Vaidas Stackevičius, CEO at M.P.3 Music Agency
Producer and manager of various popular and alternative music acts (mostly Lithuanian). Co-owner of Lithuanian based M.P.3 music agency (established in 2002), which consists from record label and concert agency. Since 2014 Lithuanian golden and platinum album and single awards executive. Since 2015 director of Lithuanian music business association, which is the organizer of music conference and showcase festival What's Next in Music?.
What is your favourite part about your job?
Live concerts. Unpacking new releases. And listening to demos.
What do you look for in an artist you want to work with?
Originality, professionalism, performance.
What is one thing you wish more people knew about your job?
Fun comes only after the job is done.
What was your first job in the music industry?
Writing album and concert reviews.
Favourite musical genre(s)?
Synthpop, rock, dreampop
Favourite non-music-related pastime?
European football (soccer), reading books
Who are your musical heroes?
Queen, Depeche Mode, a-ha, David Bowie, Iggy Pop
Top 3 favourite albums released in 2018?
Colours of Bubbles - Untold Story
Jurga - Ten Kur Tu - Geriausios Dainos
Timid Kooky - Tanzen