LMVA | LietuvosMuzikosVersloAsociacija
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Mission | Vision

Lithuanian music business association was established in 2015. It unites the most active management and event organisation companies from the music industry. The Association seeks to encourage and support cooperation between their members in order to achieve common goals in the fields of education, export and lobbying.


Lithuanian music business association seeks to become the main body representing the interests of the local music sector.

Aims | Objectives

Market education / development:

  • Information exchange, networking (membership in Creative Industries Association KIA, collaboration with author’s and neighbouring rights organizations AGATA, LATGA, AVAKA, collaboration with Lithuanian cultural attaches etc.);
  • organisation of seminars, conferences, social initiatives (What’s Next in Music?, Pradėk nuo savęs);
  • collection of statistical data.

Support of export activities:

  • participation of Lithuanian delegation at the most important international showcase festivals / conferences in the target countries („Eurosonic Noorderslag“ in the Netherlands, „Tallinn Music Week” in Estonia, „Sound of the Xity“ in China, „The Great Escape“ in Great Britain, „Reeperbahn“ in Germany among others);
  • organisations of the showcase festival-conference „What’s Next in Music?“;
  • particioation in international networks (ETEP, EMEE, among others).


  • representation of the interest of LMVA in the process of cooperation with governmental organizations, who can influence important aspects of the music market (Ministry of Culture, Parliament, State Tax Inspectorate, among others).



Vaidas Stackevičius

Project manager

Vilma Dzienaitė


„What’s Next in Music?“ is an international showcase festival and conference on innovations and new opportunities.

It is organised by the Lithuanian music business association, held annually in early September in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.

„What’s Next in Music?“ is a successor of  „Vilnius Music Week“, held from 2012 to 2015.

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Pradėk nuo savęs (English title: Start with yourself) – social project of informal education, dedicated to the students / future artists, with the aim of support their respect for intelectual property and  nonacceptance of it’s unauthorised use.


From December 2016 to February 2017 10 seminars were held in the schools of Vilnius.

Members of LMVA – experienced music managers and concert organisers – discussed issues of illegal use of inteletual property together with experts of intelectual property rights.


The 2nd phase of the project is planned for the autumn of 2017 and the first half of 2018.

Lietuvos muzikos eksporto galimybių plėtra (English title: Development of the export possibilities for Lithuanian music) is a project of LMVA, which is being implemented with the partial financial support of the Lithuanian council for culture.


This project aims to support the export of Lithuanian music, increasing it’s international competitiveness.

Within the project coordinated participation at the selected international music industry events is being implemented – „Eurosonic Noorderslag“ in the Netherlands, „Ment Ljubljana“ in Slovenia, „Enea Spring Break“ in Poland, „Tallinn Music Week” in Estonia, „Sound of the Xity“ in China,  „The Great Escape“ in Great Britain, „Reeperbahn“ in Germany, among others.


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