Workshop: "How to network effectively and build global, long-lasting relationships in the music industry" (Géraldine Zanaska)

MC&S Lab presents: “How to network effectively and build global, long-lasting relationships in the music industry” – a workshop in which Géraldine Zanaska, of leading global music business consultancy Compass Music, will provide an introduction and practical tips to easily navigate the world of networking, both face-to-face and online. 

The 90 minutes workshop will take place on Friday 30th July at 11:00 CEST.

Good relationship-building skills are important for every career, and the music industry is no exception. In a sector that is particularly competitive and where knowing the right people can often open many doors, for artists and executives alike, it is important to continuously build and maintain a quality network of your peers.

But are the unwritten rules of networking the same everywhere around the globe? And how to proceed as an introvert? How many events do I need to go to to attain my goal? And how can I connect with people now that most face-to-face opportunities are cancelled?

In this workshop, participants will be given key tips to understand what networking is, how to approach people from different cultures and backgrounds from the music sector, and how to build relationships that last and matter, both face-to-face and online. This session is an interactive one, where participants are expected to take part in a couple of practical exercises. They will also have the opportunity to receive personal feedback on their technique and online networking pages, numbers permitting. 

Registered users will also be able to take advantage of 3 individual mentoring sessions with Géraldine following the workshop.

The event will take place on ZOOM, participation requires signing up.

Link to registration:

This workshop is a part of MC&S LAB program which is funded by Music Moves Europe:

About the lecturer:

Paris native Géraldine Zanaska has 10 years’ experience in the music industry. Between earning her master’s degree in Music Business Management from London’s University of Westminster and launching Compass Music, Géraldine worked for an independent record label, a music venue, a live music promoter, a cultural institution, and the French music export office.

When not working with clients or cruising the canals on her narrowboat, you can often find her giving guest lectures, hosting workshops, and mentoring young professionals starting out in the music business.

Delivered workshops for, or talked at : Babel Med (FR), by:Larm (NO), The Great Escape (UK), I Like Networking (UK), Initiative Pop (DE), Institut Français (DK), Les Formations d’Issoudun (FR), Pitchfork Music Festival (FR), PRS Foundation (UK), Reeperbahn festival (DE), Sonic Visions (LU), Sup de Pub (FR), Trans Musicales (FR), Where’s The Music (SE), Wide Days (UK). 

Current affiliations: Board member for Le Mila (FR); Mentor for I Like Networking (UK/global); Member of Music Tech France, MMF UK, BPI, She Said So, Women In CTRL; signatory of Keychange and Music Declares Emergency.