Jump On the Vinyl Record Boom!
MAY 2-3, 2019 | BERLIN | €399/person
Making Vinyl Berlin 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
Moderator: Christoph Diekmann, addvalue Consulting, executive; Entertainment Retailers Association, Sara Valentino Tapedub, Holger Wustlich, Senior Direct of Sales & Marketing, Universal Music Group; Seda Selin Parlak, Gfk; Steffen Gerlach, CEO, Capelight Pictures; Christian Winter, Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann, Berlin.
THE BRILLIANT HISTORY OF THE MEISTERSAAL & HANSA STUDIOS
Built as a chamber concert hall in 1912 at the heart of Berlin in Potsdamer Platz, the Meistersaal occupies the same physical space when it was known Hansa Tonstudio, where brilliant recordings were made since the early 1960s from countless artists including David Bowie, Depeche Mode, U2, R.E.M., Peter Maffay, Nina Hagen, and Udo Jürgens. Moderator: Rene Renefeld. Speakers: Eduard Meyer, former Hansa engineer (David Bowie, Iggy Pop); Thilo Schmied, Berlin Music Tours; Reiner Maillard, Emil Berliner Studio.
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
FILLING THE VINYL PIPELINE
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: Andreas Kohl, Optimal Media. Speakers: 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, Green Vinyl Records (Symcon); Chad Brown, Viryl Technologies, Niklas Poblenz, Pheenix Alpha
Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Keynote Speaker & Presenter
EVENTS Inspired by Music
Senior Vice President
Sony Music International
Record Store Day
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
- 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”
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.
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