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Recap: These are MOST WANTED: MUSIC 2019 Highlights!
Here’s our round-up of MOST WANTED: MUSIC’s highlights: Two days of exciting talks, inspiring workshops, powerful networking and great music! Plus: highlights of the MW:M Live showcase premiere and the brilliant listen to berlin: Awards!
It’s been almost a week since MW:M closed its doors at Alte Münze Berlin. We set out to make MW:M19 our biggest, greenest, most diverse conference yet! And we feel a bit overwhelmed because it was better than we hoped. However, one of our biggest accomplishments: As one of the first conferences, MOST WANTED: MUSIC achieved the goal of the 50:50 gender balance formulated by the Keychange Initiative in 2019! But before taking a closer look back at the MOST WANTED: MUSIC highlights, here goes a big thank you to all the speakers, visitors and staff who made the conference such a success!
MOST WANTED: MUSIC Highlights in PicturesMW:M19 was a series of bustling, noisy, exciting moments! We sent our intrepid photographer out to experience the buzz of both days of the conference. So, take a look at some of the many highlights of MW:M19!
Pictures: Dan Taylor Photography
listen to berlin: Awards 2019 – These are the winners!
On the eve of MW:M19 at November 5, the listen to berlin: Awards 2019 were presented. At Kesselhaus Berlin, the most influential artists and key figures in Berlin’s music and creative industry were honoured for their outstanding commitment to diversity in a total of nine categories. These are the winners: Gudrun Gut, Mine, Mona Rübsamen, NOSOYO, Shirley Holmes, Ponte Pilas, the initiatives Clubtopia and #unteilbar, the Berlin club SchwuZ, as well as the social media hit “Sage Nein” by Ezé Wendtoin & Just People. Malonda and Christoph Schrag, who also presented the musical highlights ZUSTRA, OKO, and Junk-E-cat, led through the evening. Find more pictures of the evening in the press kit.
MW:M Live: The successful launch of Berlin’s new Showcase Format
At Day 1 of MOST WANTED: MUSIC, its own showcase event MW:M Live had its debut! In the cosy rehearsal rooms of the brand-new House of Music, the Berlin Music Commission (BMC) with its listen to berlin 2019/20 compilation, gigmit’s Live Music Accelerator Berlin, the British And Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), SoundCzech, music:LX, PopKW, BY-on, and Kreatives Sachsen presented twenty hand-picked artists. This up-close, personal setting and the powerful showcases made the premiere of Berlin’s new showcase format a very special one. So here are the highlights in pictures: