Piranha Arts

Piranha Arts is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987, which consults and organises cultural events incl. WOMEX and Classical:NEXT

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It all started with Piranha Events’ first concert (Rufus Thomas on 27 January 1987 in the »Metropol«, Berlin) as well as with Piranha Records’ first vinyl longplayer that same year – PIR 001 was called »Beat! Apartheid«. Founded in Berlin in 1987, Piranha has operated for three decades both locally and globally. With our team of more than 30 Piranhas, we are active as organisers, presenters, curators, developers and multipliers.

The Piranha Arts tree now has six dynamic branches. As a music publisher with its own label, we have been carrying new sounds and artists from all countries via Kreuzberg, Berlin to the entire world ever since. In Berlin, we initiated trailblazing festivals such as HeimatKlänge, Bands United, Fête de la Musique, C3 – Club Contemporary Classical and The Nights of Ramadan. With changing locations and partners, we organise the leading branch events WOMEX – the World Music Expo and Classical:NEXT. We entertain international partnerships and – with Piranha Arts Consultancy – work with professional conferences and network initiatives on four continents. Whether it is with our events or the global sounds of Piranha Records – we campaign for cultural diversity in Berlin and everywhere around the globe. Music means the world to us! This is why we engaged with Berlin’s street festival and parade Karneval der Kulturen right from the start: as musicians, in the jury, with record releases and with the after-parade party »Long Night of Soundsystems«… Since its 2016 edition, Piranha Arts has been the producer of the million-strong Karneval der Kulturen.

Piranha stays in flux and is always open for more. We stay active at the borders: between music and tech, by research & development, between music and audiovisual, with international film projects and programmes.

participating in

  • Classical:NEXT 2018
  • Classical:NEXT 2017
  • Classical:NEXT 2016
  • Classical:NEXT 2015
  • Classical:NEXT 2014

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GLOBAL CLUB MUSIC NETWORK & WOMEX * WOMEX 14 Re:mixes Released

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WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE * WMCE Top-3 Records in December 2014

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""CAN I GET A WITNESS? - 30 YEARS, 30 ARTISTS, 30 TITLES"" - Various Artists

"WOMEXimizer 16 Extended" - Various artists

"WOMEXimizer 15 Extended" - Various artists

"WOMEX 14 Re:mixes by GCMN" - Various

"WOMEXIMIZER 14" - Various

Events

Arrows Into Infinity

BKO On Air

Brasslands

I Love Kuduro

O Samba

PAN! Our Music Odyssey

Song From The Forest

Sounds of the Sidewalk - Light in Babylon

The Africa Express

The Case Of The Three Sided Dream

The Perfect Dance

The Way Home

Galician Folk Music — An Overview

Bug Music and the Songs of the Forest

The Black sea region

Play It Again: Music & Revolution

The Status of Gypsy Folk Music in Hungary and Europe

Do It Yourself Together

Traditional Music in Rajasthan and Pakistan

Breaking in America

Visualising Business Processes

The World's a Remix – The Remix Space

WOMEX Orientation for New Delegates

Crowdfunding

The Remix Speed Date – Get On It!

Talent Development in World Music and Jazz:

The Pitch Ninja

International Engagement and Cultural Diplomacy

20 Years WOMEX Community - Future Outlooks and Visions

Music Festivals as a Tool of Social Development

Goodbye WOMEX 14 - Hello WOMEX 15

Billions of Tiny Screens

Midsummer Night's Tango

Que Caramba es la Vida

Journey to Jah

Various

If the MBO was to Describe Your Music Meta-Data...

Asian Pacific Networking Meeting

Women of the World Networking Meeting

Atlantic Music Expo Cabo Verde

International Music Managers' Forum Networking Meeting

North American Networking Meeting

Africa Music Forum Networking Meeting

WorldWide Informal Festival Networking Meeting

Jazz & World Networking Meeting

Eastern European Networking Meeting

Indian Ocean Networking Meeting

Education Networking Meeting

The World Trad Forum Networking Meeting

European Export Offices Networking Meeting

Go Brazil!

Compostela Music Festival

Label Issues

Understanding and Utilising Streaming Music Platforms

Artist Mobility

Planning for Music Publicity

Touring and Festivals- South East Asia

Touring and Festivals in North America and Elsewhere!

Label Issues

Classical:NEXT

A New WOMEX Special Project:

Music After Midnight

SABRe

Classical music audiences

Strategic Management

The Arts in 2050: Is Classical Next?

Studying Music Audiences

Music for Cellists and Astronauts

Introducing MUSAIC

Sibelius & Hackers in Helsinki

The European Agenda for Music

Popeye versus Robocop

Towards 2020

Cooperation beyond Competition, FEVIS Europe

A Dire Future?

A Digital Course in Music

El Sistema: Threat, Fad or Future of Music?

Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Brand?

Don't Stick to the Plan

A Renewed Relevance for Symphony Orchestras

The Innovation Chain

That's No Way to Run a Business!

New Ways in Selling at Classical Concerts

Lysistrata

Wannaplayground

Kirana

Maratona Cultural: Orquestra na Rua

Mandé Symphony

Scherzi Musicali

Strawinsky: Animated

Carmina Slovenica

Inside the Quartet

François Sarhan's Lâchez Tout!

The Metadata Challenge

Music to Our Ears?

Music Export Strategies: Expert Panel Discussion

Various Artists

Various Artists

SibHack: The Presentation

Classical:NEXT Orientation for New Delegates

Classical:NEXT Opening Concert

Reaching Audiences!

Classical Meets Web

Touring the Balkans

Breaking Down The Walls

Data Driven Journeys

Who is That Singing Your Song?

Masters from the Past

Connecting with the Far East

Latinos and the Global Music Industry

Label Release vs. Artist Release

A Tale of Two Nations

Nationalism and Traditional Music

Cross-Cultural Musical Collaborations

Putting the A & R into Artist

Crossing the Border

Cuba: La Isla de la Musica

The Kids Are Alright!

WOMEX Orientation for New Delegates

Kang e Defa - Female Rhapsody in Kosovo

Film Message from Gyimes

Y/Our Music

Jaco

The Lost Soul

Sumé – The Sound of a Revolution

Armenia, by the Grace of God

Roaring Abyss

Finding Fela

They Will Have To Kill Us First

Azerbaijan, School of the Wind

Vanuatu Womenʼs Water Music

Catimbau

Dominguinhos

The Dream of Shahrazad

Women of the World Network Meeting

All Promoters Network Meeting

Education Network

Making New Friends!

Venues Network Meeting

¡Viva America Latina!

Classical:NEXT

Eastern European Network Meeting

Jazz & World Network Meeting

Doing it Yourself, Doing it Better

World Trad Forum Network Meeting

Music Export Offices Network Meeting

Calypso to Soca

North American Network Meeting

Arts Presenting in a Changing Landscape

Digital Release Strategy

Creating Artist Opportunities in the USA

Planning and Strategy for Music Publicity

Black Pencil

DieOrdnungDerDinge

Fátima Miranda

PianOrquestra

Simple Lines of Enquiry

Song Circus

Klavikon

Orchester im Treppenhaus

Project Vainiolla

vision string quartet

Investing in the future of music

"Violin operators" or "evangelists for our art"?

That Syncing Feeling

Let the Young Lead

Intentional or Accidental?

Are You Retweetable, Instagrammable and Likeable?

Streaming – the challenges and opportunities

NEXT:Tech

Breve Sueño (Argentina)

Butterfly Under Glass (Germany)

Cryptic & Ragazze Quartet (UK/The Netherlands)

Gabriela Ortiz Torres (Mexico)

Kai Schumacher: ''Insomnia-Live'' (Germany)

Operomanija (Lithuania)

Scottish Ensemble & Andersson Dance (UK/Sweden)

Symphonic Cinema (The Netherlands)

Viola (Germany)

Lunch with the Residents 2016 - Day 2

Lunch with the Residents 2016 - Day 1

Classical:NEXT Orientation for New Delegates

The Future of Opera and Music Theatre

Beyond Streaming

We Are Next!

Managing Young Talents

Adventures in Participation

9 x 13

Aart Strootman

Ensemble Klang

LUDWIG

Ralph van Raat

Slagwerk den Haag

The Orchestra Network Meeting

Classical:NEXT Public Talk

Classical:NEXT Public Talk

From the New World

Programming, Festival Management & New Media

Maximizing your Media Profile in Asia

Working in the Arts and Culture in Latin America

Handling the Music Press and PR-Work for Musicians

New Piano Trio

Classical Music and the Here and Now: Why? How?

Compose4You.nl

Innovative Approaches to Publishing Business Models

'Hollywood in Concert', 'Opera reloaded' and more!

Vienna Music Angels

Auditionline.com

Are Music Recordings Still Relevant? Network Meeting

Indie Classical Network Meeting

IAMIC Network Meeting: Is Anybody Out There?

Ekkozone

Bolette Roed Project

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - In a landscape

Music Markets in the Arab World

Content from East Africa

How to Develop a Music Market in Asia

World is a Live Win-Win (Just Take Smart Risks)

The World of Music if You Cannot Hear

Teaching Music as a Language

Between Identity and Diversity

Is There a Future for World Music Albums?

Unspoken Censorship

Engaging Current Events, Shifting Community Conversations

Catalyst for Cultural Democracy

A Charter for World Music

Music and Migration

Alleyways, Plazas, and Forts

Hands-On Music Films

Sustainability in the Music Business

The Nu LatAm Sound

Data-Driven Cross-Cultural Music Sharing

Global Club Music Network – The SpeedDate Remix

Black String

The East Pointers

Okra Playground

Trad.Attack!

Faada Freddy

Maïa Barouh

New York Gypsy All Stars

MHD

Puerto Candelaria

Xarnege

Niño de Elche

Bareto

Les Tireux D'Roches

Reyfado Lisboa

Bella Ciao

C4 Trio

Delgres

La Negra

Mehdi Nassouli

Bixiga 70

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis

Throes + The Shine

Oligarkh

Nakany Kanté

José Mucavele

Xabier Diaz

H`Sao

Quique Escamilla

Boogat

Adnan Joubran

Gisela João

Edmar Castaneda Trio

Noura Mint Seymali

United Vibrations

Bargou 08

Radio Cos

Kondi Band

Jupiter / Okwess

Narf & Timbila Muzimba

Quinteto Bataraz

Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

Nomade Orquestra

Anelis Assumpção

Maltese Rock

Tulegur

Trio da Kali

Gulzoda

Derek Gripper

Vassvik

Ponk

DJ Rachael

Acid Arab DJ Set

El Remolón

H.A.T.

DJ Satelite

WOMEX Orientation for New Delegates

Horizons at WOMEX Panel: Brexit and Beyond

Goodbye WOMEX 16 – Hello WOMEX 17

How to Organise a Tour in Russia

Publicity and Promotion in Germany – Chances and Challenges

Touring Artists and the US Visa Process

Compose Your Career: Businesscraft for Musicmakers

Successful Approaches to Accessing the North American Market

Bridging Differences in Communication

How to Develop Your Career in China

DIY Law: Legal Solutions for Music Professionals

Women of the World Network Meeting

World Routes Network

Doing it Yourself, Doing it Better

Cultural Networks in the Music Sector Network Meeting

All Promoters Network Meeting

Eastern European Network Meeting

Latinos in the Global Music Industry Network Meeting

WOMEX Education Network

Independent Festivals Network Meeting

Viva America Latina

Music Export Offices Network Meeting

World Trad Forum Network Meeting

International Music Managers’ Forum Network Meeting

4th Annual Global Club Music Network Meeting

North American Network Meeting

Venues Network Meeting

Kings of the World

Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise

Music of Exile of the Western Sahara

My Buddha Is Punk

The Listen Project

The American Epic: Out of the Many, The One

The Revolution Won't Be Televised

The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev

You Can't Hide from the Truth

iLe

Calypso Rose

Carmen París

Cuarteto Caramuxo

Kepa Junkera

Maria Arnal & Marcel Bagés

Talabarte

Networking for the Classically-Inclined

Digital Basics for Analogue People

How to Organise Tour in Russia

Publicity and Promotion in Germany – Chances and Challenges

Touring Artists and the US Visa Process

Compose Your Career: Businesscraft for Musicmakers

Successful Approaches to Accessing the North American Market

Bridging Differences in Communication

How to Develop Your Career in China

DIY Law: Legal Solutions for Music Professionals

Artist Mobility Network Meeting

EBU Radio Session with Maïa Barouh

EBU Radio Session with Trad.Attack!

EBU Radio Session with Jupiter / Okwess

The Death of Music Journalism

Car Parks or Concert Halls?

Diversity in Classical Music

Creating the Plug & Play: The New Collectives

Connecting people - choral music and more

Future Makers

The Slow Music Movement

From Trump to Brexit

Selam Opera!

Neo Classical

Building the Exponential Orchestra

Streaming. Do or die?

collectif9

Jerez Le Cam Quartet

Park Jiha

Sven Helbig

Zwerm

Semaphore

Earth Diver

Drive by Shooting (a street art opera)

Molyvos International Music Festival - MIMF

3 Thousand RIVERS

NeoArctic

Soundstreams: Musik für das Ende