For all2gethernow 2010 (a2n), I contacted a few guys from the German netlabel community plus some artists and teamed up compiling this sampler. It includes various styles of music, from electronics to singer/songwriter stuff. But, you should take a listen for yourself. It's a treat.
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I told you, we soon would change the main host for the files - due to GEMA (Germany's collecting society). Hosting the files myself would make my blog a shop - even if the download's for free. Plus I would have to report the hosting to GEMA, despite the fact it's all Creative Commons music. It's crazy but it's a fact. And here we are!
The full programme featuring seven theme tracks can still be found online. We are working on the documentation right now and got some marvellous feedback. Taking place for the second year now, the Berlin music conference has changed its face in many ways. There are some issues to work on, some new concepts to keep, and a few ideas from 2009 which should be revived.
Know what: I f***ing hate having no web in train. For four hours. Four hours I could have been working. Ok. I give up. I'm playing around with my my cell phone now to tweet... then again - it's no iPhone (and I really wish I would have one). But no, not available with any plan at Vodafone. So I'm still using my old Sony Ericsson P1i. 4 chars on 1 key. Great.
all2gethernow 2010, which is scheduled for Sept 6th-12th, will be present at SXSW in Austin (TX). We are joining teams from Cologne, Hamburg and more peeps from Berlin. All the freshest news on Germany's musical landscape and what you are about to expect at all2gethernow - just come over and have a chat with gorgeous Andrea Goetzke or myself.
Georgia Wonder is Stephanie Grant from London and Julian Moore from Portsmouth. We got to know each other via Andrew Dubber's blog and Twitter. You're searching for a pop/rock/folk band serving beautiful tunes and a brilliant female voice - buy their tracks. You can even choose if and how much to pay for downloads. Or you may order a physical copy.
Finally. Editing of videos, compiling all material and statements took more time than expected. But it's - almost - done. Unfortunately, most statements are available in German only. Yet some of the sessions were held in English. One video I'm sure you will enjoy: Amanda Palmer live at Münze Berlin (almost 80 minutes).
Music Conferences provide numerous possibilities to make business, network and discuss with your colleagues, share knowledge with your peers and discover new talents and industry trends – so they say. But do Music Conferences really provide added value and do they fulfill what they promise? What are the reasons for the increasing amount of conferences all over Europe?
I think it's worthwhile mentioning again that there are at least two significant differences etween GEMA and US collection societies: GEMA is the only collection society in Germany. Its factual monopoly is acknowledged. Members of GEMA strictly are not allowed to license some works with GEMA while others are licensed under Creative Commons for instance. All works you are creating during your membership solely are managed by GEMA.
The concept was to create an event for the creative people. For consumers. For social media geeks. For IT people. For anyone whose interested in discussing the changes in music and culture. It was intended to be a convention for anyone to collectively work on the current situation - all2gethernow. It's great to get people from different sides talking to each other.