The "Initiative Musik gGmbH" is a funding agency set up by the German federal government to promote the music industry in Germany. It is supported by the German Collecting Society for Performance Rights (GVL) and the German Music Council. Financial support is provided by the GVL, the German Music Author’s Society (GEMA) and the GEMA Foundation.
The core field of support is geared toward contemporary music, particularly Rock, Pop, and Jazz.
Since 2008 more than 1.200 musicians/bands/infrastructure projects and venues have been supported in twenty nine funding rounds.
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