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  1. Popkomm Shuts Down; Berlin Music Week, Reeperbahn Fest, Musikmesse, and Other German Fests Rise

    July 24, 2012 4:13 PM EDT After 23 years, Popkomm, Berlin's annual music fair has closed its doors. But now, with the city of Berlin launching Berlin Music Week this Sept. and the success of Hamburg's Reeperbahn Festival in the same month, many in the industry ma ...

  2. German Music Industry Plots SXSW Events

    March 06, 2012 11:44 AM EST A boat-trip, a lunch with German cuisine under the motto "Wunderbar," and performances by ten German bands are part of the campaign of the German delegation at SXSW to attract attention to the German music market. The German ministry for ...

  3. 60,000 Germans Protest ACTA Anti-Piracy Legislation

    February 14, 2012 7:16 AM EST BERLIN - An estimated 60,000 people demonstrated over the weekend in more than 50 German cities against the international anti-piracy treaty ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). In Berlin alone there were more than 10,000 protestors and an6 ...

  4. German Culture Minister Backs Live Biz

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Concert promoters are the mainstays of cultural life in Germany, particularly regarding new talent in club venues, according to Germany's minister of state for culture Bernd Neumann. He was speaking at event today (Sept. 23) to celebrate the ...

  5. Copyright Debates Fire Up Popkomm

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams' manager Tim Clark did his best to spark the panel program, organized by all2gethernow, into life as the congress concentrated on legal matters during its second day. While the policy of holding multiple panels at the same tim ...

  6. Wolfgang Wagner, Longtime Bayreuth Director, Dies

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang Wagner, the grandson of composer Richard Wagner and the leader of the Bayreuth opera festival for more than half a century, has died, the festival said. He was 90. Wagner died on Sunday (March 21), the festival said in a brief statement o ...

  7. German Biz Heads To SXSW

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seventy-nine German music companies will have a presence at SXSW from March 17 to March 21. The German government is financing the trip by the music companies, which will also include 16 artists. Seven artists participating are financially promote ...

  8. 'Violent' Rammstein Set Banned In Germany

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from No ...

  9. Berlin To Stage Inaugural Music Week In 2010

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The city of Berlin has announced that it will be launching Berlin Music Week in September 2010, incorporating the existing Popkomm trade fair and conference. In June 2009, the October edition of Popkomm in Berlin was canceled due to a lack of inte ...

  10. Popkomm Was Facing 50 Per Cent Attendance Fall

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Popkomm music fair and conference in Berlin have admitted that an anticipated 50 per cent fall in attendance meant the 2009 event, due to take place Sept. 16 to 18, was no longer viable this year. Failure by the German government ...

  11. German Minister Criticizes Govt On Web Piracy

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German state minister of culture Bernd Neumann has levelled harsh criticism at his counterparts in the ministry of justice, because no constructive proposals have been put forward for combating Internet piracy. His remarks against his own governme ...

  12. German Biz Launches China Mission

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The German government and music industry are launching a joint effort via funding agency Initiative Musik to showcase German repertoire in China. Under the motto "The changing music market -- the music market of the future," German music ...

  13. Kessler Joins Germany's Initiative Musik

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ina Kessler has been appointed manager of the Germany's Initiative Musik export office, with effect from Feb. 15, 2008. Kessler joins from "Berlin Partner", where for the past seven years she has held the position of senior internat ...

  14. Gorny Appointed Initiative Musik Chairman

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny, deputy chairman of the German Recording Industry Association (BPW) and former CEO of the music-TV channel VIVA, has been appointed chairman of the supervisory board for the newly launched Initiative Musik. Initiative Musik is the bra ...

  15. Germany Promises State Aid To Music Start-ups

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The German government says it is prepared give financial support to small-and-medium sized start-ups in the German music market. The move was announced by German minister of economics Michael Glos at the Popkomm trade fair in Berlin today (Sept. 1 ...

  16. Captains Of Industry Meet With German Chancellor

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A roll call of Europe's leading recorded music industry executives grabbed a rare opportunity yesterday to meet with the German chancellor and raise the issue of the alarming downturn of the national market. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is a ...

  17. German Consumer Group Blasts 'Lawless' Digital World

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as music downloads, according to German consumer group VZBV, which has launched a major campaign on the issue. Copyright law has crushed consumer rights for digital media such as mus ...

  18. German Film Funds Dismantled

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's lucrative private investment film funds will soon be dismantled entirely, one of the territory's leading fund managers said Sept. 14. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Germany's lucrative private investment film ...

  19. Germany's MTV, Viva To Curtail Ringtone Ads

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The two leading German music channels MTV and VIVA are to cut back substantially on ringtone advertising on their networks. From October, MTV has committed to not broadcast any ringtone advertising fr The two leading German music channels MTV and ...

  20. German Film Funds Near Shutdown

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German government's cabinet on May 4 approved a change in German tax law that would shut down the nation's film funds, the financing structure that pumps more than a $1 billion into U.S. productio COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Repo ...

  21. Death Knell Tolls For German Film Funds

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German government could move as early as May 5 to push through a new law that will shut down one of Hollywood's top sources of international film financing: German film funds. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The German govern ...

  22. Germany Zeros In On Media Funds

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German media funds, the tax shelter financing tool that pumped $1.7 billion into mainly Hollywood productions last year, soon could be history as the German government fast-tracks plans to close tax l CANNES, France (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Ger ...