Name Of Innovator | Organisation
Innovation Through Collaboaration
Matthias Strobel is the founder of the Music Tech Directory, President of MusicTech Germany, and Germany’s main point of contact for music technology. His network of music tech entrepreneurs, industry executives and researchers, and his connections to (inter)national policymakers, media representatives, and multi-disciplinary artists make him one of Germany’s renowned experts in that area.
Matthias has co-founded the internationally recognized and multiple awarded music-tech company Nagual Sounds in 2011. He conceptualized and realized unique interdisciplinary art projects for humanitarian causes with his Social Startup ZwischenWerk with which he started in 2015 the project Creative Coding School to teach socially disadvantaged people skills in emerging technologies. His passion for music and the great opportunities of new technologies led him to join Music Tech Fest in summer 2016 for which he worked until he founded MusicTech Germany in 2017, the world’s first association for music technology.
Matthias Strobel aims to foster knowledge transfer between visionaries from all intersections of the creative industries. He serves as a consultant, mentor, and independent innovation manager to help accelerate avant-garde approaches from entrepreneurs and startups.
Determined to further the innovative potential – and thus future success – of artists, he uses his experience and leverages his network to help create the music ecosystem of tomorrow. He passionately works towards improving the overall access to information about innovation, the creative environment of the music (tech) industry, and its underlying economic infrastructure.
In addition to these activities, Matthias Strobel runs the creative tech innovation catalyst WickedWork with which he realizes projects that enable cross-sectoral innovation and adaption of research within the creative industries and beyond.
Matthias has spoken at conferences around the world sharing his experiences and expertise on several topics, all collected under the overarching thought to finding new ways to make music experiences more accessible and information on research and innovation better available.
His talks range from cross-sector innovation opportunities through access to emerging technologies and the potential of music technology to challenges within vertical industries and opportunities for founders and investors in the field of music technology.
Matthias is associated with music since he started playing the piano at the age of five and got accepted at the world’s leading boys choir at the time “The Regensburger Domspatzen” when he was eight years old. He doesn’t sing or plays piano anymore but when he finds the time, he enjoys collaborating with other artists to create participatory art projects and interactive, multi-sensory installations.
Matthias has built a global network of music tech professionals, industry executives, researchers, (inter)national policymakers, media representatives, and multi-disciplinary artists, which makes him one of Europe’s renowned experts in the area of music technology.