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Dear reader,

The Big Apple is calling! Reeperbahn Festival International began in New York six years ago. Therefore, it is our special pleasure to launch the Call for Applications for this year’s event. At the New York event last year, we were able to show that even "under special circumstances", it is possible to create a digital program that is as informative as it is rich in content for all participants. It is with exactly this positive expectation that we invite guests to participate in the upcoming NYC event, which will take place digitally from 14-17 June. The focus this year will be on the area of recorded music.

European music-industry professionals are invited to apply here by 10 May at the latest to participate as a delegate. We will cover the registration fee ourselves for our 40-member delegation! Artists interested in participating in one of the showcases can apply here.

This year, Reeperbahn Festival New York will once again be linked to A2IM Indie Week, which will be held digitally during the same time. In close cooperation with the organizing American Association of Independent Music and supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, participants will gain valuable contacts and exciting insights into the inner workings of the US music and creative industries and can look forward to a hybrid showcase concert with up-and-coming acts from the USA and Europe. 

Evelyn Sieber
Project Lead Reeperbahn Festival International

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Call for Applications: Reeperbahn Festival New York

The digital version of Reeperbahn Festival International will open its doors in New York. 

Additionally to the program mentioned in the bullet points, delegates can also participate in the entire digital Indie Week program, including 1:1 matchmaking sessions with top decision-makers from the US indie industry. The Indie Week discussion-panel program will take place daily from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm local time (5:00 pm to 9:00 pm GMT). Reeperbahn Festival International will also be actively involved in the content of these discussion panels. 

Small and medium-sized companies are particularly encouraged to participate, but other industry players are not excluded. The prerequisite for applying is a concrete interest in the music- and creative industry in the US-market as well as involvement in an activity in the areas of publishing, labels, distribution, management, marketing/promotion, bookings/live events, or a related digital/creative business field. The focus this year will be on the sector of recorded music.

  • 14–17 June 2021
  • digital
  • Apply until: 10 May
  • Delegates can expect:
  • a wide range of networking events
  • discussion panels
  • keynote presentations
  • digital visits to key local music companies in New York
  • a hybrid showcase concert with bands and solo artists from Europe and the USA

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 Focus Session "Festival Saison 2021" on 29 April

Together with our Media Partners Musikwoche and Höme we present the digital Focus Session on the topic "Festival Saison 2021" on 29 April with speakers such as Vanessa Cutraro (Buback), Brigitte Fuss (Megaforce), Timo Kumpf (Maifeld Derby), Günter Linnartz (Budde Talent Agency), Marie-Christine Scheffold (Selective Artists), Wolfgang Schmidt (State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance), Lars-Oliver Vogt (Live Nation), and many more.

Look forward to talks about the most important aspects of the upcoming festival season on our digital conference platform.

Please note that the Focus Session will be held in German language.

If you have already purchased a ticket for the conference platform for either Reeperbahn Festival Conference 2020 or one of our earlier Focus Sessions, please note that your access stays valid until 30 June 2021. If you haven't got a ticket yet you can purchase it here for 5.00 € plus fees.

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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