We love the music scene. Together with our numerous partner institutions at home and abroad, we work together to initiate and implement projects and funding instruments for musicians and music businesses.

National Partners

Together with federal associations and institutions as well as nationwide relevant industry events, we want to strengthen the structures for music culture throughout Germany. Constant exchange with the various interest groups is essential for our work.


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Bundesstiftung Livekultur Logo

Bundesverband Musikindustrie Logo

BV ÜpPop Logo

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Deutsche Jazzunion Logo

Deutscher Komponistenverband Logo

Deutscher Musikverlegerverband Logo

Deutscher Textdichterverband Logo

Dialog Pop Logo

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Forum Musikwirtschaft Logo

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Initiative Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

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Livekomm Logo

Musikfonds Logo

Pop-Kultur Logo

Reeperbahn Festival Logo

SOMM - Society Of Music Merchants e.V. Logo

VUT - Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmer*innen Logo

Regional Partners

We work with regional partners, especially for our networking events. In this way, we want to strengthen the infrastructure for the music scene in regional parts of Germany and ensure that our funding opportunities are also recognised there.

Amt für Kulturmanagement Offenbach Logo

Feierwerk Fachstelle Pop Logo

Logo Impuls Brandenburg

Kreatives Sachsen Logo

LAG Songkultur Logo

Music Board Berlin Logo

Pop Nrw Logo

Popbüro Stuttgart Logo

Poprat Saarland

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Popoffice Bremen Logo

Rock City Hamburg Logo

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Wacken Foundation Logo

International Partners

The Initiative Musik participates in international networks such as the European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE), an association of 32 European music export offices, or as the official German representation at the EU programme ESNS Exchange.

In addition, the Initiative Musik organises activities such as showcases, networking events and presentations in collaboration with international industry events.

The Initiative Musik also organises pop culture themed trips for the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal Foreign Office).

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ESNS Exchange Logo

Kreatives Europa Logo


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Our Keychange goals
Keychange is an international initiative that has been working to promote gender equality in the music industry since it was founded in 2017. Its main goal is to support underrepresented gender identities in the music industry and increase representation and visibility. In order to achieve a 50/50 gender parity on stages and in all programmes, music organisations sign Keychange Pledges. Initiative Musik signed its pledge at the end of 2023, which includes FLINTA* (women, lesbians, intersex, non-binary, trans and agender) people.
Initiative Musik aims to reach the following goals by 2029:
  • at least 50% FLINTA* as part of the Initiative Musik staff, juries and supervisory board**
  • at least 50% FLINTA* speakers and hosts at Initiative Musik events
  • at least 50% FLINTA* performances by artists and musicians at Initiative Musik events
  • at least 50% FLINTA* artists awarded and funded through selected funding programmes (artist funding, international tour funding, Live500 as part of the diversity quota, cooperation projects of infrastructure funding) and awards (German Jazz Prize)
  • at least 50% FLINTA* participation in our co-operation projects
  • at least 50% FLINTA* musicians recommended to showcase festivals
**in accordance with the § 4 Bundesgremienbesetzungsgesetz – BgremBG (Appointments to Federal Bodies Act). Members of the Supervisory Board are not appointed by Initiative Musik’s management.

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