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The international jury took many factors into consideration. They also looked at the background of the festivals, as well as its music programme quality. The quality of the application was also important to them.
One of the deciding factors was location. In MOST Music, the jury focuses on diversity, to have talented organisers from as many countries as possible. Especially for the Balkans festivals, diversity of representation really matters. Apart from country of origin, the jury looked into the social groups and cultural traditions the applicants represented.
The most important factor was the quality of the lineup. The jury focused the name recognition and also on diversity of performers. Additionally, a variety of musical genres was also a plus. Among the winners, one can find jazz, electronica and also classical music in the lineup.
In the MOST Music Festival & Club Exchange programme there are twenty winners each round. Ten winners come from the Balkan region, and ten from the rest of Europe. The jury creates pairs between them. These pairs receive mentoring, funding, and can also exchange best practices. The highlight of the programme is the artist exchange and mutual visitations. Read more about the project here.
2023. 05. 12.
We are proud to announce that Divanhana, supported by MOST’s Balkan Music Export scheme, received the Best Group Award for their album ‘Zavrzlama ‘ by one of world music’s most prestigious voices, Songlines Magazine.read more
2023. 05. 04.
The crowning jewel (pun intended) of our 4-year effort, BALKAN:MOST Festival has a fully formed lineup with 6 headliners and 24 showcase gigs. Mark your calendars: September 7-9, Veszprém.read more
2023. 04. 16.
MOST partners and artists met up and spread the cause of Balkan music at Budapest Ritmo, one of the biggest world music festivals in the CEE regionread more