MediaSound postponed to 2021

A few weeks ago we still believed that we would be able to celebrate the 10th anniversary of MSH MediaSoundHamburg in August as planned. The current crisis caused by the corona virus (Covid 19) has worsened worldwide. Especially the entry of participants, scholarship holders and lecturers from non-EU countries into Germany is virtually impossible. Furthermore, the locations in Hamburg booked for the implementation of planned events are not available to us for the planned period or are subject to strict security requirements, which we cannot meet for the implementation of MSH MediaSoundHamburg. For this reason, we have decided to postpone this year’s International Summer School until next year.

New date: August 10 – 15, 2021

All scholarships for this year remain valid. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all sponsors once again. This year’s YOUNG TALENT AWARD MEDIA MUSIC Composition Competition will also be postponed until next year. The submitted entries will also remain valid. In order to bridge the long time without MSH MediaSoundHamburg, we will offer regular LIVE-ONLINE EVENTS starting in August.

We miss you!

… and see you online or in August 2021 at the latest!

Stay healthy,
yours Achim Esser-Mamat
(Director MediaSoundHamburg)



We Were There

Trio Reijseger – Fraanje – Sylla
Review by Stephan Eicke

Scholarship & ACCES 2019

The third scholarship for young Ghanaian film music composers, game musicians and sound designers in cooperation with the Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) goes to Emmanuel Lamptey-Mills. MediaSoundHamburg director Achim Esser-Mamat presented the certificate at the ACCES Conference at the end of November 2019.

The scholarship includes participation in the 10th International Summer Academy for Film Music, Game Music and Sound Design in Hamburg from 11 to 16 August 2020 with international film composers and industry professionals. Scholarship holders of previous years are the South African sound designer Rethabile Nyamate (2018) and Alice Ragoi (2019) from Kenya.

ACCES is a pan-African trade event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. ACCES is held in a different African city every year, attracting active music industry players from across the globe. ACCES is organised by the Music In Africa Foundation, a non-profit and pan-African organisation, in partnership and with the support of Siemens Stiftung, Goethe-Institut, Reeperbahn Festival, Alliance Française, the Prince Claus Fund and the ANT Mobility Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).