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Wednesday, September 7
 

10:30am

Registration for Matchmaking Session (hand out of updated meeting schedules)

This B2B Meeting Session requires your registration via www.b2match.eu/popkomm2011

Please insert your collaboration profile until the 25th of August 2011 and book your meetings with other delegates: 26th of August until  2nd of September 2011.

Deadline to enter your profile: 25th of August!

Deadline to book meetings: 2nd of September!

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more it will be recognized.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:30am - 11:15am
NETWORKING_GATE - Windrosensaal Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

10:30am

Opening of Popkomm 2011 / Welcoming Words /Special Keynote by Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade

The CEO of Messe Berlin, Raimund Hosch, will say some welcoming words and open the Popkomm 2011.
Holger G. Weiss, CEO aupeo! , will then open the Popkomm Conference and in particular give an entrance into the digital world.

As a highlight, there will be a Special Keynote by the Swedish Misiter for Forgein Trade, Ewa Björling.


Speakers
avatar for Ewa Björling

Ewa Björling

Swedish Minister of Trade
avatar for Raimund Hosch

Raimund Hosch

Messe Berlin
avatar for Holger G. Weiss

Holger G. Weiss

CEO, Aupeo!


Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

11:00am

Welcoming words by Hans Joachim Otto and Raimund Hosch
Speakers
avatar for Raimund Hosch

Raimund Hosch

Messe Berlin


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

11:00am

Welcome Note (Opening Networking Gate)

MEET BERLIN


The Berlin Music Commission invites to network, to gain new insights, to learn ideas from
other industries and last but not least to make premium contacts.


There will be one-on-one matchmakings (see B2B Sessions on Wednesday), at round tables crucial questions around the music industry will be discussed: how certain industries cope with digitalisation, how a sustainable development for creative should look like, or how other industries approach music as a business field.


Special highlights are the music supervisor sessions. Tess Taylor from NARIP will speak about
How To Network American-style… and how to pitch successfully to Music Supervisors. In this
case Andrea von Foerster and Gary Calamar, who'll meet you for direct pitches. Andrea von
Foerster is responsible for The OC, Grey's Anatomy, Dollhouse, Stargate Universe, Gary
Calamar for the soundtrack of True Blood, Dexter and House.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
NETWORKING_GATE - Foyer (Lounge) Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

11:30am

Keynote/ Workshop Tess Taylor (NARIP)

Topic: "How To Network American Style..."


Speakers
TT

Tess Taylor

President, National Association of Record Industry Professionals NARIP, USA


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Foyer (Lounge) Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

11:30am

Meet Berlin_Panel: "ClubConsult" Nachhaltigkeit im Club und Veranstaltungsbereich

"ClubConsult" ist ein Projekt der Clubcommission Berlin e.V. Referent Rainer Grigutsch - Projektleiter "ClubConsult", Leiter der Geschäftsstelle der Clubcommission e.V.

Die Clubcommission Berlin diskutiert mit Hamburger und Kölner Clubnetzwerken und Clubbetreibern Ihr bundesweites Pilotprojekt "ClubConsult" bei dem nachhaltiges Energiemanagement und der Einsatz moderner Technologien behilflich sein sollen ein zukunftsfähiges Image von Veranstaltungen aufzubauen und zu nutzen und gleichzeitig die Wirtschaftlichkeit von Veranstaltungen und Clubs zu verbessern. Diskutiert wird, welche Erfahrungen es damit gibt und welche politischen Rahmenbedingungen zur Umsetzung in der Musikszene notwendig sind.

Eine Koproduktion mit Artwert " Expertenwissen Musik" und der Berlin Music Commission 


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Müller Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

11:30am

Meet Berlin_Round Table Gespräch I: Berlin - nur arm und sexy?

Berlin ist hip, das ist schön, aber kein fester Zustand. Hipness ist ein fragiler Konsens, gerade noch vor etwaigen Mitbewerbern zu stehen. Hippness kann nicht geplant werden und ist in ihrer Dauer und Qualität nicht absehbar. Arm aber sexy als Slogan ist also wenig nachhaltig. Künstler und Kreative flohen in diese Stadt, vor New Yorker Mietpreisen, der Knappheit an verfügbaren Ateliers in Madrid, der Möglichkeit hier Nischen in allen möglichen Grauzonen zu besetzen. Entsprechende Wirtschaftszweige folgten. Doch können die kreativen Nomaden jederzeit ihre Zelte abbrechen. Besteht dann die Gefahr eine aktuelle Pole-Position als Europäische Kreativhauptstadt zu verlieren? Zeit das Thema Standortentwicklung und Standortsicherung zu diskutieren.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Compass Rose Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

11:30am

Matchmaking Session I / B2B Meetings / Meet Berlin

This B2B Meeting Session requires your registration via www.b2match.eu/popkomm2011 .

Please insert your collaboration profile until the 25th of August 2011 and book your meetings with other delegates: 26th of August until  2nd of September 2011.

Deadline to enter your profile: 25th of August!

Deadline to book meetings: 2nd of September!

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more it will be recognized.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:30am - 1:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Windrosensaal Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

11:50am

What happens in the cloud, stays in the cloud

What happens in the cloud, stays in the cloud

Business model cloud distribution


Speakers
avatar for Ben Drury

Ben Drury

CEO, 7 digital  
avatar for Oke Göttlich

Oke Göttlich

CEO, finetunes


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:50am - 12:05pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

12:00pm

tape.tv

tape.tv

Coffee and TV with the ambassador of good music


Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
tape.tv cube in the entrance hall

12:00pm

Workshop
Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Workshop Area

12:10pm

What happens in the cloud, stays in the cloud

What happens in the cloud, stays in the cloud

Business model cloud distribution


Speakers
avatar for Ben Drury

Ben Drury

CEO, 7 digital  
avatar for Oke Göttlich

Oke Göttlich

CEO, finetunes
avatar for Georg Hitzenberger

Georg Hitzenberger

CEO, Play FM
avatar for Steffen Holly

Steffen Holly

CTO, aupeo!
avatar for Ryan Rauscher

Ryan Rauscher

Projektmanager Popakademie
avatar for Tobias Schiwek

Tobias Schiwek

co-Founder Simfy
avatar for Thorsten Schliesche

Thorsten Schliesche

CEO Naspter Germany


Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:10pm - 12:55pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

12:30pm

FELIX ZENGER (FINLAND)
Artists
avatar for FELIX ZENGER (FINLAND)

FELIX ZENGER (FINLAND)

Drums, scratches, bass, vocals, effects — and just one mouth! Felix Zenger not only produces a wide array of sounds and complex rhythms, but above all uses his voice to create new and original music with a unique style of his own. And what with more than 30 million YouTube views (and counting) he just might be on to something… The 24 year-old, awarded with Artist of the Year honors at the annual Funk Awards, has performed with or... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:30pm - 1:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

12:30pm

Meet Berlin_Round Table Gespräch II: Wertschöpfungspotentiale einer vernetzten Kreativwirtschaft

Das Dilemma der Musikindustrie besteht in dem Paradoxon, Einnahmen aus Märkten zu erwarten, die Musik brauchen, selbst kein Geschäftsmodel auf der Basis von Musik haben, aber den Musikmarkt durch Ihre Kommunikationsmonopole beherrschen.

Ein komplizierter Satz, aber die Situation ist es leider auch. Umso wichtiger Synergien zu schaffen, gemeinsame Ziele zu finden, wie mit und um das wertvolle Gut Musik, gemeinsame Geschäftsmodelle zu entwickeln sind.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Compass Rose Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

12:30pm

Cocktail Party Argentina

Cocktail Party Argentina Lounge


Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Argentina Lounge A2-08

12:30pm

Meet Berlin_Music Supervisor Session I

With Andrea von Foerster

In co-operation mit "National Association of Record Industry Professionals“ (NARIP, USA)

Due to limited capacity, please RSVP for your personal invitation to meetberlin@berlin-music-commission.de


Wednesday September 7, 2011 12:30pm - 2:30pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Müller Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

1:00pm

It's all about quality

It's all about quality

How high resolution audio files could boost revenues


Speakers
avatar for Lothar Kerestedjian

Lothar Kerestedjian

CEO highresaudio.com


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:00pm - 1:15pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:00pm

CALLMEKAT (DENMARK)
Artists
avatar for CALLMEKAT (DENMARK)

CALLMEKAT (DENMARK)

Known for her melancholic, alternative pop CALLmeKAT is the internationally acclaimed moniker of Danish singer, keyboardista and composer Katrine Ottosen. Through word-of-mouth, she is drawing crowds in clubs throughout Germany, Benelux, France, Switzerland and Austria and all before an official international album release. Her sonic identity pours from an intimate yet lively melting pot of artistic courage, where she creates music with an army... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:00pm

THE MINT (GERMANY)
Artists
avatar for THE MINT (GERMANY)

THE MINT (GERMANY)

The thoroughbred European band know their stuff. Blending a massive electronic sound, | new wave guitar, subtle hook-lines and poetic lyrics that speak to the soul, THE MINT's | sound is hard to define or categorize; it just works. | THE MINT draw inspiration from their hometown, Berlin, and bring that to life with their | bittersweet, bold and sometimes melancholic music. Their songs speak of hope and sorrow, | grief and euphoria, in a... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
SONICBIDS @ C-CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

1:00pm

Lunch Break (open Get-Together)

You are invited to join in for Lunch Break. At noon the Foyer (Lounge Area) within the Networking Gate becomes the hot spot and central meeting point for all Popkomm delegates and participants of the networking events.

This event will offer an additional opportunity within the Networking Gate to exchange information, meet other delegates and helps to build your network of international contacts.

Your 'boarding pass' will be issued in exchange of your business card at Gate A1.

(For more details we recommend you register via www.B2Match.eu/popkomm2011 to the Networking_Gate.)


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Foyer (Lounge) Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

1:00pm

How to sell merch and music on Facebook via Sellaround.net

How to sell merch and music on Facebook via Sellaround.net


Speakers
avatar for Adrian Thoma

Adrian Thoma

CEO sellaround.net


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Area

1:15pm

THIS IS HEAD (SWEDEN)
Artists
avatar for THIS IS HEAD (SWEDEN)

THIS IS HEAD (SWEDEN)

Swedish disco kraut act This Is Head recently released their critically acclaimed album 0001 on Adrian Recordings. The band received Swedish National Radio's “Pop Act Of The Year” award earlier this year, beating other nominees such as Robyn and The Radio Dept. To follow up on these great achievements This Is Head also performed at this year's Roskilde Festival – adding to an already insane European touring schedule.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:15pm - 1:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

1:20pm

Transmedia Storytelling

Transmedia Storytelling

The new wayn of multi-channel content formats


Speakers
avatar for Alexander Mazzara

Alexander Mazzara

CEO and Co-Founder joiz


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:20pm - 1:40pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:30pm

BERNHARD EDER (AUSTRIA)
Artists
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BERNHARD EDER (AUSTRIA)

Bernhard Eder grew up in a little farming village in the Austrian countryside. After spending his youth on his mother's farm, he decided to become a car-mechanic, but soon realized that his love of music was much stronger than that for cars. After putting down his wrenches he formed a band called "wa:rum" with some friends and started playing at parties and small festivals in his region. In 1997, Bernhard decided to move to Vienna to study... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:30pm

EVELINN TROUBLE (SWITZERLAND)
Artists
avatar for EVELINN TROUBLE (SWITZERLAND)

EVELINN TROUBLE (SWITZERLAND)

Evelinn Trouble likes nasty surprises. And Evelinn Trouble likes noise. The sweet pop melodies of her debut album "Arbitrary Act" have barely faded away, as the 21 year old girl from Zurich releases her newest album; a record to kick all boxes and comparisons in the balls. "Television Religion" is an act of liberation, sizzling with fury and energy, while still soft but sinister.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
SONICBIDS @ CRYSTAL CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

1:30pm

South Africa Reception
Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
South Africa Lounge A2-06

1:45pm

We watch future

We watch future

The reinvention of Music Tv in the Web 2.0 age


Speakers
avatar for Jasper Bouwsma

Jasper Bouwsma

Founder Vujàdé
AB

Andreas Briese

Youtube Germany
avatar for Marcel Duee

Marcel Duee

Co-Founder tweek TV
avatar for Conrad Fritzsch

Conrad Fritzsch

CEO tape.tv AG
avatar for Elmar Giglinger

Elmar Giglinger

Medienboard
avatar for Alexander Mazzara

Alexander Mazzara

CEO and Co-Founder joiz
avatar for Tobias Trosse

Tobias Trosse

CEO , putpat.tv


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:45pm - 2:25pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:00pm

ALIBI TOM (SWEDEN)
Artists
avatar for ALIBI TOM (SWEDEN)

ALIBI TOM (SWEDEN)

Alternative pop act alibi tom from Gothenburg digs deeper with new album “this sleeping”. Their unique music, generated by colliding classical counterpoint compositions with jam-session improvisation, has been recorded live in old rural churches together with mentor and producer Joakim Sehlstedt. This made for a living, breathing pop sound, adorned with harmonies and unexpected instrumental elements. Let’s call it playful... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
SONICBIDS @ C-CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

2:00pm

EWERT AND THE TWO DRAGONS (ESTONIA)
Artists
avatar for EWERT & THE TWO DRAGONS (ESTONIA)

EWERT & THE TWO DRAGONS (ESTONIA)

A sunny and melodic indie-folk quartet, some international hotshots have titled them "the crown jewel of Estonian music", Ewert and The Two Dragons have been taking the Baltics by storm. Finnish music magazine Rumba named them "the best band of the entire fest“ after their performance at Positivus 2010. Their critically acclaimed second album "Good Man Down" (I Love You Records, 2011) is already one of the best selling records in Estonia... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:00pm

Meet Austria and Switzerland (International Speed Meeting Session)

Hosted by Austria's Music and Music Made in Switzerland

Meet Austrian and Swiss delegates and companies, representing concert- & booking agents, promoters, labels, distributors, publishers, Genre: Pop/Rock/Metal.

Within a 1-hour all participants can meet with delegates from designated countries for a maximum of 10 minutes to exchange business cards and briefly pitch their businesses.

The meetings shall be booked upfront. Please select the event while registering on www.b2match.eu/popkomm2011.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Compass Rose Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

2:00pm

How to do digital marketing?

How to do digital marketing?

Identify possibilities of reaching your audience, learn how to measure and understand your customer


Speakers

Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Workshop Area

2:00pm

Matchmaking Session II / B2B Meetings / Meet Berlin

This B2B Meeting Session requires your registration via www.b2match.eu/popkomm2011 .

Please insert your collaboration profile until the 25th of August 2011 and book your meetings with other delegates: 26th of August until  2nd of September 2011.

Deadline to enter your profile: 25th of August!

Deadline to book meetings: 2nd of September!

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more it will be recognized.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:00pm - 5:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Windrosensaal Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

2:15pm

MANAGEMENT DEL DOLORE POST-OPERATORIO (ITALY)
Artists
avatar for MANAGEMENT DEL DOLORE POST-OPERATORIO (ITALY)

MANAGEMENT DEL DOLORE POST-OPERATORIO (ITALY)

Management del Dolore Post-Operatorio were formed in 2006 and released the album "Mestruazioni” on the Videoradio label at the end of 2008. The first work was well-received in the music press. In the same year, the boys met Raffaella Tenaglia (Pixie Promotion) with which they started carrying out a strategy to promote music products and events through the new web technologies and unconventional marketing tricks (Videopin). Thanks to a... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:15pm - 2:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

2:30pm

Inside media and technology

Inside media and technology

New future trends od music and media consumption


Speakers
avatar for Michael Schidlack

Michael Schidlack

BITKOM.e.V.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:30pm - 2:50pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:30pm

GILLIAN GRASSIE (USA)
Artists
avatar for GILLIAN GRASSIE (USA)

GILLIAN GRASSIE (USA)

This award-winning indie harpist/singer-songwriter has sold out shows from Philadelphia's Tin Angel to The Matador in Siberia. More Regina Spektor than Joanna Newsom, Grassie has toured across Europe, South America, North America, and Asia, earning grants from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation and the U.S. State Department, a slew of awards, and the fervent support of her fans, one of whom described her as "an awesome combination of Pippi... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
SONICBIDS @ CRYSTAL CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

2:30pm

MARCO NOTARI (ITALY)
Artists
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MARCO NOTARI (ITALY)

Marco Notari is a singer-songwriter of the Italian alternative scene. His debut album “Oltre lo Specchio” (Beyond the Looking Glass - ArtesRecords/Mescal-SonyBMG), is released on 13th January 2006. The record moves the critics to enthusiasm and obtains very good selling results too, reaching the 37th position in the F.I.M.I./Nielsen Italian Official Selling Chart. In the meantime Marco Notari and Madam (his band) begin a long tour... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:30pm

Meet Berlin_Music Supervisor Session II

With Gary Calamar

In co-operation mit "National Association of Record Industry Professionals“ (NARIP, USA)

Due to limited capacity, please RSVP for your personal invitation to meetberlin@berlin-music-commission.de


Wednesday September 7, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Müller Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

3:00pm

CHARTER (GERMANY)
Artists
avatar for CHARTER (GERMANY)

CHARTER (GERMANY)

They are impulsive, stylish, straightforward. Charter stands for authentic, ecstatic rock – inspired by the different, strong characters of the four musicians. In their songs the Finnish way of life of frontman Antti mixes with Berlin´s vibrant creativity and an individual drive for freedom and an escape from simple life. Influenced by the greatness of bands like Placebo, U2 and The Killers, the band takes melodic-catchy indie... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
SONICBIDS @ C-CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

3:00pm

DEER BEAR (DENMARK)
Artists
avatar for DEER BEAR (DENMARK)

DEER BEAR (DENMARK)

Complementarity is what best describes DEER BEAR. The Ying and Yang parallel is obvious with the members being an odd couple: The female part is held by Anne Hjort, with a background rooted in the electro-popish. Her male counterpart is Lars Bjørn-Hansen who normally fronts the acclaimed death metal band Koldborn. But there’s no death metal in this musical setting, no insisting aggression, no screaming. | Their sound and... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:00pm

Meet Berlin_Round Table Gespräch III: Digitalisierung tut nicht weh/ Was die Kreativwirtschaft von anderen Branchen lernen kann

Beim letzten Umzug fand man ein schönes altes Mixtape, voller Erinnerungen, voller Lieblingslieder. Nur dumm, dass man kein Kassettendeck mehr besitzt. Das Überleben von Musikunternehmen wird in den kommenden Jahren über die Formatfrage entschieden werden. Und das war schon immer so, ob Tonwalze, Kassette, Vinyl, CD, mp3, ... die Entwicklung hört nicht auf, weder bei den Geräteherstellern, den Kunden... Und bei den Musikfirmen? Aber auch außerhalb der Musikindustrie sind Filmhersteller, Einzelhandel, Kopierwerke, Spielehersteller, Designer, Telekommunikationsanbieter und Werbetreibende, von Digitalisierung betroffen, wurden Geschäftsmodelle, ja ganze Industrien obsolet, und konnten dennoch überleben. Ein Erfahrungsaustausch.


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Compass Rose Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

3:00pm

Music Discovery 3.0

Music Discovery 3.0

Visual & Intelligent


Speakers

Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop Area

3:15pm

World Exclusive - How to profit from your fan base
Speakers

Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:15pm - 3:35pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:15pm

JUNES (SWITZERLAND)
Artists
avatar for JUNES (SWITZERLAND)

JUNES (SWITZERLAND)

Junes developed from a small idea to an internationally-consi- dered band already taking successful career steps, such as 3 soldout shows with Hurts, and slots at big Swiss festivals, in- cluding OpenAir St.Gallen and Gurtenfest. The new album, „Donʼt Leave Me In Autumn“, shows off the band’s familiar sound structures and mellow melodies, while mixing cello and violin with new electronic tones. The output is a spherical mixture... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:15pm - 3:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

3:30pm

BENSH (AUSTRIA)
Artists
avatar for BENSH (AUSTRIA)

BENSH (AUSTRIA)

From the Austrian Alps to the United Kingdom, from Japan to Germany to Iceland and back through Europe, Clues is the debut album of self-styled noisepop cosmopolitan Bensh... and the sum of a six year expedition to some of the most ecclectic places in pop.  Born in Innsbruck, Austria, Bensh studied composition in the UK in 2004. After a period of extensive songwriting and subsequent recording sessions with Dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Art... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
SONICBIDS @ CRYSTAL CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

3:30pm

MATI ZUNDEL (ARGENTINA)
Artists
avatar for MATI ZUNDEL (ARGENTINA)

MATI ZUNDEL (ARGENTINA)

Mati Zundel, born in the quiet countryside in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, has investigated different styles of Latin American folklore from argentine chacareras and vidalas all the way to peruvian huaynos and mexican sonideros. Shamanic chants, charango, guitar, and loops are the backbone of Mati's music. Native voices soar over delirious percussion and intense bass lines meet with melodies that combine cumbia and psychedelia. Mati Zundel... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:30pm

Swedish Reception
Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Nordic Area

3:30pm

Taste Austria / Happy Hour hosted by kdg
Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Austria A2-05

3:40pm

Music Mobile Business

Music Mobile Business

How smart mobile devices change the way of music marketing and distribution


Speakers
avatar for Robert Andrä

Robert Andrä

Vodafone
avatar for Philipp Eibach

Philipp Eibach

CEO wahwah.FM
avatar for Matthias Glattschke

Matthias Glattschke

CEO Songpier
avatar for Antonia Neubauer

Antonia Neubauer

Director Business Development YOC Group
avatar for Tina Rodriguez

Tina Rodriguez

Mobile Expertin
avatar for Holger G. Weiss

Holger G. Weiss

CEO, Aupeo!


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:40pm - 4:30pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

4:00pm

TREMOR (ARGENTINA)
Artists
avatar for MATI ZUNDEL (ARGENTINA)

MATI ZUNDEL (ARGENTINA)

Mati Zundel, born in the quiet countryside in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, has investigated different styles of Latin American folklore from argentine chacareras and vidalas all the way to peruvian huaynos and mexican sonideros. Shamanic chants, charango, guitar, and loops are the backbone of Mati's music. Native voices soar over delirious percussion and intense bass lines meet with melodies that combine cumbia and psychedelia. Mati Zundel... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

4:00pm

YA-HA! (GERMANY)
Artists
avatar for YA-HA (GERMANY)

YA-HA (GERMANY)

YA-HA! began in the summer of 2010 with the launch of the first EP "Überdosis Du" (Overdose of You). From then on daily life has changed for the filmmaker Janna Wonders and the "Blumentopf" rapper Flo Schuster: early morning starts on the ZDF morningshow with their distorted guitar sounds, lunchtime celebrations of their "Nr.1 hit" "Fake Coco Chanel" followed by radio interviews and live shows in the afternoons. | | YA-HA! started the... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
SONICBIDS @ C-CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

4:00pm

Understanding Social Media in 50 Minutes

Understanding Social Media in 50 Minutes.

Can Music Labels be Friends?



Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Area

4:15pm

SYNDICATE (AUSTRALIA)
Artists
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SYNDICATE (AUSTRALIA)

Syndicate are Australia's top breaking rock act and are fast cementing their names into the world rock scene with the debut of their powerful self titled release. After all, they’ve got some of the biggest names in rock listed on their debut album, and have already shared the stage with industry alumnae. Album recorded in Los Angeles features producers Jeff Blue (Linkin Park, Matchbox 20, Korn, Limp Bizkit, The Last Goodnight), Brandon... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:15pm - 4:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

4:30pm

HEIKE HAS THE GIGGLES (ITALY)
Artists
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HEIKE HAS THE GIGGLES (ITALY)

Heike Has The Giggles is a super catchy heavy pop trio from Ravenna, Italy, formed in September 2006. Emanuela Drei (lead vocal and guitars) sings mostly like PJ Harvey in raw, fast rock songs wich you can do well with in any (punk) garage. After two demo tapes (”Next, Please” & “How To Giggle”), released in 2007, the band immediately starts to play in huge Festivals (Italia Wave 08 Main Stage and Sziget Festival... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
SONICBIDS @ CRYSTAL CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

4:30pm

SONGS WANTED 25th BIRTHDAY
Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:30pm - 6:30pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

4:35pm

Social Commerce

Social Commerce

How Social Media and Social Commerce will change the way we buy and sell music


Speakers
avatar for Adrian Thoma

Adrian Thoma

CEO sellaround.net


Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:35pm - 4:50pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

4:55pm

Social Commerce

Social Commerce

How Social media and social Commerce will change the way we buy and sell music


Speakers
avatar for Amke Block

Amke Block

CEO audiomagnet
SB

Sebastian Blum

VP, LiveShare
avatar for Matthias Krebs

Matthias Krebs

University Lecturer, University of Arts, Berlin
avatar for Philipp Perreaux

Philipp Perreaux

CEO restorm.com
avatar for Corie Rappich

Corie Rappich

Social Media Exp.
avatar for Wilhelm Taht

Wilhelm Taht

Director of Global Consumer Marketing, Flowd
avatar for Adrian Thoma

Adrian Thoma

CEO sellaround.net
avatar for Marcel Weiss

Marcel Weiss

Blogger, Neumusik


Wednesday September 7, 2011 4:55pm - 5:40pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

5:00pm

DIVER (AUSTRIA)
Artists
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DIVER (AUSTRIA)

Diver's music is affective, simple and honest. Emotions are realized powerfully, still quiet, with acoustic instruments and through a variety of different voices. The essence of their music is the contradiction between harmony and their lyrics dealing with insecurity and disorientation. Their songs are swirling around the difficulty to fulfill other people’s expectations,still trying to be true to oneself and about the discrepancy between... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

5:00pm

SCHOOL IS COOL (BELGIUM)
Artists
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SCHOOL IS COOL (BELGIUM)

School Is Cool brings you adventurous indiepop with bouncing rhytms, that refers to Pixies, Paul Simon, Kate Bush, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, The Dodos and in a way Händel. After winning Belgium’s biggest rock contest Humo’s Rock Rally 2010 in a very convincing way, this Antwerp-based band played more than 60 festivals in Belgium last summer including Boomtown, Dranouter, Pukkelpop, Crammerock, Pukemarock. Their first... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
SONICBIDS @ C-CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

5:00pm

Blue Hour (open Get-Together)

Feel free to join the Blue Hour at the Networking_Gate.  In the evening of each Popkomm day the Foyer (Lounge) beomes the hot spot and central meeting point for all Popkomm delegates and participants of the networking events.

This event will offer an additional opportunity within the Networking Gate to exchange information  and will help to build your network of international contacts.

Your 'boarding pass' will be issued in exchange of your business card at Gate A1.

(For more details we recommend you register via www.B2Match.eu/popkomm2011 to the Networking_Gate.)


Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Foyer (Lounge) Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

5:00pm

The next level of music retail

The next level of music retail

Social Commerce via Facebook & Co.



Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Workshop Area

5:00pm

Finnish Reception

Finnish Reception

Inivitations only!


Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sonari Lounge

5:15pm

LEYAN (GERMANY)
Artists
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LEYAN (GERMANY)

presented by regioactive   Untamed creativity and intuition combined with a joy for experiments and musical craftsmanship define LEYAN‘s sound that is treading the thin red line between indie, pop and rock. Distinctive, expressive vocals which often change effortlessly into falsetto liaise with unique guitar structures and riffs alongside multidimensional, siren-like synthesizer - always carried by the uncompromisingly driving rhythm... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:15pm - 5:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

5:30pm

NAPOLEON IIIRD (UK)
Artists
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NAPOLEON IIIRD (UK)

Christiania is the much-anticipated second album from Holmfirth-based solo artist Napoleon IIIrd; a compelling tale of small-town life and escaping it's constraints, told over nine tracks of rewired pop, operatic indie and lush, textured instrumental music. It’s been a busy few years for Napoleon IIIrd. After a sold-out national tour with Mercury Prize nominees and fellow Leeds alumni Wild Beasts, he played at festivals including Bestival... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
SONICBIDS @ CRYSTAL CLUB Columbiadamm 9-11 10965 Berlin

5:45pm

New crowd aggregation

New crowd aggregation services

Business model event photosharing


Speakers
SB

Sebastian Blum

VP, LiveShare


Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:45pm - 6:00pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

6:00pm

Backyard (FILM)

A DIY backyard concert turns into one of the most exciting and intimate music events of the year. With some of the most celebrated bands coming out of Reykjavík right now, including Múm, FM Belfast, Hjaltalín and Sin Fang Bous.

Trailer

A guy named Árni Rúnar had the idea of gathering a few bands together in his backyard to do some live recording. His idea evolved into this film. He filled his little shack of a studio with equipment and prayed for good weather. He invited all of his neighbours and made them pizza, cupcakes and pancakes. And then many of the most exciting Icelandic musicians of their generation showed up to play, giving us a unique look at the diverse music scene of Reykjavík in the summer of 2009.

Director: Árni Sveinsson


http://www.backyardthefilm.com/



Wednesday September 7, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

6:00pm

NEMIS - NEW MUSIC IN SWEDEN & KICK START presents....THIS IS HEAD (SWEDEN) + DOLLY DAGGERS (SWEDEN) + YOU SAY FRANCE AND I WHISTLE (SWEDEN) + STATE OF GRACE (SWEDEN) + TANTRUM TO BLIND (SWEDEN)
Artists
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DOLLY DAGGERS (SWEDEN)

Dolly Daggers is one of Sweden’s most musically innovative and visually challenging bands. Renowned for their euphoric live performances, hook driven songs with a voluptuous sound and screaming vocals, Dolly Daggers has become one of Sweden’s MOST WANTED unsigned bands. Recent gigs at Swedish Festivals Peace & Love, Siesta and NOA-Festival have taken the band to a new level and it’s now only a | matter of time before... Read More →
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STATE OF GRACE (SWEDEN)

State of Grace from Sweden play energetic rock with electronical influences. The band started in 2008 and were soon established as a must-see-live band. Highlights from 2010: * the release of State of Graces debut album “Gospels in the Wine”. * when State of Grace supported rock legends Status Quo during their summer tour.  Highlights 2011 (so far): * State of Grace won Sweden’s biggest competition for unsigned bands... Read More →
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TANTRUM TO BLIND (SWEDEN)

In 2006 faith brought four sixteen year-old strangers together at the Stockholm Conservatory of Music. In a world of jazz and sophistication they all felt a bit different from the crowd, because of their love for a musical genre most other students considered less intellectual. Mike, Dale, Simon and Melanie had been growing up listening to bands like The Vandals, Blink-182, Sum 41, Rufio, Millencolin, The Offspring - the punk/rock scene of the... Read More →
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THIS IS HEAD (SWEDEN)

Swedish disco kraut act This Is Head recently released their critically acclaimed album 0001 on Adrian Recordings. The band received Swedish National Radio's “Pop Act Of The Year” award earlier this year, beating other nominees such as Robyn and The Radio Dept. To follow up on these great achievements This Is Head also performed at this year's Roskilde Festival – adding to an already insane European touring schedule.
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YOU SAY FRANCE AND I WHISTLE (SWEDEN)

You say france & I whistle. The new Swedish music phenomena. | | You Say France & I Whistle is an indiepop band from Stockholm that has been around for four years. Still...how many bands have got this: | | A full 30 day European tour booked for the fall. Already played 100 shows across Europe. Got Coca Cola to use their song on their biggest campaign worldwide for teenagers. Opened up for Arcade fire on the coolest... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 6:00pm - 11:30pm
MASCHINENHAUS Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 ,10435 Berlin

6:15pm

IOTATOLA (ITALY)


Wednesday September 7, 2011 6:15pm - 6:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

7:00pm

AUSTRIA SOUNDS GREAT: MY NAME IS MUSIC (AUSTRIA) + DIVER (AUSTRIA) + BENSH (AUSTRIA)
Artists
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BENSH (AUSTRIA)

From the Austrian Alps to the United Kingdom, from Japan to Germany to Iceland and back through Europe, Clues is the debut album of self-styled noisepop cosmopolitan Bensh... and the sum of a six year expedition to some of the most ecclectic places in pop.  Born in Innsbruck, Austria, Bensh studied composition in the UK in 2004. After a period of extensive songwriting and subsequent recording sessions with Dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Art... Read More →
avatar for DIVER (AUSTRIA)

DIVER (AUSTRIA)

Diver's music is affective, simple and honest. Emotions are realized powerfully, still quiet, with acoustic instruments and through a variety of different voices. The essence of their music is the contradiction between harmony and their lyrics dealing with insecurity and disorientation. Their songs are swirling around the difficulty to fulfill other people’s expectations,still trying to be true to oneself and about the discrepancy between... Read More →
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MY NAME IS MUSIC (AUSTRIA)

My Name Is Music is a band that is about to make the leap to the top. With their debut album "Revolution", the Viennese duo stirred up a lot of dust, not only in this country. The legendary John Peel Radio Sessions, for instance, already announced that My Name Is Music will be the next big sensation from Austria. With their new album "We are Terrorists" (Pate Records), My Name is Music  once again offers a raw, rousing version of rock... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
GRÜNER SALON Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz , 10178 Berlin

7:00pm

DANISH INVASION: EMMA ACS (DENMARK) + CALLMEKAT (DENMARK) + THE NEW SPRING (DENMARK) + LET ME PLAY YOUR GUITAR (DENMARK) + DEER BEAR (DENMARK) + DAD ROCKS! (DENMARK) + LYDMOR (DENMARK)
Artists
avatar for CALLMEKAT (DENMARK)

CALLMEKAT (DENMARK)

Known for her melancholic, alternative pop CALLmeKAT is the internationally acclaimed moniker of Danish singer, keyboardista and composer Katrine Ottosen. Through word-of-mouth, she is drawing crowds in clubs throughout Germany, Benelux, France, Switzerland and Austria and all before an official international album release. Her sonic identity pours from an intimate yet lively melting pot of artistic courage, where she creates music with an army... Read More →
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DAD ROCKS! (DENMARK)

Icelandic musician Snævar Njáll Albertsson is the mastermind behind Dad Rocks!, the solo project of the singer who initially rose to prominence with the Danish band Mimas. Dad Rocks!, however, is quite different: the guitar here is mostly acoustic and is accompanied by piano, trumpet, violin, viola, handclaps and much  more. As Dad Rocks!, Albertsson is inspired by acts such as Bill Callahan, Owen, Why?, Akron/Family and Do Make... Read More →
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DEER BEAR (DENMARK)

Complementarity is what best describes DEER BEAR. The Ying and Yang parallel is obvious with the members being an odd couple: The female part is held by Anne Hjort, with a background rooted in the electro-popish. Her male counterpart is Lars Bjørn-Hansen who normally fronts the acclaimed death metal band Koldborn. But there’s no death metal in this musical setting, no insisting aggression, no screaming. | Their sound and... Read More →
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EMMA ACS (DENMARK)

Emma Acs is a very young but super ambitious 19-year-old girl from Copenhagen, who plays pop music with solid roots in the experimental 60s and 70s. It’s made even more clear with her musical entourage, consisting of members from Baby Woodrose and The Good The Bad. But the prominent company doesn't change that fact that she's an incredibly talented girl. So how does it sound? The electric guitars are ruthless, 60s crunched and acid... Read More →
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LET ME PLAY YOUR GUITAR (DENMARK)

If, in the faint light of a campfire, you are asked to lend your guitar to either Jeppe or Emil Davidsen you should not hesitate. The two brothers are the voices behind Let Me Play Your Guitar and together the family related duo composes some of the most spectacular Folkrock songs long to be heard under the Danish moonlit sky.
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LYDMOR (DENMARK)

The 21-year-old Jenny “Lydmor” Rossander is a Danish electronic singer/songwriter. She started her career at 18 when she toured in a mobile home, where she lived, created music and played concerts as part of a larger tour. After that adventure she started accompanying DJs in the underground clubs of Copenhagen, where she would improvise sessions with just her voice, loop-machine and Kaosspad. In august of 2010 she contacted the... Read More →
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THE NEW SPRING (DENMARK)

The New Spring is a poetic and musical study of love and of having the courage to love – for better or worse. ”In the last couple of years I’ve wanted to write love songs with a starting point in, not the break up, but the beginning or the leap. In a way my project is a humble corrective to the love song as a genre. Only a few love songs make you think of what you need to let go to enter love. What I am trying to explore is... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
WHITE TRASH Mitte

7:00pm

NORDIC NIGHT @ KESSELHAUS - LAURI YLÖNEN (THE RASMUS, FINLAND) + TOVE STYRKE (SWEDEN) + FELIX ZENGER (FINLAND)
Artists
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FELIX ZENGER (FINLAND)

Drums, scratches, bass, vocals, effects — and just one mouth! Felix Zenger not only produces a wide array of sounds and complex rhythms, but above all uses his voice to create new and original music with a unique style of his own. And what with more than 30 million YouTube views (and counting) he just might be on to something… The 24 year-old, awarded with Artist of the Year honors at the annual Funk Awards, has performed with or... Read More →
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LAURI YLÖNEN (FINLAND)

We are living the fall of 2009. Lauri, the singer of The Rasmus has just landed in Singapore to visit the band's guitarist Pauli Rantasalmi. The two guys are going to write new material for the new Rasmus album. But something is wrong in a good way. Songs that are born in the Singapore studio are way different; more electronic and dancy. They even have techno influences and don't sound anything like the pop/rock tunes that launched The Rasmus... Read More →
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TOVE STYRKE (SWEDEN)

Tove is not your everyday IDOL related pop star. The young woman from Umeå in the North of Sweden was only 15 when she participated in the 2009 edition of the popular TV competition. There was a special aura around her from the very start. She had talent, she had spunk - she just had "it". Moreover she had the attitude and style that made her stick out from the rest of contenders - perhaps she was even a little bit "too cutting edge" to win... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
KESSELHAUS Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 , 10435 Berlin

7:00pm

SUOMI DARKNESS, SOUNDS LIKE FINLAND - BEATI MORTUI + BLACK LIGHT DISCIPLINE + COLD COLD GROUND + HELLCITY PUNKS + KINETIK CONTROL + SILENT SCREAM
Artists
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BEATI MORTUI (FINLAND)

Beati Mortui is an industrial/electro/EBM band from Helsinki, Finland Their music is a combination of dark electronic atmospheres and danceable beats with diverse female vocals to express landscapes of life and the many sides of it. The band's musical influences are gothic, ebm, industrial, electro, metal and black metal genres. The lyrics deal with personal experiences, real life observations and dark phantasy.
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BLACK LIGHT DISCIPLINE (FINLAND)

Black Light Discipline is a Finnish band founded in 2005 on the idea to make captivating, synth-based grooves with a mix of metal and electro genres. This fresh mixture makes BLD one of the most interesting groups playing electro-metal and the sound could well be described as raw, fleshy and atmospheric. Their music's style is often categorised as electro-metal or industrial-rock. | | In the band's lifespan, this Kuopio- / Helsinki- based... Read More →
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COLD COLD GROUND (FINLAND)

Cold Cold Ground is a Finnish industrial rock band from Helsinki, formed in 2004. Their debut album, This Side of Depravity, hit the record stores on August 2010 in Finland, and April 2011 it was released in the rest of Europe.  Cold Cold Ground plays dark and noisy rock music with industrial influences. But the music is only a part of the package: the visual side and the overall atmosphere are equally important, especially when performing... Read More →
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HELLCITY PUNKS (FINLAND)

Hellcity Punks is a rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Punks have a diverse sound incorporating the elements of hard rock, metal, pop and punk. Their lyrical themes center around an imaginary place called Hellcity, a future city located in a cold, dark and otherwise desolated part of northern Europe. The Punks are currently working on their 1st full length album with producer Ilkka Wirtanen. The first single 'Angelina Cries' is going to be... Read More →
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KINETIK CONTROL (FINLAND)

Kinetik Control is a Finnish rock band that combines melancholic pop and rock influences without boundaries. Electronic elements and pop sensibility have been incorporated into the music completely in their own terms. The band has topped the charts in Finland in several occasions. Their latest album featured Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks as a guest star. Their upcoming third album will be mastered by Ted Jensen (Metallica, Lady Gaga, Britney... Read More →
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SILENT SCREAM (FINLAND)

Silent Scream continues where Varjo ended. The debut album In The Cinema is inspired by the horror movie classics and creates the movie soundscape feeling together with tribal rhythms. The story of the band goes back in 1996 when Antti Lautala and Henry Waldén formed a band called Varjo (a shadow in English). Varjo was influenced by gothic rock, post-punk and ambient but it differed from other gothic bands by the Finnish lyrics. At the... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
K17 Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Pettenkoferstraße 17a 10247 Berlin

7:00pm

INSTITUT RAMON LLULL presents... CATALAN POP NIGHT: LITORAL + MARCEL CRANC + THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE

19:00 Reception - Institute Ramon Llull invites...

20:00 Marcel Cranc

21:10 Litoral

22:20 The Suicide of Western Culture


Artists
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LITORAL (SPAIN)

Litoral is a name that is bent off of Pau Roca’s worries. The band consists of Iván Cuevas, Javier Monserrat, Manu Moreno, Guillaine Goose and Pablo Magariños; musicians with baggage from different origins and perspectives whom draw, as they say in one of their songs, an ¨electrocardiogram¨ on the map. Doing honor to their name their music coordinately drinks Mediterranean folk.  By using only acoustic... Read More →
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MARCEL CRANC (SPAIN)

Marcel Cranc - with this name the Majorcan composer Miquel Vicensastre introduces himself. As if it were a pseudonym, Vicensastre has created this alter ego. That way he is trying to dissociate himself from the classical and experimental music that he has produced up to now. The name Marcel Cranc is a homage to the island Majorca, where the Sea and the sky are always present, and cranc (the Catalan word for crab) is the symbol of the animal which... Read More →
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THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE (SPAIN)

With just some toy keyboards and a bunch of second hand pedals, these two sci-fi individuals decided to create their songs from the room of a hostel for students in London, trying to reproduce sounds from those bands they admired in the 90s: Godspeed You Black Emperor, Disco Inferno, Mogwai, Flying Saucer Attack, Tortoise... Also strongly influenced by Spanish unusual but classic bands in the electronic scene like Esplendor Geométrico... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
FRANNZ CLUB Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 / Haus R 10435 Berlin

7:30pm

UPLOAD FESTIVAL presents... 4 ACTS FROM ITALY - SYCAMORE AGE + MANAGEMENT DEL DOLORE POST-OPERATORIO + MARCO NOTARI + HEIKE HAS THE GIGGLES
Artists
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HEIKE HAS THE GIGGLES (ITALY)

Heike Has The Giggles is a super catchy heavy pop trio from Ravenna, Italy, formed in September 2006. Emanuela Drei (lead vocal and guitars) sings mostly like PJ Harvey in raw, fast rock songs wich you can do well with in any (punk) garage. After two demo tapes (”Next, Please” & “How To Giggle”), released in 2007, the band immediately starts to play in huge Festivals (Italia Wave 08 Main Stage and Sziget Festival... Read More →
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MANAGEMENT DEL DOLORE POST-OPERATORIO (ITALY)

Management del Dolore Post-Operatorio were formed in 2006 and released the album "Mestruazioni” on the Videoradio label at the end of 2008. The first work was well-received in the music press. In the same year, the boys met Raffaella Tenaglia (Pixie Promotion) with which they started carrying out a strategy to promote music products and events through the new web technologies and unconventional marketing tricks (Videopin). Thanks to a... Read More →
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MARCO NOTARI (ITALY)

Marco Notari is a singer-songwriter of the Italian alternative scene. His debut album “Oltre lo Specchio” (Beyond the Looking Glass - ArtesRecords/Mescal-SonyBMG), is released on 13th January 2006. The record moves the critics to enthusiasm and obtains very good selling results too, reaching the 37th position in the F.I.M.I./Nielsen Italian Official Selling Chart. In the meantime Marco Notari and Madam (his band) begin a long tour... Read More →
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SYCAMORE AGE (ITALY)

A short and intense immersion in the places of dream and vision....Sounds and words that give voice to the mud and the light that we are....sounds generated by objects of all kinds - confetti on ceramic, wooden sticks, fists on the furniture, forks in a grater, programmable music box, lids, spoons and cutting boards....disillusioned and dreamy characters, they go along their way, asking harrowing questions....."Us", a beautiful and terrible and... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:30pm - 11:00pm
NBI Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 ,10435 Berlin

8:00pm

SOLARIS EMPIRE LABEL NIGHT: KITTY SOLARIS (GERMANY) + BERNHARD EDER (AUSTRIA)
Artists
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BERNHARD EDER (AUSTRIA)

Bernhard Eder grew up in a little farming village in the Austrian countryside. After spending his youth on his mother's farm, he decided to become a car-mechanic, but soon realized that his love of music was much stronger than that for cars. After putting down his wrenches he formed a band called "wa:rum" with some friends and started playing at parties and small festivals in his region. In 1997, Bernhard decided to move to Vienna to study... Read More →
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KITTY SOLARIS (GERMANY)

Kitty Solaris is a well known berlin underground singer/songwriter following the footsteps of her alltime favorites Velvet Underground, Patty Smith and Catpower. In her kitchen in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg, she developed her very unique style, playing meditative, mellow and melancholic songs on her electric guitar accompanied by her tender voice. Always straight to the point with headlines and catchy hooklines.  After her first release... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:00pm - 11:00pm
SCHOKOLADEN Ackerstraße 169, 10115 Berlin

8:00pm

SSC-GROUP presents... SPEX LIVE - SPARROW AND THE WORKSHOP + ALI LOVE + DAN BLACK + D/R/U/G/S

20:45 Sparrow And The Workshop (UK)

21:40 Dan Black (UK)

22:30 Ali Love (UK)

23:30 D/R/U/G/S (UK)


Artists
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ALI LOVE (UK)

You have no doubt heard of the name Ali Love already. Maybe you know him from the infectious, funky electro-pop of his own album, 2010’s Love Harder which featured the singles Diminishing Returns and Moscow Girl. Or perhaps you know him either as the singer behind the Chemical Brothers’ smash Do It Again, or more recently from his collaboration with Justice where his voice spearheaded their Civilisation single, a song that was also... Read More →
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D/R/U/G/S (UK)

D/R/U/G/S are free. The project of one Callum Wright, D/R/U/G/S craft some of the most euphoric, radical new music around . Made with the freeform attitude of synth visionary Oneohtrix Point Never, the fuck-you braggadocio of the Wu-Tang Clan, the cast-iron integrity of punk and the headlong desperate rush of rave, it’s untamed music for the moment. 22-year-old Callum spent his early years in “London council estate... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
FESTSAAL KREUZBERG Kreuzberg, Skalitzerstr. 130, 19999 Berlin

8:00pm

NORDIC BY NATURE - IKONS (SWEDEN) + ZEBRA AND SNAKE (FINLAND) + MARCUS PRICE (SWEDEN) + SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE (DENMARK) + TÔG (NORWAY) + EDDA MAGNASON (SWEDEN) + CHIMES AND BELLS (DENMARK)

DOORS: 20:00


Artists
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EDDA MAGNASON (SWEDEN)

The pianist, singer and songwriter Edda Magnason grew up in the countryside of southern Sweden. Her father comes, as her name suggests, from Iceland. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and now Adrian Recordings are releasing "Goods", her sophomore album, along with her first single "Handsome".
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IKONS (SWEDEN)

A neo-power-kraut galactic drama in three acts. | The journey starts off at galactic dawn, landing in high speed adventure on an uncharted planet. When we reach our destination, it turns out to be within ourselves. Something we recognise as human. | The album was recorded a year ago and has since been reworked to find its musical identity. In the production we have steered away from muscles and distortion in order to create an elegant and... Read More →
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MARCUS PRICE (SWEDEN)

Marcus "Mackish" Price is a rapper, DJ and producer. When he was 17 years old his rapgroup FATTARU landed a major record-deal which resulted in 3 albums and several hit-singles in Scandinavia. Their debut-album won 2 swedish Grammy-awards in 2002. In 2006 Marcus started dj:ing in clubs and producing his own music, moving more towards styles such as skweee, bootybass, electro, juke, house and ghettotech. | With his solo-project BASUTBUDET... Read More →
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SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE (DENMARK)

Sleep Party People - the bedroom project of Brian Batz - is like one of those fairy tale gems that keep radiating magical colours when it’s dark, that actually grow bigger and brighter when nighttime falls. It's something special and important and utterly beautiful. | With the aid of an old drum machine, a piano and a guitar, a unique dreamlike universe arises. With traces of My Bloody Valentine shoegaze, Cocteau Twins mystique and... Read More →
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ZEBRA AND SNAKE (FINLAND)

One day two guys, Tapio and Matti, felt really gray. Healing was what they needed! They sat down by the organ and in a second the music started to stream out of their fingers and mouths. Like little rapids forming a beautiful, fertile river! It was magical; it was as if they had found their power animals. Letting go of their complete emotional and existential frustration they opened themselves to the unexplainable and started the healing... Read More →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 8:00pm - Thursday September 8, 2011 1:00am
MAGNET & COMET CLUBS Falckensteinstraße 48, 10997 Berlin
 
Thursday, September 8
 

10:00am

Welcome by Popkomm Team
Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00am - 10:15am
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

10:20am

music_hits_technology

Popkomm Panel „Kreative fordern Technik“ – Die MHMK Macromedia Hochschule unterzieht Musikplattformen einem Stresstest

Welche Musikplattformen lohnen sich für Künstler und Labels, liefern ihnen einen echten Mehrwert und erweisen sich langfristig als nachhaltig? Diese Fragen werden am Donnerstag, den 08. September beim Panel „Kreative fordern Technik – Musikplattformen im Stresstest“ diskutiert. Das Panel wird vom VUT initiiert und beginnt um 10:20 Uhr in der Airbase des Media_Gate auf der Popkomm. 14 Musikplattformen von Spotify über Soundcloud, vimeo bis hin zu tape.tv werden dabei von der MHMK Macromedia Hochschule auf den Prüfstand gestellt.



Thursday September 8, 2011 10:20am - 11:50am
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

10:30am

PHONONET - Improve Your Business (in German)

Schwerpunkte dieser Präsentation werden die Vorstellung des eBusiness-Systems sowie die Vorstellung des Musik-Promotion-Networks (MPN).

Die Musikindustrie hat bereits vor 20 Jahren erkannt, dass in der Bündelung von IT und EDI-Services an einer Stelle ein enormes Einsparungs- und Umsatzsteigerungspotenzial steckt. Aus diesem Grund beschloss der BVMI 1991 PHONONET als Shared-Service-Center und zentralen EDI-Service-Provider für alle Prozesse der Supply-Chain zwischen der Industrie dem Handel und den Medienpartnern zu installieren. Seit vielen Jahren nutzen immer mehr Entertainment-Unternehmen, Label, Home-Entertainment-Vertriebe und Gamespublisher den Service von PHO und stehen so täglich mit hunderten Kunden und Medienpartnern in Verbindung.


Speakers
JP

Jöran Plesch

Product Manager, Musik Promotion Network MPN, PHONONET
AS

Axel Sparnicht

Director eBusiness & eMedia Catalog, PHONONET


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
NETWORKING_GATE - Compass Rose Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

10:30am

Matchmaking Session III / B2B Meetings

This B2B Meeting Session requires your registration via www.b2match.eu/popkomm2011 .

Please insert your collaboration profile until the 25th of August 2011 and book your meetings with other delegates: 26th of August until  2nd of September 2011.

Deadline to enter your profile: 25th of August!

Deadline to book meetings: 2nd of September!

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more it will be recognized.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:30am - 1:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Windrosensaal Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

11:00am

Easy, Free & Efficient.

Easy, Free & Efficient.

Cross-OS Mobile Promotion with Songpier


Speakers

Thursday September 8, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop Area

11:30am

Media Control - Chart Positioning and Market Research in Germany

At this year’s Popkomm, the Media Control lecture’s key points will focus on chart positioning and market research. The first part will deal with the main features of positioning in the German charts, for example, registration, chart rules, data capture and data processing. In the second part, specific products and solutions will be introduced, offering quick information, an all-encompassing market overview as well as guidance criteria.


Speakers
avatar for Maik Hausmann

Maik Hausmann

media control GfK INTERNATIONAL GmbH


Thursday September 8, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Compass Rose Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

12:00pm

Re-Invent music business

Re-Invent music business

Who invests in the music industry?


Speakers
avatar for Jörg Binnenbrücker

Jörg Binnenbrücker

DuMont Venture
avatar for Christoph Raethke

Christoph Raethke

Founder Inst.
avatar for Holger G. Weiss

Holger G. Weiss

CEO, Aupeo!


Thursday September 8, 2011 12:00pm - 12:35pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

12:00pm

Italian Medimex-MEI Reception (Puglia Sounds and AudioCoop)

Puglia Sounds and AudioCoop present Medimex-Mei - the 1st edition of the mediterranean music expò, taking place from november 24th to 27th in Bari, Italy.

Participate Roberta Barberini (Mei - Meeting degli Indipendenti), Valerio Corzani (Medimex) and Christoph Storbeck (AudioCoop).

Come over to drink a toast to Medimex-Mei, offered by Puglia Sounds and AudioCoop.


Thursday September 8, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gate 2 Stand A2 03

12:00pm

Copyright & Internet

Copyright & Internet

Set the course for the future



Thursday September 8, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Workshop Area

12:30pm

South Africa Reception
Thursday September 8, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
South Africa Lounge A2-06

12:40pm

I´m your biggest fan! Why is that?

I´m your biggest fan! Why is that?

How Crowdsourcing opens new perspectives


Speakers
CS

Carsten Steffen

CEO mychioz


Thursday September 8, 2011 12:40pm - 1:00pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:00pm

SYCAMORE AGE (ITALY)

presented by Upload Festival


http://www.sycamoreage.com/

Artists
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SYCAMORE AGE (ITALY)

A short and intense immersion in the places of dream and vision....Sounds and words that give voice to the mud and the light that we are....sounds generated by objects of all kinds - confetti on ceramic, wooden sticks, fists on the furniture, forks in a grater, programmable music box, lids, spoons and cutting boards....disillusioned and dreamy characters, they go along their way, asking harrowing questions....."Us", a beautiful and terrible and... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:00pm

Lunch Break (open Get-Together)

You are invited to join in for Lunch Break. At noon the Foyer (Lounge Area) within the Networking Gate becomes the hot spot and central meeting point for all Popkomm delegates and participants of the networking events.

This event will offer an additional opportunity within the Networking Gate to exchange information, meet other delegates and helps to build your network of international contacts.

Your 'boarding pass' will be issued in exchange of your business card at Gate A1.

(For more details we recommend you register via www.B2Match.eu/popkomm2011 to the Networking_Gate.)


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Foyer (Lounge) Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

1:00pm

Hands on rightclearing.com

Hands on rightclearing.com

Synclicensing in the digital age


Speakers
avatar for Philipp Perreaux

Philipp Perreaux

CEO restorm.com


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Area

1:05pm

Think Music
Speakers
EG

Erik Gilbert

VP Clients Strategy IODA
JI

Jens Ihlenfeldt

CEO GOLD1.TV
avatar for Boris Löhe

Boris Löhe

President Mufin GmbH
avatar for Ryan Rauscher

Ryan Rauscher

Projektmanager Popakademie
avatar for Ty Roberts

Ty Roberts

Gracenote, Co-founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Recognized as one of the inventors of enhanced CD technology and credited with producing the industry's first enhanced CDs, Roberts can be considered one of the fathers of modern digital entertainment. He joined Gracenote in November of 1998 and helped found the company after it acquired ION, a multimedia and music technology venture he founded in 1993. Roberts... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:05pm - 1:55pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:15pm

AXEL & THE FARMERS (FRANCE)
Artists
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AXEL AND THE FARMERS (FRANCE)

Axel Concato has the fingers he needs to play several instruments, a voice to charm, a physique to offer him equal pleasure and pain, and a musical talent to get him sought after. Born in Normandy, the town's influence on his music can still be heard today, largely because he's (still) surrounded by many of his childhood friends. He had a happy childhood, effortlessly picking up guitar, keyboard, bass guitar and drums. Possessed by the spirit... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:15pm - 1:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

1:30pm

ALEX RINTU (INDIA)
Artists
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ALEX RINTU (INDIA)

As defined as in the modern fixture, ‘an old-school songwriter’ and a crowd pleaser. He is able to carry two traits nonchalantly. When you hear him on the electric guitar, he gives you the semblance of old school rockers like Jeff Beck or Mark Knopfler and every time he renders the acoustic guitar, shades of Martin Sexton is evident. Alex Rintu, this mild mannered individual has an air of calm surrounding him, which camouflages an... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:00pm

Digital development aid to analog artists - How to bring the analog and the digital music industry together
Speakers
avatar for Nils Kolonko

Nils Kolonko

Bandologie "Bandologie ist gesammeltes Wissen für den Erfolg als Musiker im Musikbusiness." Mehr lesen: http://www.bandologie.de/ueber-bandologie.html


Thursday September 8, 2011 2:00pm - 2:20pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:00pm

BLISKO POLA (POLAND)
Artists
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BLISKO POLA (POLAND)

The 6 of them got together for real in 2008. The main core, the singer and the beat maker got together some 10 years earlier and they make a songwriting team while the rest would come (and stay) gradually, over last two years and they are Ewa X who is a classical viola player (with a strong urge to dance all nights in the clubs), another drummer, an experimenting one, Lord Gwadera, always trying to go beyond the usual way, a free jazz double bass... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:00pm

Kollector.com

Kollector.com

Do you know where and how often your songs get broadcast in the world?


Speakers

Thursday September 8, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Workshop Area

2:00pm

Matchmaking Session IV / B2B Meetings

This B2B Meeting Session requires your registration via www.b2match.eu/popkomm2011 .

Please insert your collaboration profile until the 25th of August 2011 and book your meetings with other delegates: 26th of August until  2nd of September 2011.

Deadline to enter your profile: 25th of August!

Deadline to book meetings: 2nd of September!

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more it will be recognized.


Thursday September 8, 2011 2:00pm - 5:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Windrosensaal Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

2:15pm

WE CUT CORNERS (IRELAND)
Artists
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WE CUT CORNERS (IRELAND)

We Cut Corners are a Dublin, Ireland-based two-piece who write short songs | on drums and guitar. They recorded their debut LP, 'Today I Realised I Could | Go Home Backwards' with Jimmy Eadie (David Kitt, Valerie Francis). They | have played shows with artists such as Frightened Rabbit, Fight Like Apes, | Joan as Police Woman, Villagers and Two Door Cinema Club and, sonically, | they exist somewhere between Burt Bacharach and Death From Above... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 2:15pm - 2:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

2:25pm

We are jamming digital

We are jamming digital

International Live collaboration


Speakers
avatar for Christoph Raethke

Christoph Raethke

Founder Inst.


Thursday September 8, 2011 2:25pm - 2:45pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:30pm

MARY OCHER (ISRAEL)
Artists
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MARY OCHER (ISRAEL)

Mary Ocher was born in Moscow (Russia, former USSR) in 1986 and grew up in Tel Aviv (Israel). She moved to Berlin at the age of 20 and has been playing more or less everywhere in and out of town ever since; both solo and with Mary and The Baby Cheeses. A true artist whose creativity spans beyond music to filmmaking and drawings, Mary's art reflects her eccentric personality. Her recent album, "War Songs" (2011), is a concept album about what... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:50pm

The new .music top-level domain extension representing officially licensed and verified music websites

The new .music top-level domain extension representing officially licensed and verified music websites

How the .music domain suffix will benefit the Music Industry, increase trust and protect music consumers



Thursday September 8, 2011 2:50pm - 3:05pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:00pm

EINAR STRAY (NORWAY)
Artists
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EINAR STRAY (NORWAY)

Sufjan Stevens, Anathallo, Efterklang, Owen Pallett and Danny Elfman (yes, Danny Elfman). Throw them together and you’ll end up with Einar Stray. Next year the Norwegian genius is set to release Chiaroscuro, an album that any of those artists would be proud to have created. No hyperbole at all. It really is that special. The annoying thing is that he’s only 20. Makes you feel bad about yourself, doesn’t it?



Thursday September 8, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:00pm

Going Digital

Going Digital

How to Take Fan Engagement to the Next Level


Speakers

Thursday September 8, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop Area

3:10pm

The new dynamic for independents in the digital market

The new dynamic for independents in the digital market

(in collaboration with MERLIN)



Thursday September 8, 2011 3:10pm - 3:45pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:15pm

FRENCH FILMS (FINLAND)
Artists
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FRENCH FILMS (FINLAND)

French Films is a five-piece indie rock band from Finland. Their music is often described as a mixture of sunny surf rock and new wave. The group got started in 2010 by putting couple of home demos on their myspace page, which led to largely positive feedback and interest all over the world. In November 2010 the band released their first EP, Golden Sea, through Gaea Records and is currently working on their debut album, which is about to come out... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 3:15pm - 3:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

3:30pm

DAD ROCKS! (DENMARK)
Artists
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DAD ROCKS! (DENMARK)

Icelandic musician Snævar Njáll Albertsson is the mastermind behind Dad Rocks!, the solo project of the singer who initially rose to prominence with the Danish band Mimas. Dad Rocks!, however, is quite different: the guitar here is mostly acoustic and is accompanied by piano, trumpet, violin, viola, handclaps and much  more. As Dad Rocks!, Albertsson is inspired by acts such as Bill Callahan, Owen, Why?, Akron/Family and Do Make... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:30pm

Alpine toast: Austria & Switzerland invite to an Apéro

Alpine toast: Austria & Switzerland invite to an Apéro

Come over and meet Austria and Switzerland for an alpine toast


Thursday September 8, 2011 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Switzerland A2-04 / Austria A2-05

3:50pm

Cloudy Legal Framework

Cloudy Legal Framework

How does it affect the German Digital Music Market



Thursday September 8, 2011 3:50pm - 4:20pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

4:00pm

LITORAL (SPAIN/CATALAN)
Artists
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LITORAL (SPAIN)

Litoral is a name that is bent off of Pau Roca’s worries. The band consists of Iván Cuevas, Javier Monserrat, Manu Moreno, Guillaine Goose and Pablo Magariños; musicians with baggage from different origins and perspectives whom draw, as they say in one of their songs, an ¨electrocardiogram¨ on the map. Doing honor to their name their music coordinately drinks Mediterranean folk.  By using only acoustic... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

4:00pm

Music for commercials-synced or composed?

Music for commercials-synced or composed?

How does music make it´s way to TV Spots



Thursday September 8, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Area

4:15pm

ZEBRA AND SNAKE (FINLAND)
Artists
avatar for ZEBRA AND SNAKE (FINLAND)

ZEBRA AND SNAKE (FINLAND)

One day two guys, Tapio and Matti, felt really gray. Healing was what they needed! They sat down by the organ and in a second the music started to stream out of their fingers and mouths. Like little rapids forming a beautiful, fertile river! It was magical; it was as if they had found their power animals. Letting go of their complete emotional and existential frustration they opened themselves to the unexplainable and started the healing... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 4:15pm - 4:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

4:25pm

Enquete-Kommission "Internet und Digitale Gesellschaft"

Enquete-Kommission "Internet und Digitale Gesellschaft"

What does it bring to the Music Industry?



Thursday September 8, 2011 4:25pm - 5:25pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

4:30pm

LiveMusicStage.com presents... NEGATIVE (FI) unplugged @ Finnish stand

Negative Unplugged on the web and at Popkomm!

Negative will play their first ever unplugged set with special guests. 
The show is streamed live from a Finnish recording studio and shown at the Music Export Finland stand, plus for some of the band's hard-core fans. In the evening there is also an open live show for consumers at LiveMusicStage.com. See event here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141155732643843

LiveMusicStage.com is a platform that makes it possible to start a full-blown online music venue. It lets the audience to be part of the shows. The users come to a stage with a high-quality live stream of the event and the concert crowd. You can chat and make new friends, applaud, swing a lighter, vote for songs to be played and what not. 
The band sees the audience and their faces where ever they are playing. LiveMusicStage.com has a stand at the Media_Gate.

- "It is exciting to be part of such a project and play for all of our fans worldwide. I look forward to a very intimate event and a chance to connect with people that might otherwise never see us live", says Jonne Aaron, lead singer of Negative.


http://www.livemusicstage.com


Thursday September 8, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Nordic Area

4:30pm

YOLANDA Y'AWA (SOUTH AFRICA)
Artists
avatar for YOLANDA Y'AWA (SOUTH AFRICA)

YOLANDA Y'AWA (SOUTH AFRICA)

Catch the one & only South African singer -Yolanda Y’awa in her divine intervention. If you love the unique sounds of Afro Contemporary Jazz and soul with a touch of reggae then her original compositions and her remarkable voice will blow you away and have you on your feet. Her set celebrates Yawa’s album debut and her talents as an entertainer and fashion designer. Expect an performance of note as this acclaimed award winning... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

5:00pm

I AM OAK (NETHERLANDS)
Artists
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I AM OAK (NETHERLANDS)

Last year I am Oak’s melancholic folk album ‘On Claws’ received critical acclaim. The band formed around Dutch songwriter Thijs Kuijken have since played over 65 in tours and festivals through the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland. During this Thijs was also working on a new album called ‘Oasem’, which will be released in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany exactly one year after... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

5:00pm

Blue Hour (open Get-Together)

Feel free to join the Blue Hour at the Networking_Gate.  In the evening of each Popkomm day the Foyer (Lounge) becomes the hot spot and central meeting point for all Popkomm delegates and participants of the networking events.

This event will offer an additional opportunity within the Networking Gate to exchange information  and will help to build your network of international contacts.

Your 'boarding pass' will be issued in exchange of your business card at Gate A1.

(For more details we recommend you register via www.B2Match.eu/popkomm2011 to the Networking_Gate.)


Thursday September 8, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Foyer (Lounge) Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

5:00pm

Berlin Music City

Berlin Music City

What Berlin can do for you: Economic Development from your new office in Berlin to subsidies and financing



Thursday September 8, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Workshop Area

5:15pm

SFEM - THE LADS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: 17:15 EUGENE; 18:00 BLACK FRIDAY STHLM; 18:45 NOKEYS; 19:30 THE SINATRA'S; 20:15 PANIC ROOM
Artists
avatar for BLACK FRIDAY STHLM

BLACK FRIDAY STHLM

Black Friday sthlm begun in the outskirts of Stockholm. Originally intended as a hobby project, Black Friday sthlm took a spin towards a more serious state when Yofa and Hank met Jnao, and they all got excited about the music that came to be as a result of their collaboration. Later on the band expanded to a four piece act, joined by rkr on the second guitar.The first year Black Friday sthlm released two demos, the EP - #1, and a three-track... Read More →
avatar for EUGENE

EUGENE

Eugene started his career in 2001 when he produced and released the EP “CALLING YOU”,  beginning also his parallel career as composer of soundtracks for photographic exhibitions and theatre shows. In 2004 many live performances and multimedia shows brought Eugene to perform with  Innuendo at the “Festspielhaus” in Salzburg (invited by Roger Taylor, Queen), and to release the EP “DIOR DNA”, awarded in... Read More →
avatar for NOKEYS

NOKEYS

nokeys is a new wave/post punk band (their references scope from Depeche Mode and Joy Division to early U2 and the Smiths among others). nokeys have a past, but they’re not very interested in it.  They’re interested in their present. Their first album “The Regency”,  produced by Swedish producer Stefan Boman (Kent, Hellacopters, Backyard Babies and many other Nordic acts) put the band on the map, with its... Read More →
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PANIC ROOM

Born in 2002 with the name of Redrum, Panic Room is an alternative rock combo with a solid and concrete personality. In 2003 the band released a very lucky single, published in over 17,000 copies with Rockstar Magazine and then went through a long streak of gigs all around Italy. In 2008 the band released their debut album “EQUILIBRIUM”. Many magazines, webzines and radios all over Europe have reviewed the album enthusiastically, and... Read More →
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THE SINATRA'S

In 2005 Nik and Nelson decided to join forces and create the band “Out of project”. In the following 5 years, the band recorded an EP (Subject to anomalous oscillation) and an album (You are your own miracle). The recordings were followed by an intense live activity which peaked in a performance in Amsterdam, where the band supported Clawfinger at the San Gallen International Festival. After a line-up change, in 2010 the band was... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 5:15pm - 8:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

5:30pm

Idependents in challenging times

Thursday September 8, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

5:30pm

SANSA (FINLAND)
Artists
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SANSA (FINLAND)

Sansa is a talented young Finnish songstress . Her music is a mixture of pop, folk and even "trip hop". | Sansa's brand new album "Savior" will be released in G/A/S (G-Records / Rough Trade) and also in the US later this autumn.



Thursday September 8, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
FRISEUR Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

6:00pm

UPSIDE DOWN – THE CREATION RECORDS STORY (FILM)

Artists
avatar for LITTLE BARRIE (UK)

LITTLE BARRIE (UK)

The much-missed spirit of real rock ‘n’ roll is ready to return in the capable hands of Little Barrie. | | Nearly four years after their last record, the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll-soul-punk-mod-blues band’s new album ‘King Of The Waves’ will be released on June 27, 2011, co-produced by the group with their friend, supporter and longtime collaborator, the mighty Edwyn Collins. ‘King Of... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LA VIE EN ROSE Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

6:30pm

THE GREAT ESCAPE presents....DRY THE RIVER (UK) + CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS (DENMARK) + LUCY SWANN (NORWAY) + I AM OAK (NETHERLANDS)
Artists
avatar for CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS (DENMARK)

CHOIR OF YOUNG BELIEVERS (DENMARK)

Choir Of Young Believers is a new Danish act, with great international potential. The man behind this band is the 25 year old, Danish, Greek and Indonesian Jannis Noya Makrigiannis. For many years, Jannis has moved in the underground circles of the Danish indie scene and been a part of Lake Placid. Since 2006 he has been working on his solo material, which in May 2007 resulted in the release of the debut EP from Choir Of Young believers, called... Read More →
avatar for DRY THE RIVER (UK)

DRY THE RIVER (UK)

Dry the River formed in spring 2009. Based in a shared two-bedroom house in Stratford, east London the five came together via circuitous geographical and musical routes. From singer-songwriter Peter Liddle, born in Norway and drawing narrative inspiration from university studies in medicine and anthropology, to once homeless drummer Jon Warren, with his background playing in DIY punk bands, via classically trained violinist Will Harvey, the... Read More →
avatar for I AM OAK (NETHERLANDS)

I AM OAK (NETHERLANDS)

Last year I am Oak’s melancholic folk album ‘On Claws’ received critical acclaim. The band formed around Dutch songwriter Thijs Kuijken have since played over 65 in tours and festivals through the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland. During this Thijs was also working on a new album called ‘Oasem’, which will be released in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany exactly one year after... Read More →
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LUCY SWANN (NORWAY)

Lucy Swann has captured the attention of the Norwegian music scene with her powerful vocals and explosive live performances. She composes intuitively and with her audience in mind. | | Her pop music explores the balance between electronic and organic elements as well as mixing a classic British modesty with an intensely soulful presence. The outcome is hard-hitting, rhythmic and flirtatious co...mpositions, all relating to her primary sources... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 6:30pm - 11:00pm
MASCHINENHAUS Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 ,10435 Berlin

7:00pm

TALLINN MUSIC WEEK presents... EWERT & THE TWO DRAGONS (ESTONIA) + KREATIIVMOOTOR (ESTONIA) + AIDES (ESTONIA) + FRENCH FILMS (FINLAND)

19:30 TMW Reception (only for delegates and guests)

20:30 Kreatiivmootor (EE)

21.30 Ewert & The Two Dragons (EE)

22.30 Aides (EE)

23.30 French Films (FI)


http://www.tallinnmusicweek.ee

Artists
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AIDES (ESTONIA)

They are three infamous perfectionists who mix influences from rock, ambient, punk, indie, metal and jazz. Known as one of the premier live acts in Estonia they gathered immediate attention in the local music scene. In 2010 the band released their long-awaited eponymous debut album, wrapped in moleskin and packed with a unique brand of “intense-rock” sound. Mew, Muse and Radiohead have been suggested as influences, while Aides... Read More →
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EWERT & THE TWO DRAGONS (ESTONIA)

A sunny and melodic indie-folk quartet, some international hotshots have titled them "the crown jewel of Estonian music", Ewert and The Two Dragons have been taking the Baltics by storm. Finnish music magazine Rumba named them "the best band of the entire fest“ after their performance at Positivus 2010. Their critically acclaimed second album "Good Man Down" (I Love You Records, 2011) is already one of the best selling records in Estonia... Read More →
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FRENCH FILMS (FINLAND)

French Films is a five-piece indie rock band from Finland. Their music is often described as a mixture of sunny surf rock and new wave. The group got started in 2010 by putting couple of home demos on their myspace page, which led to largely positive feedback and interest all over the world. In November 2010 the band released their first EP, Golden Sea, through Gaea Records and is currently working on their debut album, which is about to come out... Read More →
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KREATIIVMOOTOR (ESTONIA)

Originally a duo sporting weird lo-fi dada-pop of a kind that no one had ever heard before, Kreatiivmootor have by now expanded into a small orchestra, with music more diverse and polished – hypnotic electronic grooves enriched with psychedelic acoustic sounds, instrumental and vocal improvisation. Their expressive nature is best revealed in live performances which, more often than not, threaten to turn into a kind of Witch's Sabbath or... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 7:00pm - 11:00pm
NBI Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 ,10435 Berlin

7:00pm

DANSE MACABRE FESTIVAL: GOTHMINISTER - EISENFUNK - SUBSTAAT
Thursday September 8, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
K17 Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Pettenkoferstraße 17a 10247 Berlin

7:00pm

FRENCH CONNECTION @ KESSELHAUS
Artists
avatar for AXEL AND THE FARMERS (FRANCE)

AXEL AND THE FARMERS (FRANCE)

Axel Concato has the fingers he needs to play several instruments, a voice to charm, a physique to offer him equal pleasure and pain, and a musical talent to get him sought after. Born in Normandy, the town's influence on his music can still be heard today, largely because he's (still) surrounded by many of his childhood friends. He had a happy childhood, effortlessly picking up guitar, keyboard, bass guitar and drums. Possessed by the spirit... Read More →
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FORTUNE (FRANCE)

At the End of 2007, Fortune released their first Ep, an intense delivery of four Synth Pop-Rock bangers brightly crafted to simultaneously create uproar in the crowd as well as stir the emotions inside you. Needless to say the album to come was eagerly anticipated. Miles away from his former Electro Hip-Hop duet Abstrackt Keal Agram that saw him pairing with Tepr (Yelle), Lionel Pierres now writes Pop songs in English destined for Fortune. In... Read More →
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GENERAL ELEKTRIKS (FRANCE)

General Elektriks is the brainchild of Hervé “RV” Salters.  A French national and a vintage keyboard player, RV quickly became the go-to Parisian for “vintage sound,” scoring session work with Femi Kuti, -M-, and DJ Mehdi, among others, before leaving in 1999 to relocate to the US. |   | Using his favorite keys, a computer and a mic, General Elektriks began as a musical journal that followed RV through his... Read More →
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LOANE (FRANCE)

Loane / Le Lendemain Loane’s distinctive voice starts out confident, yet an initially imperceptible rasping edge gradually sets in. It’s what sets Le Lendemain (The Day After) apart. The day after what? Yesterday, 2008 in fact, when Loane released her first album, Jamais seule (Never Alone). It won her several friends, touched by her simple grace and above all, the finesse of her emotions. Jamais seule and Danser, her signature... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
KESSELHAUS Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 , 10435 Berlin

7:00pm

MUSIC FROM IRELAND & unclesally*s presents... LAST DAYS OF 1984 + WE CUT CORNERS + HAM SANDWICH + FUNERAL SUITS + LE GALAXIE

presented by unclesally*s & Zitty


Artists
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FUNERAL SUITS (IRELAND)

Funeral Suits are a three-piece alternative rock band from Ireland. Consisting of Brian James, Mik McKeogh and Greg McCarthy, the band formed in 2008. | | A shared love of epic, distorted guitars, blistering harmonius pop, art rock and electronica led to the band spending the best part of two years holed up in a disused office space in deepest North County Dublin, writing, rehearsing and at times venturing out to play as special guests for... Read More →
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HAMSANDWICH (IRELAND)

Ham Sandwich are a five piece Irish indie rock band, with members hailing from County | Meath and Dublin. Charismatically fronted by Podge McNamee (vocals/guitar) and Niamh | Farrell (vocals) the line-up is completed by, Brian Darcy (guitar) Ollie Murphy (drums) and | David McEnroe (bass guitar) | | They have released two critically acclaimed albums on their own Record label route 109A | records ‘Carry the Meek’ in 2008 and&rsquo... Read More →
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LAST DAYS OF 1984 (IRELAND)

▲▲L▲ST D∆YS OF 1984▲▲ (Last Days Of 1984) are Brian Rice and Darren Moloney. Influenced by afro-beat, chilling out and tropical electronica they call their genre of music, 'Beach House'. Beach House features elements of surf, afro-beat and 90's dance mixed with waves of nostalgia for 80's childhood movie soundtracks. They released their first single, River's Edge in June 2011
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LE GALAXIE (IRELAND)

Musical maximalism. Collapsing synth supernovas. Thunderous drum starfields. Meshing pounding techno rhythms, shimmering cyber-synths and cascading dream-streams of sonic guitar-wizardry, Le Galaxie have stamped their 'grid vs. guitars' ethos on Ireland, UK, France and Sweden with their joyous, ceiling-melting live shows and debut album Laserdisc Nights 2. Hit singles ‘We Bleed The Blood Of Androids’ and ‘You Feel The... Read More →
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WE CUT CORNERS (IRELAND)

We Cut Corners are a Dublin, Ireland-based two-piece who write short songs | on drums and guitar. They recorded their debut LP, 'Today I Realised I Could | Go Home Backwards' with Jimmy Eadie (David Kitt, Valerie Francis). They | have played shows with artists such as Frightened Rabbit, Fight Like Apes, | Joan as Police Woman, Villagers and Two Door Cinema Club and, sonically, | they exist somewhere between Burt Bacharach and Death From Above... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
COMET CLUB Kreuzberg, Falckensteinstr. 47 , 10997 Berlin

7:00pm

7:00pm

MEET POLAND - NORDLAND ART FESTIVAL presents....BLISKO POLA (POLAND) + POLARIS (POLAND) + KAMP (POLAND) + FONOVEL (POLAND)

presented by Nordland Festival


Artists
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BLISKO POLA (POLAND)

The 6 of them got together for real in 2008. The main core, the singer and the beat maker got together some 10 years earlier and they make a songwriting team while the rest would come (and stay) gradually, over last two years and they are Ewa X who is a classical viola player (with a strong urge to dance all nights in the clubs), another drummer, an experimenting one, Lord Gwadera, always trying to go beyond the usual way, a free jazz double bass... Read More →
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FONOVEL (POLAND)

Fonovel hypnotizes the audience with their dynamic composition, reliving the analogue sound of 70. And 80. Their music can be described as electro-punk-rock. The wake-up rhythms, melodic guitar riffs and vibrating synthesizers create the unique live sound of Fonovel. The band features Radek Bolewski (vocal, drums), Pawel Cieslak (minimoog), Dominik Figiel (guitar). Their first record "Good Vibe" was released this March.
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KAMP (POLAND)

KAMP! is a Polish electronic pop trio formed in 2008 in Lodz, Poland. Their sound is often described as melodic synth-pop influenced by 80's new wave, 70's krautrock and 90's french house genres. In February 2009 KAMP! released their first EP "Thales one" in Brennnessel net-label (www.brennnessel.pl), founded and managed by members of KAMP!. "Thales one" has been greeted with enthusiastic reviews and critically acclaimed in the leading... Read More →
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POLARIS (POLAND)

Artist nick name of Jakub Kmieć - polish brilliant composer of ambient and electronic music. In his music he combines euphoric with dark atmosphere of electro, ambient and synth pop.



Thursday September 8, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
FRANNZ CLUB Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 / Haus R 10435 Berlin

8:00pm

SILUH RECORDS LABEL NIGHT: GARY (AUSTRIA) + LUISE POP (AUSTRIA) + KILLED BY 9V BATTERIES (AUSTRIA)
Artists
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KILLED BY 9V BATTERIES (AUSTRIA)

Formed in the provincial town of Weiz, in southern Austria, these boys started out when they barely had reached their teens. At first they only wanted to record a soundtrack for a short film their singer, guitarist and principal songwriter Wolfgang had shot, but then they realised, that Thurston Moore is way cooler than Jim Jarmusch, so they stuck with the music. Guitars piling up upon each other and sticking out to every imaginable direction, in... Read More →
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LUISE POP (AUSTRIA)

Between two distant worlds, between loner lyricism and a playful love of theory, unfolds the wide realm of LUISE POP. Rock’n'roll rubbing up against rigid electronics in a cascading melody of fireworks, surf noir banging against synth sounds in brilliant Technicolor as if The Drums, Le Tigre, Patti Smith and New Order would meet for a moonlight serenade at the Carnival of Souls. But beyond coquettish post-punk coolness we hear an echo of... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 11:00pm
SCHOKOLADEN Ackerstraße 169, 10115 Berlin

8:00pm

BRESCIA INDIZI SONORI - The Northern Italian Indie Night at Lovelite
Artists
avatar for JULES NOT JUDE (ITALY)

JULES NOT JUDE (ITALY)

"All apples are red" is the first album by Jules not Jude, with 11 tracks and a rearrangement of “the hospital”, from their debut EP Clouds of Fish. Each track proves to have a more mature and a more studie sound, being optimized by the fusion between genres: brit-pop rock and electronic music. | The duet, now become quartet, sends us to a surreal reality, which is made of dreams, where needs are shouted and unsound... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Lovelite (Friedrichshain) Simplonstraße 38, 10245 Berlin

8:00pm

CORRODED (SWEDEN) + DON FERNANDO (AUSTRALIA)
Artists
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CORRODED (SWEDEN)

THE STORY SO FAR CORRODED started out in 2004 and after a couple of jam sessions the pieces of the jigsaw started to show a picture, it was dark, it was heavy, it was angry and it looked good. It was soon clear that the path of the band would be in the heritage of the heavy rock acts of the 70..s with additional layers of a more modern sound. CORRODED has established themselves as a force of nature when it comes to performing live with a vast... Read More →
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DON FERNANDO (AUSTRALIA)

This is Don Fernando, massive riffs, massive hooks, tight as fuck, no bullshit. From Melbourne, Australia, Don Fernando have been around since 2006 and unleashed fury on stages all over the world. With an unrelenting work ethic they have played around Australia extensively and toured Europe in 2010. Rock Sound UK described them as “The Australian band most likely to cause shock waves in Europe", their review said: "Don Fernando are the... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Wild at heart Wiener str. 20 - Kreuzberg - U Görlitzer Bahnhof

8:00pm

LITTLE BARRIE (UK) + ACID BABY JESUS (GR)
Artists
avatar for ACID BABY JESUS (GREECE)

ACID BABY JESUS (GREECE)

Slovenly proudly kicks off 2011 with a monster 45 by Greek freak‐scene Acid Baby Jesus! Vibrating from Athens, the most ancient depth of the garage swamp, this lysergic squad has delivered a three track psych‐punk single that'll turn your speakers into ruinous rubble! The discus opens with "Hospitals," a classic stomper with an incredibly hooky vocal driven by a wailing riff overloaded with reverb, twang, fuzz and echo: a truly supreme anthem... Read More →
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LITTLE BARRIE (UK)

The much-missed spirit of real rock ‘n’ roll is ready to return in the capable hands of Little Barrie. | | Nearly four years after their last record, the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll-soul-punk-mod-blues band’s new album ‘King Of The Waves’ will be released on June 27, 2011, co-produced by the group with their friend, supporter and longtime collaborator, the mighty Edwyn Collins. ‘King Of... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
WHITE TRASH Mitte

8:00pm

SSC-GROUP presents... NEW FALL FESTIVAL WARM UP - MIRACLE FORTRESS + EINAR STRAY + KILL IT KID + NORMAN PALM
Artists
avatar for EINAR STRAY (NORWAY)

EINAR STRAY (NORWAY)

Sufjan Stevens, Anathallo, Efterklang, Owen Pallett and Danny Elfman (yes, Danny Elfman). Throw them together and you’ll end up with Einar Stray. Next year the Norwegian genius is set to release Chiaroscuro, an album that any of those artists would be proud to have created. No hyperbole at all. It really is that special. The annoying thing is that he’s only 20. Makes you feel bad about yourself, doesn’t it?
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KILL IT KID (UK)

In February 2008 John Parish [producer of PJ Harvey, Eels] was invited by a tutor at Bath Spa University to exhibit his recording skills by taking a group into the studio and letting students watch - Big Brother style. Kill It Kid were that guinea pig band. "We sat and slogged for like 12 hour days singing over and over again trying to get these songs right whilst about 20 students sat in the other room... Read More →
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MIRACLE FORTRESS (CANADA)

MIRACLE FORTRESS is the cognomen for Montreal-based musician and producer Graham Van Pelt. Also a member of Think About Life, as Miracle Fortress Graham records and performs a wide array of musical soundscapes, hooks and beats. His 2007 debut, Five Roses, received widespread critical praise, including a Polaris Prize nomination. He’s currently working on a long-awaited sophomore release.
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NORMAN PALM (GERMANY)

In the midst of the music industry crisis Norman Palm had an idea: Why not visualize the bedroom-recordings he had made in his last art-school days in Paris, produce a hi- 200-page artbook | around the CD, name it Songs and throw it on the collapsing market via his own DIY-record label? Ignoring everyone’s advice paid o : Not only did Norman’s book sell, soon was he invited to | play live shows all over Europe. He played at... Read More →



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
ROTER SALON Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 1, 10178 Berlin

8:00pm

TARGET RECORD & MIGHTY MUSIC present... DANCING WITH DANES

The Danish record company Target records/Mighty Music have set up a showcase/concert in connection with this year’s Popkomm. This legendary Danish company has earlier released such top acts as Volbeat, Raunchy and Hatesphere. This year the company will present four promising acts to the popkomm audience. The event is taking place at SO36 (http://so36.de/) on Thursday the 8th of September 2011. The following bands signed to our two inhouse record companies Target Records (our rock label) (www.targetrecords.dk) and Mighty Music (our metal label) (www.mightymusic.dk) will perform:


21.30 Siamese Fighting Fish
22.20 Helhorse
23.10 Surfact
00.00 Rock Hard Power Spray


Rock Hard Power Spray http://www.rockhardpowerspray.com/
Surfact http://www.myspace.com/surfact
Helhorse http://www.helhorse.dk/
Siamese Fighting Fish http://www.sififi.com/
 
All bands are from Denmark.
 
This event is established with the co-operating with MusicExportDenmark, DanishMusicassociatio, the Artscouncil and the Danish embassy in Berlin about the event


http://www.targetrecords.dk/news.php?id=77&lang=uk



Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
SO 36 Oranienstr. 190 ,10999 Berlin

8:00pm

TEL AVIV SHOWCASING... DANIELA & BEN SPECTOR, RUTSI BUBA, MARY OCHER, THE RAW MEN EMPIRE
Artists
avatar for DANIELA & BEN SPECTOR (ISRAEL)

DANIELA & BEN SPECTOR (ISRAEL)

Daniela Spector is one of the leading indie singer-songwriters in Israel today. Her critically acclaimed self-titled debut (self released 2010) become an almost overnight sensation in Israel, with its gentle folk-pop ruling the radio playlists, starring in the end of the year's “best of” charts and titling Daniela the “Best Newcomer of 2010" by the Israeli music channel. In the beginning of 2011, Daniela and her husband Ben... Read More →
avatar for MARY OCHER (ISRAEL)

MARY OCHER (ISRAEL)

Mary Ocher was born in Moscow (Russia, former USSR) in 1986 and grew up in Tel Aviv (Israel). She moved to Berlin at the age of 20 and has been playing more or less everywhere in and out of town ever since; both solo and with Mary and The Baby Cheeses. A true artist whose creativity spans beyond music to filmmaking and drawings, Mary's art reflects her eccentric personality. Her recent album, "War Songs" (2011), is a concept album about what... Read More →
avatar for RUTSI BUBA (ISRAEL)

RUTSI BUBA (ISRAEL)

Rutsi Buba is a rock'n'roll-garage-rockabilly trio, deeply based in the Tel Aviv and Israeli rock'n'roll and indie scene. Playing live nonstop, they had just released their first album "AgaAgaBoo" (2011) with two labels in Israel (DmDm Creations and High Fidelity). Rutsi Buba is taking its ear-pleasing and feet-bombing live show over to Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria this September
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THE RAW MEN EMPIRE (ISRAEL)

The Raw Men Empire is an acclaimed freak folk band based in Israel. Their last European tour garnered them a reputation for their unforgettable and uplifting shows, as well as enthused media coverage worldwide praising their lo-fi qualities and unconventional arrangements. Jokingly referring to their style as "Pop Dylan", The Raw Men have been compared to the likes of Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, as well as anti-folk artist Jeffrey Lewis... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
GRÜNER SALON Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz , 10178 Berlin
 
Friday, September 9
 

10:30am

India & China Hip Hop DJ cooperation & tour

India & China Hip Hop DJ cooperation & tour

Developing the DJ business and social Hip Hop network in the Asia-Pacific region



Friday September 9, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

10:30am

Matchmaking Session V / B2B Meetings

This B2B Meeting Session requires your registration via www.b2match.eu/popkomm2011 .

Please insert your collaboration profile until the 25th of August 2011 and book your meetings with other delegates: 26th of August until  2nd of September 2011.

Deadline to enter your profile: 25th of August!

Deadline to book meetings: 2nd of September!

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile the more it will be recognized.


Friday September 9, 2011 10:30am - 1:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Windrosensaal Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

11:35am

Fields of gold

Panel on the topic festival / By Audience


Speakers
avatar for DIVER (AUSTRIA)

DIVER (AUSTRIA)

Diver's music is affective, simple and honest. Emotions are realized powerfully, still quiet, with acoustic instruments and through a variety of different voices. The essence of their music is the contradiction between harmony and their lyrics dealing with insecurity and disorientation. Their songs are swirling around the difficulty to fulfill other people’s expectations,still trying to be true to oneself and about the discrepancy between... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 11:35am - 12:10pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

12:15pm

"On Air, on Sale!"

"On Air, on sale!"

A British Way to Fight Piracy



Friday September 9, 2011 12:15pm - 1:00pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

1:00pm

Lunch Break (open Get-Together)

You are invited to join in for Lunch Break. At noon the Foyer (Lounge Area) within the Networking Gate becomes the hot spot and central meeting point for all Popkomm delegates and participants of the networking events.

This event will offer an additional opportunity within the Networking Gate to exchange information, meet other delegates and helps to build your network of international contacts.

Your 'boarding pass' will be issued in exchange of your business card at Gate A1.

(For more details we recommend you register via www.B2Match.eu/popkomm2011 to the Networking_Gate.)


Friday September 9, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NETWORKING_GATE - Foyer (Lounge) Gate A1 - Airport Tempelhof, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12105 Berlin

1:15pm

Why they will not even steal your music any more!

Why they will not even steal your music any more!

Use behavior and gadgets to rule the music business


Speakers
avatar for Klaus Gropper

Klaus Gropper

Due to issues regarding Popkomms scheduling, my keynote has been moved to friday 13:15pm! looking forward to seeing you all, Klaus http://popkomm2011.sched.org/event/81f3011240372aa0df1dd407d28909fc


Friday September 9, 2011 1:15pm - 2:00pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

2:00pm

Popkomm On BERLIN FESTIVAL
Artists
avatar for DRY THE RIVER (UK)

DRY THE RIVER (UK)

Dry the River formed in spring 2009. Based in a shared two-bedroom house in Stratford, east London the five came together via circuitous geographical and musical routes. From singer-songwriter Peter Liddle, born in Norway and drawing narrative inspiration from university studies in medicine and anthropology, to once homeless drummer Jon Warren, with his background playing in DIY punk bands, via classically trained violinist Will Harvey, the... Read More →



Friday September 9, 2011 2:00pm - 11:30pm
Berlin Festival Airport Berlin Tempelhof

2:15pm

LE RIVOLTELLE (ITALY)
Artists
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LE RIVOLTELLE (ITALY)

An all-girl band made up of four young Italian rockers who choose music as a weapon of rebellion to the customs: they are Le Rivoltelle. A feminine plural (that also sounds in Italian like “small revolts/rebellions”) which is ironic and nonconformist personality of the band: their real weapons are musical instruments, the songs are their bullets, the audience's emotions are their target. Original and unconventional, the music of Le... Read More →



Friday September 9, 2011 2:15pm - 2:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

2:35pm

Interview with Melvin Benn

Friday September 9, 2011 2:35pm - 4:00pm
AIRBASE - Main conference room Platz der Luftbrücke 12101 Berlin

3:15pm

ISOLA SONG (ITALY)
Artists
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ISOLA SONG (ITALY)

In 2011 the third millennium A. D. when globalization in the good and bad moves people of different ethnicities and races without even the religions, ambassadors and heads of state can still understand each other and talk to each other, the Universe Supreme instructs a being, the Archangel to come down to earth and assemble a tribe music / the multi-ethnic "ISOLA SONG" to return to play as they were able to live in different worlds of music... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 3:15pm - 3:45pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

7:00pm

CHARTER Party feat. THE MINT (DE) + CHARTER (DE)

6 / 8 EU

Free for Popkomm delegates


Artists
avatar for CHARTER (GERMANY)

CHARTER (GERMANY)

They are impulsive, stylish, straightforward. Charter stands for authentic, ecstatic rock – inspired by the different, strong characters of the four musicians. In their songs the Finnish way of life of frontman Antti mixes with Berlin´s vibrant creativity and an individual drive for freedom and an escape from simple life. Influenced by the greatness of bands like Placebo, U2 and The Killers, the band takes melodic-catchy indie... Read More →
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THE MINT (GERMANY)

The thoroughbred European band know their stuff. Blending a massive electronic sound, | new wave guitar, subtle hook-lines and poetic lyrics that speak to the soul, THE MINT's | sound is hard to define or categorize; it just works. | THE MINT draw inspiration from their hometown, Berlin, and bring that to life with their | bittersweet, bold and sometimes melancholic music. Their songs speak of hope and sorrow, | grief and euphoria, in a... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
FRANNZ CLUB Kulturbrauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36 / Haus R 10435 Berlin

7:00pm

GREENTUNES FESTIVAL

Friday September 9, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
K17 Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Pettenkoferstraße 17a 10247 Berlin

7:00pm

Luxemburger RockNacht

presented by unclesally*s



Friday September 9, 2011 7:00pm - 11:30pm
COMET CLUB Kreuzberg, Falckensteinstr. 47 , 10997 Berlin

8:00pm

Popkomm On Clubnacht - LEYAN (GERMANY)
Artists
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LEYAN (GERMANY)

presented by regioactive   Untamed creativity and intuition combined with a joy for experiments and musical craftsmanship define LEYAN‘s sound that is treading the thin red line between indie, pop and rock. Distinctive, expressive vocals which often change effortlessly into falsetto liaise with unique guitar structures and riffs alongside multidimensional, siren-like synthesizer - always carried by the uncompromisingly driving rhythm... Read More →



Friday September 9, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
LEVEE Mitte, Neue Promenade 10, 10178 Berlin

8:00pm

Popkomm On Clubnacht - RUTSI BUBA (ISRAEL)
Artists
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RUTSI BUBA (ISRAEL)

Rutsi Buba is a rock'n'roll-garage-rockabilly trio, deeply based in the Tel Aviv and Israeli rock'n'roll and indie scene. Playing live nonstop, they had just released their first album "AgaAgaBoo" (2011) with two labels in Israel (DmDm Creations and High Fidelity). Rutsi Buba is taking its ear-pleasing and feet-bombing live show over to Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria this September



Friday September 9, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

8:00pm

Popkomm On Clubnacht - RUTSI BUBA (ISRAEL)
Artists
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RUTSI BUBA (ISRAEL)

Rutsi Buba is a rock'n'roll-garage-rockabilly trio, deeply based in the Tel Aviv and Israeli rock'n'roll and indie scene. Playing live nonstop, they had just released their first album "AgaAgaBoo" (2011) with two labels in Israel (DmDm Creations and High Fidelity). Rutsi Buba is taking its ear-pleasing and feet-bombing live show over to Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria this September


Friday September 9, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
SILVERWINGS CLUB Columbiadamm 8-10 F2 D - 12101 Berlin

8:00pm

Popkomm On Clubnacht - TAKO LAKO (DENMARK)
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TAKO LAKO (DENMARK)

Named one of the 'potentially biggest Danish upcoming acts' by MTV Denmark, Tako Lako is a balkanic tour-de-force to be reckoned with. Their explosive mix of world genres and trashy gypsy tunes have swept away European audiences for the past two years; and Serbian lead Ognjen Curcic is a law unto himself, as he takes you into Babylon and back again with no remorse. Witness the full tilt sensory explosion that is Tako Lako. The band's members... Read More →



Friday September 9, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
GRÜNER SALON Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz , 10178 Berlin
 
Saturday, September 10
 

2:00pm

Popkomm On BERLIN FESTIVAL
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LAST DAYS OF 1984 (IRELAND)

▲▲L▲ST D∆YS OF 1984▲▲ (Last Days Of 1984) are Brian Rice and Darren Moloney. Influenced by afro-beat, chilling out and tropical electronica they call their genre of music, 'Beach House'. Beach House features elements of surf, afro-beat and 90's dance mixed with waves of nostalgia for 80's childhood movie soundtracks. They released their first single, River's Edge in June 2011



Saturday September 10, 2011 2:00pm - 11:30pm
Berlin Festival Airport Berlin Tempelhof

8:00pm

THE BLANKO (FI) + BANKRUPT (HU)
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THE BLANKO (FINLAND)

The Blanko is: Pauli Hauta-aho (guitar & vocals) Jakke Saarinen (drums & backing vocals) Marko Haataja (bass). According to the band, a trio is the ultimate combination. At its best, you don’t need anything else. And that’s been proven by every song and every performance The Blanko plays - in a style of, as they themselves call - Modern retro-rock.   Each member of The Blanko has years in training and performing... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2011 8:00pm - 11:30pm
WHITE TRASH Mitte