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Stephan Hengst

Berlin Music Commission
Director Most Wanted: Music

Stephan Hengst (born 1983 in Berlin) is an experienced artist, project and event manager with many years of experience. Since 2014 he has been leading the music industry conference Most Wanted: Music, run by the Berlin Music Commission, and was the Head of Production and later on Head of Event of the interdisciplinary technology festival Tech Open Air in Berlin for 6 years. Since 2019 he has taken over the role as Director of Events at WeAreDevelopers, the world's largest conference for software development.

Stephan's background is the music business. After many years as a musician, producer and songwriter for various bands and artists, Stephan was one of the first to study Music Business at Popakademie in Mannheim. Before finishing his studies, he founded the artist management agency Teleporter Music where he has taken care of several up and coming German artists. From 2012 to 2017, Stephan Hengst lectured on music management and music marketing at various universities and other educational institutions, including Macromedia University, SAE Institute, Music Pool Berlin as well as the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. Stephan's career began at the age of 16 with a commercial apprenticeship at the former DaimlerChrysler Group.