Peter Smidt is Eurosonic Noorderslag Creative Director and Buma Cultuur Pop & Rock Manager.
After working as musician, record store manager, artist manager, tour manager and booker Smidt worked as concert and festival promoter for over 20 years for Grand Theatre Groningen, Bevrijdings Pop Haarlem and De Oosterpoort, Groningen and created events like Eurosonic Noorderslag and Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference, the R&B Night Groningen and other events.Smidt started working for Buma Cultuur (the new name of the Conamus foundation) in 1995. Buma Cultuur is the BUMA funded organisation for promotion of Dutch music and repertoire in and outside of Holland.
Buma Cultuur is partner and co-organiser of Eurosonic Noorderslag, and is organising Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference, the annual Musicians Day and Amsterdam Dance Event, InnJazz, Music in Motion and many other events to promote Dutch repertoire in and outside of the Netherlands.
Smidt is responsible for the music export and European policy at Buma Cultuur.Social profiles eurosonic-noorderslag.nl