Berlin is where the music is. All day every day - on it’s streets, in bars and in clubs. With Berlin's music industry containing 1.400 businesses over 12.000 employees, it achieves a yearly profit/revenue between €600 million. Berlin is recognised as a music metropolis in the center of Europe, which fuels the existence of its creative music scene. It stands for electronic sounds, Techno, House and a vibrant club culture, jazz and world music, renowned music colleges and conservatories, as well as Pop and Classical music. Berlin accommodates firms like the market-leading company Universal Music Deutschland, the Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), BMG Rights Management or the piano maker C. Bechstein. In addition to that, Berlin is home to 70 recording studios, 151 music publishing houses such as Sony Classic, the Rolf Budde Musikverlag, Meisel Musikverlage, Bosworth Music, Boosey & Hawkes and Euro Arts Music International, one of the internationally most successful producers and distributors of audiovisual content in the sectors Classical Music, Jazz and World Music. Leading labels are among others Tim Renners Motor Music, Piranha, !K7 Records, Jack White, Embassy of Music, Get Physical or Traumton. World-renowned orchestras, such as the Berlin Philarmonic under Sir Simon Rattle or the Berliner Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim additionally influence Berlin as a music hotspot.
Creative City Berlin is associated with numerous institutions, initiatives and networks and cooperates with the Berlin Club Commission, Berlin Music Commission, Berlin Music Week, altogether now, noisy academy, the Berlin Mitte Institute or Music 2020. All the central information is compiled and brought together on our website and we give the participants and insiders a voice. We ask: How is the creation of value in the music industry possible when facing an age of increasing digitalisation? How can musicians earn their living with their profession? How are jobs being created in the music industry? And last but not least, with the help of the Music Board Berlin we keep our users informed about new subsidising options.