Most Wanted: Music (MW:M) is the most important music business conference in Berlin and a rising European hotspot event for music and creative industry professionals worldwide. It is run by the Berlin Music Commission, the music industry network of Berlin.
Most Wanted: Music aims to start building the music and creative industries of tomorrow, where collaboration is not merely about working together but creating new with modern goals and rallying around a new ethos. MW:M’s key objectives are: enabling practical know-how transfer, fostering networking and exchange and inspiring new ideas and business models.
Offering a wide range of inspiring keynotes, interviews and debates, hands-on workshops and matchmaking events, MW:M covers the most current and relevant questions of today’s music, tech and creative industries in order to bring direct value to creators and music businesses.
“Music is our social glue, and the diversity of our community is paramount. Whenever we’re asked what will happen we always say, ‘we don’t predict the future… we invent it.'”
“I hope people go away and are not distracted by performative messages, but what are the actions taking place – that’s where the change happens.”
“If you are a major brand in the world playing in the space of music, you will have to do business with the rest of the world, and you cannot do that just by regurgitating Western pop music tropes.”
“If you look at how platforms have developed, platforms have cashed in, but little is left for artists. Bringing ownership back to the artists means giving creators the infrastructure to monetise content and to control the relationship with fans.”
“We can only do so much in terms of educating scenes, educating promoters, educating bookers. I think it’s really time for male allies to start shouting for us. I think we so far just achieved to put a crack in the shell, but to crack it completely open we need our allies to act.”
“We are in this crazy world, a race with other people, but when you go to a festival, a community, it is another reality. People are pure and you feel comfortable in a free space. That should be what the world is like, and it’s a shame it’s only like that in a festival.”
“We focus on the interaction between the body, fabric, sound and machine. Through the use of the folds we create volumes and shapes that goes beyond the human body.”
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