2013-09-02 Jury for 2014

Dear classical music lovers,

Welcome back from summer break - if you had one. Still remember the Classical:NEXT conference? You can refresh your memory now. The panel discussion on revenue streaming with Spotify is available online. More material will follow soon.

If you would like to become part of the programme at our 2014 edition yourself, now is the time to act! Make a proposal for a conference session or showcase at Classical:NEXT 2014. It’s easy to propose
online, so please do before the deadline of Friday, 13 September. Our new jury is looking forward to your submissions!

Sincerely yours,
Paul Bräuer

Last Call: Call for proposals open until Friday 13 September!

katherinezeserson_by_eric_van_nieuwland_200Katherine Zeserson at our conference Photo: Eric van Nieuwland

Just a quick reminder that our call for proposals is open until Friday, 13 September. Would you like to be part of the Classical:NEXT 2014 programme? In 2014 it will once again be the classical music community itself who give it shape and content. Become a showcase artist or present your project on a Classical:NEXT stage in Vienna! Or apply as a conference speaker and design a whole session at our conference.

Submit your suggestions for all three categories "live showcases", "video showcases" and "conference" to our jury now - it’s fast and easy to do online.

We re-designed the video showcase format - watch our director Jennifer Dautermann explain the new 9-minute pitch format!


The 2014 Jury Members

joaichingerckarinwasner_200 Jo Aichinger Photo: Karin Wasner

We proudly announce the five jury members who will select the showcase and conference programme for our next edition in Vienna in May 2014. After the proposal submission phase closes on Friday, 13 September , the newly assembled, independent jury will select the concerts and conference sessions. Variety and a multi-faceted event seems guaranteed given that the jury members all come from different countries and sectors. The five members of the Classical:NEXT 2014 jury are (in alphabetical order):

Jo Aichinger (Austria)
- NÖ Festival GesmbH / Glatt & Verkehrt festival / Imago Dei festival)

Thiago Cury (Brazil)
- AguaForte label and publishing company

Rainer Kahleyss (Germany)
- Klassik Center Kassel / CLASS e.V.

Dean Kustra (Canada)
- Orchester Wiener Akademie / Musikkonzept Veranstaltungsservice

Sarah Osborn (UK)
- Music Publishers Association

Read more about the jury here!

Questionnaire Poll Winner

cracknell_headshot_200Tanya Cracknell at King's Place

Thank you for all your positive feedback and your suggestions for future editions! In between working hard to realize your ideas, we finally found the time to draw the winner of this year's questionnaire poll - one free registration for Classical:NEXT 2014 in Vienna goes to:

Tanya Cracknell, Programmes Manager at King's Place London

Congratulations! See you in Vienna next year, Tanya!!! We will send
you a special code when our online registration opens in December.

Haven't met Tanya Cracknell at the last Classical:NEXT or elsewhere
yet? Here is something she programmes

See her profile at our C:N NET database


2013 Conference Session Online

conference_cn13_by_eric_van_nieuwland_161416_200 Photo: Eric van Nieuwland

We started to put slides and audio recordings of our conference sessions of Classical:NEXT 2013 online. Watch and listen to the panel discussion with Spotify and industry representatives on...




Revenue Streaming-
Classical music and the quest for digital and streaming sales

  • Chaired by: Timothy Kotowich
  • with:
  • Jonathan Gruber - Managing Director, Ulysses Arts
  • Will Hope - Director of label relations, Spotify
  • Stephan Steigleder- Director of Digital Media, Deutsche Grammophon
  • Robert von Bahr - CEO BIS Records, eClassical.com

Watch the session with slides here!

More sessions and other material is to follow.


How to YouTube? - Golden rules and our new Classical:NEXT channel

conference_cn12_photo_eric_van_nieuwland_200 Photo: Eric van Nieuwland

How to set up a channel that is exciting but does not require a lot of effort? How often should one post something on YouTube? Which content is interesting to others? What is a good background picture? How many "playlists" (i.e. categories) should I provide?

Making your own YouTube channel is actually simple to do! Take a look at our new YouTube channel. We tried to put into effect some golden rules of YouTube, which we compiled and wrote down for you in case you want to set up or redesign your own channel. Enjoy!

How to set up and maintain a YouTube channel as a small project or business.

Classical:NEXT YouTube channel


Out and About: Meet us in London

Meet the Classical:NEXT team Photo: Michael Mann

If you have questions about Classical:NEXT, ideas for the programme or want to give some personal feedback - our director Jennifer Dautermann and our project manager Fabienne Krause will be in London at the first respectively third week in September for the Gramophone Awards and a medley of meetings with multifarious movers and shakers in the UK music scene.

Get in touch via next@classicalnext.com if you are interested in
meeting up with one of them.

Kind regards,
Paul Bräuer