Germany announced as the Guest Country for BIME Pro 2016

Germany named as Guest Country 2016
Speakers from German companies Ableton, Konzertbüro Schoneberg, Monkeytown, Napster, Selective Artists and Splash amongst those already confirmed
The German partnership is supported by the Goethe-Institut Madrid and Fundación Goethe

“Insight from leading industry execs” - Music Week
“A bridge between the music and cultural industries” - Musikmarkt
“If music be the food of games, play on”
“Three days of panels on music and gaming, Spanish music business law, and the Latin American market“ - Billboard

October 26-28th 2016, BEC! Bilbao, Spain

BIME Pro is proud to present Germany as its Guest Country for 2016, showcasing the country's key music, games and tech players, plus its most successful start-up companies.

Described by Music Week Magazine as a meeting place for professionals from the worlds of music, tech and gaming, BIME Pro will once again focus on new trends in entrepreneurship and internationalization, with ample opportunities for networking with peers and new business contacts.

The conference will be held at the BEC! in Bilbao, and with over 1,500 industry delegates already confirmed it promises to be the most expansive edition of the event yet.

Germany is the third biggest music market in the world and Berlin is the start-up hub of Europe, fitting perfectly alongside the core goal of BIME Pro. 

The partnership will provide opportunities to explore new ideas for collaboration across music and tech to discover new revenue opportunities from a number of German companies.

First Confirmed German Speakers:

•    Gerhard Behles: CEO & Co-Founder - Ableton AG
•    Thorsten Schliesche: Executive VP & General Manager Europe - Napster
•    Gerrit Schumann: Chief International Officer - Deezer
•    Michael Ronen: CEO/Founder - Splash
•    Katrin Hall: Live Management - Monkeytown Live
•    Andreas Möller: Head promoter - Konzertbüro Schoneberg
•    Ralf Diemert: Booking Agent - Selective Artists
•    Ralph Christoph: Head of Program - c/o Pop
•    Markus Rogue Rogozinski: Manager - Agents 4 Music
•    Yasmine Gallus: Head of Sync Department - Budde Music

Topics covered will include the challenges facing live event organisers, Sync and independent publishing.

To find out more about these and other confirmed speakers, click here.

Further German Partners:

•    Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Spanien
•    Verband der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen (VDKD)
•    Berlin Music Commission (BMC)
•    Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen (VUT)

Partners from Germany include the German Embassy in Spain, the Association of Germany Concert Organizers (VDKD)Berlin Music Commissions and the German branch of the Association Of Independent Music Companies (AIM).

BIME PRO German Artist Showcases

As part of this year’s music programming, a number of German artists will be showcasing at the conference.
Highlights performing at the conference this year include Me and My Drummer, a two-piece Indie Dream-Pop act from Berlin, alongside Mueran Humanos, another two-piece from Berlin signed to ATP Recordings. Both acts will be showcasing songs from their retrospective 2016 releases.

BIME Live – German Headliner

Just confirmed for BIME Live are Berlin’s Moderat, described as a music project formed by Sascha Ring, also know as Apparet, and Modeselektor members Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.

BIME Live runs alongside the conference with three nights of entertainment from some of music’s biggest names. More information and full line-up can be found here.

BIME Pro 2016
26th – 28th October 2016
BEC! Bilbao, Spain


BIME Pro 3-day Conference Pass (without access to BIME Live): 60 € + Booking Costs
BIME Pro + 3-day BIME LIVE Festival Passes: 85 € + Booking Costs


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