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German delegation @ FIMPRO Guadalajara, Mexico by Reeperbahn Festival


With pleasure we would like to introduce the participants of the German delegation @ FIMPRO Guadalajara, Mexico by Reeperbahn Festival:

Name: Alexander Richter

Company: Four Artists Booking GmbH

Business Info: The booking agency Four Artists was founded in Stuttgart in 1998 by Germany’s most successful rap act ‚Die Fantastischen Vier’. Since formation of Four Artists the staff has increased to 43 employees at the headquarter in Berlin. Four Artists is not only involved in classical tour business - the Berlin-based booking agency is also very successful in organising festivals such as MAGNETIC FESTIVAL in Saarbrücken, SPUTNIK SPRING BREAK festival in Leipzig and FRITZ – DIE NEUEN DEUTSCHPOETEN festival in Berlin. Four Artists Booking Agentur is also renown for their local events in Stuttgart and Berlin and realisation of shows for partners in media and industry. Well-established companies like Nike, Vodafone, O2, Toyata, Becks and many more belong to Four Artists’ clients. On average Four Artists hosts 2500 national and international shows per year. 2600 artists are exclusively signed to Four Artists Booking GmbH.

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Name: Andrew Campell

Company: Gordeon Music Promotion / Steam Music Management

Business Info: Steam Music Management & Publishing and its affiliates Edition JA, Gordeon Music Promotion and Optical Records are a young, innovated, very active and creative music management-, consulting-, promotion- & publishing group of companies, experienced for more than 25 years in the world of music business.

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Name: Björn Meyer

Company: Odyssey Music Network

Business Info: Odyssey Music Network handles management duties for international artists like Apocalyptica or Royal Republic and serves as marketing and label hub in Europe for various high profile artists like Papa Roach, Blondie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more.

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Name: Caohimhe McAlister

Company: City Slang Records

Business Info: Caoimhe works for City Slang Records in Berlin, an independent label with offices in   Berlin, Paris, London and Bloomington, Indiana. She also co-organises European Women in Music, a network and conference for women in the music industry. 

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Name: Carlos Martinez

Company: The Rock'n'Roll Wrestling Bash / Bloody Baron Entertainment

Business Info: Carlos Martinez is the inventor, author, manager and producer of the international Mexican Wrestling & Rock n Roll musical named „The Rock n Roll Wrestling Bash“. General Manager and CEO of Bloody Baron Entertainment (Commercial movie soundtrack, Commercial movie production, marketing). Sales representative and area manager for north america for All Your Band Needs (Stage Design Services).

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Name: Christine Semba

Company: Piranha Arts/WOMEX

Business Info: Christine leads the department 'Consultancy & Special Projects', which applies a long-standing international expertise to a broad variety of projects and partners. She also leads the WOMEX World Tour gathering events for music professionals in Brazil, Cabo Verde, China, Colombia and Cuba.

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Name: Clemens Gnädinger

CompanyClemens Gnädinger Booking

Business Info: Clemens Gnädinger is a self employed booking agent and is working all over Europe (mainly Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe). In the business since 15 years. Musical focus: hiphop, electro, house, techno. He worked with the following artist: Afrika Bambaataa, Alex Gopher, Alex Paterson, Annie Nightingale, Asian Dub Foundation Soundsystem, Bomb The Bass, Brazilectro, Brazilian Girls, BrEaCh/Ben Westbeech, Breakbot, Delinquent Habits, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Electric Mojo, Eli Paperboy Reed, Erol Alkan, Etienne de Crecy, E-Z Rollers, Fan Death, Felix Martin (Hot Chip), Fischerspooner, Frank Popp Ensemble, Grandmaster Flash, I'm From Barcelona, Joe Jackson, Kosheen, N.O.H.A., Phoneheads, Skye/Morcheeba, Saint Etienne, Suzanne Vega, Teenage Bad Girl, Télépopmusik, The Orb, The Young Punx, WhoMadeWho, Winston Hazel(Moloko), Wyclef Jean, Yonderboi, Zombie Nation, and many more

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Name: Daniela Stork

CompanySMG Entertainment Deutschland GmbH

Business Info: Daniela Stork works in the live entertainment business since 2001. She is currently employed as Senior Director Events for the 13.000-capacity Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. After visiting FIMPRO in 2016 on behalf of the Reeperbahn Festival, she is organizing the visit of the German Delegation „Reeperbahn Festival@FIMPRO“ for the 2017 edition in Guadalajara.

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Name: Detlef Schwarte

Company: Reeperbahn Festival

Business Info: Detlef is co-founder of the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe´s largest club festival and most important conference for the music and digital industry. As managing director Schwarte is responsible for the international conference of the Reeperbahn Festival that includes a programme of more than 260 sessions, networking events, showcases and award shows and hosts more than 4,400 delegates from 42 countries.

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Name: Evelyn Sieber

Company: Reeperbahn Festival

Business Info: As Head of Showcase Programme Evelyn is responsible for approx. one third of the live music programme at Reeperbahn Festival, curated jointly with partners like music export offices, labels and others. She is also in charge of international cooperations and organises international appearances of Reeperbahn Festival.

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Name: Heikki Eiden 

Company: Eiden Music Agency

Business Info: EMA is a booking agency operating on a worldwide basis. We work closely with labels building up artist careers. We represent our clients on all challenges of international markets and develop a plans to achieve objectives.

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Name: Jacob Bilabel

Company: Green Music Initiative / EE Music

Business Info: Jacob Bilabel is founder of the pan-European Green Music Initiative, which provides a platform for the music and entertainment industry to coordinate projects in the fight against climate change – with the objective to create demand for innovative and sustainable strategies – both from the climate and business points of view. In 2012 he was co-founder of the Go Group – Green Operations Europe, an independent, pan-European and cross industry think-tank to inspire people in the music festival and events industry to run their operations greener and smarter.

Prior to that he worked in the management of Universal Music Germany. In the following years he set up MySpace’s operations in Germany and became part of the social media advisory board of the Green Party. In the 2005 elections he was a personal consultant to Mr. Joschka Fischer, Germany’s Foreign Minister. Today, he is Managing Director of Berlin based think-do-tank THEMA1 specialised in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon society. He is a mentor at the Akademie der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin and founding member of the ReDesign Deutschland initiative. Beside that he is board member of Berlin's Chamber of Commerce for Creative Industries. Jacob Bilabel is also serving as a part of the German Technical mirror committee for the new ISO 20121 standard for Sustainability in Event Management.

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Name: Jan Quiel

Company: ICS Festival Service GmbH / SST Seaside Touring GmbH & Co KG

Business Info: As booker for Seaside Touring Jan Quiel is jointly responsible for the lineup of Wacken Open Air and other events produced by ICS Festival Service. In addition he promotes tours of bands like Queensrÿche, DevilDriver and Helmet in Germany.

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Name: Julia Gudzent

Company: Good Live AG

Business Info: In 2005, Julia joined Melt! Festival as its second employee and stayed there ever since, building up festivals such as Melt Festival, Splash Festival, Pure & Crafted Festival, the showcase series Introducing and Lollapalooza Berlin as talent buyer and head of artist liaison.

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Name: Julian Loewe

Company: finetunes GmbH

Business Info: A pioneer in the digital music markets since 2003, finetunes has developed into a full service marketing and distribution company, handling music in both digital and physical formats with offices in Hamburg, Berlin, London, Paris, Denver, New York and Scandinavia. Julian is responsible for all acquisition matters at finetunes by leading and advising a team of eight world-wide acting A&Rs.

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Name: Martin Jansen

Company: Rough Trade Distribution

Business Info: Martin is working as Label Manager for the independent music distributor Rough Trade Distribution GmbH / GrooveAttack / GoodToGo GmbH. The RTD/GA/GTG group is the independent market leader in music distribution in Germany and Austria and one of the two biggest independent European Music Distributors. They distribute physically and digitally worldwide.

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Name: Sven von Thülen

Company: Electronic Beats

Business Info: Since moving to Berlin in the mid-nineties, Sven von Thülen immersed himself in all things club culture. He studied Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Humboldt University for a couple of years but his love for DJing and writing eventually took center stage in his life. He started working as an editor at De:Bug magazine, while also writing for other magazines and newspapers. As a DJ, he has been a club fixture since the early noughties, holding residencies at famed locations throughout the city and playing regularly at Berghain/Panorama Bar since its inception. He has released various house and techno records both solo and in groups. He continues to work as a DJ, producer and writer. He co-wrote (alongside Felix Denk) the oral history Der Klang der Familie - Berlin, Techno und die Wende, an in-depth look at the beginnings of Berlin's techno scene in the late eighties and early nineties, which was published in March 2012 by renowned German publisher Suhrkamp. In 2013 a French translation was published, and in October 2014 Sven von Thülen and Felix Denk self-published an English translation called Der Klang der Familie - Berlin, Techno and the Fall of the Wall. The book was translated into Spanish and published in September 2015 by Alpha Decay. The book was also turned into a TV documentary called "Wendeklang"/"In This Place Called Techno", for which Sven von Thülen co-wrote the script. He also curated the soundtrack, which featured his own original compositions. The documentary was aired on French-German TV station ARTE in July 2014. Currently Sven von Thülen is working as "Program Director" and editor for Electronic Beats, the international music program sponsored by German Telekom.

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Name: Volker May

Company: FZW Event GmbH

Business Info: Volker is CEO of several 300 to 3,600 capacity venues in Dortmund and looking for new acts of any genre. Furthermore he is chairman of IMMF and was therefore deeply involved in the foundation of MMF Latam. A bridging and an intense collaboration between Europe and Latin America are one of the association’s priorities.

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