Melissa Perales

Melissa Perales

Co-Founder / Curator / Promoter

Melissa moved from Chicago to Berlin in the 90s. Since then she has organized an international film festival, owned her own restaurant, and began booking and promoting live shows and film screenings under the moniker M:Soundtrack. As a concert promoter she presents international acts monthly in venues such as Schokoladen, Grüner Salon, Acud Macht Neu or Berghain Kantine. M:Soundtrack is a platform and meeting point within the Berlin independent music scene since 2004. Melissa is a board member with all2gethernow, a conference for new strategies within the music business and its cultural landscape. Since 2011, Melissa has been a curator and organizer of the Torstrassenfestival, located in Berlin-Mitte. Melissa’s passion is soundtracks, therefore starting Supertape was the likely result: a music supervision and consulting company which she runs together with the documentary filmmaker, Sabine Steyer. Since 2014, Melissa is a co-founder and consultant of the Music Pool Berlin, the central place to go for musicians and people working in the music business, living and working in Berlin. Since 2017, Melissa is the co-founder of European Women in Music, a new Europe-wide network based on learning, sharing, connecting and exchange for women in the music industry and connected creative fields.  Besides all of this Melissa is a hobby cook and a supermom to two boys, 3 and 15 years old.