Reeperbahn Festival International

For the first time Reeperbahn Festival presents showcases, sessions as well as a reception and a matchmaking at Reeperbahn Festival @ WISE on 18 and 19 May 2019.


Public showcases with German, European and Chinese artists form the core of the Reeperbahn Festival Spin-Off in Beijing. Showcases take place at the Danish Cultural Center. The Reeperbahn Festival presents the following artists in the context of this year's Reeperbahn Festival @ WISE:



  • 06:30 - 07:30 pm JUNGSTÖTTER (DE) 
  • 07:30 - 08:30 pm WHITE+ (CN)
08:30 - 09:30 pm MAVI PHOENIX (AT)
  • 09:30 - 10:30 pm DAVID BORING (CN)


  • 05:30 - 06:30 pm CHAGALL (UK)
  • 06:30 - 07:30 pm LOWS0N (CN)

  • 07:30 - 08:30 pm CATNAPP (DE/AR)
  • 08:30 - 09:30 pm THE HORMONES 荷尔蒙小姐 (CN)


  • The Musical Silk Road I – The Future of Streaming

  • The Musical Silk Road II - The hidden opportunities
    • The Musical Silk Road I – The Future of Streaming

Saturday, 1:35 pm - 2:25 pm

Input on the German music market by Detlef Schwarte, co-founder of the Reeperbahn Festival


Marit Posch, Labelmanager, Monkeytown (DE)

Gareth Davies, Head of International, Kontor (DE)

Zou Xiaoma, KANJIAN Vice President & Copyright Director (CN)

Jeff Chia Minshu, StreetVoice & Simple Life Festival (CN)

Simon Wheeler, Beggars Group (UK)

Moderator: Carsten Winter, Professor, Hanover University of Music (DE)

From a European point of view, China seems to be a music country of unlimited possibilities. Compared to five years ago, copyright protection has improved, awareness of the value of music is changing and in streaming the trend is cautiously towards the paid model. No wonder, then, that the major Chinese music platforms are becoming global players and the dominant market players of the old world are investing heavily in the Chinese market. The cross-participation of Tencent Music and Spotify is only a fitting symbol for this. But where is the opportunity and the role of small and medium-sized music companies and their artists? What networks are needed between China and Europe to ensure that the future of streaming simultaneously becomes the future of dreaming - well, the lively pop cultural exchange between the markets.

  • The Musical Silk Road II - The hidden opportunities

Sunday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Input on the Chinese Music Market by Zhang Fengyan, Associated Professor, Faculty of Music and Recording, Communication University of China


Steve Mayall, CEO Music Ally (UK)

Steinunn Arnadottir, Native Instruments (DE)

Tony Li, Co-Founder ACRCloud (CN)

Zhang Youdai, Independent Music Promoter, Radiohost (CN)

Sun Shiliang (Nielsen CCData) (CN)

Moderator: Carsten Winter, Professor, Hanover University of Music (DE)

The streaming business is the currently shining façade of the music industry due to its glaring growth. But innovations and perspectives usually emerge off the beaten track. Projects between artists from different cultural areas, technology and knowledge-driven companies and cross-sectoral, network-based developments provide the creative input for the music business of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. The creative tension between China and Europe has enormous potential for new ideas, products and business models. Let us convince ourselves that the hidden possibilities are more obvious than we think.


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