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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 provides the best possible combination of theoretical knowledge, practical insights and networking opportunities for International Music Publishing and International Live Entertainment – curated by proven industry experts. 

In 2021, the International Music Business Summer School will be held online (expected in December 2021 and January 2022). More information will follow soon. Nevertheless, applications may be submitted and we will get in touch with all applicants as soon as possible.

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The aim of our offer is the comprehensive knowledge transfer within the main branches of the international music industry Music Publishing and Live Entertainment. In addition to teaching theoretical knowledge, we place great emphasis on practical relevance and the mutual exchange of experience. Previous experience in the respective field is therefore an explicit criterion for participation. 

The group size is deliberately kept small in order to ensure not only a pleasant learning atmosphere and a good supervision ratio by the speakers, but also to enable cross-industry exchange and sustainable networking.

The programme is aimed at employees from all branches of the music industry, graduates with previous professional experience in media, culture and music management, and independent creative professionals with a close professional connection to the music industry.

The organization of the Music Business Summer School is the responsibility of the IHM – Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft e.V.. Courses of the seminar are designed by the responsible board of trustees and their content is coordinated with other partners and the respective lecturers.

Project partners are the most important national and international associations and interest groups in the music industry. Cooperating partners of the International Music Publishing Summer School are organisations like the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP), Chambre Syndicale De l’Edition Musicale (CSDEM), as well as the federal partner Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband (DMV). Partner of the International Live Entertainment Summer School are organisations like the European Live Music Association (ELMA), Associazione Italiana Organizzatori e Produttori Spettacoli di Musica dal vivo (Assomusica)  and the federal partner Bundesverband der Konzert- und Veranstaltungswirtschaft e. V. (BDKV). Since the beginning, Reeperbahn Festival and the Music Cities Network have been partners and supporters.

Educational partner for the implementation is the Hamburg Media School. 

The EU-wide announced International Music Business Summer School is co-funded by the European Union and the City of Hamburg.

Application deadline
November 15 2021

International Music Publishing Summer School

The curriculum of the International Music Publishing Summer School combines necessary information on an international level with specialist knowledge in international music publishing. The programme is aimed at employees in publishing houses and media companies as well as independent creative professionals with a close professional connection to the music publishing industry.

Application deadline
November 15 2021

International Live Entertainment Summer School

The International Live Entertainment Summer School teaches the relevant basics of advanced event management in theory and practice and in compact form at an international level. The programme is aimed at employees of event companies or self-employed persons with a close professional connection to the event industry.

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