Music is our Business


next week on Tuesday, 19 January the Focus Session "Brexit – What's The Deal?" takes place from 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm (CET)

Additionally to the already announced speakers, we are happy to welcome Kat Young (Senior Product Manager, MusicHub GmbH, DE), Mark Chung (Owner, Freibank Music Publishing, DE), Peter Quicke (Managing Director, Ninja Tune, UK) and Drew Hill (Managing Director, Proper Music Distribution, UK) to the line-up for the session "Recorded Music: Conditions & Commitments".

This Focus Session is a joint effort between Eurosonic Noorderslag and Reeperbahn Festival.
As a preparation for our mini-conference, don't miss the panel
"Unfck Brexit" at ESNS, which takes place on Friday, 15 January, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

If you haven't already you can register for the conference platform for only €5.00 plus fees here.

We are looking forward to the Focus Session and your lively participation. 

Manfred Tari
Journalist / Curator Conference Programme

"Brexit – What's The Deal?"

More Speakers Confirmed



04:00 pm:
Brexit Status Report

In this 15-minute overview Tom Kiehl (UK) delivers a very first evaluation on the impact and consequences of the recently agreed Brexit deal and its meaning for the music sector on both sides of the Euro Tunnel.


04:15 pm:
Tax & Toll: New Duties & Declarations for the Live & Recorded Sector

In this short session the tax advisers Dick Molenaar (NL) & Kevin Offer (UK) will explain what Brexit means for artists, fees and royalties regarding taxation and newly implemented cross border regulations.


04:45 pm:
Recorded Music: Conditions & Commitments

The consequences of Brexit for record and publishing companies are the focus of this discussion. Also of importance will be the changed conditions for creative work and respective projects and companies in post-Brexit Europe. Not to forget: the Brexit mindset in relation to A&R policies.


05:30 pm:
Live Music: Considerations & Concessions

The live music sector still suffers due to the Corona-pandemic, while Brexit is just another burden for the handling of talents and artists within the European live circuit. How will Brexit affect the circulation of artists on festivals, tours and concerts, and the business relations between UK agencies & EU promoters?


06:20 pm:
Q&A - What's the deal?

Are there any questions left? Our industry experts are available to you, also to discuss specific problems and questions. Feel free to ask your question in advance in the chat window of this session.


 Join MMETA 2021

The 2021 Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Ceremony becomes fully digital.
On Friday 15 January, starting at 08:00 pm, the winners will be revealed of this annual EU prize for popular and contemporary music which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme.
The Public Choice Winner will be announced by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel. 


Tickets Available!

Register now for Reeperbahn Festival Conference 2021 at the Spring Rate of only €214.00 plus fees.



Photo: Dario Dumancic


"Inspiration Information" Online Workshops

As part of the "Inspiration Information" series offered by IHM and MBSS there will be two different free training courses on the project management tool Asana tailored to the needs of people working in the music industry:

  • Asana Intensive Training on 26 January. 
  • Asana Remote Academy with Video-On-Demand Content available from 27 January.

Find additional information and the application form here. 
Participation is possible without prior knowledge of Asana and with a free basic account.


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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