Global club nights

February 20, 2024
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season 2, episode 2 | Booking Agency Saura and Melisa Yildirim

‘’Global club nights’’ is a networking and informative club series in collaboration with Caisa Cultural centre, Helsinki Open waves web radio and the Global music Department of Sibelius Academy, that aims to bring together all parties involved with music. With live music, seminars and workshops the events attempt to create bridges between musicians, event producers, agents, venues, and music lovers, bringing down barriers and creating a safe and creative environment of free expression. In a celebration of diversity, using the tools of intercultural collaboration and specialized knowledge, we provide the possibility of a neutral and safe space for sharing and exchange of knowledge, information, wishes and insights on the music industry in Finland, both on the part of the musician and from the business side while most importantly, sharing it with the community.

In this episode we open up the possibilities and the knowledge around the topic or working with booking agencies. Many artists are aware of the existence of booking agencies but never Dare to contact them. Through the expertise of Johanna Sauramäki and the experiences of both Johanna Sauramäki and Melisa Yildirim we try to map and navigate the upsides and challenges of working as an independent musician or collaborating with a booking agency.   

Producers and hosts:
Chico Matada and Vasileios Katopodis
Guests: Johanna Sauramäki and Melisa Yildirim
Sound recording, editing & live streaming: Bailey Polkinghorne

*The audio piece was recorded and edited at the Helsinki Open Waves performance & recording room located at Caisa.

**The views expressed in this audio piece and texts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of Helsinki Open Waves.  

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