R#144 with Martin Hommel, music journalist

Martin Hommel

Where's the noise here? What German public broadcasting can learn from other countries.

Martin Hommel is a media designer and music journalist who works for ARD, ZDF, BBC Radio 6, tekter FM and Musikexpress, among others. As a musician, he also played in bands and, based on this drive, ran his own booking agency.

As a passionate radio and music lover, the output of the German radio landscape - especially from the public sector - left him little rest. He is dissatisfied, asked himself “Where is the noise here?” and developed the project together with Melanie Gollin.

In the Redfield Podcast with Alexander Schröder, he explains why he asked program makers in five European countries and Australia what they do differently. He presents his view of the German radio landscape and considers why there is so little trust in musical diversity. Also a topic: the quota for national acts, which in Austria, for example, apparently leads to a significant revival of the national music industry.


(Photo: Nikolas Fabian Kammerer)