then actively participate during the following music industry festivals as part of the learning process facilitated by the creative leadership experts KaosPilots (five nights at each event):

  • Workshop 1: SPOT Festival and the SPOT+ Festival conference in Aarhus, Denmark (5th - 6th of May  2023).

  • Workshop 2: Reeperbahn Festival and the Reeperbahn Festival Conference in Hamburg, Germany (20th - 23rd of September 2023).

  • Workshop 3: Iceland Airwaves and the Airwaves Pro Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland (2nd - 4th of November 2023).

  • Workshop 4: Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS) and the ESNS Conference in Groningen, Netherlands (2024). 

  • Workshop 5: Tallinn Music Week and Conference in Tallinn, Estonia (2024)

The program is organised by Promus and the transnationally acting Music Cities Network in collaboration with the City of Reykjavik and the Kaospilots. It is co-funded by the European Commission.

Read more information about the project at


About the Kaospilots & Training Program

The Kaospilot is an education program based in Aarhus, Denmark that was founded in 1991.

It is a 3-year programme focusing on Enterprising Leadership. People are educated to drive results and to create transformation as changemakers, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

The Kaospilots offer a wide range of programs for professionals in Denmark and abroad. The school has been a partner in the program “Music Management” by the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. The Kaospilots will also be a partner of the second EMBTF edition and take care of the workshop program.

The overall schedule for the program

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