CEO & Chairman
Olaf Kretschmar has joined the music business after studying philosophy and marketing in the early 90s and “co-invented the club culture in Berlin” (Berliner Zeitung April 2007). In 2007 he co-founded the Berlin Music Commission eG (BMC). Since 2008 he has been the Cluster Manager and since 2011 the CEO of the Berlin Music Commission. Later on, in 2009, Olaf Kretschmar was the initiator of the Berlin Music Week and a year later Chairman of the organizing committee of the Berlin Music Week. From 2010 to 2012, he also organized the campaign “Music Berlin 2020”, whose primary objective was the preparation and establishment of the Musicboard Berlin. In 2014 he established together with many colleagues of the BMC the so called competence center – music industry, is co-founder of the listen to berlin: Awards 2015 and the music business conference Most Wanted: Music 2014, for which he is still General Director today. In addition to his work on BMC’s board of directors, he is also involved in the “Jazzbeirat” Berlin, in the presidium of the “Landesmusikrat” and is chairman of “BV Pop”.
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Finance
Project & Event Manager
Tim Joppien is responsible for MW:M Live and for international projects and supports the office with organisational and operational tasks and the planning and realisation of events.
Tim previously worked in the area of booking & management, as an assistant at Fritz Unsigned and has been involved in the organisation of various festivals on a voluntary basis for several years.
Working student for project & network management
In her job as a student trainee, Paula Petersohn is responsible, among other things, for the administration and support of the cooperative’s committees, working groups and members. This also includes planning various member events, such as the “musikalischen Frühschoppen” or the annual members’ meeting. In addition to her work at the Berlin Music Commission, she is studying media and event management in her last semester. Previously, she worked as an intern in the trade marketing and events department at STUDIOCANAL.
Eva has experience in event and project management in international environments. She holds a bachelor’s degree in tourism and a master’s degree in creative event management. She is particularly interested in audience behavior change and transformative experience design. Her master’s thesis, titled “Using transformative design for long-lasting pro-environmental attitudinal change in reluctant music festival audiences,” was evaluated with distinction by Falmouth University.
Additionally, Eva is a certified assessor for A Greener Future since 2021 and has experience with ISO 20121 certification. She is also certified by Attitude is Everything in Disability Equality For The Live Event Industry.