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Open cALL FOR Keychange year-long programme!

The pioneering international initiative Keychange with ambassadors such as Kate Nash and Peaches (photo front row in the middle, at Keychange press conference during Reeperbahn Festival 2019) launches an open call to find 74 innovative women & gender minority artists & innovators who will take part in an impactful capacity building and talent development programme throughout 2020. Applications are open to artists (writing & performing their music) and industry professionals (working in music) in Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. Each country has local partners and slightly different criteria, so before you apply you must read the full criteria / guidance here.

The participants will get:
  • Participation in full network meet-up in Stockholm in February 2020
  • Showcasing or participation at one of the 13 festival partners
  • Participation in full network meet-up at Reeperbahn Festival in September 2020
  • Mentoring via SheSaidSo
For artist applicants:
  • Performance at one of the 13 festival partners
  • Promotion via the Keychange database
  • Capacity building with a bespoke training programme
Apply now!
The application deadline is Wednesday, 30 October, 06:00 pm GMT.


Highlights anchor 2019

This year's ANCHOR at Reeperbahn Festival was packed with great interviews and outstanding performances by the six Nominees. As a highlight, the ANCHOR 2019 Jury did not hesitate to join an all-star band and presented a song live on stage!

Have a look at the ANCHOR 2019 highlights video and enjoy the throwback.


Interview with marit posch

At Reeperbahn Festival @ WISE in Beijing in May we interviewed Marit Posch (Label Manager, Monkeytown Records, DE) and spoke with her about the opportunities for small and medium sized business in China, what networking events are needed to connect the European and Chinese market and she shared her specific wishes for the future of global music streaming. Watch the full interview here.


vote for reeperbahn festival at the uk festival awards 2019!

Since its inception in 2004, the UK Festival Awards acknowledge the achievements of festivals that have taken place in the UK, there is also one category for European festivals: "The Best Overseas Festival" – and Reeperbahn Festival is nominated!

You enjoyed Reeperbahn Festival 2019? Feel free to vote here until 25 October for your favourite! We really appreciate it.



During Reeperbahn Festival Jon Chapple (GB, photo, right) was selected as "Best Music Business Journalist 2019" via online voting by registered delegates and he would like to thank everyone who voted for him:
"I'm overwhelmed, and more than a little bit shocked, to receive the award for The Best Music Business Journalist 2019. It means the world to me to know that my friends and colleagues in the international live music industry – the people I write about every day – appreciate the work we're doing with IQ. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me – I'll see you for a beer at a conference or show soon."





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Photo 1: Michael Rathmayr | Photo 2: Kobalt Productions GmbH | Photo 3: cubist rage | Photo 4 + 5: Lidija Delovska

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