Berlin is where the music is. All day every day - on its streets, in bars and in clubs. According to a report of Projekt Zukunft (Musikwirtschaft in Berlin) Berlin's music industry contains about 1.450 businesses and 13.300 employees. It achieves a yearly profit/revenue of 1,9 billion Euros. Berlin is recognized as a music metropolis in the center of Europe, which fuels the existence of its creative music scene. It stands for electronic sounds, Techno, House and a vibrant club culture, jazz and world music, renowned music colleges and conservatories, as well as Pop and Classical music. Berlin accommodates firms like the market-leading company Universal Music Deutschland, the Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), BMG Rights Management and the piano maker C. Bechstein. In addition to that, Berlin is home to 70 recording studios, 151 music publishing houses such as Sony Classic, the Rolf Budde Musikverlag, Meisel Musikverlage, Bosworth Music, Boosey & Hawkes and Euro Arts Music International, one of the internationally most successful producers and distributors of audiovisual content in the sectors Classical Music, Jazz and World Music. Leading labels, among others, are Tim Renners Motor Music, Piranha, !K7 Records, Jack White, Embassy of Music, Get Physical and Traumton. World-renowned orchestras, such as the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle or the Berliner Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim, additionally influence Berlin as a music hotspot.
Creative City Berlin is associated with numerous institutions, initiatives and networks and cooperates with the Berlin Club Commission, Berlin Music Commission, Pop-Kultur, noisy academy, Music Pool Berlin, the Berlin Mitte Institute and Music 2020. All the central information is compiled and brought together on our website, and we give the participants and insiders a voice. We ask: How is the creation of value in the music industry possible when facing an age of increasing digitalization? How can musicians earn their living with their profession? How are jobs being created in the music industry? And last but not least, with the help of the Music Board Berlin, we keep our users informed about new subsidizing options.