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Berlin Music Week Takes Over For Popkomm Next Year

BERLIN, Germany (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The city of Berlin will host the inaugural edition of Berlin Music Week, which is set to take place in September 2010.

Berlin Music Week is set to take over from Popkomm which had been set to take place this October in Berlin, but had been canceled due to a lack of interest. After being canceled, organizers had hoped to revive the event next year, but now it will be folded into this new event with substantial backing from the Berlin government. Organizers hope to see a significant endowment for the event from the national government as well.

The event will include, a music conference with Barcamp, a trade show format, individual events such as industry meetings and events organized by associations and networks, and public performance events such as an electronic music festival at venues around the city. Organizers are planning an extensive national and international marketing effort and a number of organizations have signed on as partners, including the Berlin Music Commission the Club Commission and the VUT (An indie label trade association) Labcom, Media Board, Popkomm, Berlin, organizers and clubs..

"Berlin enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation as a musical metropolis – and we intend to expand further. The brand Berlin Music Week is a crucial strategic Initiative for Berlin's music industry: It concentrates vitality and diversity of the industry. Modeled after the Fashion Week Music Week which is aimed not only at a specialized audience. Berlin is inviting as an annual event in September all the fans and supporters worldwide Scene Music Week in the German capital a musical." said Berlin Senator for Economics, Technology and Women Harald Wolf in a statement. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers