Bob Mould to Keynote Making Vinyl Berlin & the World of Physical Media Event

May 2-3, 2019 B2B Conference Covers Importance of Physical Media in the Digital Age

BERLIN, GERMANY – Musician Bob Mould will keynote Making Vinyl and the World of Physical Media Conference here May 2-3, 2019 at the Meistersaal, the famed concert hall that previously was the Hansa recording studio where David Bowie created “Heroes” in 1978.

Mould’s musical career has spanned 40 years, from his pioneering early ’80s work with Hüsker Dü to his solo work in singer-songwriter, electronic, and rock modes, to the deafening pop sparkle of Sugar. Originally from Minnesota, Mould has called Berlin home since 2017. His latest album, Sunshine Rock (Merge Records), was released in February.

“Almost four years ago, I made plans for an extended break,” Mould explains. “I started spending time in Berlin in 2015, found an apartment in 2016, and became a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life-changing experience. The winter days are long and dark, but when the sun comes back, all spirits lift.”

The two-day event covers all aspects of physical media home entertainment, including creation, mastering, manufacturing, packaging and distribution, from the perspective of Europe’s leading executives.

Major pressing plant CEOs including Michal Sterba (GZ Media, Czech Republic), Alban Pingeot (MPO, France), Ton Vermeulen (Recording Industry, Holland) will explain future investment strategies, while several newer European pressing facilities will reveal why they have invested millions of euros into physical media in the digital age.

Record Store Day co-founder Michael Kurtz will lead conversations with RSD representatives from Great Britain, France, Spain, Holland, and Italy, on the prospect of market expansion, best practices, as well as the success stories of how vinyl records can be a profitable investment in the development of the music industry.

Also, on display will be the latest technological developments in HD Vinyl, how to make vinyl records more sustainable and efficient with Green Vinyl, and the world’s leading equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers catering to this growing market.

The event is presented by the Colonial Purchasing Cooperative and the MEDIA-TECH Association. After two successful events in the U.S., the Berlin event is Making Vinyl’s
first European conference.

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