European Music Managers Mentorship Activation 2.0

Calling Europe's music managers!

This is the second edition of our European-wide mentorship program for music managers.

Who is it for?

Managers who have been working in Europe’s music industry for at least 1 year and are looking for new contacts, knowledge-sharing and support to grow their artist’s businesses.

What does it involve?

Managers will be paired with a mentor to support their career growth in 2021. Mentor and mentee will meet virtually for 2 hours per month, maintain email contact as needed and join us for online group calls on a monthly basis as part of the #emmacommunity.

The EMMMA partners and organizers are committed to diversity and equal opportunity in the music industry and will consider these factors in selecting participants.

Mentors

Mentors are from around Europe, with a special focus on EMMA’s member states.

Shane Derozario

Shane is a versatile music executive, lover of music and passionate about business.

With over 12 years managerial experience, Shane “MiZermilli” Derozario is an extremely ambitious and hugely motivated entrepreneur. CEO & Founder of MiZermillion Entertainment (Management / Independent Label Company) Shane works with numerous global acts such as MoStack and K- Trap, UK Dancehall artists The Rara & Skxlly TG.  Shane also works with talented Producers, Rxwntree & JT. As well as artists/Producers , Shane manages Mix & Master engineer Marrik Shearer and Internationally known DJ Semo.

Last year Shane took his career even further by joining forces with Sony Music UK, Launching a brand-new label imprint, Dream Life Records. Shane ‘s is a Co – Managing Director, working closely with artists and management teams, developing fresh exciting artists, bridging the gap between youth and the mainstream.

 

Ania Kasperek

Chimes
Ania is an artist and music marketing manager working as Senior Sales and Retail Marketing Manager responsible for driving maximum promotion and exposure for The Orchard in the Nordics across all digital formats. She co-founded Chimes, artist management & consulting agency as well as Balance It Out, record label for a new music industry. Works hands-on with talent, plans and executes strategies, builds and manages teams around artists.

Currently manages Icelandic indie pop artist, songwriter and producer Hildur and neoclassical pianist Wojtek who recorded and produced a carbon neutral album. Additionally, Ania is among the co-founders and serves as Operations Manager at European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA).

Ania Kasperek

Ania is an artist and music marketing manager working as Senior Sales and Retail Marketing Manager responsible for driving maximum promotion and exposure for The Orchard in the Nordics across all digital formats. She co-founded Chimes, artist management & consulting agency as well as Balance It Out, record label for a new music industry. Works hands-on with talent, plans and executes strategies, builds and manages teams around artists.

Currently manages Icelandic indie pop artist, songwriter and producer Hildur and neoclassical pianist Wojtek who recorded and produced a carbon neutral album. Additionally, Ania is among the co-founders and serves as Operations Manager at European Music Managers Alliance (EMMA).

Joan Vich Montaner

Joan Vich Montaner is a Spanish manager entering his third decade of experience in the music industry. Whilst he was the booking director of the Benicassim festival for more than a decade, he started Ground Control Management to help grow the careers of internationally acclaimed Spanish bands like Hinds, The Parrots, Melenas or, more recently, Alien Tango and Megansito El Guapo.

Jérémie Charbonnel

Jérémie began his career writing songs, after school, for pop stars that will remain unnamed here. He then launched a publishing and management company where he discovered and developed a young artist named Ben l’Oncle Soul. They parted way after an arena tour and half a million albums sold.

After his partner changed careers, he started the Junzi Arts adventure in 2013 with Clotaire Buche: a live agency, management and publishing company. Whatever the shape of the collaboration, they try to help artists reach a better version of themselves.

Jérémie Charbonnel

Jérémie began his career writing songs, after school, for pop stars that will remain unnamed here. He then launched a publishing and management company where he discovered and developed a young artist named Ben l’Oncle Soul. They parted way after an arena tour and half a million albums sold.

After his partner changed careers, he started the Junzi Arts adventure in 2013 with Clotaire Buche: a live agency, management and publishing company. Whatever the shape of the collaboration, they try to help artists reach a better version of themselves.

Anouk Van Esch

In 2011, Anouk started as an artist management intern and after gaining a couple of years experience, began working as a freelance tour and artist manager (PAX the humanoid, DADA, LOVE COUPLE, Projekt Rakija).

 

Anouk became partner in 2018 at the Amsterdam based artist management company REBIS, who represents artists like Ruben Hein, Pink Oculus, Pieter de Graaf, Bongloard, MAURINO and COLLIGNON.

The European Music Managers Mentorship Activation (EMMMA) regulations:

  • Applicants must have at least 1 year of experience as music managers and actively operate in one of the European countries.
  • Selected applicants must attend all online 121 sessions during the duration of the program (2 hours per month).
  • Selected applicants are obliged to attend all the monthly online meetups from April through December.
  • After completing the programme, each selected applicant will be responsible for turning in a year-long business model that they will have worked on with their mentor.