that’ll take place between September 6th to 11th as part of the Berlin Music Week.
a2n offers around 120 sessions, +200 speakers, on 6 days, in 7 thematic tracks on new strategies in music business and music culture.
Organizers of a2n target of being seen the ‘renowned meeting point for the international music scene’ as they put it in their latest press release.
Speakers will be amongst others:
Mike Masnick on his formula “Connect with Fans + Reason to Buy”,
Peter Sunde of flattr, with his entire team, on crowdfunding,
Edgar Berger, CEO of Sony Music Germany, Austria, Switzerland on „Record Companies, what are they good for?”, or
Nancy Baym, who researches the phenomenon of the fan.
Artists like 1000 Robota, Jill Sobule or Steve Lawson,
label owners like Lars Lewerenz, Martin Thörnkvist or Marcus Staiger,
managers as Tim Clark or Paul Dalen,
producers such as Rupert Hine,
event and festival organizers such as Rupert Meijerink or Ruth Daniel,
technology innovators as Daniel Haver, David Maher Roberts or Steffen Holly,
web people as Axel Schmiegelow, Conrad Fritzsch or Thorsten Schliesche
Sessions on music markets in India, Africa and China introduce international perspectives.
Also there are panels organized by third parties like Unerhört Filmfestival, Womex, taz, Zeit online, finetunes, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg or Exberliner.
offshore topics as film are present with Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, games with Martin Berger and Michael Stöckemann.
A highlight will be Martin Atkins sharing his insights at a workshop.
Expert Panels on the Theme of Online Radio
As a partner of all2gethernow, AUPEO! takes part in an open exchange within the scene and is holding three discussions on varied themes about the future. The central aspect is the roll and advancement of Online Radio for the music business. In the “Nightmare on App-Street” session, the possibilities and limits of applications (“Apps” for short) in the context of music will be discussed. For the individual panels, renowned experts such as Dr. Frank Prengel, Technical Evangelist, Developer & Strategy Group from Microsoft are expected.