Experiences

Amelia McCloskey, UK
Founder/ CEO, AM Sync Ltd./ AM Licensing
Reeperbahn Festival New York 2020 & 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"We were thrilled to have been able to participate at Reeperbahn Festival New York. We made some fantastic signings with various music companies, and a potential co-write." 



Frank-Peter Leffler
, Germany
Director Music, & Audio, Kontor New Media
Reeperbahn Festival Nashville/Beijing 2020 (digital/hybrid)

"After last year's Reeperbahn Festival International hybrid event in Berlin, we were able to sign a distribution contract with a label and take over their digital distribution outside of China. We were also able to get in touch with Chinese promo agencies that we recommend as network partners to our distribution labels if they want to promote their content better in China - which is extremely useful for us."

Adélaïde Deffond, France
International A&R, Universal Music France
Reeperbahn Festival Pan-Africa 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"I applied as a delegate for the Reeperbahn Festival Pan-Africa to meet new partners and grow our network. The digital conference platform made it easy to connect, with the help of great networking and matchmaking tools."

Chen Cheng, Germany
Manager Product/Workflow Development, Zebralution
Reeperbahn Festival Beijing 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"Developing the Chinese music market is one of the most important strategic steps of our company; participating Reeperbahn Festival Beijing has allowed me to gain more insights into the market and network with local professionals."

Gernot Müller, Germany
Founder, Voltage Circus
Reeperbahn Festival Nashville 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"Reeperbahn Festival Nashville was great for me because it helped me connect with different companies that were interested in my music marketing services and helped me close deals with them."

Sarah-Jane Nicholsen, Germany
MD, Paradise Africa (a Division of Paradise Worldwide)
Reeperbahn Festival Accra 2019 

"After attending Reeperbahn Festival Accra my life was changed forever and Paradise Africa Distribution was born. With a focus on the artists and executives from Africa to the world, Paradise Worldwide is now a Global entity with a vision to develop African music & the exciting new genres it represents.Thanks to Reeperbahn Festival International for the opportunity!"

Simeon Pranger, Netherlands
Owner, Treetop Agency
Reeperbahn Festival International (digital/hybrid)

"Thanks to our participation at various Reeperbahn Festival International we managed to achieve meaningful collaborations both with the international partners as well as our fellow delegates. Amongst other things, we created a sync shop for unpublished artists with an influential north-american sync-platform and even found a GSA booking agent within the delegation for several of your artists."

Felipe Mina Calvo, UK
Booking Agent, ATC Live
Reeperbahn Festival Nashville/Beijing 2020 (digital/hybrid)

"I was able to connect with colleagues from China and the United States due to my participation at Reeperbahn Festival International and develop new relations and getting a real sense of what is happening in other parts of the world in these uncertain times."

Anthony Larbi, UK
Artist Manager & Co-Founder, On Da Beat / 231Drill 
Reeperbahn Festival Pan-Africa 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"I participated at Reeperbahn Festival Pan Africa to learn and network about the music moving the diaspora. After the first day I had already gained and shared experiences. I’m looking forward to building and bringing this awareness to the team."

Victor Mihailescu, Romania
Founder, Underdog Records + Loud Biscuit Publishing
Reeperbahn Festival New York 2020 (digital/hybrid)

"Due to my participation at Reeperbahn Festival New York I joined venture with a global publisher, started our own local publishing branch, collaborated and released music with a global distributor and started a Music TV channel."

Nina Condron, UK
Director, Horus Music Limited & My Client Zone 
Reeperbahn Festival Nashville 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"I attended Reeperbahn Festival Nashville and from the event we signed many new label services clients and met with current DSP partners and label clients. The quality of the vetted matches, the speakers, and delegates are always top notch, and I’d highly recommend it."

Jacob Sylvester Bilabel, Germany
Founder,  Green Music Initiative & Everywh2ere Hydrogen
Reeperbahn Festival New York 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"With the industry in forced full stop in these pandemic times it became even clearer that we have to build back better if we want a sustainable future for the music sector. These needed transformations call for a cross sectoral approach getting all the brains, hands and hearts on the table. Reeperbahn Festival New York offered great opportunities to kick start these processes from a transatlantical perspective."

Mandy Aubry, The Netherlands
Director of Business Development EMEA & APAC, Songtrust
Reeperbahn Festival Pan-Africa 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"I was very pleased to be selected as a delegate for Reeperbahn Festival Pan-Africa.  The event's objective aligns completely with Songtrust's continuing mission to bring access to music publishing education and global music publishing administration to the African music industry."

Simone Schiborr, Germany
Senior Manager Editorial & Label Relations, Deezer
Reeperbahn Festival New York 2020 & 2021 (digital/hybrid)

"This was already my second time as Reeperbahn Festival New York Delegate as part of A2IM Indie Week. Already last year I was impressed by the professional implementation of the conference, which had to take place virtually at short notice due to the pandemic. This year, I was again thrilled by how the Reeperbahn Festival managed to host digital Company Visits. I also found the insights I got into the work of US labels particularly exciting. I was also impressed by the matchmaking sessions, where I was able to get to know or meet players from the international music industry."