German Music Export


Get the latest information on our export activities, events and more in English.


MEUTE, Tour 2023, USA (© Steffi Retti)


HOPE, Depeche Mode Support Tour 2023, Tallinn (© Karsten Boysenc)


Jembaa Groove, Tour 2023, Italy

Gruppenfoto von den Partner:innen des German Showcase vor einem Haus. WAVES VIENNA 2023

Partner German Showcase, Sep 2023, Vienna (©Thomas Ranner)

Gruppenfoto von Teilnehmer:innen der Themenreise auf einem Gehweg. VISITOR PROGRAM 2023

Visitor Program to Juicy Beats Festival, 2023

As a division of Initiative Musik, GERMAN MUSIC EXPORT aims to strengthen the presence of German music abroad. Through various international activities, such as collaborations with international showcase festivals, active membership in international networks like EMEE and ESNS EXCHANGE, and the initiation of its own funding programs (International Tour Funding, DO! Export, and GO! Export), GERMAN MUSIC EXPORT offers musicians and music professionals based in Germany various opportunities to enhance their visibility abroad and expand their network on an international level.


Sign up for our German Music Export-Newsletter here and get the latest information on our export activites.

Are you a musician from Germany and would like to  showcase your talent at next year’s SXSW Music Festival?
Then take the chance and click here for the SXSW application.

We have the opportunity to support professional artists from Germany with their showcase application for SXSW 2025. We have a limited number of coupons for a free application.

You can find more info here.

You are interested in the austrian music market and Waves Vienna Festival? We have good news for you: On August 6, 4pm, we are hosting our workshop “Music Market Austria & Waves Vienna Festival”. You can find more information and the registration here.

Call for Delegates!
Interested music professionals from Germany can apply by July 31, 2024 to attend BIME 2024 as part of a German delegation.
Click here for more information. 

Supported by our International Tour Funding in July:
The Pop band The Zenmenn supports singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart’s European tour.
DUST BOLT supports US band HAVOK on their European tour and presents their new metal album „Sound&Fury“.

Watch our German Music @ SXSW aftermovie here.

We were at SXSW. Here you can find impressions from American media such as FLOOD Magazine and Stereogum, who were on site in Austin and reported on our showcases:

Modern Classical Music from Germany
Concert Review by Flood Magazine

Electronic Music from Germany
Concert Review by Stereogum 

German Music @ SXSW BBQ
Concert Review by Stereogum


Funding Programmes

International Tour Funding
GO! Export
DO! Export

Detailed information about the funding programs in German and English is available here. Currently, the application process for the funding programs is only available in German.


Telephone consultation hours Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

030 531 475 45 40

Neus López (she/her)
Head of Department
+49 (0)30 - 531 475 45 - 411

Portrait Natascha Bader

Natascha Bader (she/her)
Project Management Export
+49 (0)30 - 531 475 45 - 415

Leila Discacciati Portrait

Leila Discacciati (she/her)
Project Management Export and Tour Grants
+49 (0)30 - 531 475 45 - 40


Lena Engeln (she/her)
Project Management Export
+49 (0)30 - 531 475 45 - 171

Anna Sophie Rosenhayn (she/her)
Project Management Communications & Festivals
+49 (0)30 - 531 475 45 – 417


Julia Waldmann (she/her)
Project Management Export and Tour Grants
+49 (0)30 - 531 475 45 - 40

Hanna Kardasch (she/her)
Internship Export
+49 (0)30 - 531 475 45 – 418

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