States of Germany

  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. 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 ...

  3. Love Parade A Year Later: Memorialized But No Prosecutions, Concert Industry Reforms

    July 28, 2011 11:19 AM EDT BERLIN - Over 2.200 witnesses may have been questioned by the police, but the question of responsibility a year after the Love Parade tragedy in Germany's Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia) on July 24th 2010 in which 21 died and over 500 were ...

  4. Air Berlin To Sell Music, Tickets On Flights

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German airline Air Berlin and the international media company Kick Media in Cologne have started a joint venture, Follow Me entertainment, based in Cologne. Follow Me plans to sell music - including repertoire it has developed - and concert ti ...

  5. Rolf Schmidt-Holtz Joins German Publisher's Board

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO Sony Music in New York, will become a member of the supervisory board of the Hamburg-based publishing company Gruner + Jahr in March 2011. Schmidt Holtz was also appointed to the board of trustees of the Bertelsmann Stiftun ...

  6. Songwriter Camp Launches At Reeperbahn Fest

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first German Songwriter Camp was attended by more than 20 authors from Germany, Sweden, England, Japan and Australia in a studio in Hamburg during the Reeperbahn Festival. It was organized by the two Hamburg-based music publishers AMV Talpa an ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Death Threats For Mayor After Love Parade Disaster

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Following the Love Parade disaster on July 24 in Duisburg, mayor Adolf Sauerland said that he has received multiple death threats. The crowd stampede at the free dance event in Duisburg caused the death of 21 people and left 500 injured. A memoria ...

  10. Death Toll From Love Parade Crush Rises To 21

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German prosecutors say the death toll from a crush at last weekend's Love Parade techno festival has risen to 21 after a young woman died from her injuries. Duisburg prosecutors' spokesman Rolf Haferkamp said on Wednesday that the 25-yea ...

  11. Shock, Blame After Deaths At German Festival

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Throngs of techno fans followed the floats, the dancers and the throbbing music to the festival venue: an old freight railway station that local media estimated could handle 300,000 people. German media reported that as many as 1.4 million people ...

  12. Sony Music CEO Invests In Start-Up Fund

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment in New York, is one of four investors of the newly founded company Hanse Ventures based in Hamburg. His partners are Dr. Bernd Kundrun, former CEO of the publishing company Gruner+ Jahr, Jochen M ...

  13. Marek Lieberberg Honored In Hamburg

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Frankfurt-based Marek Lieberberg (MLK) was awarded with the German Live Entertainment Award (LEA) as tour promoter of the year. MLK presented shows by Depeche Mode, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Green Day, Xavier Naidooo and U2 last year. DEAG Classics i ...

  14. German Live Body Signs Up With Reeperbahn Fest

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival and the German Federal Association of the live entertainment industry (IDKV) in Hamburg have formed a partnership. During the Reeperbahn festival, Sept. 23-25. September 2010, the IDKV and its 235 members will have ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. AOL Shutting German Operation

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Internet group AOL is leaving Germany, closing offices in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. About 140 employees will lose their jobs. The closures were confirmed on Tuesday (Jan. 12) by AOL spokesman Thomas Knorpp in Hamburg. No comment c ...

  17. GEMA Agrees New Concert Licensing Rates

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST The German concert promoters associations Bundesverband der Veranstaltungswirtschaft (idkv) in Hamburg and the Verband der Konzertdirektionen (VDKD) in Munich and the German collection society GEMA in Munich have reached an agreement about the lic ...

  18. German Publisher Bavaria Sonor Launches Label

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST German music publisher Bavaria Sonor has launched a record label specialising in film and TV soundtracks. The first release on the Bavaria Sonor label will be a soundtrack album from the cult 1960s German TV science fiction series "Raumpatrou ...

  19. German Publishers Plan Online Sheet Music Service

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A dozen leading German independent publishers want to launch a new platform for downloading sheet music between now and March 2010 in Germany. This will allow users to download sheet music and will also be available to music retailers, who will be ...

  20. Inaugural Hamburg Prize To Be Awarded

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The industry association Music City Hamburg will award the inaugural Hans - the Hamburg Music Prize on Sept. 24. With this new award, musicians who live in Hamburg will be honored in the category artist of the year, while there are additional awar ...

  21. Double Win For Lieberberg At Germany's LEAs

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Frankfurt-based concert promoter Marek Lieberberg was the big winner at this year's Live Entertainment Awards (LEAs) in Hamburg. Marek Lieberberg received two of the 17 LEAs. He was named concert promoter of the year and also got the LEA ...

  22. Germany's Optimal Expands

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German CD manufacturer Optimal Media Production, based in Röbel in east Germany, continues to expand in Scandinavia. The company, which has service centers in Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm and London, has now launched Optimal Media in Copenhagen. ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Lieberberg Wins Big At Germany's LEA Event

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marek Lieberberg has been awarded tour promoter of the year 2007 at the third annual Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), which took place Tuesday in Hamburg's Color Line Arena. Frankfurt-based Lieberberg, who promoted concerts during the year by ...

  26. German Live Earth Edition Loses $1.3 Million

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Germany's Live Earth, which took place on July 7 in Hamburg, recorded a loss of €950,000 ($1.3 million). Ticket sales generated €1.06 million ($1.46 million), merchandising and sponsoring yielded €190,000 ($262,000), resulting in revenues of ...

  27. Shakira, Yusuf Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, and major domestic acts, ending nine hours later with a performance by surprise guest Yusuf ...

  28. Harbich Steps Down At Capitol Germany

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joachim Harbich, managing director at EMI Music Germany and Austria subsidiary Capitol, has left the Cologne-based company for personal reasons in order to work in Hamburg again. Harbich was appointed in March after being poached from Hamburg-base ...

  29. Loveparade Dances Away From Berlin

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Loveparade -- which claims to be the biggest dance music event in the world -- is waltzing off from Berlin after 18 years in the city. Event organisers claim local authorities were unwilling to pick up the tab for rubbish disposal and were also ke ...

  30. EMI Publishing German Names Exec Duo

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following the departure of Mike Weller as managing director of EMI Music Publishing Germany on April 1, the music publisher has appointed two people to lead the German company. Andreas Kiel, until now senior VP creative, and Markus Hedke, until no ...

  31. BPI Expands British Music Week In Germany

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is to repeat and expand its British Music Week promotion in Germany this April, broadening its reach from its Berlin base into two other German cities. The inaugural BMW took place in Berlin May 19-26 2006. Its ai ...

  32. German Promoters Unveil New Collecting Society

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Society aims to protect show organizers. A new royalties collecting society—Verwertungsgesellschaft Veranstalterrechte e.V.—was unveiled by German concert promoters today (Sept. 20) at the Popkomm trade show in Berlin. The new collecting society, ...

  33. GLOBAL PULSE: TEXAS LIGHTNING STRIKES ALL YEAR LONG

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg quintet Texas Lightning has just celebrated a solid year on Germany's Media Control album chart with "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch" (X-Cell/Sony BMG). Its success has been fueled by the single Hamburg quintet Texas Lightning ...

  34. Capitol Germany Names Marketing Director

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Uli Mücke has been appointed director of marketing at Capitol Music Germany in Cologne, with effect from Sept. 1. He replaces Peter Müller, who left the company last year. Uli Mücke has been appointed director of marketing at Cap ...

  35. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  36. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  37. Edel's Schmidt To Join Capitol Germany

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end of the year to take the same post at Capitol Music. Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end ...

  38. Haentjes Takes Charge Of German Trade Bodies

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was elected Oct. 27 as the new chairman of the board of Germany's record industry bodies. Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was elected Oct. 27 as the new chairman ...

  39. Haentjes Takes Charge Of German Trade Bodies

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was today (Oct. 27) elected as the new chairman of the board of Germany's record industry bodies. Haentjes takes responsibilities for the BPW, t Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music ...

  40. Bavaria Topper Kleine Fired In Scandal's Wake

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thilo Kleine has been fired as managing director of leading German television production group Bavaria Film amid a product placement scandal that has shaken Bavaria and its pubcaster parent ARD. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Thilo K ...

  41. German Pub Group Re-Elects Sikorski Prez

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Members of Germany's Music Publishers Assn. on June 17 re-elected Dagmar Sikorski as the trade group's president for a three-year term. Sikorski is owner of Hamburg-based publishing firm Sikorski Musi HAMBURG -- Members of Germany's ...

  42. Lang Gets Orchestral On New Tour

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist k.d. lang begins her first tour with a symphony orchestra April 30 at Houston's Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Audi of America will be the presenting sponsor for more than half of Veteran artist k.d. lang begins her first ...

  43. Warner Music Germany Losing 100 Jobs

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 job losses, sources say. The Hamburg-based affiliate's president Bernd Dopp is understood to have announced the layoffs during a staff meeting today (March 31) Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 ...

  44. Warner Music Germany Losing 100 Jobs

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 job losses, sources say. The Hamburg-based affiliate's president Bernd Dopp is understood to have announced the layoffs during a staff meeting today (March 31) Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 ...

  45. U.S. Officials Warn of Concert Danger

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Embassy in Berlin warned Americans yesterday (March 11) to stay clear of a popular Turkish singer's upcoming concert, saying a hand grenade exploded at a previous show in Hamburg and that loc The U.S. Embassy in Berlin warned America ...