Showcase Festivals

Eine Frau mit Gitarre sing in ein Mikrofon, daneben spielt ein Mann Gitarre und dahinter sitzt ein Schlagzeuger. ESNS 2024

THALA, Jan 19 2024 @ Vera, Groningen (© Initiative Musik)

Eine Frau steht auf einer Bühne und spielt Gitarre. ESNS 2024

BROCKHOFF, Jan 17 2024 @ MAAS, Groningen (© Niels Knelis)

Foto von einer Networking Veranstaltung in einer großen Halle. ESNS 2024

German Breakfast, Jan 20 2024, Groningen (© Initiative Musik)

Ein Mann spielt Gitarre und singt in ein Mikrofon. ESNS 2024

Wax Museum, Jan 19 2024 @ PLATOSONIC, Groningen (© Siese Veenstra)

Live-Act ÄTNA auf der Bühne BIME 2023

ÄTNA, Oct 26 2023 @ Dock, Bilbao (© Olga Ruiz)

Live Act Jembaa Groove BIME 2023

JEMBAA GROOVE, Oct 25 2023 @ Kafe Antzokia (© Olga Ruiz)

Gruppe von Personen unterhält sich bei einem Netzwerktreffen BIME 2023

Networking, Oct 25 2023 @ BIME, Bilbao (© Olga Ruiz)

Person hält einen Vortrag vor einem Publikum BIME 2023

Pitching Session, Oct 25 2023 @ BIME, Bilbao (© Olga Ruiz)

Eine Frau spielt Gitarre und singt in ein Mikrofon, daneben steht ein Bassist und singt ebenfalls in ein Mikrofon. WAVES VIENNA

Meagre Martin, 2023 @ Rhiz, Vienna (©Thomas Ranner)

We at Initiative Musik use our export programmes and projects to promote both musicians and music companies in distributing their repertoire abroad. Since 2010, this has included the flagship project GERMANY AT SXSW, the German joint presentation of the cultural and creative industries at the world's largest showcase festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. We are also involved in international networks such as ESNS Exchange and European Music Exporters Exchange (EMEE) and participate in other internationally relevant conferences and showcase festivals with activities and programmes.

PRIMAVERA PRO 2024

As part of a our cooperation with Primavera Pro we have the opportunity to present three german acts within the showcase program of the upcoming festival edition.
Primavera Pro will take place from 29 May – 2 June in Barcelona.

Call for Artists
Artists and bands who are interested in playing a showcase at the 15th edition of Primavera Pro can apply here until February 25, 2024.

SHARPE 2024

SHARPE Festival will take place from April 25 – 27, 2024 in Bratislava. Promising Slovak and international artists of various genres will perform their showcases. Through a diverse conference program, music professionals from all over Europe can learn from each other and discuss the latest topics and trends in the music industry in panels, workshops, presentations and networking sessions.

Call for Delegates
As part of our cooperation with the SHARPE Festival, we have the opportunity to award a small contingent of Pro Passes to professionals from the music industry. Interested companies and music professionals who would like to participate in the upcoming edition of SHARPE from April 25 – 27, 2024 in Bratislava can apply here until March 4.

SXSW 2024

For more information on our presentation at South by Southwest (SXSW) click here.

If you have any questions about SXSW 2024, feel free to send an email to contact@germanmusic-sxsw.com

MENT 2024

MENT Ljubljana is one of the leading showcase festivals and music conferences in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest event of its kind in the region. The tenth edition will take place this year from February 21 – 24,  2024 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In addition to showcases by a large number of artists from all over Europe, there will be an extensive international conference programme attended by professionals from over 30 countries. As part of a cooperation between the Initiative Musik and MENT, three acts from Germany will be presented in the showcase programme in 2024. In addition, music professionals from Germany who want to expand their export activities in the (Eastern) European market will have the opportunity to take part in the event as part of the German delegation and network through specific networking formats.

German Artists @ MENT
Kara Delik
GENRE
Anatolian Kraut
DATE
22/02/2024_11:00 pm
LOCATION
Channel Zero
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys
GENRE
Alt Pop, Dark Wave
DATE
22/02/2024_9:30 pm
LOCATION
Gala hala
WEBSITE
CONTACT
nand
GENRE
Electropop, Indie-/Synth-Pop
DATE
23/02/2024_9:30 pm
LOCATION
Channel Zero
WEBSITE
CONTACT
German Delegation @ MENT
Hanna Döring - Kumpels & Friends / Booking
GENRE
Psych, Rock, Garage, Indie, Folk
LOOKING FOR
Festivals, Contacts Eastern Europe, Equal Rights
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Ruben Bauer - SOUNDSGOOD Music Agency / Management, Booking, Promotion
GENRE
Jazz-Crossover
LOOKING FOR
Festival and Venue contacts
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Tinka Steinhoff - Tinka Steinhoff Booking / Booking Agency
GENRE
Jazz, Folk, Contemporary
LOOKING FOR
Festival and Club promoters
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Samira Wacker - dq agency / Booking Agency and Festival
GENRE
Indie, Electronica, Post-Punk, Rap
LOOKING FOR
International exchange
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Antonio Cárdenas - Heartfelt Management / Management and Consulting
GENRE
Indie Pop, Folk, Classic
LOOKING FOR
Festival contacts and promoters
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Gözde Akgün - AHOI artists & events / Artist Management, Booking, Event Management
GENRE
World, Jazz, Blues
LOOKING FOR
Festival contacts
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Lilia Ohls - Tapete Records & Howdy Partner / Booking, Label
GENRE
Indie, Punk, Pop, Krautrock, Electronic
LOOKING FOR
Shows abroad, New acts, New international contacts
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Uwe Hager - o-tone music / Booking, Label, Publishing, Promotion, Coaching
GENRE
Jazz, World, Indie, Singer Songwriter
LOOKING FOR
International Booking
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Chris W. Burr - HOTELLOUNGE / Concert Agency
GENRE
Indie Pop, Neoclassic, Modern Jazz
LOOKING FOR
New Talents
WEBSITE
CONTACT

Meet Us
Our team from German Music Export will be represented at MENT Ljubljana. Feel free to contact us at export@initiative-musik.de if you would like to make an appointment with us.

ESNS 2024

With the aim of supporting musicians and festivals in their internationalisation, the Initiative Musik is the official German representation at ESNS Exchange. The EU programme opens up new perspectives for all performing musicians at Eurosonic (ESNS) in Groningen (Netherlands).

The showcase festival takes place every year in January and is one of the industry meetings for the international music scene. Selected bands get the unique chance to showcase themselves to an international audience of professionals. Concerts arranged through Eurosonic are funded by the EU programme ESNS Exchange. For the participating festivals, this creates a strong additional incentive to book European newcomers.

The project funds for the participation of the Initiative Musik in ESNS Exchange are made available through the budget of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

Amistat
GENRE
Indie Folk, Alternative Indie
DATE
18/01/2024_12:50 am
LOCATION
Stadsschouwburg
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Betterov
GENRE
Indie Rock
DATE
18/01/2024_8:10 pm
LOCATION
Forum Rabostudio
WEBSITE
CONTACT
BROCKHOFF
GENRE
Indie Rock
DATE
17/01/2024_8:50 pm
LOCATION
Maas FRONT
WEBSITE
CONTACT
CATT
GENRE
Indie Pop
DATE
20/01/2024_12:10 am
LOCATION
Grand Theatre Up
WEBSITE
CONTACT
ClockClock
GENRE
International Pop
DATE
19/01/2024_12:50 am
LOCATION
Stadsschouwburg
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Eddington Again
GENRE
Soul, Rap, R&B, Experimental
DATE
18/01/2024_9:30 pm
LOCATION
Simplon Main
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Get Jealous
GENRE
Pop Punk
DATE
17/01/2024_10:10 pm
LOCATION
Maas FRONT
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Güner Künier
GENRE
Elektropunk, Psychedelic
DATE
18/01/2024_7:30 pm
LOCATION
Mutua Fides
WEBSITE
CONTACT
iedereen
GENRE
Post Punk, Indie Punk
DATE
19/01/2024_12:00 am
LOCATION
All Round
WEBSITE
CONTACT
KAMRAD
GENRE
Pop
DATE
19/01/2024_10:10 pm
LOCATION
Stadsschouwburg
WEBSITE
CONTACT
orbit
GENRE
Electronic Indie
DATE
19/01/2024_11:30 pm
LOCATION
Mutua Fides
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Shapednoise
GENRE
Electronic
DATE
18/01/2024_11:30 pm
LOCATION
Simplon Upstairs
WEBSITE
CONTACT
THALA
GENRE
Indie
DATE
19/01/2024_8:10 pm
LOCATION
VERA
WEBSITE
CONTACT
The Winston Brothers
GENRE
Funk, Instrumental
DATE
17/01/2024_10:50 pm
LOCATION
Machinefabriek
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Wax Museum
GENRE
DIY Disco
DATE
20/01/2024_1:30 am
LOCATION
Forum Rabostudio
WEBSITE
CONTACT
BIME 2023

As part of our cooperation with BIME, we brought three acts from Germany to the stages of the Spanish Showcase Festival. Three artists or bands had the chance to present their music and talent to an international audience of professionals, especially from Europe and Latin America. In addition to the live performances, there was the opportunity to take part in the three days of the BIME Congress and to network with professionals from all areas of the music industry.

The bands JEMBAA GROOVE, AMISTAT and ÄTNA had the chance to present their music and talent to an international audience of professionals, especially from Europe and Latin America. In addition to the live performances, there was the opportunity to take part in the three days of the BIME trade congress and network with professionals from all areas of the music industry. The participation of professionals from Germany such as UP.Booking, Mittelgrün ReisenHeartfelt Management, L.A.U.T.H. Records, GMO The LabelSecond Hand Artists Management and Speed Repeat GmbH was supported that year through our funding programme GO! Export.

WOMEX 2023

From October 25 – 29, WOMEX, one of the world’s largest music conferences, took place in Spain. Over 2000 professionals from the music industry connected here and nearly 300 international artists played their showcases for international audiences.

With support from the International Tour Funding, Elshan Ghasimi performed. Tomato Production was also on site at the festival and received support from GO! Export.

ADE 2023

The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) took place again this year in the Netherlands from October 18 – 22 . The focus of the ADE was on electronic music. There has also been conferences, workshops and lectures for professionals and artists.
This year, our International Tour Funding supported the artists ÄTNALISA LUKA, AFARSYLVIE MAZIARZBiMän and KOMFORTRAUSCHEN, who had the opportunity to present their talent to an international audience at showcase festivals. As supported professionals SPRINGSTOFFHenMountain Musicproduction, Ilona Diefenbach and Marina Zakharevitch participated in the festival and conference program.

WAVES VIENNA 2023

The international showcase festival Waves Vienna took place again from September 7-9, 2023. In cooperation with the regional pop music funding bodies Musicboard Berlin, popNRW, Pop-Büro – Region Stuttgart, RockCity Hamburg and Verband für Popkultur in Bayern, we will present artists and bands from Germany.

With the acts Berq, Dolphin LoveJamila & The Other HeroesLokiSerpentin and Thala, further artists from Germany have been part of the Waves Vienna showcase programme.

Delegates got to meet the bands at the speed meeting session.

Deadlines Showcase Festivals

29.02.2024 Application Deadline
FIRA B!, 6.-9.11.2024
Palma, Spanien
01.03.2024 Application Deadline
WOMEX, 23.-27.10.2024
Manchster, UK
11.03.2024 Application Deadline
SHIP, 12.-15.9.2024
Šibenik, Croatia
18.03.2024 Application Deadline
Visa for Music, 20.-23.11.2024
Rabat, Morocco
01.04.2024 Application Deadline
Canadian Music Week, 1.-8.6.2024
Toronto, Canada
22.04.2024 Application Deadline
SoAlive Music Conference, 2.-4.10.2024
Sofia, Bulgaria
31.05.2024 Application Deadline
Waves Vienna, 5.-7.9.2024
Vienna, Austria
31.05.2024 Application Deadline
Live at Heart Festival, 11.-14.9.2024
Örebro, Sweden
01.06.2024 Application Deadline
Iceland Airwaves, 7.-9.11.2024
Reykjavik, Iceland
31.07.2024 Application Deadline
Mondo NYC, 15.-18.10.2024
New York, USA

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