Dragan Ambrozić (RS)

Dragan Ambrozić (RS)

Main Stage Programme, EXIT festival / Programme Manager, Dom Omladine Festival

Born in 1962 in Belgrade, he studied psychology, graduated in Communication science. From 1986, he began to regularly publish weekly music texts and reviews in “Student”, and from 1987 to 1990 he was the editor of the Theoria column in the same newspaper, launching a music page within the Culture section, which, under his editorship, had helped a large number of young music critics start their careers. In the same period, he published his texts in “Rock”, “Beorama”, “NON”, “Mladost”, “Stava” and numerous other magazines.

From 1989 to 1991, he was one of the founders and music editor of the magazine “Ritam” (a guide to popular culture), and from 1991 to 1995 he was the editor-in-chief and publisher of the same magazine that set new standards in understanding popular culture in our region, promoting a contemporary style of writing. From 1997 until today, he regularly publishes reviews, essays and interviews in the prestigious political weekly “Vreme” (since 1997), as well as on popular web sites, the most famous being B92 (until 2004), Popboks (until 2013), and Nova.rs (since 2020). In total, he has published over 2,000 texts, mostly on popular music and cultural phenomena.

From 1988 to 1993 he was a member of the juries at various festivals of young and not-yet-established rock groups, both at the municipal and federal levels – Rock League of the Palilula Cultural Olympiad (1989-1993), Yugoslav rock-moment / YURM (Zagreb, 1987), Festival Omladina (Youth) (Subotica, 1989).
Believing that the natural extension of writing about music is organizing concerts of the groups he writes about – especially foreign ones – he first got involved in promotional work in 1990 by arranging the performance of the American alternative band Nova Mob at the FLU (School of fine arts) Club (1990).

Since 1993, he has had a continuous career as an organizer of primarily foreign concerts in our country (a particularly important early achievement is the legendary performance of The Prodigy in 1995 at the Pionir Hall). From 1994 to 1996, he was the program editor of the FLU Club (the popular Academy club). From 1999 to 2004, he ran the B92 Concert Agency, and since 2003 he has been editing the Main Stage program of the EXIT festival in Novi Sad, the largest regional music festival.

Since 2005 he has been working as the editor in charge and music editor of the Belgrade Dom omladine. Since the renewal of the Belgrade Jazz Festival in 2005, he has been working under the umbrella of Belgrade Dom omladine as the program manager of this renowned European festival.

So far, as a concert promoter, he has scheduled and realized a total of about 3,000 music events, of which the guest appearances of important rock and jazz ensembles form the largest part of that engagement.

Country: Serbia


Day 03 - 24 May 2024
12:00 - 13:00
From the Balkans to the Moon: Dream Global, Build Local