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Spotlight On Music Journalism: Shortlists And Speakers

The juries for the International Music Journalism Award 2018 have met and read, listened, and watched their way through roughly 200 German, English, and French submissions. We won’t be announcing the winners until the beginning of September, but today we want to present the German, English and French shortlists for the categories “Year's Best Work of Journalism 2018” (text, audio, multimedia, under 30) and “Music Journalist of the Year 2018”.

So here’s our big request and sincere recommendation: look through the shortlists and click through the links. You’ll find the crème de la crème of music journalism produced over the last twelve months. Really great contributions – truly worth a read, listen, and look – from really great contributors, including Sylvia Prahl, Liz Pelly, Valerie Lehoux, Jason Bentley, and Estell Caswell.
We’ll be presenting the awards on Friday afternoon, 21 September, at Reeperbahn Festival. So: save the date!

Before the awards ceremony we’ll discuss and debate the state of music journalism and talk about whether its new journalistic forms can lift it out of its crisis.

We’ll hear what some of the prize winners have to say and also get the views of, among others, Michael Lohrmann (Visions, DE), Charlotte Gunn (NME, GB), Daniel Koch (ex- Intro, DE) and Rembert Stiewe (WDR/Glitterhouse, DE).


Partner Festival NEXT18 Announces Speakers

After last year’s event, where ‘Digital Sucks’ was the theme, NEXT Conference is once again partnering up with the Reeperbahn Festival under the motto ‘Digital Fix – Fix Digital’.
During Reeperbahn Festival on 20 – 21 September decision makers and experts in their field will discuss ways to fix the digital world before it fixes us, namely how to place humans back at the centre of digital development.
NEXT18 keynoters include Joseph Lubin (Blockchain), Amber Case (author of Calm Technology) & many more.
Go to their website to learn more about the NEXT18 programme.

International Sound Awards 2018: Shortlist Now Online

Meet sound experts from all parts of the world during Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg's Gruenspan on 20 September where the International Sound Awards are being awarded for the second time in different categories
Same as last year, Steve Blame, former MTV presenter and cult figure, will guide through the evening and announce the winners. Learn more about the ISA2018 nominees here.

To present some of the nominated projects to the public, the ISA Sessions will take place the day before on 19 September as part of the offical Reeperbahn Festival programme.

Get an impression of ISA2017 and watch the video trailer.



VIA - VUT Indie Awards Announces Nominees

The German Association of Independent Music Companies (VUT) celebrates independent excellence as part of its VUT Indie Days at Reeperbahn Festival once again. 
Today the shortlist 2018 is announced: 

The VIA Awards are the independent music industry’s first and only critics’ awards and are given on the basis of quality and originality – regardless of commercial success. The main sponsor is the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. 



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Register Now!

Reeperbahn Festival will take place from 19 – 22 September in Hamburg, Germany. Conference Tickets for Reeperbahn Festival can be purchased online for €245.00 (+ VAT and sales fee). Register here.
Also, we have put together a great selection of hotels located on and around the Reeperbahn. And we have arranged great travel offers with our partners available to all registered delegates of the Reeperbahn Festival 2018.

We are looking forward to meet you!


Reeperbahn Festival Conference is organised by
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Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg/Germany,
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Photo 1: Daniel Koch © Intro Verlag, Charlotte Gunn © Dean Chalkley, Michael Lohrmann © Anna Merten | Photo 6: © Lidija Delovska
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