Piranha Arts is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987. From the very start, music has been our driving force. Our aim is to increase the value of crossing borders – be they cultural, political or commercial. Drawing from 30 years of experience as cultural innovators, technical developers, curators, partners and multipliers, the Piranha Arts tree now has six dynamic branches.
It all started with the Piranha Records, introducing new sounds & artists from the world to the world; and Piranha Events, staging cutting-edge festivals and providing programming and production services for events worldwide. International music networking events such as WOMEX and Classical:NEXT came next. Latest additions are Piranha Research, re-thinking and re-searching the relationship between music & IT; and Piranha Arts Consultancy, providing international expertise for a diverse range of partnerships, such as Atlantic Music Expo [Cabo Verde], Sound of the Xity [China], Primera Linea [Cuba], Circulart [Colombia], Porto Musical [Brazil], and more. In 2016 Karneval der Kulturen joined the Piranha branches as a new action field of Piranha Arts.