Our Top 10 Highlights of 2013

2013 passed quickly, as we’ve worked to expand our network, strengthen our internal processes, gain partners for the year ahead, and just have a lot of fun. The events below are listed chronologically – the numbers don’t necessarily indicate order of importance. 

1. Poplöst & Funked Up at Babel

2013 kicked off with an amazing show completely crowdfunded by fans through Emues with Poplöst and Funked Up.

Suggest a gig with Poplöst and/or Funked Up at a venue near you (through Emues of course)!

2. Emues, Finalist at midemlab

Emues was thrilled to be one of the finalists at midemlab, where the Emues Crew had the possibility to pitch the Emues business model for business partners and investors at midem, the world’s music market in Cannes, France at the end of January 2013. Markus, Founder of Emues explains:

We want to put millions of people in the position to book concerts, shows, gigs and tours around the world, focusing on the live music experience. We want artists to be able to perform wherever they have fans without any geographical boarders and financial risks. We want to make the live music business fun, transparent and cost-efficient.

Emues.com is an open social platform connecting artists, venues and audience by providing a service to set up, promote and sell live music events on their own terms. Emues.com enables anyone to suggest, promote and book live music events through crowd-funding and customer-driven models to secure successful tours and shows for all parties. Emues brings you the opportunity to decide who’s on stage in what city and when, utilizing brilliant open-source technologies and social networks that you enjoy.

Midem was also a fun space for us to meet many new and interesting people.

3. Diving with Malaysian Super Star and Hitting KL’s Underground Scene

Emues crew did Southeast Asia, and had a great time in Kuala Lumpur, the bustling and hip capital city of Malaysia. Markus hit the underground scene in KL, and among other locations, digged hip hop at The Venue.


Oh, and did we mention that we had the chance to go diving Riz Zaizizi, winner of Malaysian Idol? We’ll keep you posted when the video is released (yes, it will be broadcast on Malaysian national tv).

See more photos of Malaysia on Emues’ Flickr.

4. Our Immaculate Intern

2013 has been a year of hard, hard work, but it was wonderful to invite our intern Maja Goffe on board! This DJ extraordinaire and comms girl made a fabulous entry into the Emues Crew in 2013 and has contributed with a lot of great work. Read Maja’s blog posts here!

5. Swedish Summer

Summertime is never missed out when listing highlights of the year (summertime in Sweden especially).

6. Global Citizen Festival

Must we say more? Here’s one of our favorite memories, Bono’s introduction of Stevie, the one and only.

See more photos from Global Citizen Festival in our NYC set on Flickr.

7. Minc Malmö

Minc Malmö is the hub for innovators and entrepreneurs in Malmö, Sweden, one of the world’s most innovative cities. It has been an honor being a part of Minc and it’s a fabulous place for an office. Our Founder, Markus, is now hanging on the wall of Minc Malmö, although he’s not there in person, he’s sending y’all a friendly “hello” and “go for it!”.

minc_exit15Photo credit: Johan Bävman.

8. CMJ 2013

CMJ Music Marathon takes over New York City every year as the most important showcase festival in the world, with over 1400 bands playing around the city in 5 days and nights. Emues hit the streets this year and attended several gigs during CMJ. Read Julia’s post with 2 of her highlights.

The Preatures at Piano’s, NYC. Photo: Emues / Markus Wiklander

9. New York City

Besides Social Good Summit, Global Citizen Festival and CMJ, we spent some great weeks in New York City. Yes, it is the best city in the world.

See more photos from New York City in our NYC set on Flickr.

10. The Emues Showcase in Malmö

At the end of the year, Emues arranged a showcase, with 3 local bands (Funked Up, Anna Jadéus and tontine) at MittMöllan – a hip marketplace in the middle of Malmö, Sweden. Photographer Inez Dawczyk took some fabulous photos.

tontine live at the Emues showcase. Photo Credit: Emues/Inez Dawczyk

View more of Inez’s photos!

Thanks for last year! Here’s to 2014!