News / 4 February

SOUND!: APPLY NOW – LOOKING FOR THE BEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR

New acts, new tours, new companies and new brands – the Berlin Music Week is offering funding programmes for Europe’s creative capital. The application period begins immediately and runs until 31 March 2013!
 
The Berlin Music Week is looking for the best new music products from Berlin and for Berlin. From 4 to 8 September, everything will revolve around the future of music and the question of where and how a sustainable business can be created from a personal passion for music. A conference will also be held with workshop and business formats during the daytime and in the evenings participants can look forward to spectacular live events. During the three-day club and showcase festival in Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain where all the action will be taking place from 4 to 6 September, there will be an opportunity for artists, labels, agencies, publishers, producers and brands to introduce themselves with live events and present their latest products, tours, sound media and company or start-up ideas.

Interested cooperation partners based in Berlin can apply for their events by submitting a concept together with calculations for the required financial and communication support. Each individual event will retain its artistic and financial independence. The conditions for receiving support are: involvement in the communication and ticketing for the Berlin Music Week, organisational responsibility for the event, presentation of new products and a willingness to cooperate with other partners. From now until 31 March, applications can be submitted to:

Berlin Music Week
c/o Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
Björn Döring/Projektleitung
Klosterstraße 68
10179 Berlin
management@berlin-music-week.de

How does the showcase and club festival work?
In Berlin the future of music is being created every day. Nowhere else are as many new ideas, songs, companies and crossovers created between music and other creative disciplines. A new streaming portal presents its most successful acts. A new streetwear brand celebrates its launch with a party. A tour agency presents its latest acts from all over the world. A start-up company presents its product with a roadshow in one of the city’s most renowned clubs. All of this is possible at the fourth Berlin Music Week which will take place from 4 to 8 September. The backdrop for these events is the three-day showcase and club festival, created by many individual companies and tied together by a communicative framework and a combined event ticket.

Funding & Support
Through the Berlin Music Week, the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research supports the city’s creative industry and its international networks. Anyone planning an event within the framework of the festival can apply for financial support (from 500 to 10,000 euros depending on the individual project and its scope – a total of 100,000 euros is available) and will be featured on the Berlin Music Week website, Facebook, Twitter, all festival advertising and in (inter)national communication about the event. Each individual event will retain the right to sell its own tickets and thus generate a financial income. However, a ticket contingency must remain available for trade visitors, media representatives and holders of a combined event ticket. Concepts (content ideas, information about the event organiser, desired event location, communication, marketing and sponsoring ideas) including event calculations can be submitted between now and 31 March.

Background
The Berlin Music Week is Berlin’s international platform for popular music. It is an industry meeting place for an audience of professionals from the creative industry and also one of the largest live and club events of the year. With flagship events such as the Berlin Festival as well as an extensive club and showcase programme, the Berlin Music Week presents the most interesting highlights and artists from the live entertainment industry from 4 to 8 September 2013. With an innovative conference event, it sets the topics for the future of the creative industry. International business platforms, conferences, event organisers and industry networks all come together under this communicative umbrella. Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH is responsible for the coordination and marketing of the activities both before and during the Berlin Music Week.

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