Newsflash FMF 2014.
Above you can watch all the highlights from this years FMF. Also click here to go to the FMF Soundcloud page and hear some of the talks and debates held at this years FMF. You can also pick an individual topic by reading the full FMF agenda here.


FUTURE MUSIC FORUM is an annual international music conference based in Barcelona that gathers the leading minds in the world of music to exchange views on how music is being shared in today's digital age and discuss new developments taking place in music technology.

Our aim to provide a professional yet relaxed platform to explore, engage and discuss these topics with over 200 selected groups of music futurists, label owners, managers, music and mobile technology entrepreneurs and digital music consumption analysts.

Who should attend ?

Digital Music Entrepreneurs, Music Industry Executives, Investors, Digital Marketers & Advertisers, Social Media Professionals, Business Development Professionals Music Technology Developers and related Professionals.

FMF has grown from a small room of curious participants in 2010 to become one of the more talked about & respected music conferences in Europe today.

Click here to read the Forum introductory PDF.

Click here for the full FMF Agenda

Click here to see our line up of live acts


This year we will be wrapping up the conference on the Friday instead of Thursday, this all leads into a long holiday weekend in Barcelona during which the city throws one hell of a party for itself to celebrate its patron saint. Trip Advisor calls it "The biggest, baddest, loudest, happiest, 'fire-iest' mother of a festival ever." Microsoft recently featured it in a TV ad which gives you an idea of how it will roll. So come for the conference & stay for one of Barcelona's best kept secret, the Merce & BAM Music Festival 2014.

Jump to a video link here or visit the official La Mercè website for more info here


FMF Hackathon : 17th September @ Mobile World Centre, Barcelona
We are happy to announce we will be hosting our first hackathon on the 17th September at the Telefonica World Mobile Center with the support of our partners Senzari.

Join Us for the”Virtual” Future Music Forum Hack Week. The hack week offers the stage to conceptualize, create and present your ideas for the future of music. “Virtual” Future Music Forum Hackday is a six day virtual hackathon mixed with the Future Music Forum Hackday in Barcelona. The event will kick-off with an Google Hangout of Industry Leaders led by MusicGraph and Deezer.

For more information and rules & the virtual schedule please visit our dedicated webpage here.

This 6 day long virtual hack event will finish with a live event on the 17th of September. The focus will obviously be on a digital music app to be developed and the Hackathon winner will get the chance to attend the FMF, and present the winning platform to the audience.

9:00-9:30 am Doors open, check-in begins, breakfast is served
9:30 - 10:00am Hosts presentations & blueprint for the day.
10:00am : Hacking Begins
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch is served
2:00pm -4:30pm Hacking Ccntinues
4:30pm Team registration closes
5:30pm 30 minute warning! Demos begin at 6:00pm
6:00-7:00pm Project demos
7:00-7:20pm Judges confer on their top picks
7:20-8:00pm Prizes awarded, closing statements

For more information please email alex@futuremusicforum.com

For ticket purchases please click here Eventbrite - 5th Annual Future Music Forum Barcelona


Accessibility Technology for the event is supplied by GlowNet - You can visit their site here

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We believe that the future starts with healthy discussion and interaction between both poles of the industry.
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Conference Advisory Board

We take pride in curating our conference program and use expert advise from our conference council whose members include:
Team Member
Mike McCready
Music XRay
Team Member
mark Mulligan
Co-Founder & Analyst
Midia Consulting
Team Member
Scott Cohen
Founder & VP International
The Orchard
Team Member
Alex White
Co-Founder & CEO
The Next Big Sound
Team Member
Benji Rogers
President & Founder
Pledge Music
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Key Event Objectives

Bringing Together

The International digital music community .


Enabling the opportunity for new partnerships.


Creating connections & general awesome networking opportunities.


Opening the debate on some of the most pressing issues facing the industry.

Did we mention the event is being held in a beer distillery ?
Why not try some of the new brews during those networking chats.


You can have a look at some of the previous Forums via the videos here.
Or click here to visit our Flickr page.

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Forum 2011
Macba Museum
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Forum 2012
Macba Museum
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FMF Event
April 2012
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Forum 2013
Antiga Fabrica Estrella Damm
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Hospitality Events


Reasons to miss it

Brand Partnerships

To see how your company can get involved with
the FMF as a strategic partner click here

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Attendee Rates

- Artist/Student -
  • early booking rate - pre June 27th
  • Access to all -
  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • Talks
  • Networking Breaks & Parties
- Standard Rate -
  • Access to all -
  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • Talks
  • Networking Breaks & Parties
- Early Booking -
  • early booking rate - pre June 27th
  • Access to all -
  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • Talks
  • Networking Breaks & Parties
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  • FMF is a concentrated, well run music industry event in Barcelona we've been attending for 3 years and the quality and range of panels and workshops draws an excellent spectrum of attendees

    - Daniel Cross : Global Music Manager Adidas
  • Future Music Forum was a wonderful event that brought together thinkers and doers in the music industry from around the world. It was the perfect setting to reflect on how far the industry has come and how much left there is to figure out

    - Alex White : CEO : The Next Big Sound
  • Mixcloud has been involved with every Future Music Forum edition since it's inception, which says it all

    - Nikhil Shah: CEO : Mixcloud
  • FMF is always a well run and insightful event in a relaxed setting. I've always met great people and come away having learned something new

    - Stephen Titmus : Music Manager : Shazam Music
  • I attended The Future Music Forum as a speaker in 2011 & must say I was pleasantly suprized by what I found, a very niche audience with innovative topics & speakers, I would definitely recommend this event

    - Marc Marot: Chairman : Crowntalent & Media Group
  • The FMF was an amazing chance to meet and to mingle with people who are the future of the music industry. We were excited to be a part of it

    - Benji Rogers : President & Founder : Pledge Music
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If you would like to hear more regarding this years Forum please contact us by phone or click the email link below to enquire further about the event.

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