Financial support for music recordings, releases and concert tours in genres like pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, heavy metal and electronic music. Musicians living in Germany can apply for our grants. Information about artist funding is only available in German.

Financing for travel and marketing costs that help musicians and bands from Germany perform abroad (showcases, support tours, press and promotional appearances). Information about this funding programme is only available in German as applications can only be accepted in German.

Support for projects, festivals and other formats that create and develop international collaborations and networks, and that improve conditions for artists and popular music in Germany. Information about this funding programme is only available in German as applications can only be accepted in German.

APPLAUS – the award for concert programming at independent venues – has been given to trendsetting live music programmes in genres like rock, pop and jazz since 2013. Information about applying for the award is only available in German as applications can only be accepted in German.

Digi-Invest helps live music clubs in Germany acquire the digital equipment that is essential for modern presentations and performances. Further information is only available in German as applications can only be accepted in German.

To assist small and medium-sized clubs in upgrading their technical infrastructure, Initiative Musik has developed the programme TE-SA in cooperation with LiveKomm. Information about this funding programme is only available in German as applications can only be accepted in German.

Live 100 was developed to support small music venues („grassroots venues“) that help newcomer bands and experimental music to find their audience. Information about this funding programme is only available in German as applications can only be accepted in German.