Airwaves Pro Music Conference

Iceland Airwaves announces Airwaves Pro, a music conference connecting creative professionals from all over the world.  Alongside Iceland’s best music festival, Airwaves Pro takes in a dynamic array of panels, seminars, keynotes and networking sessions. 

What is Airwaves Pro?
Airwaves Pro brings industry and musicians from all around the world to Reykjavík. Between North America and Europe, Airwaves Pro is an unbeatable meeting point for the international music industry.

  • Panels
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Keynotes
  • Networking Sessions
  • 130+ shows at Iceland Airwaves

This year features inspiring keynotes and talks from:

Entrepreneurs from Firestarter (Iceland’s first start-up accelerator for music) will be advised by MIT Bootcamps, who will also facilitate the MIT Guided Hackathon, focused on innovation opportunities in Reykjavik’s music industry.  Iceland Music will present their new exciting new initiative, Record in IcelandSTEF will host a panel with amazing music supervisors, and Iceland Naturally will host a discussion the future of radio in the digital age. Reykjavik Music City will host panels exploring the night economy of cities, Reykjavik as a music city, venues in Iceland and beyond. Angela Dorgan (director of Music from Ireland), will host a panel on music industry and mental health. Other panels discuss touring and exporting to neighbouring Nordic markets and what better mutual cooperation can be achieved.

And more to be announced.

Why join us?
Airwaves Pro brings industry and musicians from all around the world to Reykjavík. People are drawn to the city’s tight knit music scene and Iceland’s incredible surroundings. While only 350,000 people live in Iceland, the country’s global music footprint is oversized.

Iceland Airwaves has an unparalleled reputation for music discovery. Previous alumni include Florence & The Machine, Hot Chip and Sufjan Stevens, all of whom played very early in their careers. Of Monsters and Men, Hatari, Kaleo and many other Icelandic acts have used Airwaves as the springboard to international success. Some of last year’s discoveries included Kælen Mikla, Vök, Fontaines DC and Tierra Whack.
This year’s line up already has the likes of Of Monsters and Men, Mac DeMarco, Whitney, Shame, Boy Azooga, girl in red, Orville Peck and many more.
70 bands from Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Ukraine have already been confirmed, with more to be announced in September.

Who will be there?
Last year the conference hosted:

  • Booking Agents
  • Composers
  • Cultural Exchange Bureaus
  • Culture Funds
  • Digital innovators
  • DSPs
  • Export Bureaus
  • Festival Programmers
  • Funding Bodies
  • Marketing Experts
  • Media
  • Music Managers
  • Music Publishers
  • Music Supervisors
  • Musicians
  • Public Relations companies
  • Radio stations and programmers
  • Record Labels

Airwaves Pro welcomes everyone from musicians to music executives, and everything in-between.

The Airwaves Pro delegate pass includes
– 2 day conference pass (Nov 7 and 8)
– 4 day festival pass (Nov 6-9)
– Priority venue access (subject to availability)
– Inclusion in Airwaves Pro database and accreditation
– Exclusive access to mixers, happy hours and networking sessions

Price is 24.900 ISK.

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