Because of smartphones social media – and thereby the rest of world – is only a press of the thumb away. At the SPOT Festival Twitter is the virtual focal point for the audience, industry people and musicians. Through Twitter everyone can share their experiences and at the same time absorb impressions from other guests of the festival.
To help us with this task, SPOT has teamed up with eight strong Twitter-voices from the music world, nationally and internationally. With their thorough knowledge of the music industry, they are going to give qualified interpretations of what they experience at the SPOT Festival. In that way they can collaborate with the audience in lifting the SPOT13-expirience. The SPOT Festival‘s editorial staff will follow our SPOT Tweeps closely throughout the festival and give you, the readers, the very best from their Twitter feed.
The Four SPOT Tweeps from Denmark is:
Sidsel Nørgaard-Larsen, WiMP Music, @SidselNoergaard
Enthusiatic music-lover, educated in music management at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.Works at the streaming service WiMP with Live sessions, partnerships and PR coordination. Previously worked at Henrik Bager’s indie label Music For Dreams and at Friendly PR.
Mia Storm, blogger at WondersMakeJoy and founder of Mer Støj!, @miastorm
Created in 2010 the music blog WondersMakeJoy with her boyfriend Lukas Kalden. They daily focus on the Danish growth layer in the music scene. In 2011 they founded the organization Mer Støj!, which via concerts and events in Aarhus fights for more noise and culture in the city’s urban life.
Carsten Holm, radio host at P6 BEAT, @Mister Holm
One of the most notable voices at DR’s P6 BEAT. Along with Pelle Peter Hensen and Ulrik Jensen he is in charge of the program Offbeat, that presents the newest beats. He also DJ’s at various venues around the country.
Anders Lange, experienced culture reporter, reviewer and course leader at DMJX, @AndersLangeDMJX
Has for more than 25 years worked with movies, theater and music as a culture reporter. Associated with the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) where he among other things teaches culture journalism and reviews.
The four SPOT Tweeps from abroad:
Neil McCormick (UK), Music Critic Daily Telegraph, @neil_mccormick
Has a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph and is a regular guest on BBC Breakfast Television and an occasional expert on music industry matters for BBC News.
Samuel Breen (UK), Blogger and Critic at The Independent, @samuelbreen
Writes for The Independent and Clash magazine, covering the weird and the wonderful. Since reviewing gigs in his teens for the Manchester Evening News, he has freelanced for a number of magazines and websites, currently including FACT, Fader, and Vice.
Jochem Winterwerp (NL), Marketing at Friendly Fire and Guitarist in Dutch Rockband Only Seven Left, @JochemOSL
The 22-year old Jochem Winterwerp (NL) works as marketeer for Friendly Fire on projects like Best Kept Secret festival and several projects for the Scoop Engine and also manages his own band Only Seven Left.
Helgi Sigurdsson (ICE), Culturejournalist Morgonbladid, @helgisnaer
Helgi studied fine arts in Iceland and London and received an MFA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2005. He has been working as a journalist at Morgunbladid newspaper since 2005 and joined the culture department in 2007 covering various events in different genres of art, one of them being music.
Bastian Küllenberg (DE), Editor of Intro Magazine, @kllenberg
The editor of Intro magazine and a long-time music lover. Besides his main occupation with Intro he writes for the online magazine Crazewire, runs small concerts and living room shows in Wuppertal & Cologne, loves vinyl and DJs at Bars in the Rhineland.
Follow them here: spotfestival.dk/spot-tweeps