The organizer of the Rock Werchter gets the first award in the history of the Mia’s
Herman Schueremans will get next week a special award during the tenth edition of the Music Industry Awards (MIA’s). Reports that television station One.
With the ‘Industry’ Lifetime Achievement Award’, which this year for the first time is awarded, would the VRT and Kunstenpunt ‘to pay tribute to a person or organization that has made a significant contribution to the support and development of the Flemish music industry’. The well-known concert and festivalpromotor get the prize on Thursday from the hands of the Flemish minister of Culture Sven Gatz (Open Vld).
Herman Schueremans was at the beginning of the muziekfestivallandschap in Belgium. He started his career as a rockjournalist and employee of a record company and started in the 70s alternative organize concerts. In 1975 followed the first edition of Torhout-Werchter, since 1999, Rock Werchter. There were later zusterfestivals TW Classic and Werchter Boutique. Today, Schueremans at the head of Live Nation Belgium, the Belgian section of the largest live entertainment company in the world, annually more than 180 concerts and festivals organised. In 2012, he received all the Lifetime Achievement Award at the European Festival Awards, where Rock Werchter several times in the prizes.
“It was my goal to Belgium on a musical level, on the world map. That is, ” responds Schueremans. ‘To be on the map to continue, we need the whole industry is constantly continue to work. We need to work together, opportunities to give and opportunities’, concludes the festivalpromotor. The anniversary edition of the MIA’s will take place on Thursday 2 February.