Heiko Hoffmann is Beatport’s director of label and artist relations. He’s a German music expert, editor, lecturer, curator and consultant. He's been editor-in-chief of Groove magazine, an industry-leading electronic music magazine, for 19 years. He’s written for international publications such as Pitchfork, Spin and Sound & Recording Japan and hosted his own show Nightflight on German public radio station Fritz as well as having guest shows on NTS radio. He’s also teaching at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University. Heiko has been a key-note speaker, moderator and panelist at conventions and festivals such as ADE, Sonar, IMS and MIDEM. He's a member of the board of advisers at the non-profit cultural association Goethe Institut and jury member of various of international artist programs.