C’n’B aftermath

I just came back from two days c’n’b convention in Cologne. Again this cosy convention around music and creative content businesses proved to be one of my favorite events in Germany. Most of the people I normally do business with suddenly become relaxed nice people to hang out with, who prefer a chat to an…

Things are taking shape,

Germans don’t consider themselves overly fast moving or innovative but tend to observe the US or Asian market and be impressed how self confident and openly entrepreneurs speak about money, ideas and projects. Even though this just proves that their own developments are state of the art. Coming back from SxSW was kind of a…

Music Hack Day / Amsterdam

Last weekend the 2012 Amsterdam Music Hack Day took place and delivered a bunch of hilarious to interesting projects again. It’s raining bits! (Kind of synth-umbrella, detecting raindrops and turning them into 8bit music.) HearMyFace (face recognition to trigger shortcuts and keys) Bluetooth MIDI interface (proof of concept – transmit and receive MIDI data via…

Berlin Music Week 2012

Berlin Music Week is back. In a press release BMW announced that from September 5. – 9. 2012 there will be a festival / conference / b2b events – even though Popkomm was cancelled for 2012. ??? Popkomm was cancelled? Yes, there is no press release confirming this and their site is still online, but…