Making Vinyl 2019 Europe

MAY 2-3, 2019 | BERLIN | €399/person

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Making Vinyl is the premiere B2B vinyl conference featuring top executives from the world’s leading pressing plants, as well as agile newcomers in the market, and other professionals throughout the vinyl value chain. Talks include experts on mastering, plating, packaging, raw materials suppliers, machinery vendors and more

Making Vinyl Featured Talks


MAY 2, 2019 (Day 1) PHYSICAL MEDIA CONFERENCE 

KEYNOTE: RENÉ RENNEFELD: GET INSPIRED: THE HIT-FORMULA
How to use the power of music and the five major aspects of success to improve and develop creative leadership, team empowerment and sales performance – ONLY CREATIVITY HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE YOU, YOUR TEAM, THE WORLD

FIRESIDE CHAT: HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH PHYSICAL MEDIA
Moderator: Michael Hosp, CEO, kdg mediatech GmbH (Austria).  Speakers: Sven Deutschmann, CEO, Sonopress GmbH (Germany), and Günter Loibl, Rebeat Innovation (Austria)

MARKETING PHYSICAL MEDIA IN THE WORLD OF DIGITAL CONTENT 
Sabine-Lydia Schmidt, Founder, Unbreakmyheart Records (Germany): Connie Comeau, COO, The ADS Group (USA), Kim Bayley, Chief Executive, Entertainment Retailers Association (UK), Others TBA

PINK FLOYD DESIGNER DEMYSTIFIES ICONIC COVER IMAGERY: AUBREY POWELL
The co-founder of Hipgnosis, the legendary design firm that created LP, CD and DVD covers for Pink Floyd and countless other rock-era artists over the past four decades, provides a slide presentation of its venerable body of work. The Berlin Hipgnosis exhibition ‘Daring to Dream’ this past fall had over 10,000 visitors over six weeks.


MAY 3, 2019 (Day 2) MAKING VINYL

RECORD STORE DAY IN EUROPE: THE GROWTH CONTINUES
Discover the winning formulas for record-breaking sales from RSD reps in Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, and Italy in expanding the vinyl-buying audience.
Moderator: Michael Kurtz, RSD co-founder. Speakers: Kim Bayley, RSD Great Britain; Pascal Bussey, RSD France; Jan Köpke, RSD Germany; Danilo Durante, RSD Italy

OBSERVATIONS FROM THE DISTRIBUTORS
Where are the markets going? What are the future plans for release of new titles on vinyl and what plans are in place for the release of back catalog titles?
Moderator Larry Jaffee, Making Vinyl. Speakers: Michael Schuster, Cargo Records; Nike Koch, Sony Music International; Chris Goss, Hospital Records Ltd

MASTERING & CUTTING MASTERCLASS
A great sounding record starts with a correctly mastered recording and meticulously cut lacquer. Europe’s best artisans provide a “Best Practice” tutorial for both of these specialties, as well as other anecdotes for the production of a high-quality product.
Moderator: Michael Fremer, Analog Planet. Speakers: Andreas LUPO Lubich, Loop-O; Rainer Maillard, Emil Berliner Studios; Casper Sutton-Jones, Gearbox Records; Mandy Parnell, Black Saloon Studios

VINYL 4.0 THE NEXT GENERATION OF MAKING RECORDS
Innovations in the manufacturing process that yields not only better sounding and better quality pressings but many other advantages to increase profitability and process. Hear about innovations that will drive the record industry beyond the 21st century.
Moderator: David Hill, Making Vinyl Europe. Speakers: Guenter Loibl, Rebeat Innovation; Harm Theunisse, Symcon; Chad Brown, Viryl Technologies, Niklas Poblenz, Pheenix Alpha

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Tony Visconti

Tony Visconti

Legendary Record producer, Musician, and Singer (via video)

Gerhard Blum

Gerhard Blum

Senior Vice President

Sony Music International

Michael Kurtz

Michael Kurtz

Co-Founder

Record Store Day

Bryan Ekus

Bryan Ekus

President

Making Vinyl/Colonial Purchasing Co-op

Aubrey Powell

Aubrey Powell

Co-Founder

HIPGNOSIS

Michael Schuster

Michael Schuster

CEO

Cargo Records GmbH

Kim Bayley

Kim Bayley

Chief Executive

Entertainment Retailers Association

Güenter Loibl

Güenter Loibl

CEO

Rebeat Innovation

CONFERENCE FEE

Before 21 March 2019  €349.00 EUR per person
After 21 March 2019 €399.00 EUR per person

All registrations are subject to 19% VAT

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Access to the Premiere B2B vinyl conference
  • Complimentary entrance to the ‘Physical Media World Conference‘
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • All-Conference Materials are included
  • Refreshments & lunch during the conference
  • Networking Party Admittance

DON’T MISS OUT

After two successful events in the U.S., Making Vinyl comes to Europe for the first time its B2B conference celebrating vinyl’s global rebirth.

Attended by first 300 and then 350 people respectively from 16 countries, the initial two conferences featured top executives from the world’s top pressing plants, as well as newcomers in the market, and other professionals throughout the vinyl value chain, including mastering, plating, packaging, raw materials suppliers and machinery vendors.

What People Are Saying

“Very good conference to learn about the vinyl market. Overall awesome event!”

“First time attendee – very well organized; great opportunity to network.”

“The industry is thriving, many new companies are joining in, new equipment and innovations are starting to mature, and the market is continuing to grow strongly”

“VINYL RESURGENCE IS REAL!”

“Vinyl continues to grow, but there is lots to do still”

“The vinyl industry is alive, well and flourishing”

“Business connects, some actionable tech info, inspiration from Jack [White]”

“Jack and Ben’s discussion was inspiring”

“This is the dawn of a resurgence to the vinyl industry”

“Technology is becoming more important”

“Stats, sharing concerns and common goals among the key players in the industry”

“Learned a lot at the audiophile panel – wish I had asked more questions”

VENUE: MEISTERSAAL

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THE BIG HALL BY THE WALL

The same way the vinyl format rose like a phoenix from the ashes, Meistersaal’s recent reemergence as a majestic cultural hall parallel to the former Berlin Wall exudes a rich musical history that hit a golden era circa 1976-1993 when it was known as Hansa Studio 2.

The famous acoustics and ambiance of the master chamber on the building’s second floor struck a chord with such rock musicians as David Bowie, who wrote and recorded “Heroes” right there in the studio, which the likes of Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and U2, among countless others, also tapped for its sound reproduction aura.

The floors below and above the Meisteraal previously occupied by two other Hansa recording studios are once again being used for music production.

NEARBY HOTELS

HQ HOTEL – THE GRIMM’S HOTEL POTSDAMER PLATZ
€118 per night and includes breakfast
www.grimms-hotel.de
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MOVENPICK HOTEL BERLIN
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GRAND HYATT BERLIN
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THE MANDALA HOTEL
www.themandala.de

BERLIN MARRIOTT HOTEL 
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