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The IMJA Winners 2019 announced

For the third time, the International Music Journalism Award (IMJA) is to be awarded in 2019 at Reeperbahn Festival on Friday, 20 September, at 4:30 pm at Schmidtchen. Today, we proudly announce this year's winners 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“. With our partner Le Bureau Export there will be again an award for texts from the French language. The submissions were reviewed by the jury of experts (photo) to find this year's winners. Find all winners and their works below and laudations here. Congratulations to:

Best Music Journalists of the Year

  • Juliane Liebert (German)
  • Vivien Goldman (English)
  • Adrien Durand (French)
The Year’s Best Work of Music Journalism - Text
The Year’s Best Work of Music Journalism - Audio
The Year’s Best Work of Music Journalism - Multimedia
New Perspective – The Year's Best Work of Music Journalism, Under 30 - German
**Due to legal concerns the publishers have retracted the submitted/nominated text from their site.


session programme completeD

Only a little less than 2 weeks left until Reeperbahn Festival 2019 starts with a full programme! With a total of twelve different strands we welcome speakers from all over the world and focus on a wide range of topics. For example Pitchfork's Editor-in-Chief Puja Patel (US) and Artist Peaches (CA) get together for an in-depth onstage interview, the panel The Artist Support System will shine a light on the necessary support system for any successful artist career and the session Zwischen Freiheit und Regulierung (Between freedom and regulation) discusses the meaning of freedom of expression in the age of social media. Moreover, in Evolution Konzertgeschäft (Evolution Concert Business) the concert business of the future will be discussed. 
Unfortunately we have to announce that Klaus-Peter Schulenberg (CEO, CTS Eventim, DE) can't attend this year's Reeperbahn Festival. 


Session: Music has no age

It takes modern spaces to meet – the charitable initiative Oll Inklusiv shows the way:
People 60+ meet at unusual times in Hamburg's clubs for dancing and celebrating. In general, the question arises of how to counteract club death. Is there a need for new forms of the usage of clubs or to program them? We want to preserve the club landscape and use the ravages of time. The session Musik kennt kein Alter (Music has no age) will be held in German with Eva Decker (Chair Woman, Sankt Pauli Museum, DE), Mitra Kassai (Managing Director, OLL INKLUSIV gUG, DE), Susanne Leonhard (Chair Woman, Clubkombinat, DE), and Birgit Reuther (Journalist, BiggyPop(.)de, DE).


Matt Dillon - The Art Of Music And Film

We are very pleased to welcome Hollywood film star Matt Dillon (US) not only for his talk about The Future Of Film but also for an interview about The Art Of Music And Film. He will share his view on the art of music and film, the cooperations with music supervisors for his projects, his work on the documentary about Cuban scat musician El Gran Fellove and last but not least about his deep love for music.


International sound awards 2019

The Award Show of the International Sound Awards 2019 will take place on 19 September at Schmidtchen. The best and most innovative works from the fields “Music, Audio and Tech” will be awarded. Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg (Professor, the Institute for Media Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau & Former Director, Fraunhofer IDMT, DE) will give a keynote speech with the title “Music / Sound / Noises: Developments in Audio” at the ISA2019 Award Show. He has been a driving force behind some of today’s most innovative digital audio technology, notably the mp3 and MPEG audio standards. At the ISA2019 Sessions on 18 September, a selection of nominees will present their projects in more detail.


livekomm programme at #rbfc19

The Live Musik Kommission e.V. (short LiveKomm) is the Federal Association of Music Venues in Germany and represents more than 550 music clubs and festivals in over 100 cities and communities. Since its foundation in 2012, the association has been working together with Reeperbahn Festival. Among others the following events will take place this year:


delegates shuttle powered by seat

We are happy to announce the renewal of our partnership with SEAT! For the third consecutive year our partner SEAT will be offering a shuttle service exclusively for all delegates attending Reeperbahn Festival 2019 between Hamburg airport, the central station (Hauptbahnhof), and Reeperbahn Festival venues. 
The shuttle will be available from Tuesday to Sunday to ensure that as many delegates as possible will be assisted in meeting their busy Reeperbahn schedule. The shuttle point will be located near to the Reeperbahn Festival Lounge at Arcotel Onyx.





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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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Photo 1: Lidija Delovska | Photo 2: George Pitts | Photo 3: Katja Ruge/ Thomas Koch | Photo 4: Michael Muller | Photo 5: Karlheinz Brandenburg | Photo 6: SEAT

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