Guidance for musicians and people working in the music business

In Berlin you can find different insititutions and organisations which can give guidance and advice for musicians and people working in the music business. Here you can find a selction. We make no claim to be complete and are looking forward to suggestions or updates. Please send an e-mail to:

Music Pool Berlin Guidance and advice for musicians, DJs and bands
You can contact the Music Pool Berlin with all questions pertaining to the music business (Germany specific, but not limited) or ask for help in planning your professional career.

Clubcommission / ClubConsultGuidance and advice for clubs and organizers
The Clubcommission Berlin is a registered association and a network of organizers of cultural events, clubs and parties. Its members are supported by branch specific further training, consulting, public relations, networking and framework agreements.

Berlin Music Commission –  Guidance and advice for music industry
The Berlin Music Commission is a comprehensive network of Berlin’s music economy. Its members come from various sectors of the music industry such as live entertainment, club culture, education, recorded music, music software and music media.

Further offers for guidance and advice

Touring Artists
Touring artists is an information point for internationally mobile artists.

Tamizdat’s “Artist Visa Assistance and Information Line” provides pro bono legal assistance with U.S. visa problems to the international performing arts community.

Kulturförderpunkt Berlin
Kulturförderpunkt Berlin sees itself as a contact point for Berlin’s creative artists, project initiators, associations and actors of the independent scene looking for information as to promote culture and cultural funding. Kulturförderpunkt Berlin offers free consultancy, a comprehensive databank of grant programs and regular public information events.

Kreativwirtschaftsberatung Berlin
Kreativwirtschaftsberatung Berlin is the central resource for freelancers and entrepreneurs in the creative industries of Berlin, aiming to give information on financing and professionalization. Kreativwirtschaftsberatung Berlin offers free advice on orientation and competence development for creatives from startups to established companies. Kreativwirtschaftsberatung Berlin also offers regular workshops and networking events with focus on industry specific topics and trends.

Bandbüro Berlin
Individual and personal advice for musicians and bands concerning further professional development.

SMart Deutschland directly benefits artists and creatives by taking over a majority of their administrative duties and provides sustainable solutions for the administration of projects and activities.