Soundedit Festival '17

International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Designers Soundedit is a unique event that has taken place in Łódź for nine years. It’s the only event entirely dedicated to one of the most creative professional groups – music producers. They may be standing in the shadow of the big stars but they are the ones responsible for the final shape of the recordings we listen to every day.

Soundedit is a place where professionals meet the amateurs. Polish artists have the opportunity to meet the world’s greatest music industry representatives. By exchanging experiences, they are able to raise the quality of their work. The most important music producers are awarded the statuette of “The Man with the Golden Ear”. Dreamt of by many, awarded to few.

On 28th of October (Friday) at 14:00 we will present the results of market survey on export activity of Polish music industry during the panel: "Music Export in Poland – Where are We?". The representatives at the panel will be:  Marek Hojda the vice-president of the Society of Authors ZAiKS,  Jan Młotkowski the heads the Communication Dept of ZAiKS and  Bogusław Pluta - MLC director of the Polish Recording Industry Association ZPAV.

The subject of the session will be the presentation and discussion the results of the Market Survey on export activity of Polish authors, artists and record labels.

Despite the fact that Poland has 40 million citizens and the music market has been expanding significantly (6,5% up in 2016), Polish music is known abroad mostly for classical music and jazz. In 2017 the Polish organizations: ZAiKS representing authors’ rights and ZPAV, representing music producers’ rights, with support of the Polish Minister of Culture conducted a special survey about current situation of Polish pop music abroad. The biggest Polish bands and music companies with experience in this area took part in the survey.

In the session we will be addressing the following questions: How big is Polish export music market?; Could Polish music be an export product?; What kind of trends can we see on the Polish music market?