PIN is the first and only international music conference and showcase festival in Macedonia.
Since its first edition in 2012 the conference is organized by the Association of culture and arts “TAKSIRAT” and as a part of the renowned Taksirat Festival – member of Yourope and ETEP.
PIN always takes place the last weekend of November and has a free entrance for both the daily program (panels, debates, presentations, workshops) and the night program (showcase festival).
Inspired by the community-building aspects of such events, PIN is a standing out project of “Taksirat” in which we fully and solely invest our capacities and connections in the industry all around Europe. Our goal is to enrich the local music sector by bringing the diversity of best practices, up-to-date knowledge and people who will be part of this development in Macedonia and the Balkan region.
At PIN the music brings a unique cultural cohesion!
Designed as a professional music platform PIN is all about connecting the music markets in Europe and creating space for musicians and music professionals in the region to take an active role in their career and skills development, to help them build, shape, and expand their knowledge of the music industry. As a conference with a relatively small capacity, with a few hundred attendees for the daytime panels, and a few thousand during the evening shows, we believe in making PIN to be the perfect place to network and to make unique and lasting connections with both the other attendees, the panelists and performers themselves.
At PIN the opportunity to network is all around you!
In previous years, our guests have included representatives of notable festivals:
Glastonbury, Sziget, Roskilde, EXIT, Lollapalooza Berlin, Pohoda, Waves Bratislava, INmusic, Rock N Coke, Spancir Fest, Melt! Festival, Ring Ring Festival, DokuFest, Rock for People, Bratislava in Movement, Bratislava Design Week…
record labels/agencies, music media and platforms:
Soundcloud, MTV Adria, Dallas Records, Moonlee Records, Menart, Lampshade Media, Lupa Promotion, Live Nation, MusicPRO, Zaine Music, Salamah Production, Zn Production, Ideal Rights, Radio Študent…,
Vera, Babylon, MYLOS, Refinery Gallery, KC Grad, Kino Šiška…,
Eurosonic Noorderslag, ILMC, Nouvelle Prague, Ment…
And a number of cultural associations/centers and professionals in the creative sector from all around Europe.
As it has proved, the PIN Music Conference has been the birthplace of many fruitful collaborations and we expect that trend only to go up.