Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: international, professional and innovative with a host of event highlights
A week full of music, entertainment, business and inspiration ended on Saturday evening with a concert given by Gregory Porter and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt orchestra in the ‘Festhalle’. At Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound, artisanry met high-tech, violins met virtual reality and digital networking met personal encounters. The accompanying Musikmesse Festival not only presented highlight concerts by Samy Deluxe, Mousse T. & Glasperlenspiel, Tony Carey and other stars at the Exhibition Centre but also filled around 50 clubs and hotels in Frankfurt with music. At the new Musikmesse Plaza, music fans came into their own after the trade fairs with a pop-up market including direct sales and numerous events on Saturday.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound spotlight the digital revolution in the creative business and turn all Frankfurt into a show stage
The worlds of music and the event business are getting together in Frankfurt am Main over the coming days. Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound (2 to 5 April) offer the professionals of today and tomorrow insights into the future of the industry. The concurrent Musikmesse Festival (2 to 6 April) brings high-grade acts, including Gregory Porter, Samy Deluxe, Mousse T. & Glasperlenspiel and Tony Carey, to the Exhibition Centre and many of Frankfurt’s clubs. With the new Musikmesse Plaza (6 April), Messe Frankfurt is launching a completely new pop-up concept aimed at all music lovers immediately after the trade fairs.
5 days, 50 locations, 100 acts: biggest Musikmesse Festival ever makes the whole City of Frankfurt a stage
From 2 to 6 April, everyone is sure to find something to their taste at Musikmesse Festival, which is being held concurrently with Musikmesse 2019. Many highlights are scheduled for the Exhibition Centre itself, e.g., the SaMTV Unplugged Show with Samy Deluxe, an appearance by pop-rock legend Tony Carey at the Festival Arena, an exclusive DJ set by Mousse T. and Glasperlenspiel and the grand finale concert with Gregory Porter and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt orchestra. Additionally, many clubs and hotels throughout Frankfurt are all set to reverberate to the sound of music.
At Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: Music Tech Fest Frankfurt with Trackathon and Innovation Masterclass
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound are bringing the Music Tech Fest to Frankfurt and offering a complementary programme of events revolving fully around the subject of innovation. The programme includes a methods workshop with composer Reeps One, Artist in Residence at the World Economic Forum, and Michela Magas, Innovation Consultant to the European Commission. Additionally, up-and-coming musicians and producers will create new music in a 24-hour Trackathon under the guidance of composer, producer and consultant for immersive technologies Martine-Nicole Rojina.
Hot spot for audio professionals: top brands and new programme highlights at Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse 2019
The whole world of entertainment technology and music business is coming together at Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main from 2 to 5 April 2019. For the first time since 2015, the two trade fairs are being held concurrently on all four days and, for visitors from the professional audio sector in particular, will offer a variety of new highlights and product innovations from the industry’s key players.
Ultimate Jam featuring Ida Nielsen, Marco Mendoza, Anika Nilles and John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick at Musikmesse on 2 April
As part of Musikmesse and the Musikmesse Festival, the ‘Ultimate Jam’ on 2 April 2019 presents an all-star band revolving around drummer and musical director Jost Nickel (Jan Delay, etc.). Music of the highest standard is guaranteed by star guests ex Prince bassist Ida Nielsen, Dead Daisies bass player Marco Mendoza and former The Who keyboarder John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: Sample Music Festival Area with top brands, workshops and showcases
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound are joining forces with the organisers of the Sample Music Festival for the first time to bring together top brands, such as Akai, Denon DJ, RANE, Ortofon and Mixars in a special area at Foyer Hall 4.0. Other companies, including Ableton and Native Instruments, will show their latest products within the framework of workshops and product demonstrations. Well-known artists from the electronic music scene, among them Beat Matazz, Clockwerk and S-Trix, will give visitors the chance to look over their shoulder at workshops and showcases. The official main sponsor of the Sample Music Festival Area is SCHENKER Technologies.
Musikmesse 2019 presents ‘The World of Vintage Guitars’ in cooperation with No.1 Guitar Centre Hamburg and Gibson USA
Legendary guitars, a journey back in time through the history of famous brands and top events with stars of the music scene: ‘The World of Vintage Guitars’ is the highlight for all guitar fans at Musikmesse 2019 (2 to 5 April) and the new Musikmesse Plaza (6 April). Together with No. 1 Guitar Centre Hamburg and with the support of Gibson USA, visitors can look forward to an impressive special exhibition covering around 200 square metres. At the ‘Les Paul Night’ on Friday evening (5 April), the Thomas Blug All Star Band with, among others, Scorpions’ guitarist Matthias Jabs will perform rock classics from three decades.
Musical triumvirate: Tickets for Musikmesse, Musikmesse Plaza and Musikmesse Festival now available
An international trade fair, a pop-up market with events and highlights and a high-grade festival throughout Frankfurt on a total of five days: the Musikmesse brand has developed into a broad series of events for the entire music sector. Tickets for Musikmesse, Musikmesse Plaza and Musikmesse Festival are now available in the online shop.
Musikmesse Festival 2019 with Gregory Porter, Samy Deluxe, Mousse T. & Glasperlenspiel and the 15th BigCityBeats
More locations, more concerts, new partners and outstanding artists: that's what the 4th edition of Musikmesse Festival has on offer. For the first time, the events are spread over five days, from Tuesday to Saturday, 2 to 6 April 2019. Around 80 clubs and locations throughout Frankfurt are involved in addition to many evening events at the Exhibition Centre.
Musikmesse looking for ‘the most unusual musical instrument of the year’
Calling the creative musical-instrument and handicrafts scene: Musikmesse is looking for ‘the most unusual musical instrument of the year’ – an expert jury will select the three most original instruments. The awards will be presented during Musikmesse 2019 in Frankfurt am Main (2 to 5 April 2019).
Different but outstanding: German Musical Instrument Award for David Jünger, Buffet Crampon and Kühnl & Hoyer
Good dynamics, excellent sound, exceptional handling. This year’s German Musical Instrument Award puts the spotlight on three outstanding yet completely different musical instruments. In the steel-string guitar (flattop, 6 strings), the winner by a clear margin was the MID-standard model by young guitar maker David Jünger. With all entries in the B♭ trumpet section setting a very high standard, the two winners, the B&S MBX ‘Heritage’ by Buffet Crampon and the ‘Topline G’ by Kühnl & Hoyer, achieved the same number of points.
Jury of the ‘New Therapy Instruments’ competition at Musikmesse 2019 chosen
Messe Frankfurt and the German Music Therapy Society (DMtG) are holding the first competition to find the best instruments for therapeutic use at Musikmesse 2019 (2 to 5 April). Instrument makers, artists and music therapists are invited to enter their concepts for the ‘New Therapeutic Instruments’ competition. A six-person jury, which the organisers are now pleased to announce, will select the winners.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: registration for buyers’ benefits programme ‘Insider’ now open
The ‘Insider’ programme offers a variety of benefits for buyers: from free admission on all four days (2 to 5 April) and cloakroom service to personal on-site support. In 2019, the Insider programme is open for the first time to buyers of both Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound and purchasing decision makers from the music and event sectors can now register as ‘Insiders’.
Yamaha Music Europe at Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019
Yamaha will once again present its latest products and innovations to retailers at Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main from 2 to 5 April 2019. The renowned manufacturer is adapting its presentation in accordance with the optimised trade-fair concept of Musikmesse and will exclusively focus on reaching international professionals.
Meeting place for decision makers: new ‘Networking Area’ for Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in Hall 4.1
Stylish, modern and fully orientated towards the needs of international buyers – that’s the new ‘Networking Area’ in Hall 4.1 of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound. Thanks to an elaborate lounge concept, it creates the optimum setting for business discussions in a relaxed atmosphere. Only a few steps from the Messe Frankfurt ‘S-Bahn’ local-railway station and the ‘Torhaus’ entrance, Hall 4.1 offers presentation space for associations of the music and event sector, business lounges with seating and workplaces, lecture areas and catering zones.
Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse 2019: world première of the ‘Vintage Concert Audio Show’
Retro-sound and analogue warmth: at the coming Prolight + Sound and Musikmesse (Frankfurt from 2 to 5 April 2019), visitors will have the opportunity to see and hear milestones of four decades of concert PA systems at the first ever ‘Vintage Concert Audio Show’. Over 200 exhibits on a special-show area in Forum.0 will present PA systems from the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. On the Saturday following the two trade fairs (6 April), the ‘Vintage Concert Audio Show’ will go into extra time at the new ‘Musikmesse Plaza’ pop-up market.
Frankfurt Music Prize 2019 goes to Quatuor Ébène
The French Quatuor Ébène string quartet is the winner of the Frankfurt Music Prize 2019. The award is given annually within the framework of the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt and honours personalities who have made a special contribution to the international music scene and culture. The presentation ceremony will be held in St. Paul’s Church, Frankfurt, on 5 April 2019.
Dr Hendrik Müller appointed Director Marketing Communication for Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound
Dr Hendrik Müller (37) has been appointed Director of the Marketing Communication Department of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound with effect from 1 October 2018. Accordingly, he is now responsible for the strategic conception, development and implementation of all marketing and communication measures relating to the company’s worldwide activities for the Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries Business Unit of Messe Frankfurt. He reports to Michael Biwer, Group Show Director, Entertainment, Media & Creative Industries.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: Stronger together!
Two fairs at the same time and place: next year’s Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound will be held concurrently on all days, from 2 to 5 April. With a new sequence of days – from Tuesday to Friday – Musikmesse will strengthen its profile as the platform for the professional exchange of ideas and information between music-industry professionals. The two events will also move physically closer together.
Saturday rocks with Musikmesse Plaza: pop-up market with direct sales and events
For the highlight of a week full of music, Frankfurt will move all faders to full blast with new Musikmesse Plaza – an innovative event concept aimed at musicians and music lovers. It will be held for the first time in the eastern section of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 6 April 2019 – immediately after Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound (2 to 5 April 2019).
Musikmesse 2019: new competition to honour innovative therapy instruments
Messe Frankfurt and the German Music Therapy Society (DMtG) will hold the ‘New Therapy Instruments’ competition on the occasion of Musikmesse 2019. Instrument makers, artists and music therapists are invited to develop and implement ideas for new instruments and sounds. The awards ceremony will be held during Musikmesse in April 2019. The award is worth € 2,000.
Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound: upward trend for internationality and exhibitor satisfaction
The Saturday-evening concert by Dionne Warwick and the New Philharmonic Orchestra Frankfurt marked the end of a week of music and events. 1,803 companies from 56 countries launched their latest products during the five days of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound.