»Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« returns to the Kulturbrauerei on 15-17 August, 2018!

In 2018, Pop-Kultur’s talent programme will take place for the fourth year in a row in Berlin. The workshops, talks, and lectures, which are given in either German or English by musicians and professionals from the national and international music industry, will be held on August 15th and 16th, 2018 in the Kulturbrauerei, followed by a new networking format on August 17th.

The programme will provide inspiration, clarify urgent questions, and encourage young talents to continue making their way in the music business. Selected participants will also be able to present their music as part of the main evening programme on the Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs stage.

The application phase for this year’s programme began on April 25th and ended on June 12th, 2018. Applicants will be selected by an expert jury and informed about the status of their application in late June/early July.

Previous Editions

Last year, an expert jury picked 250 participants out of over 800 applications from across (almost) the entire world. Thanks to a full scholarship provided by the Goethe-Institut, 10 young musicians from the Global South, the Middle East, and (Central) Asia” were invited to come to Berlin and joined »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« to further professionalise their careers and build international networks in the music business.

Over the course of two days, they learned from influential artists like Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten), Black Cracker (in collaboration with Native Instruments), Max Rieger of All diese Gewalt, Noveller, Sky Deep, and Throwing Shade, as well as industry professionals like Thomas Jepsen (Roskilde Festival), label managers Christof Ellinghaus (City Slang) and Horst Weidenmüller (!K7), music journalist Dirk Peitz, and Andrea Götzke and Melissa Perales of Torstraßen Festival, among others.
Mona Rübsamen, the general manager of FluxFM, and the music journalist Amanda Petrusich opened each day of »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« 2017 with a keynote speech. The entire programme of »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« 2017 can be downloaded here.