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Berlin Music Week brings together a hotbed of creativity for a five-day, city-powered constellation of music showcases, concerts, parties, conferences, panels, seminars and networking opportunities, providing music fans and professionals a compact panorama of what’s trending in the international music industry.



Celebrated worldwide as one of the most interesting spots for creativity, innovation, originality, uniqueness and authenticity – not least because of its pioneering mix of music industry, festivals and club events – Berlin sets a matchless international standard.


2014 Highlights

Berlin Music Week mixes the Conference & Business Platform 'WORD!' and live entertainment part 'SOUND!', taking place at venues across the city.

WORD! Conference & Business Platform

On 4th and 5th of September the Berlin Music Week invites all players and stakeholders in the Berlin music industry to the Postbahnhof to exchange ideas and experiences with colleagues and visitors from Germany and abroad.

This year's conference program will primarily focus on the motto 'Music Released'. All kinds of related topics concerning modern ways of distributing music and the consequences these developments have for different players of the music industry will be discussed through a diverse program of panels, workshops and seminars.

An important part of WORD! is the conference of the VUT Indie Days, organized by the German Association of Independent Record Companies. In close coordination and interlinked with the rest of the conference program, the perspective of small and medium-sized music enterprises will be presented. The content of the Berlin Music Week WORD! is being developed by newthinking, all2gethernow and the VUT. Various additional stakeholders in the music and digital industry will be integrated into the program through the Call for Participation.



First We Take Berlin

On 4th and 5th September the world’s ‘earliest’ showcase event will take place in Berlin’s melting pot, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. First We Take Berlin. On over ten stages more than 80 international and national acts with the potential for export will be presented to the public and the music industry.

Acts: Glass Animals • Zoot Woman • Highasakite • Phox • Blaenavon • Sivu • Marathonmann • Fickle Friends • GWLT • The Busy Twist • Racing Glaciers ...more to be announced


Berlin Festival

From 5th to 7th September Berlin Festival will wrap the week up with a real mother lode of music. This year it will take place for 48 hours nonstop with a broad program of international acts and newcomer bands.

Acts: Woodkid • Moderat • Editors • K.I.Z. • Darkside • Warpaint • Chase And Status (DJ Set) • Kid Ink • 5 Sterne Deluxe • Crystal Fighters • Genetikk • Austra • Ellen Allien • Mount Kimbie • Alle Farben • Foreign Beggars • Bilderbuch • Mykki Blanco • Nod One's Head • Olson • The Acid • Sven Väth • Bombay Bicycle Club • Trentemøller • DJ Koze • Jessie Ware • Neneh Cherry & RocketNumberNine • Nina Kraviz • Henrik Schwarz • Schlachthofbronx • Zoot Woman • Aerea Negrot • Andre Galluzzi • Highasakite • Magda • Rampue • Fidelity Kastrow • Kiki ...more to be announced

Moreover several other live events will take place, e.g. the Berliner Pilsner Music Award and many more.

Location and travel

The Berlin Music Week will be nesting this September 3rd - 7th in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. This hot and happening neighborhood centers around the Spree’s Osthafen (Eastern-harbor), which is not only an urban architectural wonderland but also a hotbed for music production and music related start-ups and tech. As a happy consequence, in this “Kiez” some of the city's best clubs, pubs, and bars are very close to one another.


Berlin Music Week


First We Take Berlin


Berlin Festival


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