Our communication events are important instruments to strengthen the exchange within the music sector – especially with musicians – and to give an insight into our programmes and the diversity of the music scene in Germany. Together with our partners and supported musicians from all over the country, we realise about 20-30 communication events per year.
Our focus is on putting musicians in the spotlight and creating a stage for them to exchange ideas. These events take place all over Germany and enable us to reach musicians from different regions and provide them with information about our programmes.
Special events, such as our anniversary “15 years of Initiative Musik”, are a special occasion for us to present our commitment to music culture to musicians, music makers and cultural policy-makers. At these events, we invite up to 600 guests to focus on the common challenges and successes of pop music funding. Such events offer the opportunity for us to honour Germany’s diverse musical landscape and to meet with our partners and supporters from the music industry.
One of our most important event formats is the “Infotour”, our work and especially our artist grant. These events take place in venues that represent music and culture, such as centrally located music clubs. We work closely with the regional pop funding offices. Together with them and funded musicians, we present the funding programmes and discuss the progress and results.
Participation in music conferences is extremely important for us. At events such as c/o pop in Cologne, the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg or jazzahead! in Bremen, we have been offering the popular breakfast format “S(ch)nacken mit der Initiative Musik” since 2022. This is a networking event that marks the beginning of the day with interesting conversations and encounters. In addition, we organise panels and workshops on current topics in music funding as part of the conferences. This enables us to exchange ideas with other industry players and fosters networking within the music scene.