Laurent Marceau (Switzerland)
Laurent is a music producer by trade and a true radio field pro. He worked at the BBC from 1992 til 2001. Then he left for EBU where he has been working in the Euroradio unit. He is in charge of music exchanges between public service broadcasters of both recordings and live music sessions encompassing rock, pop, dance music as well as world music. Since 2001 he has been a manager of the Eurosonic – a platform through that radio stations get access to music via a unique network, composed of youth-focused stations and which collaborates with the festival of the same name. Laurent lives and works in Geneva.
What would be your advice for emerging musicians who want to make it abroad?
Things don’t come easy. Best thing is to look after oneself. Don’t think it’s a good idea to say: ´I want to break through abroad´. Then, work, luck...
Have you ever won any competition? And are you a competitive person?
No. The simple answer is ´no´. I´m not a competitive kind but If I won something I wouldn´t mind.
Have you ever played in a band, solo or as a DJ?
Oh yes… DJ… In a band too… garage rock… Gloria/Hang On Sloopy… Luckily, no recordings have survived…