Matthias Strobel is the founder and President of MusicTech Germany. His network of music tech entrepreneurs, industry executives and researchers, and his connections to (inter)national policy makers, media representatives and multi-disciplinary artists makes him one of Germany‘s renowned experts in that area.
Matthias has co-founded the international 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 and started 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 fosters the knowledge transfer between visionaries from all intersections of the creative industries and 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 creativetech innovation catalyst WickedWork with which he realizes projects that enable cross-sectoral innovation and adaption of research within the creative industries and beyond.
When he finds the time, he enjoys collaborating with other artists to realise participatory art projects like #PlayThisWall.
Field of expertise: Music Technology | Business Development | Ecosystem Building | Innovation management | Creative Collaborations