International Music Business Summer School

The International Music Business Summer School offers a professional and internationally oriented qualification programme for young professionals from all over Europe. It aims at giving people already active in the music industry the opportunity of receiving targeted training, practical tips and networking with an international focus.

In cooperation with national and international associations, the International Music Business Summer School will extend its programme in 2021 and - besides International Music Publishing - include further education for International Live Entertainment.

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Music Business Summer School Germany


The Music Business Summer School Germany is a further education program for the three main subsections of the music industry: Publishing, Live Entertainment, and Recorded Music. It is based in Hamburg and took place from the 12th to the 17th September 2019.

The Summer School offers a compelling combination of theoretical knowledge, practical examples, insights into legal frameworks, and networking opportunities.

The modules and lectures of the three Summer Schools are each designed by the Board of Trustees, which is made up of industry experts, and coordinated with the organizing institution Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM e.V.), other partners, and the speakers. The offer is tailored by insiders with a focus on current topics of the industry.

MBSS aims at employees of all branches of the music industry, experienced graduates of media, cultural, and music management, as well as self-employed creatives closely related to the music industry.

The responsibility for the project management lies with the Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM e.V.). Project partners are the main interest groups of the music industry:

BDKV -  Federal Association of Concert and Event Management, BVMI - International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, DMV - German Music Publishers Association, GEMA – German Collecting Society and VUT - Association of Independent Music Companies. Venue and education partner for the implementation is the Hamburg Media School.

The project is funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg and German Collecting Society for Performance Rights.

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