Hamburg Music Business Association

The Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM) is the first and largest regional music trade association in Germany. It was founded in March 2004 with the aim of promoting and helping to shape Hamburg as a centre for music and the music industry.

With its musical history, ranging from Brahms to the Beatles, its vast number and unique concentration of live music clubs in the Altona and St. Pauli districts, its world-famous festivals, including Hurricane, Wacken Open Air, MS Dockville, Elbjazz and the Reeperbahn Festival, and with its internationally active publishers, labels, distributors, agents, and promoters, Hamburg is northern Europe’s leading centre for the music industry.

The IHM is the network of Hamburg’s music business. It consolidates groups across submarkets. With managements, publishers, labels, distributors, promoters, venues, digital service providers, and media amongst its members, IHM represents enterprises in all branches of the music industry. IHM’s main objective is the establishment of the structural requirements for successful businesses in the field of music through networking, public relations, lobbying, and project work.

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IHM - representing Hamburg's music industry. You can find more information about membership in the IHM below (in German).

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