MOST WANTED: MUSIC 2023 14 – 16 November 2023, Kulturbrauerei

Most Wanted: Music (MW:M) is the most important music business conference in Berlin and a rising European hotspot event for music and creative industry professionals worldwide. It is run by the Berlin Music Commission, the music industry network of Berlin an behalf of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises.

Most Wanted: Music aims to start building the music and creative industries of tomorrow, where collaboration is not merely about working together but creating new with modern goals and rallying around a new ethos.

MW:M’s key objectives are: enabling practical know-how transfer, fostering networking and exchange and inspiring new ideas and business models.

Offering a wide range of inspiring keynotes, interviews and debates, hands-on workshops and matchmaking events, MW:M covers the most current and relevant questions of today’s music, tech and creative industries in order to bring direct value to creators and music businesses. MW:M23 will take place from 14th – 16th of November at Berlin’s famous Kulturbrauerei. The programme includes interactive talks, interviews and workshops with experts and artists from all over the world, experimental networking formats and live performances. The conference called MW:M Convention is accompanied by the Listen to Berlin: Awards, the awards for remarkable achievements in the Berlin music scene, and MW:M Live, Berlin’s international showcase event, as well as the MW:M Satellites, a broad variety of partner events distributed around the entire city of Berlin.

In 2023, the opportunity to shape things seems limitless. We all love brilliant artists and great music – so where do we start if we want to create and market it better? MW:M23 will explore new technologies and tools by moving the human – our creativity, potential and vision – to the centre of our approach.

Humanize Work and Life How do music businesses use technologies to develop new ways of working? And which ones have already proven useful? We’ll ask them to show us.

Humanize Creation and Business How do you place fairness at the core of creative work – and what can we do to improve? We’ll discuss the answers to this difficult question. Humanize Tech and Tools Which tools are putting the economic, cultural and social aspects of human creativity at the centre of their service? What changes if you embrace new technologies in a real, tangible, and human-centred way? We’ll explore it.

We say: let’s put our human needs and goals next to creativity, curiosity and community, and let’s put it right at the heart of everything – however we develop, explore or deploy new technologies.

We say: Humanize!


130 speakers, 60 sessions, 13 satellite events and 20 live acts: we are thrilled to present you the full conference programme: Look forward to innovative keynotes, exciting discussions and action-oriented workshops based on this year’s motto – “Humanize!”

Look forward to these and many more panels and workshops:

„Humanize! What would a „humanized“ music and tech market look like in 5 to 10 years?“ with Hazel Savage „How to do AI ethically – A discussion around ethical guidelines for music production & business“ with Jay Ahern, Joost de Boo, Byrke Lou, Koto Murai „BIPOC Safer Space: How can communities of colour come together to create more access and equity in the music industry?“ with Lindi Delight, Deniz Everling, Christelle Gebhardt, Alex Ives „Fractionalised ownership – opportunity or threat for sustainable artist careers?“ with Scott Cohen, Jordi Puy, Ama Walton „YOUniverse Berlin – a virtual, interactive platform for superfan engagement campaigns“ with Philipp Grefer, Holger Christoph, Stan Georgiev, Phlipp Köhn, Fabian Burghardt „About truths, beliefs and biases: Is AI a tool to support creators in breaking the paradigms of the 20th century?“ with allapopp, Raziye Buse Çetin

Full programme MW:M23 Convention

Full programme MW:M23 Live