Reeperbahn Festival New York in cooperation with the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) (June 13-16)

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26.05.2022 - Article

Promoting international cultural exchange and enabling music industry participants to enter new and relevant cultural markets - this is the goal of Reeperbahn Festival New York.

With the support of the German Foreign Office, Hamburgs Reeperbahn Festival offers a delegation of German and European music business people the opportunity to meet the top decision makers of the U.S. music industry in course of the world’s largest independent music conference A2IM. The aim is to give the delegates insights into the local markets in a program consisting of various panels, receptions as well as visits at important New York companies and to establish valuable personal contacts and sustainable networking.

In celebration of the U.S. launch of the international initiative Keychange, which promotes gender equality in the music industry, Reeperbahn Festival invites press representatives and international music experts to The Delancey in Lower East Side on June 14 at 6 pm. In partnership with Keychange, Reeperbahn Festival will focus on gender equality in music that evening.


Beginning 6pm, participants including representatives from UN Women, Shesaid.so and Keychange will have an interactive discussion with the audience on gender equality in music, and ROBA Music Publishing will present the results of the songwriting camp for female, trans and non-binary writers, artists and producers, which takes place digitally as part of Reeperbahn Festival New York.

At 8:30pm the Reeperbahn Festival New York Free Showcase will feature a line-up of diverse emerging talent, including ÄTNA from Germany, BILLIE MARTEN, (UK), and SOAK from Ireland. The event will be free of entry and open to public from 8:30pm till midnight, at George’s Downstairs Lounge at The Delancey.

Additionally, Reeperbahn Festival New York will host two key music industry panels at A2IM Indie Week - June 13 on monetizing music and maneuvering European royalties, and June 14 on how EU and U.S. executives are implementing transformational leadership and diversity to build an inclusive and diverse work Environment.

USA will be the focus country of this year Reeperbahn Festival, which takes place from 21th - 24th September in Hamburg.

About Reeperbahn Festival: Reeperbahn Festival is the biggest club festival in Europe and the largest international European platform for pop culture and the music industry. For four days in September every year since 2006, all eyes in the international music scene have been on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn for the Festival. The visiting public, artists and music industry representatives gather to experience the sounds of exciting new music and talent while also making new contacts. The Festival’s richly diverse program offers events from the visual arts, film, literature as well as debates and discussion. During the Festival, clubs, concert venues, cinemas, galleries and alternative spaces play host to concerts, readings, film screenings and exhibitions. Industry professionals enjoy access to a wide range of panel discussions, talks, networking events, galas and award ceremonies. With the Reeperbahn Festival International Spin Offs in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, Reeperbahn Festival has already established a strong network with the major centers of the U.S. music and creative industries in recent years.

With Focus Country USA 2022, Reeperbahn Festival invites artists and music business leaders from the U.S. to enter into dialogue with representatives from all submarkets of the European music industry at this year’s Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.

Location & Time

June 13 - 16 2022

Reeperbahn Festival New York Event on June 14th

The Delancey NYC, 168 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

6-8.30pm: Keychange x Reeperbahn Festival New York Reception & Podium Discussion @ The Delancey “Rooftop”

8.30pm-midnight: Reeperbahn Festival New York Showcase @ The Delancey's Georgie’s Downstairs Lounge

As Reeperbahn Festival New York is part of A2IM Indie Week please visit https://a2im.org/indieweek/ for more information.

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