Introducing our guests: Detlef Schwarte (Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg)

“Music Life Is Live” is the main topic of the 9th Vienna Music Business Research Days from Sep. 12-14, 2018. In presentations and discussions music business representatives and music business researchers focus this time on the political economy of music festivals and the economics of the international concert and touring business. Find the program here.

Detlef Schwarte gives a short presentation with Professor Carsten Winter on “Music Festival Conferences as Live Incubators of the Music Industry” within the panel discussion “The Political Economics of Music Festivals” with Hannah Crepaz (Osterfestival Tirol, Austria), Martin Cloonan (University of Turku , Finland) and Peter Smidt (Eurosonic Noorderslag, The Netherlands) on September 14 from 9:45-11:15 in Joseph Haydn-Hall at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

Detlef Schwarte is a trained sociologist and co-founder of the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe´s largest club festival and one of the world´s most important conferences for the music and digital industries. As managing director Schwarte is responsible for the international conference of the Reeperbahn Festival that includes a programme of more than 300 sessions, networking events, showcases and award shows and hosts more than 4,700 delegates from 55 countries.

Furthermore as partner and managing director of Inferno Events, a Hamburg public events agency, he designs and implements corporate and public events such as Night of Knowledge, Hamburg Night of Theatre or German Unification Day 2008.

Schwarte attends international conferences year round and speaks regularly on panels, e.g. at Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL), Canadian Music Week (CA), Oya Festival (NOR) or BIME (ES).




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