Initiative Musik

Initiative Musik is the federal government’s funding agency that supports the music industry for rock, pop, and jazz in Germany. Initiative Musik’s support programmes offer artists financial support to indirectly support their professional development. One of its main goals is to promote and support young musical talent, musicians with immigrant backgrounds, and disseminating music from Germany on a national level and on foreign markets. Another focus is the support of music venues that significantly contribute to maintaining cultural diversity within Germany with their work.

The range of support combines both cultural and economic development, which is also reflected in the structure of the partners and the representation on Initiative Musik’s Supervisory Board with equal numbers of representatives from the political sphere and music industry.

Initiative Musik acts as Germany’s music export office. As the German representative, it contributes to international networks – such as the European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP) – cooperates with other European music export offices, and also initiates its own projects for promoting exports and up-and-coming artists.

Initiative Musik is supported by the German Society for the Administration of Neighbouring Rights (GVL), the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat), and the German Music Authors’ Society (GEMA). The bulk of the project’s funding is provided by the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media.


Further information

Our current funding round No. 37 / 2017
Program Artist Funding

.Fab

1000 Gram

And The Hurley Sea

Any Given Day

Astairre

Aust

Bamesreiter Schwartz Orchester

Bergfilm 

Brett

BRKN

Cosby

Erik Leuthäuser

Eurasians Unity

Fayzen

Fee

Foxos

Helgen

Ian Late

Isolation Berlin

Jazzrausch Bigband

Julian Philipp David

Käptn Peng & Die Tentakel von Delphi

Karl die Große

Komfortrauschen

Kraus

Krawehl

Laura Carbone

Leila Akinyi

Leslio Clio

Liam X

Missincat

Miu

Nautilus

Prag

Romano

Roosevelt

Schwarz

Sondaschule

Symbiz

Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids

Travelin Jack

White Wine

Yeah But No

Zico

 
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