ACCES Conference sessions (2018 programme)

Conference sessions

Thursday 15 November

Opening Night

18:00 to 22:30
Type: 
Conference sessions
Performances
Venue: 
Main theatre

ACCES 2018 opens with a great line up of activities including a short award ceremony and great performances celebrating authentic Kenyan music.

With: 
Maia and the Big Sky
Band (Kenya)
Winyo
Musician (Kenya)
Eric Wainaina
Musician (Kenya)

Friday 16 November

Keynote

10:30 to 11:00
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main Theatre

Do not miss this much-anticipated opening keynote by one of Kenya’s most treasured music talents Eric Wainana.

With: 
Eric Wainaina
Musician (Kenya)

Royalty collection – Africa's biggest enemy?

11:05 to 12:15
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

According to CISAC’s 2017 Global Collections Report, royalty collections in Africa are still less than 1% (€67 million) of global  collections. With relatively low levels of internet penetration and challenging conditions for copyright holders in some countries, this is a critical time for African creators in terms of earning potential in a rapidly growing digital market. How to unlock that potential and create a fair legal environment for artists? How can African creators promote and protect their rights to ensure they are fairly remunerated in a globalised world? These are some of the questions this panel will attempt to answer.

With: 
Edward Sigei
Executive Director - Kenya Copyright Board (Kenya)
Samuel Sangwa
Regional Director for Africa - CISAC (Rwanda)
Maureen Kunga
Musician & High Court advocate (Kenya)
Akotchaye Okio
Int. Development Officer for Africa - SACEM (France)

Music production essentials

11:05 to 14:30
Type: 
Conference sessions
Workshops
Venue: 
Breakaway room

This is a highly inspiring workshop targeting both established and aspiring record producers. This session will feature top record producers and engineers who are keen to share their top production secrets on beatmaking, music arrangement, DAWs, plugins, mastering and useful production tools.

Understanding artist management & best practices

12:20 to 13:00
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

This presentation by Rikki Stein aims to draw inspiration from his experience as Fela Kuti’s manager, and to translate his understanding of the artist management space. While sharing the challenges and personal achievements of his career, Stein's presentation will look at the transformation of artist management in an increasingly global and cross-border industry, which has given birth to a generation of 'music entrepreneurs'. How does a manager contribute effectively to the development of an artist? What is key in music carrier development in today's DIY era? To answer these questions and others, Stein will be joined by award-winning Cameroonian musician and entrepreneur Blick Bassy.

With: 
Rikki Stein
Head of A&R - Okaymusic (UK)
Blick Bassy
Musician & entrepreneur (Cameroon)

The re-emergence of traditional sounds in East African urban music

14:00 to 14:40
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

“The only way young East African musicians will secure a distinctive identity is by embracing traditional music.” – words by prolific Kenyan producer Tabu Osusa. While southern African and West African music is making waves on the international market, various initiatives are striving to cultivate uniquely East African sounds by bridging the gap between digital and analogue as well as traditional music and contemporary sounds. This session will be led by Santuri Safari co-founder Mwalimu Gregg Tendwa, who has been very active in this field.

With: 
Mwalimu Gregg Tendwa
Co-Founder & Director - Santuri East Africa (Kenya)

Africa's booming streaming economy – opportunities & challenges

15:00 to 16:10
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

Streaming is now the most popular way to consume music globally. The demand for music streaming is also evident in Africa with an increasing number of localised services being launched alongside global players like Spotify, Deezer, Google Play and Apple Music. As smartphone penetration in Africa increases, streaming services give African music more opportunities to find a global audience. This panel will provide a clear picture of the state of the streaming industry in Africa while also identifying opportunities.

With: 
Shyqo Koinange
Head of Music - Mdundo (Kenya)
John Ajah
CEO - Spinlet (Nigeria)
Ben Oldfield
VP - The Orchard (France, Benelux & West Africa)
Wiseman Qinani Ngubo
Head of Legal and Business Affairs – CAPASSO (South Africa)

DJ essentials

15:00 to 16:00
Type: 
Conference sessions
Workshops
Venue: 
Breakaway room

ACCES brings in top talent to share knowledge on the art of deejaying and how one can earn a living from it.

With: 
SURAJ
DJ and producer - Nairobi

Speed networking

16:30 to 17:30
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Networking room

ACCES 2018’s speed networking programme is designed to accelerate exchange between delegates. Our networkers are keenly seeking to explore synergies and to build new partnerships. Delegates will take turns to meet a dynamic group of networkers below. Everyone is welcome to participate!

With: 
Akotchaye Okio
Int. Development Officer for Africa - SACEM (France)
John Ajah
CEO - Spinlet (Nigeria)
Faisal Kiwewa
Director - Bayimba Festival (Uganda)
Ben Oldfield
VP - The Orchard (France, Benelux & West Africa)
Blick Bassy
Musician & entrepreneur (Cameroon)
Wiseman Qinani Ngubo
Head of Legal and Business Affairs – CAPASSO (South Africa)
Samuel Sangwa
Regional Director for Africa - CISAC (Rwanda)
Rikki Stein
Head of A&R - Okaymusic (UK)
Shyqo Koinange
Head of Music - Mdundo (Kenya)
Stefanie Schumann
Artist manager (Germany)
Mwalimu Gregg Tendwa
Co-Founder & Director - Santuri East Africa (Kenya)

Saturday 17 November

Music distribution models for Africa

10:30 to 11:00
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

A multitude of options are now available to artists and labels when it comes to global music distribution. What is the distributive value chain and the available online business models for African artists? This presentation will look at today's most successful distribution models, and which of those are most effective on the continent.

With: 
Yoel Kenan
Founder & CEO - Africori (South Africa)

Composing for film

11:00 to 14:30
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Breakaway room

ACCES 2018 partners with German institution Media Sound Hamburg on this important session aimed at music producers who are looking to tap into the film industry – one of the most financially rewarding avenues available for composers today. This session will also cover the basics of sound design and music for the gaming industry.

With: 
Stéphane Eicke
Composer (Germany)

Music education in Africa & Africa in music education

11:05 to 12:15
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

This panel will provide insight into the state of music education on the continent, as well as the opportunities, challenges and best practices associated with this sector. This panel also aims to highlight local and international music education initiatives available to Africans and evaluate the impact of African music in the global curriculum. In addition, the panel will seek to enquire about how to develop a curriculum that allows students to express and develop their musical creativity within their own cultural environments, the teaching tools available at various institutions, how to formalise training and educational efforts, and how to encourage institutional cooperation on the continent and internationally.

With: 
Emily Achieng' Akuno
President - International Music Council
Natalie Lukkenaer
Founder - Sauti Academy (Kenya)
Verena Thissen
Project Manager - Future Lab (Tunisia)

How virtual reality (VR) will reshape the music industry

12:30 to 13:00
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

As virtual, augmented and mixed reality become increasingly accessible to consumers, their convergence with music will open the door to new possibilities in the industry. This technology is expected to have a profound effect on the music business and its existing models. Could augmented reality be one of the most important revenue streams for music professionals in the future? How can artists take advantage of this technology? There are many questions still to be answered about this exciting tech space.    

Coke Studio – Accelerating pan-African collaborations

14:00 to 15:45
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

Coke Studio Africa is a leading platform that facilitates collaborations between African musicians. This session will feature big-name artists who will share their collaborative experiences, challenges and inspirational success stories. The audience will also get to hear from the Coca-Cola team about plans for Coke Studio's next edition and the company's focus on African music.

Digital strategies for artists

14:45 to 15:45
Type: 
Conference sessions
Workshops
Venue: 
Breakaway room

In order to stay ahead of the curve, any artists interested in reaching out to a wider audience to grow their fan base, drive sales and build loyalty needs to have a good digital strategic approach. This session will cover important aspects including, finding audiences, the right channels, measuring progress and optimising.

With: 
Jude Clark
Digital Strategist - Joose Digital (Kenya)

ACCES 2019 dates and closing

15:45 to 16:00
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Main theatre

Vote of thanks and announcement of ACCES 2019 dates and venue.

With: 
Eddie K Hatitye
MIAF – South Africa
Aisha Deme
MIAF Chairperson – Senegal

Speed networking

16:15 to 17:15
Type: 
Conference sessions
Venue: 
Networking room

ACCES 2018’s speed networking programme is designed to accelerate exchange between delegates. Our networkers are keenly seeking to explore synergies and to build new partnerships. Delegates will take turns to meet a dynamic group of networkers. Everyone is welcome to participate!

With: 
Natalie Lukkenaer
Founder - Sauti Academy (Kenya)
Yoel Kenan
Founder & CEO - Africori (South Africa)
Jerome Galabert
Founder & director - Sakifo Music Festival (Reunion Island)
Akum Agency
Thibaut Mullings
Head of African markets - IDOL (France)
Adé Bantu
Afropolitan Vibes – Nigeria
Jude Clark
Digital Strategist - Joose Digital (Kenya)