Berlin Music Week

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Country and Region GermanyBerlin
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Festival Contact Information

Bjorn Doring, Director
Tommy Nick, PR

Festival Description

Each year the annual Berlin Music Week reveals more artists, speakers, labels and promoters for business platform and the Berlin Music Week Club Festival, taking place at venues across the city. Berlin Music Week is proud to announce an impressive range of artists, acts, promoters and organisers that will rub shoulders for a five-day, city-powered constellation of music showcases, concerts, parties, conferences, panels, seminars and networking opportunities.

Word on Sound — The Berlin Music Week convention, Word On Sound, is a new business and conference platform taking place, offering an in-depth program of live events, film, art, fashion, academics, community, political action and of course digital and analog commerce.

Festival Dates September 4 - 8, 2013
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Programming 2012:
  • September 5 — Media Marketing
    • We will experience the future of the media marketing of music as two masterminds of Network Awesome, Cory Vielma & Jason Forrest, will bring together to the panel of, ‘The New TV: The changing landscape of online videos’ the Gregory Brothers and Fred Seibert (Frederator Studios), among others, to discuss the current situation and future developments. Then on 7 September 2012, Bella Union’s Simon Raymonde will come together with Kieron Tyler of RPM International, Andreas ‘Lupo’ Lubich (Dubplates and Mastering/ and Markus Lindner (CEO OYE Records), to discuss ‘Vinyl Preservation and Record Store Survival’. Other topics on the program include Green Tech in Action, Denkfabrik, all2gethernow Werkstatt, Musikpädagogik Master Class, Kreativ Kapital and Most Wanted: Music. For more information visit:
  • September 5-9 — Club and Showcase Festival
    • The Berlin Music Week club program will be taking over many of the best-known and established spots the city has to offer: Lido, Magnet, Comet, Astra Kulturhaus, Festsaal Kreuzberg and Fritzclub @ Postbahnhof, in addition to newer clubs like Bi Nuu. Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is the liveliest and most colourful quarter in the city – a true creative hotbed for music production and music related start-ups and tech, therefore the ideal location for Berlin Music Week.
  • September 5 — Showcase
    • Berlin based music label Sonar Kollektiv will present a showcase on Wednesday 05 September at the brand new club Chalet, with live performances from Georg Levin and Neve Naive as well as DJ sets from Dego (2000black / 4hero), Dirk Rumpff (Offtrack / CDR-Berlin) and Jazzanova. The Great Escape Festival meets Haldern Pop on Thursday 06 September when the two festival giants collide at Bi Nuu. Both festivals are pioneers in promoting new artists and music and it goes without saying that this event will be celebrated with a super line-up, including Ghostpoet, Jinja Safari, Half Moon Run and Helmut.
  • September 7 and 9 — Highlights
    • Other highlights of the program include the Scandinavian showcase Nordic by Nature, which will present internationally known artists including Turboweekend and LCMDF, as well as some new and upcoming talent such as Highasakite, Spleen United, I Got You On Tape and Sandra Kolstad. Rock sounds from two continents unite on Friday September 07 at the Astra Kulturhaus, as IYON, a German-Turkish newcomer from Berlin has invited Feridun Düzagac, the sensual rock voice of Istanbul to perform. And the closing highlight presents the New Music Award on Sunday 09 September – the big winners of the past years were: Bonaparte, Kraftklub and Captain Capa!
  • September 7-8 — Festival of Festivals Wrap up
    • Berlin Music Week will wrap the week up with a bang on September 7th and 8th, courtesy of the Berlin Festival at Tempelhof and its late night program, Club X-berg. Tasty treats like Bonaparte, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Tocotronic, Kraftklub, Sigug Rós, Little Dragon, Paul Kalkbrenner and other high-caliber acts are already confirmed. Information on tickets and other highlights can be found at


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Practical Info:

Tickets 2012:
  • Berlin Music Week
    • Accreditation Standard—Gold-Accreditation Early Bird: 88,00 € (until June 15)
    • Standard Gold Accreditation—Summer Sale: 148,00 € (June 16 to August 15)
    • Standard Gold Accreditation—Walk up Price: 188, 00 € (August 16 to September 5)
    • Gold-Accreditation—Companies of Berlin: 88,00 € (until 05.09)
    • Gold-Accreditation—Trainees and Students: 45,00 € (until September 5)
      Note — Gold-accreditation for Berlin Music Week 2012 includes access to programs within the professional-platform “Word on Sound”, Entrance to Club-and Showcase events, admission to the official Berlin Music Week opening party at the Radio EINS 15-year anniversary celebration and free public transportation throughout Berlin.
  • Register for accreditation at
  • Club Ticket The Berlin Music Week Club Ticket gives access to Club Nights, ICAS Suite and New Music Award and also includes free public transport during the event days. Buy tickets here


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