Dr. Johannes Ripken has been working in the music industry for more than a decade, finished his Ph.D. on artist development and published a book on the same topic through NOMOS Publishing and his former university Popakademie Baden-Württemberg. Additionally, he has been regularly working as a lecturer and speaker at several universities and business conferences. Experiencing and analysing the music industry motivated him to found tamanguu in order to provide digital solutions for the essential tasks in the music industry. The first application, tamanguu.contacts, accompanies the crucial business networking and relationship building processes and is currently in the beta stage.