MuNa = Music Navigator

The new international music conference and showcase festival MuNa – Music Navigator, focusing on the Central European region, networking and education, will take place on 16-18 September 2022 in Vzlet, Prague. You can look forward to panel discussions, lectures, workshops, speed-meetings and concerts in the newly opened multifunctional space. Whether your domain is classical music, jazz, pop, rock or metal, you are welcome. 

16. – 18. 9. 2022 | Vzlet, Prague 10




10:30 Doors


11:00 – 11:50 Grant and financial support for the music scene

OSA Partnership Grants (Šárka Jančíková), Ministry of Culture Czech Republic (Jiří Pilip), Czech Music Export Office SoundCzech (Monika Klementová)

12:00 – 12:30 Professional associations and what are they for (Jakub Nový, ČOH, SAI)

Introduction of the Union of Authors and Performers (Svaz autorů a interpretů) and the (Česká obec hudební) Czech Music Community. What do they do for the music sector, what are the visions and opportunities for music in the Czech Republic.

12:30 – 13:00 Slovak Music Scene Guide (Katja Thalerová, LALA Slovak Music Export / Sharpe festival)


14:15 – 15:15 Q & A with James Baseley, tour manager of The Chemical Brothers, New Order, PJ Harvey, Massive Attack and many more EN* 

15:30 – 16:50 Workshop: DIY promo – Getting your music heard and hitting your goals, with no team and no budget (James Thornhill)

There is more music being released than ever before and there are more music marketing “services”, tools and techniques as well. Can a DIY artist with no team and no budget compete and be heard? This participatory 90 minute workshop will discuss the opportunities and obstacles to getting your latest release heard, with examples and a suggested timeline for promotional activity. We will discuss the music industry landscape for DIY artists, media coverage, social media, streaming, web3 and community building highlighting the myths, the scams and what works.
This is a workshop and not a lecture, meaning participants will be asked to join the conversation and discuss their situation in promoting their releases. EN* 

17:00 – 18:00 Listening session

Your songs will be judged by Kristina Kratochvilová (Deník N, Headliner), Dan Sywala (ČRo Jazz, Harmonie aj.) and Alasdair Bouch. Hosted by Anna Mašátová (Kulturní magazín Uni, AMPromotions).



13:45 – 14:15 Ticketing, cashless, event apps with Boom!

Ticketing, cashless, event apps – digital solutions for events are booming and becoming increasingly accessible to promoters of all sizes. Josef Tajovský (BOOM, Burza #4) and Matěj Huleš (BOOM, Musical Theatre Karlín) together with Music navigator participants will explore new trends in digital tools for organizers and try to outline the opportunities that data collection digital tools can provide for organizers. What assurances do these tools offer in a time of turbulent changes in consumer behaviour ?

14:45 – 15:30 Speed – meeting

15:45 – 16:45 Sound Design Workshop with Martin Hula (aka Martin Tvrdý, Bonus…)

EN* = workshops and discussions in English



10:30 Doors


11:15 – 11:45 Give Your Tickets a Second Chance (Áron Farkas, TicketSwap) EN* 

11:45 – 12:15 Ticketing 2.0. The organizer creates the experience. GoOut will provide the audience. (Lukáš Jandač, GoOut)


13:15 – 14:15 Neighboring Rights: Get a share of the use of your works from collective managers across Europe (Dan Dudarec, Minority Records)

14:30 – 15:00 Guide to the Bavarian Music Scene (Hannes Gilch, Musikinitiative Vohenstrauß e.V) EN* 

15:05 – 15:35 Guide to the Polish Music Scene (Michal Hajduk, NOSPR) EN* 

15:45 – 16:45 DIY management, booking, Polish and international music scene and poems with Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (Trupa Trupa), Hosted by Anna Mašátová (AMPromotions) EN* 

17:00 – 18:00 Promoter in 2022 (Matwe Kaščák, Nová Cvernovka/SPFM, Barbora Šubrtová, promoter), Hostedy by Ricardo Delfino (Top RoofTop Festival, Depo2015)


11:30 – 12:30 Production of cultural events in non-traditional spaces (David Mírek, DAMU)

13:30 – 14:30 Dos & Don’ts for Non-native English Singers & Songwriters (Alasdair Bouch) EN* 

Writing, singing or producing songs in English? Want to be market-ready for domestic and international audiences? What are the most common mistakes non-natives make, and which pitfalls can you easily avoid? Alasdair brings 16 years of coaching in Czechia to help you ‘level up’ your skills and self-confidence in this essential introductory boot camp, whatever your experience.

14:40 – 15:40 Contemporary Ukrainian music scene (Tetiana Stadnyk, Music export Ukraine, Katya Gapochka, hosted by Michaela Peštová EN*

16:00 – 17:00 Speed – meeting

Short personal meetings and consultation. Discuss your project, meet people of the music scene, arrange cooperation!

Tomas Neuwerth – producer and musician (Kittchen, Tata Bojs, Kafka Band, Umakart, etc.), founder of Animan studio.

Maciej Madejski – promoter and booker who organizes Polish tours for alternative rock, jazz and folk bands from all over the world. EN*

Gosia Bego – booking agent and promoter, organizes mainly concerts of foreign acts throughout Poland. Participant of this year’s edition of Keychange program. EN*

EN = Workshops and discussions in English



Delegate tour + lunch