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Achtung Austin! Germany’s interactive capital will attend SXSW 2012 with a total of 14 music- and 17 interactive companies presenting fresh content and new business models MADE IN BERLIN (Video: Berlin Interactives at SXSW 2012) at the Berlin stand in Hall 3. The strong joint presence will showcase the creative potential of Germany’s capital region to SXSW visitors.
This year’s trip is being organized for the fourth time by the capital’s music business network, the Berlin Music Commission. Their partner in the interactive field is the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the first stop for creatives in the film, media and interactive industries.
Ashton Kutcher does it, Werner Vogels does it, Matt Cohler and Founders Fund do it, Stephan Glanzer and Passion Capital do it, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers (KPCB) do it, Index Ventures do it, Niklas Zennstrom does it, the Samwer Brothers and Rocket Internet do it! They all invest in fresh, interactive companies from Berlin-Brandenburg.
This year’s interactive delegation is the biggest ever and reflects the exciting dynamic in the capital region. Berlin’s IT and Web industry is booming and generating an amazing wave of start-ups. It’s no wonder people call it “Europe’s Silicon Valley.” More than 500 software and IT companies were founded in 2011 alone. In Austin, investors will have an added chance to get to know creative talent from Germany’s capital region. Please find information about all participating companies below.
The Berlin delegation is taking part of a number of networking events:
Meet the Germans (March 13, 2012 | 4-6 pm | SXSW Trade Show)
As part of the SXSW Block Party, Berlin and the entire German delegation are happy to invite all representatives of the three trades – interactive, music and film – to a gathering at all German stands. Get in touch with all 73 German exhibitors and enjoy the added bonus of some German beer.
Country Connections (March 14 & 15, 2012 | 11am-12:30pm | SXSW Trade Show)
Country Connections provides coordinated international networking sessions set up by the export offices of Canada, Australia, the UK and Germany. The meetings will be offered to labels, live and music digital companies and managers. You’re invited to be one of our country and sector experts for just 90 minutes on one of the days.
Wunderbar - Finest Lunch (March 15, 2012 | 12-4pm | Parkside Restaurant 301 E 6th St)
Join us for Wunderbar – Finest Lunch with the Germans, a lively and delicious event luncheon hosted by Initiative Musik and presented by the Berlin Music Week. It’s considered a casual forum where you can meet the ever-growing German delegation. Come network and schmooze while enjoying the highlights of modern German cuisine and the sounds of Berlin-based artists Apparat, Bonaparte and Touchy Mob, whose DJ sets will provide an ideal musical backdrop.
Lone Star River Boat (March 16, 2012 | 2-4pm | 1st Bridge/Hyatt Regency, 208 Barton Springs Rd)
Come aboard: The >>Initiative Musik<< extends an invitation to a two-hour boat trip on Lady Bird Lake. During the trip, the Berlin-based bands Talking to Turtles, Touchy Mob and Fenster (Morr Music) will play short sets to introduce themselves.
This project is financed by the State of Berlin and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).
Meet the Berliners at the Berlin booth # 1323 | 1325 | 1327 | 1329, Exhibit Hall 3
All Berlin and Brandenburg interactive companies at the 2012 SXSW at a glance:
88tc88 translates, approves, releases and sells your music to one billion Chinese people.
Music search engine – all have a voice
exozet group – success on all screens
Your everyday un-chaos of people and stuff
Germany’s only true boutique agency
Trusted marketplace for childcare services
mashero offers a tool to design and personalize dynamic display ads with targeting in real time.
The first stop for creative professionals active in the film, TV and media industries in Berlin-Brandenburg
The world’s largest movie community you’ve never heard of
mufin offers first-class mobile and desktop solutions for music recommendation and audio identification
White label video on demand solution for all internet connected devices
Pixelpark Group is Germany’s largest independent interactive service provider
High performance-based mobile marketing solutions
Visapix makes the interactive marketing of tomorrow a reality today
The art and science of gaining and keeping fans
wahwah.fm is a location-based social music app. With it everybody becomes a radio station.
All Berlin and Brandenburg music companies at the 2012 SXSW at a glance:
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Berlin Music Commission
The business network representing Berlin’s music industry
Berlin Music Week
Cast off on the Spree River! September 5th to September 9th, 2012
THE place to go in Europe for quality tour merchandise production, coordination, and online fulfillment
Independent publishing, around the world
Indie label and European home for bands like Notwist, Broken Social Scene, HEALTH et al.
From Artists FOUR ARTISTS!
International bookers & promoters for over a decade
Morr Music, a leading German label for a merging of indie pop and electronica
WOMEX is “The most important international professional market of world music of every kind.” UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity
Good music for good people since 2003
We make your band your business
Germany’s leading Dance and Electronic label
Tracks & Fields
Where advertising, film and interactive look for music
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