UPBEAT celebrates @PIN

Celebration time has already started for UPBEAT in the first days of December:  we visited the network’s Macedonian partner festival, PIN Showcase & Conference where we finally handed over the award to this year’s Best New Talent, Zarina Prvasevda! Crowning the evening, Zarina stepped on the stage too to spark her unique voice accompanied by […]

UPBEAT glitters at WOMEX

All that glitters was UPBEAT at one of the industry’s biggest global get-togethers, WOMEX. Member of our platform, the worldwide music expo attracts the cream of world music professionals, an unmatched event for matchmaking.  The Galician coastal city of A Coruña hosted close to 3000 delegates and 300 organizations busy playing, experiencing, adoring, dancing to, […]


The UPBEAT Team of Hangvető can’t wait to mingle at the industry’s annual gettogether, WOMEX in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain next week. Many exciting events ahead where the platform will be represented in front of the professional crowd, so if you are around, don’t miss your chance to get involved! UPBEAT Night We are proud […]

Future-proof heritage: IMATERIAL wins UPBEAT Future Festival Award

IMATERIAL of Évora, Portugal won European showcase platform UPBEAT’s Future Festival Award. Handed over at the sector’s global meetup WOMEX on 27 October 2023, the award grants further professional opportunities and the perks of UPBEAT’s associated partner status.  8 contestants vied for the award, selected by UPBEAT’s expert jury, with an eye to sustainable criteria: […]

Zarina Prvasevda won the UPBEAT Best New Talent Award 2023

UPBEAT announced the winner of the Best New Talent Award 2023 that directs the limelight to Europe’s best upcoming artists! Among the 10 shortlisted nominees selected by the expert jury, the audience chose the final winner: through a Europe-wide online public voting, Zarina Prvasevda, the upcoming Macedonian singer received the very first UPBEAT Award! Bringing […]

Setting sail for our shared future at SHIP

SHIP Showcase Festival & Conference set sail in the beautiful port town of Šibenik, Croatia. A newcomer on the showcase scene, launched by We Move Music Croatia, SHIP was abuzz with new energy, keen interest, inspiring acts and lively discussions set in top-notch venues. UPBEAT was represented by Eszter Barna and Márton Sütheő, Eszter joining […]

Celebrating UPBEAT’s first year at VIC

One of the early joiners to the UPBEAT community, Mercat de Música Viva de Vic held its annual gathering of cross-sector professionals in September. A standard-bearer of showcase festivals, VIC hosted UPBEAT’s partner meeting where our team reported on our first year, got down to business and attracted new members to our growing UPBEAT family. […]

VOTE FOR UPBEAT’s Best New Talent

UPBEAT’s Best New Talent Award directs the limelight to Europe’s upcoming artists, the hidden pockets where heritage and new talent ferments, the uncharted musical landscapes off the mainstream path.  Vote now! 10 handpicked acts feature in a public vote running from July to September, with original music waiting to be discovered. The vote, just like […]

A to Jazz strikes UPBEAT chord

A to Jazz festival is setting out with an extended programme thanks to our platform. With Jazz as its main profile, it is only natural that the lineup flows over into fusion genres, such as world music: for the first time this year, a showcase stage supported by UPBEAT is added to the festival’s offer. […]

Crossroads pampers delegates with great music and friendly vibes

The streets of the charming Czech city of Ostrava were quite literally filled with exciting musical treats and delegates from all over the world between 29 June and 1 of July. With one of the festival’s stages set up outdoors, delegates could check out 16 gigs by selected artists from Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia and […]