Milano Music Week
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18–24 novembre 2019


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Dino Lupelli

Direzione Evento, MIH

Dino Lupelli

Active in the music industry since 1990, I started developing and managing the first projects as part of Metropolis – free association of ideas, and the Arci club, Bari’s cultural volunteering collective. In 1996 I started a collaboration which would last for the next 15 years with Arezzo Wave, then becoming regional manager for Puglia. In 1997 I began my first professional collaboration with the Informa project, coordinated by the organisation Mediterranea Onlus, in my capacity as socio-cultural entertainer for the Informagiovani network. In 1998 I founded FARM, Fattoria Artistica del Mediterraneo, the first type B social cooperative working in the entertainment industry through the running of cultural projects and clubs. In 1999, as president of the Associazione Mediterranea, I coordinated the Informadonna project. In the same year I also managed the Elettrowave project for Arezzo Wave (initially called Arezzo Wave Nights), a festival of club culture which I continued to curate until 2008. In 2000 I moved to Milan where I collaborated with the communication agency Ideogramma for the launch of Ideocomunicazione, where I specialised in events management and corporate PR. In 2001/2002 I oversaw events and public relations for Meltin Pot, the clothing and jeanswear brand, where I created the Yellow Party format. In 2005 I founded the cultural association Elita, Enjoy Living Italy, and in 2012 Elita Company, where I produced a range of innovative formats including the Design Week Festival, the Milano Design Awards, Sunday Park, and Smart Weekend and also worked as a consultant and content provider for businesses like Nike, RedBull, Luxottica, Vans, Peroni, Campari and a number of communications agencies. In 2012 I started working with IED MILANO, teaching a course in Event Organisation. In 2014 I worked with Assocom and Adci to launch the IF Italians Festival, the biggest date in Italy’s professional advertising communications calendar. In 2015, during the Milan Expo I founded Linecheck Music Meeting and Festival, an event centred around networking opportunities for the nationwide music sector. In the same year I founded Italian Quality Music Festivals, now known as IMF, a national association linking 15 Italian music festivals, whose objective is to promote the national festival system on an international scale. In 2017 Assomusica assigned me to coordinate the European project NIMPE, and I also worked with Multietnica to develop the Open Sound Festival for Fondazione Matera 2019. Since June 2018 I have been working with Music Innovation Hub, an important non-profit organisation working to innovate the Italian music system, where I handle the operational running of its various activities: Linecheck as a project for internationalisation, the artists’ collective Futurissima, and the Music Studios housed at BASE Milano. As a firm believer in the importance of networks for the development of the music sector, I am a proud member of Italian Music Festivals and Assomusica. I also handle public policies with Innovare per Includere.

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Dino Lupelli

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