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AWARD WINNERS
AWARD WINNERS at SoundTrack_Cologne 21 · 2024
July 06, 2024

Full house at the COMEDIA Theater on Friday, July 5th: The Award Ceremony of the STC21 bringing to a close a successful week of learning and exchange in the field of music for film, TV, and video games. Eight awards were presented at the ceremony.

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Film-Media Music and AI
Film-Media Music and AI Artist Monitor · Survey Results
July 02, 2024

The 2024 edition of the Live AM: Artist Monitor revealed important findings regarding the perceptions of music professionals towards artificial intelligence (AI). Click here to dowload the full report.

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Reality Check / Case Studies
Reality Check / Case Studies Wednesday, 03. July 2024 · SoundTrack_Cologne 21
June 28, 2024

SoundTrack_Cologne will present three high profile case studies and a panel discussion with composers and crew of successful films on Wednesday 3 July.

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AI MusicCon bei SoundTrack_Cologne 21
AI MusicCon bei SoundTrack_Cologne 21 Musikleben und Künstliche Intelligenz · Freitag, 05. Juli 2024
June 21, 2024

SoundTrack_Cologne bietet in Kooperation mit dem Landesmusikrat NRW mit der AI MusicCon erstmals eine eigene Sektion mit 16 Einzelveranstaltungen zu KI und Musik.

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Get Your Tracks Checked by Experts
Get Your Tracks Checked by Experts Reality Check Workshops and Panels at STC 21
June 21, 2024

How good could my music be for a film or a TV underscore? Submit your tracks and get direct feedback from music consultants.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 21 announces nominees for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD
SoundTrack_Cologne 21 announces nominees for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD
June 19, 2024

Nine composers are nominated for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD. The winner will be announced at the festival awards ceremony on 5th July at the Comedia Theater.

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Join Our Exclusive Matchmaking Events!
Join Our Exclusive Matchmaking Events!
June 17, 2024

Meet the other SoundTrack_Cologne participants and exclusive selected leading experts and make new business contacts at our International Matchmaking events on 4th July!

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Composing for Films Thursday, 04. July 2024 · SoundTrack_Cologne 21
June 13, 2024

As part of the "Composing for Films Day" at SoundTrack_Cologne 21, set to take place on Thursday, July 4, our guest composers will delve into, among other topics, the importance of their collaborative work with film directors.

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STC21 Announces Nominees for the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION
June 05, 2024

Eighteen composers and sound designers are nominated for the EUROPEAN TALENT AWARD. The winners will be announced at the festive awards ceremony on July 5th at the COMEDIA Theater.

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Composing for TV Series Friday, 05. July 2024 · SoundTrack_Cologne 21
May 27, 2024

STC21 is honored to announce the featured panelists of this year’s Composing for TV Series Panels: Cristóbal Tapia de Veer, Kim Neundorf, Marcel Vaid, Adrian Frutiger, Julie Roué, Jessica de Rooij and Hansjörg Kohli.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 21
SoundTrack_Cologne 21 Lifetime Achievement Award for Gustavo Santaolalla
May 23, 2024

The Lifetime Achievement Award of the twenty-first edition of STC goes to the two-time Academy award winner Gustavo Santaolalla. The composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist will attend SoundTrack_Cologne 21 from the 3rd to the 5th of July.

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Silent Film with Live Music
Silent Film with Live Music Nasty Women in Early Films · 03.07 in COMEDIA Theater
May 10, 2024

Silent film with live music from Ensemble Garage in the COMEDIA Theater Cologne: Female Comedies is an enjoyable journey of discovery through early film history and presents seven short films by and with women.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 21 announces Video Games Composers · Wednesday 3. July 2024
April 30, 2024

Music in video games helps to build an atmosphere that fits the plot and genre of the game and creates a more immersive experience in a non-linear environment. STC21 dedicates four panels to the experiences of renowned video games composers.

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SEVEN MINUTES FOR YOUR FUTURE!
SEVEN MINUTES FOR YOUR FUTURE! FILL OUT THIS SURVEY AND HELP US TO INFLUENCE THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
April 18, 2024

SoundTrack_Cologne and the IU University of Applied Sciences would like to know the perception of composers and professionals from the music industry about artificial intelligence and its impact on the sector. To participate, click the button below.

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LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES:
LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES: EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION
April 04, 2024

Composers and sound designers, the submission deadline for the ETC is April 24th, 2024 10:00 am CEST. Hurry up and apply to the WDR FILMSCORE AWARD and SOUND DESIGN creating the score or the sound design for the short film "Balcony Cacophony".

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LAST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
LAST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEE THE SOUND FILM FESTIVAL 2024
April 03, 2024

Filmmakers, producers and distributors don't miss the chance to submit your music films for the SEE THE SOUND film festival (3-7 July 2024): Submission deadline is April 8th, 2024 10:00 am CEST.

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We want you!
We want you! Join the team!
April 02, 2024

Be an active part in SoundTrack_Cologne 20 and join us!

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The early bird catches the worm!
The early bird catches the worm! Get your badge with a special discount until April 15, 2024!
March 27, 2024

Accreditions for SoundTrack_Cologne 21 are availble at lower prices until Monday, April 15, 2024!

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LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES:
LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES: PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD 2024
March 21, 2024

Composers and filmmakers don’t miss the chance to submit your short films that stand out for their original compositions to the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD. Submission deadline is April 10th, 2024 10:00 am CEST.

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TAKE PART IN OUR SURVEY!
TAKE PART IN OUR SURVEY! Perceptions on AI
February 28, 2024

SoundTrack_Cologne and the IU University of Applied Sciences would like to know the perception of composers and professionals from the music industry about artificial intelligence and its impact on the sector. To participate, click the button below.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES:
CALL FOR ENTRIES: EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION 2024 - Filmscore and Sound Design
February 21, 2024

SoundTrack_Cologne 21 (July 2nd – 5th, 2024) invites budding composers and sound designers to compose music or create the sound design for a short film in the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION.

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We want you!
We want you! Join the team!
February 13, 2024

Be an active part in SoundTrack_Cologne 21 and join us!

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Call for Entries:
Call for Entries: PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD 2024 - Best Music in a Short Film
January 11, 2024

SoundTrack_Cologne 21, which will take place from July 2nd to 5th, 2024, invites film composers* and filmmakers* to submit their short films with their original compositions in the call for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD.

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Call for Entries: SEE THE SOUND - Best Music Documentary Award
January 09, 2024

SEE THE SOUND (July 03 – 07, 2023), the film festival of SoundTrack_Cologne invites all film makers, producers and distributors to submit films with a focus on music.

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AWARD WINNERS
AWARD WINNERS at SoundTrack_Cologne 20 · 2023
June 24, 2023

Mychael Danna received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Johann Grillenbeck: WDR Filmscore Award; Pavel Sitnikov,: European Talent Award in Sound Design; Jan Willem de With: Peer Raben Music Award and And Still I Sing: See The Sound Award

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Reality Check · Working with Orchestra at SoundTrack_Cologne 20
June 19, 2023

Working Successfully with Orchestra with Dimitrie Leivici, Recording and Production with Leonard Loock, and The Orchestration Workflow with Prof. Stefan Behrisch will be the panels dedicated to strategies and tools to apply by work with an orquestra.

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How to Make it in the Music Industry?
How to Make it in the Music Industry?
June 16, 2023

Succeeding in the world of music for film, TV or video games can be a challenge when it comes to understanding how to get contracts, how much to charge or whether or not to hire an agent. Reality Check Business panels will shed light on this.

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 Filmtonpanel auf der Soundtrack Cologne 20
Filmtonpanel auf der Soundtrack Cologne 20 Film braucht Ton - Geräusche
June 16, 2023

Am Freitag, 23. Juni, finden auf der SoundTrack_Cologne 20 zwei Panels zu den Themen Foleyguidelines, Foleymat und Best Practice Workflow statt.

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Navigating the Sync Market
Navigating the Sync Market
June 12, 2023

Your track in the sync market: Get direct feedback on your music at Track Check, comprehend the upcoming changes for sync in online TV, understand how music consultants work and hear about the implications of music consulting with the help of AI.

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Matchmaking for Women in media & music
Matchmaking for Women in media & music These delegates are looking forward to meeting you:
June 07, 2023

This matchmaking is exclusively for women and aims to bring together female composers and sound designers with female directors, producers, music supervisors, artist and sync managers.

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International Matchmaking for all
International Matchmaking for all These delegates are looking forward to meeting you:
June 07, 2023

At our International Matchmaking we bring together composers and sound designers with music supervisors, directors, producers, artist managers, sync managers and A&R managers.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 20 - AI in the music industry
June 06, 2023

AI in music has been used with increasing prominence in fields such as composition, production and digital sound processing. SoundTrack_Cologne 20 will devote seven panels to address these matters.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 20 announces nominees: EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION
June 01, 2023

Fifthteen composers and sound designers are nominated for the EUROPEAN TALENT AWARD. The competition screening will take place on Friday, June 23rd at 10:30 at Turistarama cinema and the award ceremony at 19:00 at COMEDIA Theater.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 20 announces Video Games Composers Wednesday 21. June 2023
May 25, 2023

Wednesday 21 June 2023: SoundTrack_Cologne will dedicate a special day to Video Games featuring renowned composers. The panellists will talk about their experience in the world of gaming and the nascent possibilities in the industry.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 20 announces nominees: PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD
May 23, 2023

Seven composers are nominated for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD. The competition screening will take place on Friday, June 23rd at 14:30 at Turistarama cinema and the award ceremony at 19:00 at COMEDIA Theater.

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Composing for Film Thursday 22 June 2023 · SoundTrack_Cologne 20
May 22, 2023

Thursday 22 June 2023: Four composers will participate in in-depth discussions about their experiences in the film industry, their careers and the prospects for the future of music on screens during the Composing for Film Day at SoundTrack_Cologne.

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Composing for TV Series Friday, 23. June 2023 · SoundTrack_Cologne 20
May 10, 2023

Friday 23 June 2023: Four outstanding composers will talk about how they wrote memorable & captivating music for some of the most sucessful series on television and streaming during the Composing for TV Series Day at SoundTrack_Cologne.

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Four high-profile case studies on film composing at the 20th edition of SoundTrack_Cologne
May 03, 2023

SoundTrack_Cologne presents four high profile case studies in which music plays a significant and exemplary role – and in which the composer had a special responsibility: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, HOLY SPIDER, THE SWARM, and THE ORDINARIES.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 20: Lifetime Achievement Award for Mychael Danna
SoundTrack_Cologne 20: Lifetime Achievement Award for Mychael Danna
April 04, 2023

The Lifetime Achievement Award of the twentieth SoundTrack_Cologne 2023 goes to Mychael Danna.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: SEE THE SOUND - Best Music Documentary Award
CALL FOR ENTRIES: SEE THE SOUND - Best Music Documentary Award
February 23, 2023

SEE THE SOUND (June 20 – 23, 2023), the film festival of SoundTrack_Cologne invites all film makers, producers and distributors to submit films with a focus on music.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Competition for young and upcoming composers and sounddesigners at SoundTrack_Cologne is now open
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Competition for young and upcoming composers and sounddesigners at SoundTrack_Cologne is now open
February 17, 2023

SoundTrack_Cologne 20 (June 20 – 23, 2023) invites budding composers and sound designers to compose music or create the sound design for a short film in the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION.

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We want you!
We want you! Join the team!
February 16, 2023

Be an active part in SoundTrack_Cologne 20 and join us!

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Call for Entries: PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD 2023 - Best Music in a Short Film
Call for Entries: PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD 2023 - Best Music in a Short Film
January 26, 2023

SoundTrack_Cologne 20, which will take place from June 20 to 23, 2023, invites film composers and filmmakers to submit their short films with their original compositions in the call for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD.

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RED: Re-Educating Digitisation
RED: Re-Educating Digitisation Erasmus+ project
August 16, 2022

SoundTrack_Cologne is coordinating an Erasmus+ project with 6 partners across Europe. This educational project provides training on online marketing, visitor studies and non-visitor studies. Stay tuned to benefit from the free training possibilities.

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AWARD WINNERS at SoundTrack_Cologne 19 · 2022
AWARD WINNERS at SoundTrack_Cologne 19 · 2022
August 08, 2022

Walter Murch · Lifetime Achievement Award Lorenzo Gioelli · WDR Filmscore Award David Kamp · Peer Raben Music Award Anonymous Club · See The Sound Music Documentary Award

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Surviving in the music business: SoundTrack_Cologne's module "Reality Check"
Surviving in the music business: SoundTrack_Cologne's module "Reality Check"
August 08, 2022

How do I get work? What can I charge for my work? And what about all those contracts? SoundTrack_Cologne's module "Reality Check" has got you covered on those questions.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces nominees for PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD
SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces nominees for PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD Eight film composers enter the race for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD. The winners will be announced at the grand award ceremony on June 11th, 2022.
June 03, 2022

Eight film composers enter the race for the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD. The winners will be announced at the grand award ceremony on June 11th, 2022.

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Submit your Song - Track Check at Sound Track_Cologne
Submit your Song - Track Check at Sound Track_Cologne
June 03, 2022

How good is my track, for real? On Friday, June 10, 14:30h, the music consultants Sarah Mibus, Neeltje Mooring (SOLID as a rock), editor Gaby Steiner, and Martin Häne (Nuvotone) will evaluate and give their feedback on submitted songs.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces nominees for the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION and the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD
SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces nominees for the EUROPEAN TALENT COMPETITION and the PEER RABEN MUSIC AWARD - REMINDER: STC19 full program online -
June 02, 2022

11 composers and sound designers are nominated for the EUROPEAN TALENT AWARD. The winners will be announced at the Grand Award Ceremony in the IHK on June 11th, 2022, moderated by composer Hanna Sophie Lüke.

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Join our exclusive Matchmaking!
Join our exclusive Matchmaking! Meet the other participants of SoundTrack_Cologne and make new business contacts at our International Matchmaking!
June 02, 2022

Meet the other participants of SoundTrack_Cologne and make new business contacts at our International Matchmaking!

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SEE THE SOUND 19 - Filmprogramm online!
SEE THE SOUND 19 - Filmprogramm online! Musik am Puls der Zeit endlich wieder auf großer Leinwand - Charlie XCX, ukrainische Schnurrbärte, 3-facher Oscar-Gewinner Murch zu Gast vom 08.-12.06.2022 in Köln. VVK läuft!
June 01, 2022

SEE THE SOUND nimmt vom 8. bis 12. Juni 2022 in Köln den Sound im aktuellen Kino in den Fokus. Auch in der 19. Ausgabe zeigt das Filmprogramm von SoundTrack_Cologne in 27 Dokumentarfilmen, 9 Spielfilmen plus einem Kurzfilmprogramm - VVK läuft!

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SoundTrack_Cologne announces their TV Composer line-up with a mix of critically acclaimed, Award-winning and popular TV series.
SoundTrack_Cologne announces their TV Composer line-up with a mix of critically acclaimed, Award-winning and popular TV series. “Moon Knight” composer Hesham Nazih, “Charité” composer Hannah von Hübbenet, “Sløborn” composers Max Filges & Christoph Schauer, and Award-winning composer Giorgio Giampá (“Christian”) at Soundtrack_Cologne.
May 29, 2022

SoundTrack_Cologne announces their TV Composer line-up with a mix of critically acclaimed, Award-winning and popular TV series. Meet Hesham Nazih, Hannah von Hübbenet, Max Filges & Christoph Schauer and Giorgio Giampà.

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Full Program Online - Get 15% off all accreditations
Full Program Online - Get 15% off all accreditations
May 27, 2022

Full Program Online - Save 15% on your accreditation Now!

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Female Film Composer Class für Frauen in der Filmmusik · Sonntag, 12. Juni, bis Dienstag, 14. Juni · Filmhaus Köln · Bewerbungsschluss: 30. Mai 2022 12:00
Female Film Composer Class für Frauen in der Filmmusik · Sonntag, 12. Juni, bis Dienstag, 14. Juni · Filmhaus Köln · Bewerbungsschluss: 30. Mai 2022 12:00 Jetzt bewerben!
May 18, 2022

SoundTrack_Cologne lädt zum dritten Mal zur Female Film Composer Class ein. Es ist das einzige derartige Veranstaltungsformat in der deutschen Medienmusikbranche, das sich auf die Bedürfnisse von komponierenden Frauen in Film und TV richtet.

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SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces Film Composers
SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces Film Composers
May 16, 2022

Four renowned composers will join at SoundTrack_Cologne for an in-depth discussion of their careers, musical upbringing and influencesand their perspectives on creativity: Sanna Salmenkallio, John Ottman, Jon Ekstrand and Ádám Balázs.

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The Godfather of Modern Sound: Walter Murch receives Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 19
The Godfather of Modern Sound: Walter Murch receives Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 19
May 06, 2022

For six decades he has revolutionized Hollywood in editing and sound design – now the three-time Academy Award winner will be coming to Cologne to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award at SoundTrack_Cologne 19!

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SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces Video Games Composers
SoundTrack_Cologne 19 announces Video Games Composers
May 06, 2022

Brad Derrick (‘The Elder Scrolls Online’), Richard Jacques (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) and Marie Havemann (‘Albion Online’) will talk about their work on games during the panel ‘Composing for Games’ (Thu, June 9, 2022) at SoundTrack_Cologne 19.

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