Music Hack Day Initiator Eric Eitel and the winning team invited to the Deutsche Telekom stand at IFA tape.tv – On the rooftops #100 – Florence and the Machine Companies Ableton Beatport Bechstein Boiler Room DEAG Dubplates und Mastering EuroArts Music FluxFM Hörstmann Unternehmensgruppe Magix Native Instruments Noisy Musicworld Simfy SoundCloud Spotify tape.tv Viacom International MediaNetworks Labels | Publishers !K7 BMG Rights Management Bosworth Music Bpitch Control City Slang Embassy One Keinemusik Kitty-Yo Meisel Musikverlage Motor Entertainment OstGut Ton Piranha Rolf Budde Musikverlag Sony Entertainment Traumton Records Tresor Records Universal Music Berlin, the capital of the music industry Around 2,100 companies with more than 14,000 employees have their headquarters on the River Spree and generate a turnover of about 1.02 billion euros per year. Nowhere else in Germany do more people make a living from music and form an international uniquely diverse music scene. The mixture of classical and popular music, smallbusinesses and large multinationals, music/cultural institutes and newcomers has made the city one of the most central music hubs in Europe. Successful music companies such as the market leader Universal Music Deutschland, the concert organizers Deutsche Entertainment AG, the fourth-largest music publisher in the world BMG Rights Management, and piano maker Bechstein can all be found here. But the capital city is also very attractive for start-ups. Software manufacturers such as MAGIX, Native Instruments and Ableton supply cutting-edge music software solutions; the SoundCloud platform can be used to network, promote and distribute music on the Internet. And start-ups such as tape.tv and Spotify are able to firmly establish them selves in Berlin. »Berlin is creative and dynamic and its large network of hungry entrepreneurs provide the ideal conditions for founders. There are numerous founder events and a genuine start-up scene in certain parts of the city.« Frank Briegmann, CEO Universal Music Deutschland »Berlin is one of Germany’s most important locations for music and its special event and club scene plus its proximity to large and small labels attract musicians from around the world – with ECHO, ECHO Klassik and our culture conference, we feel like we are in the very best of hands!« Prof. Dieter Gorny President of Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V. A city with a beat Creatively, Berlin is also on an international level. This applies to classical music with internationally leading symphony orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Berliner Philharmoniker, eight other renowned orchestras, three internationally recognized opera houses and numerous ensembles and choirs. But the other side of Berlin’s music scene also sets the tone. The city is a magnet for composers, musicians and DJs from all areas of music. The wide range of professional recording studios makes Berlin the ideal production location and its proximity to the many music events allows companies to adopt trends quickly. The ease of access to the scene makes the discovery and marketing of new artists easier. Plus it has an internationally celebrated club scene. The Berlin Clubcommission, an association of Berlin’s club operators, already has more than 140 members alone; it is estimated that a total of up to 400 clubs in Berlin compete to win the public’s favor.
Around 2,100 companies with 14,000 employees and a turnover of about 1.02 billion euros p.a. Headquarters of Universal Music Deutschland, Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), Euro Arts, Sony Entertainment and Viacom International Media Networks Creative music scene as a driving force for the music industry with innovative start-ups such as tape.tv, FluxFM and SoundCloud Closely integrated music and technology scenes with companies such as MAGIX, Native Instruments and Ableton 400 venues and clubs, 10 renowned orchestras, 2 concert halls, 3 opera houses, 100 classical ensembles and 880 choirs, 1,000 rock/pop bands, 1,000 jazz musicians and 1,200 DJs The Berliner Philharmoniker orchestra “Capital of Talent”: approximately 3,200 students with a focus on music at the four universities in Berlin and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Events, Festivals and Awards Berlin is the city with the most diverse concert and event offering in Germany. Musical events in every imaginable music genre shape the cultural life of the capital city. International stars appear daily in the city, but Berlin also provides countless young up-andcoming musicians with an audience and places to demonstrate their skills. For classical music fans, the annual Berliner Philharmoniker Waldbühne concerts and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra are must-see events of Berlin’s summer cultural calendar. Then there’s the Classic Open Air at Gendarmenmarkt, Musikfest Berlin and the Young Euro Classic festival, to which the best youth orchestras in the world are invited. For jazz lovers, there is “Jazz in Town” and “Jazzfest Berlin”. Berlin also offers music fans a series of regularly recurring major events that radiate far beyond the city limits, including Fête de la Musique, the ECHO German music awards and festivals such as club transmediale and Berlin Festival. »Three wonderful opera houses, world-famous symphony orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker and our Staatskapelle Berlin not to mention many other renowned orchestras, ensembles and choirs from baroque to contemporary music – where else does that exist? It’s hard to find a match to Berlin’s exciting and varied music scene!« Jürgen Flimm, Director of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden »As ever, Berlin is one of the most exciting places for creative minds and especially for musicians and the young music industry to invest, network and experience music.« Katja Lucker Head of Musicboard Berlin GmbH Musicboard, Associations and Networks Important music associations such as the Bundesverband der Musikindustrie and the Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen (VUT) have their headquarters in Berlin. In 2013, the Berlin Senate created the Musicboard, the first of its kind in the country. The goal of the Musicboard is to actively support Berlin’s pop music scene and strengthen its cultural and economic appeal beyond the city limits. The Berlin Music Commission and Project Future, the Berlin state initiative to support the growth areas of ICT, media and the creative industries, pursue the objective to intensify interaction within the music scene and with other industries. Clubcommission Berlin has been both the mouthpiece of the Berlin club scene since 2000 and supports its members through industry-specific training, consulting, public relations and networking. The goal of Initiative Musik, an institute funded by the Federal Government for the music industry in Germany, is to promote up-andcoming musicians, integrate people with a migrant background and promote German music abroad. Festivals | Trade Fairs | Awards a2n Berlin Festival Classic Open Air Club Transmediale ECHO Award Fête de la Musique Hanns Eisler Prize JazzFest Berlin Lollapalooza MaerzMusik Musikfest Berlin Classic Open Air summer Pop-Kultur Ultraschall Berlin Young Euro Classic Initiatives | Associations Berlin Music Commission Bundesverband der Musikindustrie Bundesvereinigung der Musikveranstalter Clubcommission Berlin Deutsche Gesellschaft für elektroakustische Musik Die Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten mbH (GVL) Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen e.V. (GVU) GEMA Berlin offices Initiative Musik Musicboard Berlin Music Pool Berlin Project Future Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen (VUT)