The Pitch Ninja

Rapid fire press angle development from rock paper scissors

  • event type:WOMEX 14 Conference
  • date:24 Oct 2014
  • time:12:00 - 12:45
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Conference Room 2 Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Presented by:

- Dmitri Vietze (USA)
founder, rock paper scissors

In this ongoing insane WOMEX experiment, 16-year veteran publicist Dmitri Vietze will help as many bands as possible develop great pitches they can bring to the press. Musicians can submit an audio or video track in advance to get a spotlight shined on them during this session. Dmitri will select several artists, play 60 seconds of their track, and have the artist come on stage for a quick interview. Once Dmitri identifies one good pitch angle, that artist's turn is over, and the next artist's track will be played before their quick interview. This feat was first attempted at last WOMEX and barely averted disaster! It was an exciting format and it’s back by popular demand. You'll get to hear the music of real live WOMEX attendees, and get some insights into how to develop press angles under short timelines and tough circumstances.

(Photo: Clay Grumieaux)