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Rock and Pop in Germany

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German Rock & Pop Musicians’ Association

How do you organize booking the next gig for your band? And what do musicians do when they discover that someone has stolen their song? When questions like these arise, rock and pop musicians, composers and lyricists, freelance music producers, music journalists or PA and lighting companies turn to the self-help organization for advice – the German Rock & Pop Musicians’ Association (Deutscher Rock & Pop Musikerverband e.V. – DRMV).

Initiative Musik gGmbH

The Initiative Musik is a funding agency set up by the Federal Government to support music and music venues, promote musicians and provide structural support in the fields of rock, pop and jazz. This also involves integrating people from immigrant backgrounds and disseminating German music abroad.


MTV was the first TV station to bring music videos into German living rooms. And that’s not all – the Internet offshoot of the famous TV station has been around for quite some time, too.

c/o pop Music Festival

An inspiring mixture of tradeshow, conference, concerts and parties: fans of electronic pop culture meet at the c/o pop Music Festival in Cologne. Popular rock bands as well as techno DJs deliver the night program. During the day, the tradeshow and the specialist forum illuminate the latest trends. Going to the festival is a must for all old hands on the music scene and tough party-goers.