This panel discussion will be hosted by Sunil Sharpe, and will charter the careers of three successful Berlin based djs Chymera, Diarmaid O’Meara and Liefko. Each moved to the city to further their musical opportunities, and for this discussion will focus in-depth on life as a dj/producer abroad, and how they now call Berlin home.
Chymera (Cocoon, Connaisseur)
Diarmaid O’Meara (Gobsmacked, Mastertraxx)
Liefko (Afrilounge, Poker Flat)
Host: Sunil Sharpe
- Background to each dj’s career
- Circumstances leading to their move abroad
- Integrating into a new city/way of life
- Approaching and finding a dj agency
- Value of royalty/publishing money.
- Working with labels / signing contracts / securing advances for releases
- Pros and cons of moving away from homeland, family and friends.
- Additional work (if any) needed to supplement income
- Sustaining dj profile, improving position on ‘ladder’