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Hamburg Music Business Association

The Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM) is the first and largest regional music trade association in Germany. It was founded in March 2004 with the aim of promoting and helping to shape Hamburg as a centre for music and the music industry.

With its musical history, ranging from Brahms to the Beatles, its vast number and unique concentration of live music clubs in the Altona and St. Pauli districts, its world-famous festivals, including Hurricane, Wacken Open Air, MSDockville, Elbjazz and the Reeperbahn Festival, and with its internationally active publishers, labels, distributors, agents, and promoters, Hamburg is northern Europe’s leading centre for the music industry.

The IHM is the network of Hamburg’s music business. It consolidates groups across submarkets. With managements, publishers, labels, distributors, promoters, venues, digital service providers, and media amongst its members, IHM represents enterprises in all branches of the music industry. IHM’s main objective is the establishment of the structural requirements for successful businesses in the field of music through networking, public relations, lobbying, and project work.




Music Publishing Summer School
20 - 27 September 2013

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HANS - Der Hamburger Musikpreis
Hamburg's music award HANS focuses on highlighting Hamburg's music scene. Since 2010 every year a judging panel of 14 people from different parts of the music business decides about the nominees and awardees. The award ceremony takes place in november. More information about the Hans: