Program: Reeperbahn Festival Nashville 2021 (10-12 May)

Anyone who has ever been to Nashville surely discovered that the nickname "Music City" is no exaggeration. The density of important music companies and publishers is unparalleled, and the streets and bars are full of live music – at least during normal times. Next year, Reeperbahn Festival International will hopefully be able to welcome delegates back to Nashville in person as usual, but this year's digital event also has plenty of exciting programming to offer from 10–12 May. The focus this year is on publishing.

Due to the current pandemic situation, Reeperbahn Festival International events in Nashville will be offered primarily in digital/hybrid form on the Reeperbahn Festival conference platform. Together with our partner in the USA – the Music Business Association (Music Biz) – as well as with the Keychange movement and supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, we will offer valuable contacts and exciting insights into the heart of the US music- and creative industry via 1:1 matchmakings, discussion panels & keynote presentations  and digital company visits. Parallel to Reeperbahn Festival International in Nashville, Budde Music Publishing will also host a digital "Singer-Songwriter Camp for female and underrepresented genders". Who knows – maybe the focus session will include a spontaneous live display of the ongoing camp...

Program 10–12 May

Monday, 10 May, 4:30–8:00 pm (MESZ)
4:30–5:00 pm: Kick-Off
5:00–8:00 pm: Focus Session Reeperbahn Festival Nashville "Transatlantic Relations Revisited"

Tuesday, 11 May, 5:00–8:00 pm (MESZ)
5:00–5:45 pm: Songfluencer
6:00–6:45 pm: Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)
7:00–7:45 pm: Big Machine Label Group

Wednesday, 12 May, 5:00–7:00 pm (MESZ)
5:00–7:00 pm: Matchmaking Sessions

In addition to the events in Beijing (21–23 April) and Nashville, spin-offs are also scheduled for the first half of the year in Africa (31 May–3 June) and New York (14–17 June). While keeping a very watchful eye on the development of the pandemic, an in-person element for these four events is tentatively scheduled in Hamburg for the selected European delegation. Additional spin-offs in Los Angeles (USA) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) are also being planned for the fall.

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