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15 – 18 Jun 2020

New York

Let’s Get Virtual: Reeperbahn Festival New York

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In view of the COVID-19 situation around the world, the Reeperbahn Festival International project is making numerous changes to its upcoming events. We are happy to announce that we will facilitate the joint participation of a digital delegation of German and European music industry companies at the New York Indie Week of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM).

A2IM Indie Week – the world’s largest conference of independent North American music companies – is taking place as a 100%-virtual event this year. More than 50 digital panels, keynote talks, live Q&As with important representatives and experts from the global independent music industry, and virtual networking rooms and numerous 1:1 matchmaking options will support exchange and provide every delegate with opportunities for international cooperation.

Applications are now open for all representatives from European music industry companies who want to join the digital Reeperbahn Festival New York delegation at A2IM Indie Week Virtual.

Members of the Reeperbahn Festival New York delegation will benefit from exclusive additional activities during the conference days, including receptions and networking events, panels and digital visits to leading New York music companies, complete with special Q&A sessions.

The Reeperbahn Festival International activities are supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, not least through the full payment of the A2IM Indie Week conference ticket for every Reeperbahn Festival New York delegate. Participation in events such as panels, receptions, company visits and 1:1 matchmaking sessions, which are organised exclusively for the Reeperbahn Festival New York delegation, is obligatory.

To apply to join the delegation, you are required to be active in the fields of labels, publishing, distribution, management or promotion, and have a concrete interest in the North American music market.

Apply here until 2nd of June. Applications close at midnight.

Information on other upcoming Reeperbahn Festival International events this year will follow soon.

Review

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2019 Reeperbahn Festival was again present at the Indie Week of the American Association Of Independent Music (A2IM). The aim was to tear down borders between the German, European and US music markets and to promote the exchange of culture and music. And of course to showcase 7 bands and artists on one evening in the Lower East Side in one of the hottest music cities in the world!

The Reeperbahn Festival delegation traveled with representatives of 45 companies from all over Europe - more than in 2018. In the panel #HowWeListen, European and American representatives of the music industry discussed music consumption and distribution in the age of Youtube and Spotify on Tuesday.

Wednesday evening began with the announcement of the members of the jury for the Anchor Award 2019 led by jury president and producer legend Tony Visconti. Other members include producer Bob Rock, songwriter Kate Nash, singer and producer Peaches, Australian radio and television presenter Zan Rowe and Beatsteaks singer Arnim Teutoburg-Weiß.

The highlight of the evening was an international line-up of concerts by artists from both sides of the Atlantic, which wound its way musically from R'n'B to indie rock and garage punk: Surfbort (US), Renata Zeiguer (US), Gurr (DE), Mira Lu Kovacs (AT), Leoniden (DE), Ori (IL), Yes We Mystic (CA).

As part of the Germany Year USA, the "Sequencer Tour" is sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office, organized by the Goethe-Institut and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).