Recap video #copopcon19
Recap video #copopcon19

In mid-July we will be at Sónar Festival and at Sónar+D in Barcelona and will be contributing some programming items as part of We Are Europe. In this newsletter you will find more information on this, plus the recap video for the c/o pop Convention 2019 with many great impressions of the hustle and bustle in and around the IHK Cologne!

Did you already save the date for 2020? We will see you at the c/o pop Convention on the 23rd and 24th of April 2020 and at the c/o pop Festival from the 22nd to the 26th of April 2020 in Cologne - more information will follow soon! In the meantime, we are wishing you a great summer!


On May 2 and 3, 2019, around 1.000 trade visitors from 25 countries met over two full days at the c/o pop Convention to have an exchange in the programming sections DIGITAL MUSIC, BRANDS & MUSIC, EXCHANGE & CONNECT and NEW TALENT. More than 100 top-class speakers provided practical input in keynotes, panels and workshops on current topics from the music industry, the advertising industry, the digital economy and cooperating fields. Our Recap video shows a couple of the highlights and gives some of our guests such as Susan Rogers, Vanessa Reed, Mavi Phoenix, Laura Aha and Jördis Hagemeier the opportunity to speak. Have fun watching!


In the middle of July we will be in Barcelona at the Sónar Festival (July 18th to 20th) and at the accompanying Convention Sónar+D (July 17th to 20th) as part of We Are Europe. At the festival we will be co-curating the concerts of Fennesz, Hauschka and Francesco Donadello. At Sónar+D we will present the following topics: On Thursday, July 18 from 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Heiko Hoffmann (Beatport), Jack Bridges (Soundcloud) and Ronny Krieger will discuss how streaming and other digital technologies are changing DJ culture in the panel „Creative tools for future dj culture“. The second panel presented by us („Making Iconic Music Gear“) will take place on Thursday, 18 July from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.. David Möllerstedt (Head of Audio, Teenage Engineering) and Mate Galic (CTO, Native Instruments) will talk to Peter Kirn (founder of CDM and a music technology wise man) about the way certain electronic instruments shape entire genres.

c/o pop Convention Director Ralph Christoph will be present and is looking forward to meeting you.