KATJA HERMES, DE

Sound Diplomacy
Berlin, DE

Katja founded the Sound Diplomacy Berlin office in October 2013 and is now operating as Head of projects. In this role Katja has consulted several cities on their Music City strategy, given lectures about Music Cities at events over the world and initiated the Music Cities Network together with the Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM).
Katja has worked on the development of several funding projects for German institutions and has consulted with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, GIZ, Adam Mickiewicz Institute Poland, Nordic Embassies Berlin and many other institutions.
Altogether she has been in the music business for more than 12 years and in various fields including Mutek Festival, Ableton and Initiative Musik, the German funding organisation, where she was responsible for the export projects. Katja holds a diploma in Geography and Economy, with a focus on urban planning and creative industries.

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