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

Are you a young musician, producer, or DJ? Do you work in music management or booking, or run your own label? Are you looking to establish yourself as a video director, PR manager, or journalist? If you already have some initial experience in these fields, apply now to »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs«, a workshop programme run by the festival »Pop-Kultur« (15.-17.8.2018, Kulturbrauerei), which will take place for the fourth year in a row in Berlin — we have 250 spots available!

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 participants, who come to us from all over the world and are selected by a jury of experts, can choose between over 40 different courses.

How about a feminist rap workshop with Lady Bitch Ray? Or an intensive discussion with the producer Henrik Schwarz, who has been commissioned to write an elaborate piece for our parallel festival? Fascinated by New York underground legend Lydia Lunch? She’ll be giving a course about spoken word, the results of which will be presented on Friday in the festival’s main live programme! Want to pick the brain of Moses Schneider, the producer for Tocotronic and Beatsteaks? Or are you curious how iMusician can help you get your own music onto Spotify?

The workshops, talks, and lectures will provide inspiration, clarify urgent questions, and encourage you to continue making your 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.

Participation in the »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs« programme costs €40 including drinks, lunch, and access to Pop-Kultur’s networking area for professionals.

The application phase begins on April 25th and ends on May 23rd, 2018.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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.