In today’s episode I have the pleasure to talk about Berlin Music Scene with Melissa Perales.
Melissa has an inspiring professional path: she moved from Chicago to Berlin in the 90’s, and after doing business – she owned her own restaurant – music became part of her daily life.
As a concert organizer, music promoter and activist she contributed in an exponential way to the growth of the music scene in the last years organizing festivals such as Torstrassen, We Make Waves Festival for women, and founding important institution as Berlin Music Pool: the central place to go for musicians and people working in the music business for consultations, workshops, coaching and community networking.
She presents international acts every month in places such as the Schokoladen, Acud Macht Neu or Kantine am Berghain.
To sum up in my conversation with her I talked about some interesting aspects of her career in Berlin, the development of the scene, Schokoladen – the historical venue located in Mitte – and at the end her point of view on where to start in building a music community.
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EPISODE #21 BERLIN MUSIC SCENE with MELISSA PERALES
2:14 MELISSA’S PATH FROM CHICAGO TO BERLIN
10:09 SCHOKOLADEN: A SPECIAL LOCATION
13:07 M:SOUNDTRACK AS A MEETING POINT WITHIN THE BERLIN INDEPENDENT MUSIC SCENE
18:00 KEY ELEMENTS ON HOW TO START BUILDING A MUSIC COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR NIGHT OR ORGANIZATION
LINKS OF EPISODE #21 BERLIN MUSIC SCENE with MELISSA PERALES
MUSIC POOL BERLIN OFFICIAL WEBSITE : https://musicpoolberlin.net/
SCHOKOLADEN OFFICIAL WEBSITE : https://www.schokoladen-mitte.de/events
TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL OFFICIAL WEBSITE : https://www.torstrassenfestival.de/en/
FAN PAGE M:SOUNDTRACK OFFICIAL FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/SoundtrackM/
NIGHT SCHOOL INSTAGRAM PAGE: https://www.instagram.com/nightschoolnow/
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