MARC RIDET, CH
CONSULTANT ON MUSIC AND
1985 to 1995:
Programmer then director of the Dolce Vita. Music Club in Lausanne.
Sonic Youth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stephen Eicher Alain Bashung, Don Cherry, My Bloody Valentine, Public Enemy, IAM, Seal and Adamski etc. over 60 concerts a year.
Director of the agency Drive all night in Switzerland: Nick Cave the Mano Negra, Litfiba, Urban Dance Squad, Arno, Sens Unik etc
Manager of the American singer/ songwriter worldwide: Elliott Murphy
1997 to 2018
Booker at Paleo Festival in Nyon (until 2010), and Director / Founder of the Foundation for Swiss Artists (FCMA)
It is a training support foundation, for artists and the professional community funded by city and canton in French part of Switzerland
Organization and responsible of CAS training with HES (social university) and Bachelor with HEM (Music university) Lausanne.
In 2010 Director and Founder of Swiss Music Export a national organization ,( Pro Helvetia, Migros%, Foundation Suisa) main goal is to support , advice the music community and doing networking outside Switzerland with as partners abroad Printemps de Bourges, Eurosonic Groningen, Great Escape in Brighton, Repeerbahn in Hamburg and Mama in Paris main music platform in Europe and many others.
Member of various Foundation related to music and programmer of the Swiss Label Festival.
2018 / 2019
Now running his own consulting company:
Did workshop and training in China (Sxcity,in Bejing), Zandari Festival in Korea, and will start project with Visa for music.
Manage a Palestinian jazz / Arabic Pianist: Faraj Suleiman
Tutor for Jump European Music accelerator.
Teaching music business at University.
FRUZSINA SZÉP, HU
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR LOLLAPALOOZA BERLIN
& BOARD MEMBER OF YOUROPE
Fruzsina is the festival director for Lollapalooza Berlin and board member of Yourope, the European Festival Association. She was the program & artistic director of Sziget (HU) and was the funding director of the Hungarian Music Export Office and the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Brussels. She co-founded CEETEP, the Central-Eastern European Talent Exchange Program that is now part of ETEP, the European Talent Exchange Program.
She established several national and international cultural projects such as the RegiON Music Conference and the RegiON live! CEE Showcase Club Festival.
She co-founded the ‘TAKE A STAND’ movement within the music industry, encouraging social cohesion in our society, promoting awareness and tolerance for all cultures, genders, races, colours and religions. Over 100 festivals and talent agencies joined this initiative.
She is a well known panelist on international conferences and a lecturer at universities where she holds classes on art management, creative concept development and festival organisation.
Fruzsina was born in Budapest (H) in 1978 and grew up in Munich (GER) and started her professional career in the music and entertainment industry at the age of 18.
She is an honorary associate professor, a recipient of the French national honour “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” and the European Festival Award for Excellence and Passion.
Her main goal is to create and to establish festivals with a unique artistic and creative programming, with valuable content around social responsibility and more importantly with a heart & soul to provide a longlasting positive festival experience for the audience.