Organizing your own Show - Music Pool Berlin Community Evening
You want to play a concert and are looking for bookings? How about organizing your own show? Maybe inviting others along? At this Music Pool evening we want to look into the ins and outs of organizing a concert and the different activities associated with it: finding the right venue, making a budget, dealing with Gema, insurance etc., renting equipment, putting a team together, making a lineup, promoting the show and so on. In particular, we want to look at concerts at a smaller scale. We have invited concert organizers to share their experiences and insights with you from their different perspectives - booking shows in a venue, promoting concerts of other bands, and organizing shows as a musician.
Amande Dagod works at a booking agent for Europe and Germany and does concert production at Puschen. She’s been previously working at european booking agency Julie Tippex and has gathered the past years experience in booking, tours and concerts production, tour management as well as organizing shows for her band Tendre Biche.
Shub Roy is a musician, producer, DJ and has been the booker/music curator at ACUD since 2015. He has a played music in a variety of genres and contexts, from punk, to experimental, to pop - the most high-profile as a member of Dirty Beaches. He is also one of the co-founders of the No Shade DJ Training Initiative for female/non-binary DJs launched in co-operation with Music Board Berlin, runs Revelate booking agency representing mainly Berlin-based artists in a variety of styles, and has a weekly show on Berlin Community Radio.
Kirsten Hahn aka Kitty Solaris is a musician, label manager & music promoter (Solaris Empire) and booker at Schokoladen (Lofi-Lounge). She has been promoting shows in Berlin and Germany since 2005. She also presents berlin and touring artists at her monthly show Solaris Empire Lounge at Alex Radio Berlin.
Sascha Höltge alias Säsh organizes concerts, events and festivals in Berlin since 2007 - as DUSTOWN in the genres hard rock and psychedelic, and since 2013 with the association Swamp Conspiracy in the metal genre. After a formal training in event management, he worked from 2012 - 2014 as main booker, promoter and organizer at White Trash, and worked in the same position in Bassy Club in 2015. For the past 13 years, he has been active musician and booker of many shows, support slots and tours for his own bands in the genres stoner, psych, doom, punk, and rock'n'roll.
Sebastian Hoffmann has been promoting shows in Berlin since 2005, and currently co-curates the annual Down by the River Festival and the monthly concert series Fourtrack on Stage at Schokoladen. From 2012-2016, he booked European tours as part of the Paper & Iron agency, and now works as an consultant for the Touring Artists help desk on questions revolving around artists’ international mobility.
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DJ Set after the talk: Lucrecia Dalt
This Music Pool evening is part of the ACUD backyard summer and will be outside in nice weather.