Berlin is where the music is. All day every day - on its streets, in bars and in clubs. According to a report of Projekt Zukunft Berlin's music industry contains about 1.597 businesses and 15.400 employees. It achieves a yearly profit/revenue of 1.13 billion Euros. Berlin is recognized 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 companies like Universal Music Deutschland, the Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), BMG Rights Management and 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, among others, are Tim Renners Motor Music, Piranha, !K7 Records, Jack White, Embassy of Music, Get Physical and Traumton. World-renowned orchestras, such as the Berlin Philharmonic under Kirill Petrenko 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, Pop-Kultur, noisy academy, Music Pool Berlin, and the Berlin Mitte Institute. 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 digitalization? 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 subsidizing options.
'FACTS AND NUMBERS CREATIVE INDUSTRY REPORT' (2014)
'ANALYSE DER WICHTIGSTEN AUSLANDSMÄRKTE FÜR MUSIKUNTERNEHEMEN AUS BERLIN' (2013)Publisher: Projekt Zukunft
STUDY ON THE ECONOMIC POTENCIAL OF THE CLUB AND EVENT INDUSTRY IN BERLIN (2007)Publisherr: Projekt Zukunft
BERLIN: SOUNDS GOOD! INSIGHTS INTO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY (2006)Publisher: Projekt Zukunft
General Facts & Figures on Berlin´s cultural industry can be found here .
The music sector is eligible for culture as well as economic funding. Berlin’s funding options on a regional level are listed here, on the website of Musicboard Berlin. Also check if you can apply for the cultural funding programs of the Berlin Senate, any of the promotional options on a federal level and all EU-based programs.
You can also use the funding database of Kreativ Kultur Berlin.
For this purpose, we recommend our own advisory service from Kreativ Kultur Berlin - in the area of non-commercial artistic work, you may be interested in the Cultural Funding Consultation. In the area of commercial independent commissioned work, we recommend the Creative Industries Consultation.
We have provided an overview of all available consultation opportunities in the field of culture funding and cultural industry financing in our individual consultation section.
Within our network you can find an overview of persons, companies and institutions who work in the music industry. Sign up and create your own profile for free so you can connect with them.
Berlin’s cultural affairs department VD | promotion of the music scene
Contact for the musicindustry at the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research | Nadja Clarus, Tel: 030 / 9013 8477, E-Mail: [email protected]
Musicboard Berlin | New funding program to strengthening Berlins music scene
Music Pool Berlin | Contact and consulting center for musicians
Amplify Berlin | Residency program to support emerging Berlin-based musicians through mentorships
Berlin Music Commission | Initiative to promote the capital’s music industry
Club Commission berlin e. V . | Network and association of clubs in Berlin
Label Commission Berlin (LabCom) | Network of the VUT e.V. labels in Berlin & Brandenburg
Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen e. V. (VUT e.V.) | Association of 1.200 small- and medium-sized labels
Music Tech Germany | German Federal Association for Music Technology
Initiative Musik | Funding agency set up by the German federal government to promote the music industry in Germany
Initiative Neue Musik e.V. (INM) | Association of institutions, musicians and bands
Bundesverband Musikindustrie | Lobby group for music labels and companies
music-in-berlin-online | Online platform with over 1.300 addresses and profiles from the Berlin music scene
Deutsches Musikinformationszentrum | central information source for music and the music scene
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektroakustische Musik e.V. (DEGEM) | Webradio for acoustic electro music
MOST WANTED: MUSIC | Congress in Berlin for new business trends an music technologies
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