Anna Blaich

Anna Blaich, M.A., studied Music Business at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg (Mannheim) and Cultural and Media Management at the University of Music and Theatre, Institute KMM (Hamburg). After holding various positions in the music industry, she was Project Manager Export at Initiative Musik, where she was responsible for the German joint appearance Germany @ SXSW 2018 (German Haus & German Pavilion) in Austin, Texas, as well as for German participation in the field of music exports as part of the EU programme »Music Moves Europe«. From 2018 to 2022, she worked as a project manager in cultural urban development at NEXT Mannheim, where she developed projects in the field of cross innovation and was project manager for the utilisation concept of the Multihalle Mannheim.


Since May 2022, she has been working in the Department of Labour and Social Affairs of the City of Mannheim, where she is responsible for volunteer coordination in open support for the elderly following the special structures for refugees from Ukraine. She is also the second chairwoman of the Federal Foundation LiveKultur and a member of the LiveKomm working group for the protection of cultural spaces, as well as a member of the Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft and a lecturer at the DHBW Mannheim and Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. In her doctoral thesis at the University of Paderborn, she is focussing on pop music in the field of tension between culture, business and politics.