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Music is our Business


tonight is our special theme evening on Corona aids.
From 06:00 pm on you can inform yourself and discuss if these aids are really helping the live industry.

Find more information on the programme below. If you haven't registered yet take your chance now and register here. The sessions will be held in German language.

We wish you a great evening on our conference platform.

Detlef Schwarte
Director Conference

Photo: Maureen Vollmer

The Programme

Stille Nacht… zur Lage der Musikbranche

06:00 – 06:45 pm:

The reality check of the aid measures from the perspective of beneficiaries and affected persons. With Jörn Müller (Sound Engineer), Ben Mitha (Managing Director, Karsten Jahnke Konzerte), Pamela Schobeß (Club Operator 'Gretchen' / Clubcommission Berlin). Hosted by Michael Westerhoff (Host, WDR).


Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann? Förderwelt erklärt in 15 Minuten

06:45 – 07:00 pm:

Rosita Kürbis (Consultant For Funding Programmes), Freya Bockelmann (Tax Consultant, hwp.) will talk with Manfred Tari (Freelance Journalist, Curator Reeperbahn Festival Conference) about how representatives of tax consultancy and auditing rate the formal criteria for applying for Corona aids and more. 


Inmitten der Nacht -
auf der Suche nach der Perspektive

07:10 – 08:10 pm:

How and where is the need for improvement? What types of emergency aid have proven to be effective and what scope for action do politicians have to distribute aid in a more targeted manner? Sandra Beckmann (Sound Engineer, Speaker #AlarmstufeRot), Bettina Hagedorn (Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance), Pamela Schobeß (Club Operator 'Gretchen' / Clubcommission Berlin) and Stephan Thanscheidt (Managing Director, FKP Scorpio) will talk about those topics.


Q&A: Was soll das bedeuten?

08:15 – 09:15 pm:

General questions and answers on applying for corona aids or funding programmes with Rosita Kürbis (Consultant), Freya Bockelmann (Tax Accountant) and Manfred Tari (freelance journalist).


Welcome To The Digital Conference of Gender Equality in European Culture!

This digital session will use the EU Council's conclusions about "gender equality in culture" that were adopted on 1 December.
Among others you can look forward to a talk between Alexander Schulz (CEO Reeperbahn Festival, Co-Founder Keychange Initiative) and Christian Ahrens (Musicologist) on the subject of Women in Music.

  • 8 December
  • 10:00 am –
    04:30 pm
  • Three workshops to take part in
Reeperbahn Festival Website

Reeperbahn Festival Conference is organised by 
Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG
Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg / Germany
PhG: Inferno Events Verwaltungs GmbH, 
Gf: Alexander Schulz, Detlef Schwarte, HRB: 78130

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