ONpaper: The music universe

»music management & economy«

Listeners, musicians, music labels, publishers, radio stations, streaming services, record
shops, concert organisers and collecting societies – they are all part of the music universe.
But there are also numerous other planets.

The music universe gives an overview of the most important elements and players in the
“music industry” system. It shows the relationships between the planets and ultimately
answers a very central question: Who actually pays whom?

Jörg Heidemann is the managing director of the Association of Independent Music Entrepreneurs (VUT e.V.), which represents the interests of independent entrepreneurs in the German music industry. Before he graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Trier, he already worked in record shops to finance his studies. He was Head of Export at EFA Medien GmbH and Head of Export Universal Music Germany and subsequently co-owner and managing director of the distribution company MDM – Mutualism: distribution & more. After MDM’s insolvency, he started as a freelance project manager at VUT in 2010 and took over as managing director in 2014. He also sits on the advisory board of the German Jazz Award and Musicboard Berlin, among others, and is a member of the “Charts and Marketing Committee of the BVMI”. He is also a member of the Impala Management Board and WIN Director. Jörg Heidemann has always been a passionate music listener and collector.

Wed, 19.10.2022, 4–5.30 pm in German spoken language

We ask for binding registrations via this link.

The workshops are free of charge.

Unfortunately, the online workshop is not accessible at all levels. We will make every effort to accommodate different needs and adapt the workshop if you provide us with appropriate information in the registration.

The digital workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin.

About ONpaper
digital workshop series by inm berlin / field notes and ON Cologne

In this year’s online workshop series ONpaper, which we are again organizing together with the initiative neue musik / field notes experts will teach basic skills for working in the independent scene.

Under the heading »Project Funding« we will get you ready for grant applications in autumn with introductions to the funding landscapes of Berlin and Cologne, application writing, or accounting.

In a second block of workshops, topics such as time management, ensemble management, as well as insights into the music business, will direct our attention to the world around the music stands. Even if terms such as »business« and »time management« can seem daunting at first, the modules will be designed to be vivd and interactive so that both experienced musicians and newcomers can feel at ease.

The workshops are aimed at artists from the independent contemporary music scene in Cologne and Berlin and are free of charge. We ask for binding registrations.

Please feel free to contact us with your ideas or suggestions at marketing@inm-berlin.de or info@on-cologne.de.

The inm – initiative neue musik berlin e.V. is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the program Strengthening Innovation Potential in Culture (INP).

ON – Neue Musik Köln e.V. is supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.