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Buma ROCKS! at Radio Veronica, last panelists confirmed for the conference, Buma ROCKS! at the Global Rock Summit in LA

The fourth edition of Buma ROCKS!, the international conference and showcase festival for loud music, will take place on Saturday 4 June 2016. To the occasion, Radio Veronica launches a special online radio station as of today. With the names of the last two panelists the Buma ROCKS! conference programme is completed. On 15 and 16 April Buma ROCKS! attended the Global Rock Summit in Los Angeles, together with three Dutch bands..


Buma ROCKS! online at Radio Veronica, Heavy Alternative revisited

April 25th 2016 marks the start of Buma ROCKS! Radio, the online station that can be listened to via the website of Radio Veronica. The 24/7 channel offers a varied selection of Dutch metal and hardrock, mixed with new and classic international tracks. Erik de Zwart, Station Director and dj at Radio Veronica comments: "Buma Cultuur and Buma ROCKS! promote new musical talent from the Netherlands, just like Radio Veronica does. In our programming you will hear the well-known acts, but we feature burgeoning talent in a programme like Breakthru as well. I think it’s great that we have agreed to this collaboration." On May 26th a special broadcast of Heavy Alternative is planned, presented by director of Buma Cultuur Frank Helmink and some very special guests. Heavy Alternative used to be Helmink's domain at Kink FM during the mid noughties. In this broadcast Hibakusha, this year's Buma ROCKS! showcaseband, will perform live.


Buma ROCKS! and Dutch bands at the Global Rock Summit

On April 15 and 16 a Dutch delegation attended the third Global Rock Summit in Los Angeles. In the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Buma ROCKS! presented the Keynote interview with Marco Collins, the legendary rock DJ from Seattle who will be present at this year's Buma ROCKS!. The A&R Panel commented on tracks of a.o. John Coffey ("Best vocals of the day!") and Mandrake's Monster (who got producer Howard Benson all enthusiastic). Mandrake's Monster, The Charm The Fury (photo) and John Coffey performed at the Global Rock Summit in SIR Studios.


Panelists Ben Hylands and Bindu De Knock to complete conference programme

With the confirmation of English booking agent and manager Ben Hylands and Belgian IP lawyer Bindu De Knock the programme of the Buma ROCKS! conference is completed. Be there or be square: Keynote speech by Alex Agnew, panel Development of a live act with Keith Naisbitt, Julia Frank, Ben Hylands and Tjerk Maas, masterclass Taking care of Rock Business by Ruud Hoevenaars (Dutch spoken), panel Playing the media with Marco Collins, Daniel P. Carter, Holger Stratmann and Saïd Al-Haddad, masterclass See you in court by Bindu De Knock (Dutch spoken), panel Beyond Wacken with Thomas Jensen and Thomas Kreidner, and music panel Heavy Track, in which Nathan Barley Philips, Gunnar Sauermann, Alex Agnew and Daniel P. Carter will comment on tracks of the bands who applied for this year's Buma ROCKS! showcases. More about the panelists on the website.


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