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Popkomm, the international music trade fair, to be the nucleus of the Berlin Music Week at the industry’s worldwide biggest gathering in Cannes

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Berlin, 18 January 2011 – When MIDEM opens its doors on 23 January in Cannes Popkomm will be presenting itself as the nucleus of the Berlin Music Week. Over a period of four days the focus in the port town on the coast of southern France will be on the international music industry. From 7 to 9 September 2011, as part of the Berlin Music Week (7 to 11 September 2011), Popkomm will once again showcase itself in all its lively diversity in front of a wide audience from Germany and abroad.

In Cannes the Berlin Music Week and Popkomm will be represented at the joint stand of Berlin/Brandenburg. At 3 p.m. on Monday, 24 Jan. 2011, there will be a get-together at MIDEM on the Berlin/Brandenburg stand (R34 08).

Oh Là Là - la fête! Popkomm to act as host at the Station Tavern

Once again, Popkomm will act as host at the legendary pub called the Station Tavern in Cannes. Organised in cooperation with the Association of Independent Sound Media Companies(VUT) and the Berlin Music Week, this will surely be an evening to remember long afterwards. The date is 25 January 2011, from 10.30 p.m. to 12 midnight, and the address is Rue Jean Jaurès 18, 06400 Cannes. Anyone interested is welcome to come.

The following will be present and available for interviews: Dr. Ralf Kleinhenz, Managing Director of Popkomm and Daniel Barkowski, Director of Popkomm: “The Popkomm team is currently working on a new congress format under the heading of ‘music meets media meets technology’, which will also be incorporated into Popkomm in video format. Open communication platforms and creative shows will be the principal feature of the Popkomm Marketplace in 2011. In Cannes we look forward to introducing new event formats and ideas for Popkomm 2011 to the international members of the music sector and creative industries.“

In addition, Popkomm Festival Manager Paul Cheetham took a look around Eurosonic in Groningen where he discovered trends and bands at the festival which he has brought back to the music mecca that is Berlin. As always, any bands who are interested can visit the Popkomm website to register for the Popkomm Showcase Festival. Application forms will be available as of February 2011.

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