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International Live Entertainment Summer School

The curriculum of the International Live Entertainment Summer School combines necessary information on an international level with specialist knowledge in international live entertainment. Accompanied by networking activities and alumni meetings during festivals like Reeperbahn Festival 2022, these courses give people already active in the live sector the opportunity of receiving targeted training, practical tips and networking with an international focus.

The seminar is aimed at employees of event companies and venues, graduates with practical experience in event management, and self-employed persons with a close professional connection to the event business.

In 2022, the International Music Business Summer School was held online via ZOOM in January 2022 and February 2022.


  • Introduction & Status Quo of Live Markets
  • Consequences of Brexit
  • Challenges of taxation in the Music Business
  • Insurance
  • Contracting
  • Future of Live Streaming
  • Financing: Brands & Sponsoring
  • Ticketing
  • New Touring Standards after Covid-19
  • Environmental sustainability & green touring
  • Leadership Training
  • Inclusion & Diversity

More detailed info about the trainers will follow soon.

Board of Trustees

Setting up the curriculum and selecting trainers and participants will be counselled by international industry experts. The Board of Trustees covers several fields of activity in order to ensure a comprehensive range of knowledge and balanced seminar content.

Alex Bruford (UK)

ATC Live

Aissata Hartmann-Sylla (DE)

Senior Booking Director AEG Berlin (Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin & Verti Music Hall)

Marie Lindqvist (UK)

Senior Vice President ASM Global

Camila Salinas (ES)

International Booker Primavera Sound

Vincenzo Spera (IT)

President of Assomusica, member of the Council of Entertainment of MiBACT (Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities), President of ELMA (European Live Music Association)


For participation in the programme of the International Live Entertainment Summer School as part of the International Music Business Summer School 2022, a reduced fee of € 150 (plus VAT) will be charged.

A conference ticket for either Eurosonic Noorderslag 2022 (Digital) or Reeperbahn Festival 2022 is included in this fee.

Application procedure

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