I can confirm that I will be leaving my position as International Relations Coordinator for Berlin Music Week at the conclusion of my current contract at the end of September 2014.
With the management of the event changing hands once again this year it is an ideal time to reevaluate the situation and it feels right to be stepping out of the project after this year’s event.
Into the current Berlin Music Week project, I was asked to bring my knowledge of the music business, my international contacts, and my experience of working on similar events and I am satisfied that I have been able to deliver on my directive in the relatively short time I have been involved in this role.
When I joined the project in 2012 it had virtually no international profile, few working relationships with the international music industry organisations, and an incomplete database of relevant business contacts, so I am very pleased to have been able to contribute significantly towards building the Berlin Music Week brand within the industry in such a short space of time and to the point where Berlin can once again offer to be a serious business platform for international professionals in the German market.
As I leave the project, it is clear that the professional strategy put in place for achieving the aim of bringing the business back to Berlin is moving in the right direction. Certainly, the event is now in a strong position to capitalize on the effective promotional work I have helped implement in the last couple of years and I look forward to visiting the latest version of the event as a delegate myself in 2015. I fully hope and expect things to take a further step in the right direction.
In the meantime, following this year’s edition of Berlin Music Week, I will concentrate on continuing to build my own consultancy company, Heartburst Management - which was launched at the start of this year, and will be excited to be able to put more energy and expertise in to other projects I believe in and feel worthy of.
I send heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported me in my work so far. As an independent business, it really is truly appreciated.
Don't let this stop you coming to see us at Berlin Music Week this year though! It tales place 03-07 September and it really is going to be great: http://www.berlin-music-week.de
Head @ Heartburst