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11. – 14. May 2020


Hello Nashville!

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Powered by the Music Business Association, the Music Biz Nashville is uniting leaders from the global commerce, content and creative industries to discuss the future of the music business and build worthwhile international relationships that will steer the industry for years to come. Important representatives from the entire range of delivery models are attending Music Biz year by year, making it an ideal conference to meet retailers and marketing platforms alike. Physical, digital, mobile, and more, at Music Biz the top decision-makers from brick & mortar and online music retailers; streaming services; wholesalers; major and independent labels and distributors; internet radio services; aggregators; mobile service and hardware providers; data providers; information technology companies; startups; artists; songwriters; publishers; management companies; accounting and law firms are all attending.

Music Biz is taking place in the „Music City“: Nashville. Apart from being known for country music, the city has also gained worldwide fame for being home to songwriters, composers and acoustic live musicians. Reeperbahn Festival International is proudly going to take that into account by implementing an international singer/songwriter camp during all Music Biz days, presenting its results in a special showcase evening during Music Biz.

Find a recap of Music Biz 2019 here.

Be part of Reeperbahn Festival International @ Nashville, USA (Music Biz) delegation from 11 - 14 May and benefit from exclusive extra activities during the conference days including networking receptions, curated 1:1 matchmaking sessions with key decision makers from the US music industry, insightful visits to important local music companies and a Reeperbahn Festival International reception and showcase evening where the artists of the Reeperbahn Festival Nashville singer/songwriter camp are presenting their jointly created songs to a crowd of international delegates and enthusiastic Nashvillians.

Prerequisite for application to join the delegation to Nashville is activity in the recorded, publishing, distribution, management or marketing/tech fields and a concrete interest in the US music market.

With support from the German Federal Foreign Office all European Reeperbahn Festival International delegates from small and medium-sized music industry companies will receive a €600 travel subsidy for their accommodation and flight costs and will benefit from a ticket discount on the conference ticket purchase via Music Biz for $349 (plus ticket service fees) instead of $399 (plus ticket service fees) thanks to the support of our local partner.

Participation in the showcases and events, such as panels, receptions and matchmaking sessions, which are organised exclusively for the delegation, is obligatory.

Find the application form here. Application deadline has been extended to 27 February.

Questions can be asked via international(at)reeperbahnfestival.com.

Review 2019

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What a warm welcome in Music City! In 2019, for the first time in Nashville, we travelled with a small delegation of German music industry professionals who held a panel titled "World's Biggest Music Market: Germany" as part of the local event Music Biz. The annual conference in Nashville, organized by the Music Business Association, focuses on the digital exploitation of artistic works with the endless possibilities of Big Data – a topic that is rapidly gaining in relevance.