German delegation @ FIMPRO Guadalajara, Mexico by Reeperbahn Festival
The following are the chosen delegates for the German delegation @ FIMPRO Guadalajara, Mexico by Reeperbahn Festival:
Name: Detlef Schwarte
Company: Reeperbahn Festival
Business Info: Detlef Schwarte (born 1969) - The sociologist 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. Furthermore as partner and managing director of Inferno Events, a Hamburg public events agency, he designs and implements corporate and public events such as Night of Knowledge, Hamburg Night of Theatre or German Unification Day 2008. Schwarte attends international conferences year round and speaks regularly on panels, e.g. at Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL), Canadian Music Week (CA), Oya Festival (NOR) or BIME (ES).
Name: Evelyn Sieber
Company: Reeperbahn Festival
Business Info: Evelyn Sieber received her degree in International Business, majoring in finance & event management before starting a career in a different world - working in 5-Star hotels in Germany and Florida, US. In 2003 she decided - to take off the business suit and join the music industry circus. She started at Womex - the World Music Expo, where in 6 years she worked her way up to Head of Production. In 2010 she found her new home in Hamburg when joining the Reeperbahn Festival team, where she is now Head of Showcases and in charge of international cooperations.
Name: Jacob Bilabel
Company: Green Music Initative / EE Music
Business Info: Jacob Bilabel is founder of the pan-European Green Music Initiative (GMI), a cross sectoral Think-Do Tank for the industry to run their operations smarter, greener and more innovative. With activites in 27 countries GMI has become Europe’s biggest NGO for the entertainment sector, reaching out to more than 3,5 million festival visitors each year.
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.
Name: Clemens Gnädinger
Company: Clemens 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
Name: Julia Gudzent
Company: Good Live AG
Business Info: We are working globally and match all kind of different activities around the artists, composers and labels we are working with, no matter if we promote you, pitch your songs, consult you in different fields of the music business, seek for new partners like labels or agents, A&R music and catalogs or simply manage the exploitation, licensing and collection of works and help to establish great music through our network around the globe!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Translations into Spanish (November 2015) and Japanese (2016) are pending. 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.