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MOST WANTED: MUSIC: the cutting-edge music conference

MOST WANTED: MUSIC: the cutting-edge music conference

MOST WANTED: MUSIC has become the most important music business event in Berlin and the second largest conference for music and creative industry professionals in Germany. Run by the Berlin Music Commission, the music industry network of Berlin and launched in 2014, this year’s event will take place on November 6-7th, at Alte Münze, in Mitte.

The series of conferences is dedicated to creatives and music business professionals who know that Berlin does it differently. Most Wanted: Music is taking a modern, alternative approach to programming, creating an experiential space for the future of the music and creative industries.

Looking at tomorrow’s music business, the topics at MW:M will have a special focus on sustainability and technology. Some of the discussions are about the value of music em 2019 in this freemium digital world: How will AR (augmented reality) change live entertainment? Which tools let artists interact with fans anywhere, anyhow? How does the complex music business start to rethink its CO₂ emissions? Many questions are still to be answered.

The program, with talks in English and in German, presents innovating speakers from different music fields, sharing their thoughts to help building a better future.

MW:M is also part of Keychange, an international initiative which transforms the future of music whilst encouraging festivals and music organizations to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. On this year’s MW:M edition, 45% of speakers are women!

To help you take the most out of this year’s edition, check out our highlights:

Tech horizon – the technology shaping the future of electronic music. – Panel with Tristan Hunt (Association for Electronic Music), Kikelomo Oludemi (DJ/Presenter/Host/ Market Specialist), Jack Bridges, Fidelity Kastrow and Heiko Hoffmann.

Beyond the dancefloor: the Wider impact of club culture on Berlin – a Data-Driven analysis. – Talk with Lukas Drevenstedt, General Manager, Clubcomission Berlin

Music changemakers – embracing the diversity. – Panel with Lana Wittig (Edition F), Lina Burghausen (Mona Lina), Cyrielle Tamby (Euroa-Universität Viadrina) and Chiara Nacchia (TopUp Production).

Making the piano fly – A new perspective on interactive piano performance with Ralf Schmid (Pyanook).

Travel beyond your destination – an inner & outer journey through the world of electronic music. – Panel with Sabine Spethling (tunes&wings) and Cari Merriam (Spiritual Teacher, Healer, + Wellbeing Strategist)

Music and the doing revolution. – Talk with Tim Exile (Endless)

Augmenting live events: Where physical meets virtual. – Panel with Simonne Jones, Sam Speaigh and Phyllis Josephine (dvdv)

Tin Men and the Telephone. – Interactive event with the Amsterdam jazz band Tin Men and the Telephone where we have to grab our phones to experience the gig.

This article was written by Lalai Persson and edited by Domingos Ruiz Lepores.

Photos from MW:M website.

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