Thomas Hesse

Portrait of music executive Thomas Hesse


Thomas Hesse is CEO and Founder of Dreamstage, a paid streaming platform for live performances that was acquired in 2022 by Deezer. Previously, Hesse was President of Global Digital Business for Sony Music Entertainment.


Nigerian pop star 1da Banton speaks at the DLD Munich 2024 conference, with Thomas Hesse (Dreamstage) and his manager Bryan Owujie listening.

Music Makes a Continent: Afrobeats on the Move

Nigerian singer 1da Banton (his first name rhymes with “wonder”) is one of Africa’s most exciting musicians. In this DLD24 session with 1da, his manager Bryan Owujie and moderator Thomas Hesse (Dreamstage), you can hear all about 1da’s rise to fame – from humble beginnings in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and his love of Afrobeats, to his…
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Future of music panel discussion at the DLD Munich conference, with ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus, Max Ciociola, Fred Davis, Ole Obermann, Michael Weissmann and Thomas Hesse

New Tunes: How AI and the Blockchain Revolutionize Music Yet Again

The music industry has seen many changes since its inception. From vinyl to music tapes and cassettes, the journey continued via CDs and Napster to streaming services like Spotify and SoundCloud, as well as social media platforms like TikTok and YouTube. Where will technology take this dynamic, vibrant industry next? And what will the This…
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Stage at DLD Munich 2023, Europe’s leading innovation conference, at Serviceplan’s House of Communication

DLD Munich 2023

Highlights of DLD Munich 2023: Find videos, images and speakers of Europe’s leading innovation conference in one place…
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