Thomas Venker


Thomas Venker studied Sociology and Political Science at the University of Stuttgart. In 1993 he started the multimedia magazine Harakiri as well as freelancing for daily newspapers and magazines and publishing books.

From 2000 till 2014 he acted as Editor-in-Chief of Intro Magazine and from 2011 till 2014 as Head of Media & Content at the HUG.

From 1996 till 2010 he was running the electronic labels "onitor", "Scheinselbständig" and "Cereal/Killers" with partners.

Currently, he runs with Jan Lankisch of Weekend-Festival the Art imprint Edition Fieber and acts as Head of Realisation for the Charts – Notes to Consider magazine as well as Co-Publisher and Co-Editor-in-Chief of his own imprint Kaput – Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop (

Thomas Venker teaches Music Journalism and Artist Marketing at the Folkwang Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen / Bochum, the Universität Paderborn and the Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf. And manages DJ and producer Lena Willikens and the Phantom Kino Ballett.

Besides all that he is happily addicted to coffee and mate and loves to go out late and dance the night away with friends.