Albert Salmerón (JURY ES - president APM)
Albert is since March 2017, the president of the Asociación de Promotores Musicales (Musical Promoters Association), Spain’s most representative entity in the direct music sector. He is also Director and founder of Producciones Animadas a concerts promotion company created in 1991. With Producciones Animadas, Albert has been responsible for artist’s tours such as Phoenix, Daft Punk, Goldfrapp, Crystal Castles, Air, Morcheeba, Trentemoller, St Germain, Jane Birkin, Bebel Gilberto, George Ezra, as well as many other artists. He is currently co-director of Festival FIZ, Festival de Musica Independiente de Zaragoza and Festival Mestiza. Amongst many other things he has acted as artistic director of several festivals such as SOS 4.8, BA, Próxims, electronic music selection of Doctor Music Festival he is the creator and responsible for an electronic music record label, Cosmos Records, supports sports clubs such as Sporting Club, Monumental and Veneno. Is a professor at several postgrad courses in cultural management, works as a journalist, collaborating with media outlets such as El País, Ajoblanco and Rockdelux and was one of the editors of the trends publication Disco 2000 in de 1990’s, on clubs, trends and electronic music.
Ami Bondía (JURY ES - Journalist TVE / El País)
Ami Bondía is a 360º communicator, with a Phd in Journalism and Emotional Intelligence, with an interest in Personal Branding, Emotional Intelligence and Music. Ami collaborates on her own section “ Emprende” on TVE-1 and Canal 24h, and writes for El País- Retina on technology, enterprising and personal branding, she also teaches at business schools such as IE Business School and manages press and RRPP for Alejandro Sanz in international tours “El Tren De Los Momentos” (2007/2008), Sirope (2015/2016) and the most recent historic concert “Mas Es Más” ( 2017), rock n’roll is one of of her passions. She also writes, hosts events and never stops dreaming. She is fascinated by innovation and technology because they help stimulate the imagination, keep close those that are far away and help their dreams go far beyond any physical frontier. This is the reason why it is such a pleasure for her to participate as a speaker at the Foro Mundial de la Mujer ( Women’s World Forum) in Monterrey, Mexico in 2016 and be a part of the Google Women Teckmakers world community, to give visibility to female talent and leadership allied to technology and innovation as well as presenting and organizing her first event in Valencia in 2017. Her first book is called “Un Café con Chan. Cómo Cumplir Sueños Con Personal Branding”, which received the Circulo Rojo Awards in 2016 and was in the Amazon Music Top 10 bestsellers list for more than two years. Written thinking about those that just like Ami chase their dreams and make them come true.
Ana Teresa Ventura (JURY PT - Director M de Música)
She worked at Blitz for ten years and now we can see her both at summer festivals covered by SIC/Sic Notícias, and in her program, M de Música, weekly on Sic Radical.
Antía Bendaña (JURY ES - Marketing & Corporative Relations Prisa Notícias)
Antía Bendaña has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and an Executive Master’s in Marketing and Sales from the ESADE Business School. Specializing in the past year in Public Matters, with a Post Grad course in Public Matters in the Universidad de Pontificia de Comillas ICAI-ICADE. She is passionate about public relations that allow her to know and enjoy new experiences every day. She is an expert in institutional relations, corporate marketing and event planning and has been in the Institutional Marketing and Events area of PRISA Noticias, coordinating actions put in practice by the El Pais’s newspaper. Previously she worked for six years in a communication and public relations agency, for such clients as Coca-Cola, Citroën, Disney and BBVA. She started her professional career in the newsroom of La Voz de Galicia co-founding the TabInnovation Awards. Originally from Galicia she now lives in Madrid, and was lucky enough to live in the best city in the world for a year, Lisbon.
Bojana Kozomora (JURY INT - PR Manager EXIT Festival)
Bojana is the PR Manager of the EXIT Festival, which takes place at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia. EXIT has recently been awarded the ‘Best Major Festival ‘at the European Festival Awards 2017, taking back the title that it previously won in 2013. EXIT has also been voted the Best European (overseas) festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2007. She also handles PR and promotion for other festivals organized by EXIT team, such as Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro (voted Best Medium-Sized Festival at European Festival Awards 2014), Sea Star Festival in Umag, Croatia and Festival 84 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Brita Young (JURY INT - Production manager Glastonbury Festival)
A natural facilitator with over ten years experience in the events and festival industry. During this time she has fine-tuned her skills in production management, stage management and accomplished artist booker for bands, circus and cabaret. Her previous projects have included production managing large-scale festival arenas such as Glastonbury Festival’s the Unfairground and arts festivals and events including Holt Festival and Icy Gays at the ICA. Through the diversity of her experience in all aspects of the events industry, Brita has developed a natural aptitude for applying her organizational and collaborative skills across the board. Importance is placed on producing to a high-level whilst maintaining an approachable and empathetic demeanour. Her dedication, people skills and attention to detail ensure she delivers results to a consistently high degree. Inspired by those with imaginative vision and artistry, Brita’s commitment is to bring her passion for production to create a stress-free, solid foundation to bring your creative ideas to life.
Miguel Bica (JURY PT - Founder Gerador)
He particularly likes to make things happen. He started by doing a little of everything, from hanging people on cliffs to teaching others to hang them, from brand activations, to training. Little by little, he discovered that cultural production was what he felt most comfortable doing. He collaborated in IndieLisboa and DocLisboa film festivals and was the manager of Baixa-Chiado PT Bluestation project. In 2014 he founded “Gerador” together with Pedro and Tiago and has seen it grow every day. He is also a trainer in production courses at the World Academy and at Restart. He tells everyone that he is "alentejano", although he was born in Campo Grande.
Pedro Paulos (JURY PT - Blogger Brandos Costumes)
Man of music and Internet, he puts everything together in Antena 3, being it in the program "Obrigado, Internet", with Fernando Alvim and Nuno Dias, writing for the A330 or signing occasional special programs. He is often seen scouring chests - physical and metaphorical - in search of rare pearls of Portuguese music. Then presents them in the podcast Brandos Costumes and in the dj set with the same name. It's true, Pedro Paulos is DJ. In addition to serving national music, he’s also a host on Rádio Quântica in a show created by himself. In addition to all this, he writes for Vice, and signs articles for Observador. Earlier, he played in The Youths and wrote the show “O Melhor de Sempre" on Canal Q. Pedro Paulos does a lot and still manages to own Ozzie, hailed by many as the best dog in the world.
Stefan Reichmann (JURY INT - Director Haldern Pop)
Founding member and musical director of the Haldern Pop Festival. Haldern Pop also encompasses a label, a bar and a "day off" hotel for artists stranded betwen Paris and Berlin or Amsterdam and Cologne. We organize things in a dimension which corresponds to the size of our village, not to the percentages of an investment banker.
Haldern Pop represents hospitable transit between the mosaic of regionality and multifaceted internationality. Remarkable and strange, and therefore existential. "We will experience many more albums of silence in the name of tranquility and gentle auditory friction, as "polarity" is the transistor from art to movement."Music has the capacity to enthrall, and that is what connects us. Listening. The quiet revolution".
Óscar Romero (HOST ES)
Singer, actor, began his artistic training at the age of six in the conservatory of the Barcelona high school where he developed his musical studies. Worked with several theatrical companies of Andorra, Spain and Portugal. He participated as a singer and actor in theater and musical theater, as well as in television programs, sitcoms, series, soap operas in telefilms. With his voice, from alive characters to cartoon characters and to jingles and advertising ads. Author of the lyrics of his original album and creator of shows, he is admittedly passionate about music.
Pedro Luzindro (HOST PT)
Graduated in Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema with Degree in Theater - Staging and Training of Actors. He accumulates an acting career with a presence in different TV programs (soap operas, entertainment, sketches), plays and stand-up comedy in different locations.