Photo: Christian Hedel


Dear reader,

It was great to experience the direct interaction between artists and audience at the Reeperbahn Festival last week. The same goes for the get-together of the industry at our conference. It was fantastic to meet face-to-face again with over 2000 professionals from more than 30 countries and discuss the state of the music business. I would like to sincerely thank all the guests who were part of it.  

The fact that the implementation of the festival was a particular challenge this year was unfortunately reflected in the sometimes long waiting times at the concert venues, for which I apologize. 

However, all sessions of the conference can now be conveniently accessed on demand on our digital conference platform. It's worth it! Just like a look at the Keychange study, which we presented at the Reeperbahn Festival.  

Read more about it here in today's newsletter. 

Detlef Schwarte,
Director Conference


© Keychange

Keychange study: Gender balance in the music industry 

For music companies, it will be rewarding in the middle term to bring a gender balance into music products such as playlists, music programmes and festival programmes. Especially for younger customers, the issue of gender balance plays an increasingly important role in their buying decisions. This is the finding of the study on gender balance in music business enterprises and on the expectations of users in Germany, which was presented at the press conference of the Keychange initiative. 


© Lidija Delovska

 Missed the Reeperbahn Festival Conference 2021? 

Our conference platform will remain accessible and you can still purchase an access here. We will also add some new Focus Sessions in the upcoming months, so stay tuned!  



Focus Session: Mental Health 

Save the date for our next Reeperbahn Festival Focus Session on Thursday, 11 November. Then we talk about Mental Health In Music, a topic that deserves greater attention not only due to the stresses of the pandemic that will soon last two years, but also touches many colleagues in the industry in their everyday professional lives. Details on speakers and specific topics will follow. 


© Lidija Delovska


We hope to see you next year at Reeperbahn Festival Conference! Get your ticket now at the Early Bird Rate for only 188,00€ (+VAT and sales fee). 👇


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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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