Popkomm

  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. Sony Music Germany Focuses on Domestic Talent, Catching Up To Universal at 'Laut in Munchen'

    October 27, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment highlighted its development of new domestic artists as the key to catching up with market leader Universal Music at Germany's annual "Laut in München" ("Loud in Munich") presentation October 20. Ni ...

  3. Popkomm & Reeperbahn Festivals May Help Invigorate Germany's Declining Music Markets

    August 26, 2011 5:25 PM EDT The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Two music trade festivals coming to Germany in September may help invigorate the country's declining music market: Popkomm in Berlin and the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. Both fairs are being sup ...

  4. Music Export Norway To Open Berlin Office

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music Export Norway (MEN), the Norwegian music industry's international advocacy group, will open an office in Berlin on January 27, 2011 for the German speaking countries of Austria, Switzerland and Germany. "In Germany there is already ...

  5. BACKBEAT: Universal Music Germany Reception @ Popkomm, Copyright Discussion On The Menu

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Popkomm, the international music industry conference and trade show which took a year off in 2009, resumed this year on September 8-10 and hosted visitors from over 55 countries who flooded Berlin to discuss the most important issues facing the mu ...

  6. Popkomm: The Industry Reaction

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Popkomm received mixed reviews from the biz after drawing to a close on Friday (Sept. 10) evening. The organizers put out some attendance figures and said it had been a success, following the year off in 2009. The majors were only represented with ...

  7. Popkomm 2010 Draws 7,500 Trade Visitors

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After disappearing from the international music industry calendar in 2009, Popkomm returned to Berlin this month and organizers are encouraged by the attendance figures. Popkomm was staged Sept. 8-10 in the now decommissioned airport Berlin Tempel ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Popkomm: Supporting German Music At Home And Abroad

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Attention turned to domestic repertoire during a panel at the Popkomm music industry conference and trade fair in Berlin. Mike Heisel, member of the Supervisory Board of Initiative Musik, an organization to supporting artists from tax revenues, ca ...

  10. Popkomm: German Govt To Act On Internet Piracy

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German music industry generated sales of over €5.5 billion ($7.01 billion) in 2009 in all categories including recorded music, publishing and live entertainment. The sector has 11,000 companies employing a total of 36,300 people. Those impress ...

  11. Germany's Ministry Becomes Embassy

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Berlin-based label Ministry of Sound has changed its name to Embassy of Music. The new name is intended to be a signal of independence from the former parent company, the U.K.'s dance music giant Ministry of Sound. Von Löhneysen staged a ...

  12. Berlin Stakes Claim As Major Music Capital

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Berlin plans to highlight its status as one of the world's major music capitals with a large-scale week-long campaign. Berlin's political and business institutions, associations, groups and companies have joined forces to present the cul ...

  13. Eurosonic Attendance Up, Lefsetz Cancels

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 24th annual Eurosonic music conference and festival concluded over the weekend with Noorderslag, an evening (Jan. 16) of showcases by some of the most promising new Dutch acts. It followed the final day of the conference, which was hampered by ...

  14. Music Fairs Muscle In On German Computer, Book Events

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Germany will host three music fairs in March 2010, taking place in Leipzig, Hannover and Frankfurt. The concentration of German events is partly explained by organizers of book and computer trade shows opening up their events to make up the declin ...

  15. Popkomm 2010 Dates Confirmed

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German music trade fair Popkomm will take place in Berlin next year from Sept. 8 to 10, in the former airport Berlin Tempelhof. The plan from organizers Messe Berlin surprised the music business today (Dec. 7) because the association of the mu ...

  16. Berlin Senator Defends Popkomm Plan

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The controversy about the comeback of the German music fair Popkomm in Berlin in 2010 has entered the next round. The Berlin senator of economics, Harald Wolf, unexpectedly commented on the reproaches of the music industry regarding the return of ...

  17. Disagreement Over Popkomm Revival

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The attempts for a revival of the German music fair Popkomm under the "Berlin Music Week" banner next year are being hindered by a conflict between the city of Berlin and the music industry. In June 2009, the October edition of Popkomm i ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. C/O Pop Claims 20% Rise In Delegates

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cologne's c/o pop convention recorded a 20% increase in delegate attendance, according to figures released by the organisers. The number of music industry representatives attending the event grew from 1,000 in 2008 to 1,200 for this year' ...

  20. 6 Questions With SXSW's Roland Swenson

    July 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While the tough economy forced Popkomm to call off its 2009 confab, this year's South by Southwest conference fared considerably better. Music registrations at SXSW, which was held March 13-22 in Austin, fell about 10% from last year, accordi ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Popkomm 2009 Canceled

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German music fair and conference Popkomm will not be taking place this year, it has been confirmed. Popkomm was originally to take place on September 16 to 18 at a new venue - Station Berlin - with substantially lower prices. "Amid contin ...

  23. Strong International Presence At SXSW

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artists, record labels and other music companies from across Europe and from Australasia are attending this year's SXSW in Austin Texas. While the U.K., Mexico and Canada are the three-biggest countries outside the U.S. in the terms of the nu ...

  24. Numbers Up At Scandinavian Conference by:Larm

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 12th edition of by:Larm, Scandinavia's largest music conference, increased its attendance by 33%. While other music business events such as MIDEM in Cannes and Popkomm in Berlin suffered a downturn in attendance, by:Larm organizers report ...

  25. New Venue, Dates For Popkomm 2009

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Berlin-based music trade exhibition and conference, Popkomm will move locations in 2009 to Station-Berlin. The event will also be held earlier than the previous year's event, Sept. 16 to 18. The change of date forced organizers to reconsider ...

  26. The Mobile Long Tail

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The notion that long tail music sales don't apply to the mobile phone is starting to get some traction. The CEO of mobile music provider 24/7 Entertainment told attendees at the Popkomm conference that less than 66% of the 4.5 million songs i ...

  27. UMG, Qtrax Strike International Deal

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International and ad-funded legal P2P service Qtrax today announced a licensing deal covering Europe, Asia/Pacific, South America and Africa. Previously, Universal Music Group had a North American deal with Qtrax in place. Qt ...

  28. Popkomm Day 3: The Second Coming Of Qtrax

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eight months after its abortive launch at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, Qtrax is back on course according to New York-based CEO and chairman Allan Klepfisz. During the demonstration of Qtrax - a free, ad-funded "legal" hybrid P2P se ...

  29. Popkomm Numbers Down

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Popkomm will revert to a September timeslot in 2009 after attendance at this year's trade fair fell. Preliminary figures show that around 14,000 trade delegates attended this year's confab, down around 9% on the 15,420 who went through t ...

  30. EMI Music Publishing Partners With Global Music Project

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Global One, a worldwide music project featuring acts from five continents on one album, has signed a worldwide deal with EMI Music Publishing. The deal was announced at the Popkomm music conference and entertainment business trade fair in Berlin. ...

  31. Indies On The Attack Over Digital Rights

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The indie community has presented a united front over digital rights in a special Popkomm panel. Speaking under the "Impala Presents" banner, delegates flipped the subject of debate at the last minute. The panel had been due to discuss t ...

  32. Popkomm Day 2: Digital Drives Forward

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The development of digital music was the major topic of debate at day two of Popkomm in Berlin, with delegates discussing the need for users to be able to synchronize their music collections between their computers, phones and even automobiles. Th ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Kyte Scoops Popkomm-IMEA Award

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital media platform Kyte has won the 2008 Popkomm Innovation in Music Entertainment Award (IMEA) in Berlin. The San Francisco-based service -- which allows artists to produce live and on-demand content and simultaneously distribute it to multip ...

  35. Popkomm Day 1: Delegates Debate Rights

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rights issues were at the top of the agenda at the first day of Popkomm in Berlin. A total of 15,000 exhibitors and trade visitors are expected, according to managing director Ralf Kleinhenz, although the opening day was a fairly relaxed start to ...

  36. Gibb Raps EC In Popkomm Keynote

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bee Gee member Robin Gibb has opened Popkomm 2008 in Berlin with a keynote speech in his role as president of CISAC, the umbrella group which represents 222 authors' societies in 118 countries. He accused the European Commission of behaving i ...

  37. IODA Adds European Distros

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent digital distributor IODA announced partnerships with several European distributors in advance of the Popkomm Conference in Berlin. Discograph, Forte Music Distribution, Harmonia Mundi Distribution, Cobayn, and the Music Information Cen ...

  38. Five Buzz Topics At Popkomm 2008

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Popkomm, the younger of Europe's two big music biz confabs, are kicking off the 2008 edition of the conference with a commitment to explore the "three C's" of the music business: creativity, communication and comm ...

  39. 2008 Popkomm IMEA Finalists Announced

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Berlin-based international music trade show Popkomm has announced the six finalists for its annual Innovation in Music and Entertainment Award (IMEA). All the finalists have already won a mentoring session with one of the three prize judges for si ...

  40. Gibb, Wim Wenders Confirmed As Popkomm Keynoters

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bee Gee member Robin Gibb is among the first three keynote speakers confirmed for this year's Popkomm, the international music and entertainment trade show in Berlin. The other two are iconic German movie director Wim Wenders; and Petri Lunde ...

  41. Lordi To Launch Album At Popkomm

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Monster rock band Lordi will launch its new album at this year's Popkomm. The Finnish act releases "Deadache" (Sony BMG) internationally on Oct. 27. The international music and entertainment business trade show takes place in Berlin ...

  42. Billboard Partners With Popkomm

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is a media partner for this year's Popkomm, which takes place in Berlin from Oct. 8 to 11. The program at the 2008 international music and entertainment business trade show includes panel discussions about the role of the recorded m ...

  43. Popkomm Moves To Later Date

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Popkomm music fair will be taking place later than usual this year, on Oct. 8-10 in Berlin. Last year, the international music and entertainment business trade show -- organized by Messe Berlin -- boasted 886 exhibitors from 57 countries and a ...

  44. Italian Biz Welcome 'Historic' Trade Fair Funding Plan

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Italian record labels attending Midem, Popkomm, Womex and other international fairs next year are to receive government financial support. The agreement, struck between the industry's "Music Round Table" umbrella group, the Ministry ...

  45. Popkomm Attendance Stable

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Attendance at this year's Sept. 19-21 Popkomm trade fair in Berlin was stable, pulling in more than 15,000 trade visitors, according to preliminary figures. Organizer Messe Berlin claims 886 exhibitors from 57 countries took part in the confa ...

  46. Popkomm Debates On Indies, Internet

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mike Batt, founder and managing director of Dramatico Entertainment, used his Popkomm keynote speech this afternoon to call for a truce between independent and major music companies. "A lot of us who run indie labels tend to think of the majo ...

  47. German Downloads Set To Soar

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Revenues from music downloads are expected to jump 25% to €60 million ($83.7 million) in 2007, according to data disclosed by Berlin-based economics, telecommunications and new-media research firm BITKOM at the Popkomm trade fair. This would repre ...

  48. German Tech Firm Trivid Takes Popkomm Innovation Award

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German technology company Trivid has won Popkomm 2007's Innovation in Music and Entertainment Award (IMEA) on day one of the confab in Berlin. The firm triumphed with its Clipgenerator service, which allows online users to generate private mu ...

  49. Popkomm Panelists: Music, Auto Industries Must Align

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vehicles will drive a viable revenue stream for record labels in the coming years, panelists said at the "Auto Mobile Music: The Dashboard Jukebox" session today, on day one of Popkomm , the international music and entertainment conferen ...

  50. 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 ...

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