Philipp Grefer – WISE | FakeMusicMedia

CEO of WISE | FakeMusicMedia

Beijing, China / Berlin, Germany

In 2018 Philipp founded WISE – The Future Think Tank ( in Beijing, bringing together thought leaders of the creative industries, music, science, and tech to discuss how we will and should live in the future.

With two decades of experience within the global music industry – over ten of them pioneering in China/Asia – Philipp has been a speaker at nearly every major music conference.

Since he first visited China in 2007 for China’s first annual festival, he has worked at one of the world´s largest events, the EXPO 2010 Shanghai for German government institution GIZ, was international advisor for chinese gaming giant Kunlun, and co-founded music & creative agency/label FakeMusicMedia (FMM) / FakeLoveMusic (FLM)

He brought over 300 artists and speakers to China/Asia since (e.g. Hot Chip, Royksopp, Daddy G of Massive Attack), has managed some of China´s best talents (e.g. Nova Heart) and authored several reports about the Chinese Music Industry (e.g. for Music Norway, Initiative Musik, Music Finland & Victoria Music Development Office).

He has consulted & curated for various brands, government organizations & festivals and created The China Music Industry Report.

Being fascinated by the possibilities of AI & VR for the creative sector and its positive impact on creating a low carbon future he is a fervent researcher on these topics, trying to implement them for WISE and other conferences.

He holds a master’s in International Relations / Economics, which he studied alongside Latin American Studies in Cologne and San Diego where he had the pleasure to do an internship with the then highest ranking U.S. diplomat Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow while researching his thesis about the De-Regulation of Mexico’s Telecommunication Industry.

Before coming to China, he worked as a freelance journalist at Germany´s biggest broadcaster.

Whenever he finds time he DJs under his moniker Metro Tokyo.

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