MTV - Making Music Look Good

11.09.2014 – 11.09.2014

Time: THU 11.9. 14.30–17.00
Location: Helsinki University Library, Kaisa-talo, 7th floor, Fabianinkatu 30

Music Finland and MTV Push Helsinki present a series of inspirational talks from some of the most talented and pioneering individuals in the world, whose work contributes to the concept of 'making music look good'.  The session will start with 4 inspiring talks from each of our guests speakers which will be followed by a Q&A.   

This will then be followed by a series of Music Seminars, where you'll be able to book yourself into slots with any of the speakers to ask them anything you like; from questions about their work, to their inspirations, to career advice on how they broke into the industry – or maybe you want to get some expert advice on a particular project that you are working on.

This event is free of charge and a great opportunity to come along, be inspired and entertained and meet the experts.  Refreshments will be served.

Register your interest to attend now, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis!  Please also let us know if you would like to book yourself into one of the seminars with any of the speakers now. You will also be able to book yourself into the seminars on the day (subject to availability). Register by sending an email to

Line up 

Albert Schilcher – VP Talent & Music MTV International

Albert heads up the MTV international Talent and Music team, and is responsible for creating MTVs music strategy and all of its music events and programming, from global awards shows like the MTV EMAs, storytelling shows such as The Ride through to MTV Push, MTVs International new music platform. Albert also works closely with record labels and is responsible for MTV’s relationship with the music industry.   

Albert will be talking about how MTV makes music look good though music curation, music story telling and events and live performance.   Albert will be showcasing examples of all of the above and explaining MTV's music and live events strategy.


Alex Noble – Fashion and Costume Designer

Alex is a London based designer and artist whose work spans clothing and costume design, 2D art, 3D installation and set design. Alex was first picked up by the likes of Nicola Formichetti for VOGUE and Dazed & Confused, which has since led him to work with mega music pop stars like Lady Gaga, creating some of her most iconic costumes, Rita Ora, Florence Welch, Paloma Faith and Kylie Minogue.

Alex will be talking about his career and experiences to date, before exploring the role that costume and fashion plays within live performance and the creation of an artists character.


Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher from Block 9 – Set Design

Block 9 are world leaders in radical sent and environment design constructing complete temporary realities for the live music industry – from music festivals such as Glastonbury to artists such as Skrillex and Lana Del Rey. Block 9 are also active in working with young people wanting to develop their careers in the arts and creative industries.

Block 9 will be introducing themselves and their work and will be showcasing examples of what they do including their multi-venue field at the Glastonbury festival.  They will also be talking about how their work integrates with music and the role set design can play in 'making music look good'.


Sami Joensuu – Film and Music Video Director

Sami grew up in South America, making his first documentary about Latin America at the age of six. Since then he has worked in creative planning in advertising, then onto directing over more recent years. He is now based in Sweden, working with clients and artists around Europe and North America. Sami has directed a number of Redrama’s music videos who is one of the artists playing at MTV Push Helsinki at Circus on 11th September.

Sami's talk will be based around the idea of 'Advertising wont save the world.... but music videos just might', exploring the role of music videos as a medium for positive change.  How have they been used in the past? Do they still have power today?  How can music videos make a difference?

Hosted by Axl Smith.

"Making Music Look Good" is part of the 3 day MTV Push Helsinki Festival which is taking place 10-12th September. For more information check out the website.

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