PIN is the first and only international music conference and showcase festival in Macedonia. Since its first edition in 2012 the conference is organized by as a part of the renowned Taksirat Festival – member of Yourope and ETEP.
PIN became part of the growing family of INES festivals. INES is a unique and dynamic platform that fosters exchange and interaction between Europe’s vital showcase festivals, which are small to medium events that combine live music performance with music business conferences.
Inspired by the community-building aspects of such events, PIN is a standing out project of “Taksirat” in which we fully and solely invest our capacities and connections in the industry all around Europe. Our goal is to enrich the local music sector by bringing the diversity of best practices, up-to-date knowledge and people who will be part of this development in Macedonia and the Balkan region.
Designed as a professional music platform PIN is all about connecting the music markets in Europe and creating space for musicians and music professionals in the region to take an active role in their career and skills development, to help them build, shape, and expand their knowledge of the music industry. As a conference with a relatively small capacity, with a few hundred attendees for the daytime panels, and a few thousand during the evening shows, we believe in making PIN to be the perfect place to network and to make unique and lasting connections with both the other attendees, the panelists and performers themselves.