Martin Hossbach

Since 2014 Martin Hossbach (*1975, Hamburg, Germany) has been working as co-curator of the Berlin-based music festival Pop-Kultur. Irregularly, he also acts as musical advisor for Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Previously he was responsible for the music programme of Foreign Affairs – Festival for Performing Arts at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and for Berghain where he booked acts for both Berghain and Kantine am Berghain as well as preparing Halle am Berghain for a future use as a venue.

Since 2005 he has been working as a music supervisor for more than 50 feature films, dealing mainly with Berlin-based art-house film directors such as Maren Ade («Toni Erdmann», Germany’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 2017; Alle anderen – Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival) and Ulrich Köhler (Schlafkrankheit – Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival; In My Room – Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival). In his twenties Hossbach worked for Universal Music in Hamburg, Zurich and Berlin as an apprentice, licence manager and product manager – marketing the labels Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Phillips and Accord.

Since 2012 Hossbach has been running the music label Martin Hossbach where he releases singles, albums, downloads and streams by (mostly) German artists such as Dirk von Lowtzow (of Tocotronic), F.S.K., Justus Köhncke, Michaela Meise and Tara Nome Doyle. He has published the rock monograph Die Tocotronic Chroniken (Blumenbar/Aufbau) together with the band themselves and German pop critic Jens Balzer and worked as a journalist for numerous publications such as the pop culture magazine Spex, the art magazine Monopol and the post-tourism magazine Travel Almanac from 1994 until 2016. His first short novel, »Krischan«, will be published in 2019.

E-mail: mh@pop-kultur.berlin, martin.hossbach@gmx.net

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