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Keynote – The creator economy


About The Speaker

Ronny Krieger

My passion and curiosity for art and creativity have always been the driving force behind what I do. For over 25 years now I am part of the music, tech and creative industries.
Originally a banker at the corporate lending department, I soon followed my passion for music as an artist, dj and producer, later pr agent for press and radio, label- and artist management (Modeselektor, Moderat, Monkeytown Records, kanzleramt, 50 Weapons…). I worked in distribution (EFA Medien), at a record store and lead a download shop (VP & CPO of Beatport). There are probably about 2 dozen records and remixes I have released under various names.
l am a member of the vut board (the German independent music association) and have been occasionally teaching Digital Media, Social Media Marketing, International Music Business.
Since 2010 I have been working as a freelance consultant and advisor for companies like FatDrop, DJBroadcast, Shutterstock, Digitally Imported, Skoove, LANDR, Native Instruments, Patreon and others.
I enjoy talking to interesting people and have been hosting and speaking at panels with diverse topics around the globe.
From January 2018 until June 2019 I was appointed the role of CEO at MOD Devices, a new music hardware and software company from Germany.
In addition to my voluntary commitment at the vut, 2 years ago I joined the expert committee for "Digitalisation and AI" at the German Cultural Council.
I am currently acting as GM Patreon Europe, establishing the new central European presence of the company in Berlin.
I am living in Berlin. I am married and father of 2 wonderful kids. I am enjoying a healthy life style and care about my nutrition and recovery. I train Crossfit up to 10 hours per week. I am not a runner, but once a year I enjoy a Tough Mudder obstacle race and collect the colourful finisher headbands (which I never wear). In 2019 I joined a 24h nonstop fitness team competition for the first time and it certainly wasn´t my last. I am always up for a great challenge!

General Manager Europe at Patreon


About The Speaker

Noura Labbani

Berlin-born, Algerian-raised she has been working in the music scene for over 15 years. She started at !K7 Records in Berlin, held an A&R Assistant job at EMI Music and worked at Dailymotion as the Country Manager for Germany, and Beatport’s Director of Content Europe. Noura joined Patreon’s European Team in September 2020 as Creator Partnerships Manager for France.

Creator Partnerships France & Belgium at Patreon