Melt! Festival – Germany
Christopher Brosch has spent his life dedicated to live-music since. he decided to skip studies in the early 80s. After a start as tour-rep for various German promoters, he worked as a booking agent for Peter Rieger Konzertagentur and the more-indie-orientated Blindfish Promotions before setting up his own booking agency in 1992.
He’s been in charge of the programing of the first issues of the Bizarre Festival and later promoted his own festival Rheinrock in Cologne.
After a brief encounter with DEAG Promotions (in which he had the honour to book Sarah Brightman on a global scale for some time) he went “indie” again in 2002, building a second career as the international accountant for German bands going abroad – this occupation finally took him around the globe with the band Rammstein, whose shows he settled since 2004.
Within his booking days he worked with acts such as Oasis, Beastie Boys, Portishead, Archive, Mogwai, Tricky, Hole, or lately the South African band Parlotones.
He joined melt!Booking in the summer of 2013.
Melt!Booking is part of a growing entertainment group (www.hoerstmann.de) that had its nucleus in the intro-magazine, Germany’s leading music mag for all sorts of “new” music.
Melt! stages the Melt!Festival one of the leading festivals for up-to date (electro) – music, the Berlin Festival, happening on the former Tempelhof-Airfield and a series of newcomer showcases such as introducing, where new-coming acts are featured regularly within small package tours.
The summer of 2013 has seen the first edition of the “First We Take Berlin”-Festival, that staged over 80 acts in 15 clubs during the Berlin-Music Week.
Melt!B handles various acts as exclusive agency, such as domestic acts Joy Wellboy, Mighty Oaks, Charity Children, Pool
Amongst Christopher’s clients at this stage are acts such as: These New Puritans, Connan Mockasin, The Milk Carton Kids, Mogwai, Tricky, Buraka Som Sistema, Wild Beasts, Man Without Country, Miss Kittin and the folk-singer Eleni Mandell (whom he represents for Europe).