news on Reeperbahn Festival / Sept. 23.-25. / Hamburg

some news about Hamburg based Reeperbahn Festival landed on my desk. Seymore Stein, co-founder of Sire Records, the label that first signed Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, …, will do a keynote Sept. 23rd. Then Reeperbahn partners up with AIM, BPI and MPA, the three big associations in the UK, plus Network Europe will be…

Pop Up in Leipzig, it’s grassroots time

… far away from how to coordinate accounting between various collecting societies or sync right issues Pop Up in Leipzig is a small indie convention where indies and artists do mingle and debate their issues. Kind of inspiring again to see that a band, an open air festival and a label actually do communicate face…

curating the cluster, Berlin Music Week – kick off press conference

The top two fashioned words of the season, at least when it comes to marketing events for the creative industries, are ‘to curate’ and ‘cluster’. Berlin Music Week held their initial press conference today. The illustrious panel was completed by Harald Wolf, Senator for economics/technology, Moritz van Dülmen / managing director Kulturprojekte Berlin (the public…

Jazzkomm integrate Jazz by separating it

Popkomm was eager to get rid of this ‘Pop only’ label it’s name implies for a long time. Thus Berlin Music Week and Popkomm took their first chance to integrate Jazz by presenting a side show called Jazzkomm. Well, maybe they should have looked a little closer, before they decided, as during various off-the-record talks…

Popkomm festival deadline extended

Popkomm just announced they will extend the deadline for artist submissions through Sonicbids until 14/05. Mainly this two week extension will allow confirmed partners and exhibitors time to make the formal application propperly and enable more of their artists to be considered for a showcase. But also artists and companies that haven’t submitted anything yet…