Following the Sibiu Sounds Festival event, where 87 artists had the opportunity of making themselves known to the public with original songs, a new opportunity is offered to bands in Sibiu though the partnership between Sibiu Sounds – a platform that aims to support local artists, to create a community support movement for the local music scene – and East European Music Conference, the most important conference dedicated to the musical industry in Romania.

Therefore, members of young bands, local independent, creative and active artists, known or less known from Sibiu will have free access to the EEMC conference and the possibility of buying a ticket to the ARTMania Festival (July 27-28, Large Square, Sibiu) for a special price of 110 for both concert days.

The conference will take place at the Thalia Hall in Sibiu between 27– 28 July.

East European Music Conference reunites representatives of large European festivals (Mad Cool Festival, Exit Festival, Roskilde Festival among others), producers and managers in the European musical industry, in a unique event in the Romanian space. EEMC is the place where artists, managers, producers and cultural operators in Romania have the opportunity of meeting and starting new collaborations with the special guests present at the conference.

“We are happy that ARTmania and EEMC recognize the creative potential of less promoted local artists and are doing something for them. We hope to find together new opportunities to develop and grow this community, says Cosmin Marcu, co-founder Sibiu Sounds.”

“In Sibiu there are many new, young bands that form a community that we wish to support. For a young band, the idea of networking with other artists, producers and cultural operators and being in touch with the latest trends outside the borders and on the international stages are key elements in their development. This year, ARTmania has started the Romanian Music Export program which we want to support young band, local and national, and launch them at a European level. I believe that without culture and education for young bands we cannot possibly pride in ten-years’ time with Romanian bands playing on the big stages, says Codruta Vulcu, organizer and founder of EEMC and Romanian Music Export.


On July 26, during the EEMC, the first Romanian program from the entrepreneurial sector, Romanian Music Export, will be available for both attendees and conference guests. During this program, producers, booking agents, promoters and cultural operators in Romania and Europe will enjoy a show of five Romanian bands picked by an international jury: Am Fost La Munte Si Mi-a Placut, Gramofone, JazzyBIT, NEXT EX and White Walls.

Conference schedule can be found online at

Young bands interested in taking part in the EEMC conference can join by sending an email at, mentioning band name and members who are requesting access.

Tickets are already available online on Kompostor for 190 lei for the three days. One ticket grants access to Romanian Music Export Showcase and days 1 & 2 of EEMC. Buying an EEMC tickets offers the possibility of buying an ARTmania Festival ticket at the special price of 110 for the two festival days.

The conference in Sibiu is organized in partnership with AROC – the Romanian Association of Concerts and Cultural Events Organizers, which includes among its founding members some of the most important promoters in Romania like Emagic, Electric Castle, Summerwell, ARTmania, Blaj aLive or Twin Arts. EEMC is a project supported by Kaufland Romania.

East European Conference takes place the same time as the ARTmania Festival, contributing to the transformation of Sibiu, through art and music in a true European Capital of Culture.