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Jury Announces The IMJA Winners

Following last year’s launch of Reeperbahn Festival’s International Music Journalism Award (IMJA) we are happy to present the winners of 2018 in the categories „Best Music Journalist Of The Year“, „The Year's Best Work Of Music Journalism“ and „New Perspective – The Year's Best Work Of Music Journalism, Under 30“!
We are happy to award outstanding journalists Mary Anne Hobbs, Klaus Walter and Belkacem Bahlouli for their work in the recent twelve months and believe you will enjoy reading / hearing / experiencing the „Best Works“ our jury (photo) voted for, including politically charged pieces about the German rap scene by Juri Sternburg and Viola Funk, Liz Pelly’s analysis of streaming music’s manipulation of our listening habits, or Estelle Caswell's brilliant „Earworm“ videos about the stories behind some of your favorite songs and sounds.

Please find the fulll list of winners below.

With our partners at Le Bureau Export we will add two French language categories in 2018 and hope the IMJA will continue to grow in the coming years.

Expect many debates about music journalism to be part of this year's conference, including three speakers of the category „Best Music Journslist Of The Year“ and other winners. 
The winner of „Best Music Business Journalist Of The Year“ will be selected during Reeperbahn Festival 2018 by the delegates via online form. The winner will be announced on Saturday, 22 September. 

Congratulations and curtains up for the winners in the following categories:

Best Music Journalist of the Year
The Year’s Best Work of Music Journalism - Text
The Year’s Best Work of Music Journalism - Audio
  • Clarify" by Visa Vie / Spotify/detektor. fm (German)
  • "Ways Of Hearing" by Damon Krukowski / Showcase/Radiotopia (English)
The Year’s Best Work of Music Journalism - Multimedia
New Perspective – The Year's Best Work of Music Journalism, Under 30 - German

Wunderkinder - German Music Talent

Wunderkinder – German Music Talent is now in its sixth consecutive year and is Reeperbahn Festival’s music export programme that showcases domestic talents to the music industry representatives in attendance. The selected Wunderkinder - 10 high profile German bands and artists who are well-positioned to take their careers to an international level - will appear at three Reeperbahn Festival clubs on Wednesday, 19 September.

Among the selected emerging German talents  for this year’s Wunderkinder programme are: 

A Tale Of Golden Keys · Ace Tee · Bayuk · BLED WHITE · BLVTH · Charlotte Brandi · DENA · HAERTS · llgen-Nur · Jungstötter


Get An Overview With The Artist Business Profile

Are you a manager working for a label, booking agency or publishing company? 
We help you to get an overview and to connect yourself with artists attending Reeperbahn Festival 2018 who are looking for representations in different territories. Many bands and solo artists performing at Reeperbahn Festival are still looking for labels, a management, or publishers. 

We have compiled a helpful list including all artists looking for certain services and representations. 

Go to Reeperbahn Festival Artist Business Profile.



Hurry Up & Register Now

Reeperbahn Festival will take place in just a few weeks 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.

Enjoy four days full of fantastic programme
Choose unlimited from 900 events in the categories of sessions, concerts and showcases, meetings, networking events and awards shows as well as film, art and word.

We are looking forward to welcome you at Reeperbahn Festival!


Reeperbahn Festival Conference is organised by
 Inferno Events GmbH & Co. KG
Neuer Pferdemarkt 1, 20359 Hamburg/Germany,
PhG: Inferno Events Verwaltungs GmbH,
Gf: Alexander Schulz, Detlef Schwarte , HRB: 78130
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