Timotheus Wiesmann is managing director of the Hamburg Music Business Association (IHM) – the network of Hamburg’s music business. IHM is Germany’s first and Europe’s largest regional music trade association. Its main objective is the establishment of the structural requirements for successful businesses in the field of music through networking, public relations, lobbying, and project work. Projects include: Music Business Summer School, Music Cities Network, HANS – Hamburg Music Awards, Germany at SXSW, Organisation of Hamburg’s presentation at SXSW and other international conferences.
After completing his university degrees (Cultural Studies B.A., Cultural and Media Management M.A.) in Düsseldorf, Nantes and Hamburg, Timotheus worked in Wales and Germany for music and cultural festivals, for the cultural management institute Hamburg, and for the digital distributor finetunes. He also freelanced as a cultural manager, events manager, and as a writer. In addition to working at IHM (where he’s been since 2010), he runs Aalhaus – a bar, live music club and festival/concert promoter in Hamburg, where he’s also responsible for booking artists and overseeing the programmes.