Initiative Musik

Initiative Musik is Germany’s music export office, supporting rock, pop and jazz music. Our main goals include the promotion of young musical talent, the integration of musicians with immigrant backgrounds, and the dissemination of German music to foreign markets. We also bolster music venues that significantly contribute to maintaining cultural diversity in Germany.

TE-SA funding programme
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Funding programmes
for artist & music clubs
Backstage - Podcast
Artist grants
Current funded projects in our Jukebox
EXPORT PROJECTS
WUNDERBAR
APPLAUS
Award for Live music programmes
EXPORT
Short Tour Grants in our Jukebox
WUNDERBAR
GERMANY AT SXSW
NEWS
GUIDE
Artists

Information about our funding programmes for musicians and their business partners. Material only available in German. If you have already submitted an application, it can be accessed via the login area.

Export

At Initiative Musik, we help German artists gain international exposure. In addition, we plan theme trips for foreign journalists to experience German pop culture. We are the German export office for music, and we are a member of the network of European music export offices.

Infrastructure

Support for projects, festivals and other formats that aim to develop international collaborations, networks, and the improvement of conditions for artists and pop music in Germany. Info about infrastructure grants only available in German.

Live

We offer several funding programmes for music clubs. In addition to APPLAUS, our venue programme award, music clubs can apply for assistance with modernizing equipment and upgrading their infrastructure. Info only available in German.

Awards
// Events

Overview of awards and events organized by Initiative Musik.

Who we are

Here you find the right contact person for your matter. We introduce our team, Initiative Musik's Supervisory Board, sponsors and partners.