New date in May 2019, Early Bird Tickets available now, first speakers confirmed!
New date in May 2019, Early Bird Tickets available now, first speakers confirmed!

After the c/o pop Convention is before the c/o pop Convention: This is especially true this time - since the next edition will take place on May 2 and 3, 2019, which is just about five months from now!

In its four programming areas DIGITAL MUSIC, BRANDS & MUSIC, EXCHANGE & CONNECT and NEW TALENT, the c/o pop Convention 2019 will focus on how the ecosystem of the music industry can be made sustainable.


The sooner, the better the deal! You can get EARLY BIRD TICKTES now: Aside from 2-DAY-PASSES for the c/o pop Convention at a price of 85 euros, there are also COMBO TICKETS: For just 130 euros you can get access to all the events of the c/o pop Convention and all the concerts of the c/o pop Festival from May 1 to May 5, 2019! Don't hesitate too long: Early Bird Tickets will only be available until January 29, 2019.


The speakers will be outstanding and international. Three speakers have already been confirmed.

SUSAN ROGERS has worked as a producer and studio engineer with Prince for many years but was also involved in productions of artists such as David Byrne and Tricky. As a professor for Music Production & Engineering at Berklee College of Music, Boston, she shares her knowledge with others.

After years working as marketing manager and music supervisor at Warp Records and Warp Films respectively, PHIL CANNING now serves as Creative Manager for Film at Universal Music in London, where he is marketing one of the largest and most prestigious music catalogues to the British film industry. As a freelance music supervisor, he has provided music to several award-winning films and was nominated for Music Supervisor of the Year at the Music Week Sync Awards 2018.

ALY GILLANI is the European Label Rep for Bandcamp, the global music community where fans can discover new artists, get in contact with them and directly compensate them for their work. He is also the founder of First Word Records, home to acts such as Children Of Zeus, Tall Black Guy, Eric Lau, Kaidi Tatham, Darkhouse Family and many more.


You can get a small impression of the inspiring events at the c/o pop Convention 2018 from our recap video featuring statements from Paul Pacifico (AIM - Association of Independent Music), Paula Schwarz (The World Datanomic Forum), Rachel Sibley (Singularity University California), Josin (musician & producer) and Antònia Folguera (Sónar+D). For Paul Pacifico, the c/o pop Convention is "one of my favorite festivals and conferences of the year". The c/o pop Convention 2019 will be similar, but completely different - once again at the IHK Cologne, but this time in the heart of spring on May 2 and 3!


The c/o pop Festival is nominated in two categories at the EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AWARDS: "Best Indoor Festival" and "Best Small Festival". You can still vote for your favourite festival until November 30 here. Thank you very much for your support! The award ceremony will take place on January 16th, 2019 in Groningen/Netherlands as part of the opening of the Eurosonic Noorderslag - we hope that we and you will have a cause to celebrate on that day. Keep your fingers crossed!