As entrepreneurs and artists, we often find inspiration from other creative people, and Audi is on a mission to highlight these people. In the first post of this series we took a look into the life of Kavita Meelu, and in this second portrait we delve into the mind of Conrad Fritzsch, CEO and Founder of Tape TV.
While his peers were fresh out of college or thinking about the next party, Conrad Fritzsch was busy starting his own advertising agency at the ripe age of 23. After 14 years, however, Conrad was itching to try something new. When MTV started airing reality TV shows, he decided it was time to reinvent music television. He collaborated with a long-time colleague, Stefanie Renner, and launched tape.tv.
When asked to explain the idea behind Tape TV, Conrad says, "There are positive aspects of television, namely: get comfortable and sit down, switch it on, done, it works. Combine that with the intelligence of the Internet. You find all the content you want, but what is missing is curation. This is where tape.tv fills the gap. Your music finds you!"
Conrad anticipates a huge shift in digital entertainment in the future. "Soon, people will not watch movies on screens, but on wallpaper. Moving-images in (private or public) space will be the next big thing. And all this will be accompanied by playlists, corresponding to what you just have experienced," he says.
Tape TV is known for hosting rooftop concerts in Berlin and Hamburg on a regular basis. Pictured below is the Hamburg-based band Rhonda playing a gig on the rooftop of an old bunker in Millerntor.
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