Matthias Hornschuh is a composer for film music and radio plays. Films and radio plays with his music have featured at almost all major international festivals and have received around 100 awards. He is politically active in the sector, in particular as founder and chairman of the professional association MediaMusic, as member of the supervisory board of GEMA and as spokesman for creative professionals at the Initiative Urheberrecht.
Francisco Tigre Moura
Prof. Dr. Francisco Tigre Moura is a professor of marketing at IUBH University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Since 2016 his research has focused on topics such as artificial creativity, music, technology experiences and general consumer behaviour. Some of his recent studies have focused on listeners' perceptions of artificially composed music.
John Groves is a British composer, musician, and producer who has specialised in Sound Branding and the use of sound and music in communications. Today he is focused on psychoacoustics and the use of sound in a healthcare context.
Oliver Peter Graber works internationally as a composer, pianist and dramaturge, leading interdisciplinary projects. He codirects the “Research Institute for Music-Medicine with a special focus on Arts for Health”.
Dr. Stefan Ellenberg is a certified lawyer for IP rights with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. He currently serves as the Head of Business Affairs at the music and media law firm Gutsch & Schlegel in Hamburg.
Marc du Moulin
Marc du Moulin is Secretary General of ECSA (European Composer and Songwriter Alliance). He has an in-depth understanding of the functioning of the creative industries and an extensive experience in European Affairs.
Katharina Uppenbrink has been the managing director of Initiative Urheberrecht (Authors’ Rights Initiative) since May 2014, and is also the head of the Association of German Screenwriters (VDD). She has worked for various publishing houses.
Dr. Anselm Kreuzer is a proven specialist for TV title music, station IDs, soundtracks for series and TV drama as well as music for new media and advertising. He sets soundtracks for series like In aller Freundschaft and Rosenheim-Cops.
Michael Beckmann is a renowned bassist, film composer and music consultant. He is co-founder of band Rainbirds and has written numerous successful chart productions and film scores, among them the German blockbusters Turkish for Beginners (Türkisch für Anfänger) and the three films in the Suck Me Shakespeer (Fack ju Göhte) series.
Janne Spijkervet is a music producer and artificial intelligence researcher who studies the notion of music and creativity with AI. Now, she works at TikTok's Speech, Audio and Music Intelligence R&D team, developing cutting-edge music technology at scale.
Ali Nikrang is an AI researcher and composer at the intersection of music and artificial intelligence. He is a professor of AI and musical creation at the University of Music and Theatre in Munich and a researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz. As a musician and AI researcher, he has been involved in numerous projects combining artificial intelligence and music.
Ryan Groves is an award-winning music researcher and veteran developer of intelligent music systems. Recently, he has been invited to give guest lectures and internal talks at prominent universities and music technology firms including Stanford and Utrecht universities.
Corinna C. Poeszus is a senior business executive with over 30 years experience in the music, digital media and film production, advertising and tv entertainment industries. She is the Chief Licensing Officer of Freque.io.
Since 1991, Milena Fessmann has worked as a full-time DJ. She works also as moderator of several national events and panels and teaches music supervising and copyright clearing at film schools such as DFFB Berlin. Fessmann is advisory board member of the World Soundtrack Academy and Member of the European Filmacademy.
Yevgeni Birkhoff works as a composer, music producer, and sound designer. He creates music for media and international large-scale event productions, composes and produces songs. Recently, Birkhoff has been engaging with real-time media and artificial intelligence. He regularly holds lectures and workshops, sharing his expertise in these cutting-edge fields.