Johannes Ripken also works as an artist manager and artist consultant.

He became an expert in artist development during his studies at Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, where his Music Business, Bachelor of Arts, was focused on artist development.
Further, he finished his PhD in "Organic Artist Development within the Dance Music Genres" at the University of Bolton.

Based on this knowledge, he consults artists in artist development and management matters: 

Dennis Sheperd

Berlin-based, Dennis Sheperd is widely recognised as one of the rising stars of global trance music. The DJ / producer has seen his productions consistently supported by some of the biggest names in electronic music, including; Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten to name a few. Trance star, Gareth Emery recently described Dennis Sheperd as “definitely a hot name to watch".

As a DJ, Dennis Sheperd is seriously in demand. His mixing skills and innate ability to connect with clubbers, has seen him tearing up dancefloors in over 20 countries so far. He’s spun his unique blend of progressive trance at clubs and festivals in such diverse locations as Germany, Ibiza, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, USA, Canada, UK, Finland, Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and many more.

Johannes worked on his full artist management from 2010 until 2013.

Since 2013, he still consults Dennis Sheperd in artist management matters and provides the best record exploitation for Dennis Sheperd's releases through his label Pure Energy Records.

Check out following web pages of Dennis Sheperd: 


Since 1995, Accuface delights his fan base with his High Energy Trance / Hardtrance sound. Numerous singles, three Best of albums, and countless remixes were released in his longlasting artist career.

Johannes consults Accuface in management issues since 2009.

Check out following web pages of Accuface: