Local points of contact
Clubverstärker e.V. sees itself as the mouthpiece of live music venues and promoters in the state of Bremen and is committed to the preservation and further development of existing players and the promotion of new ones in this field. The association acts as a link between culture and business, politics and authorities, public interest and the scene. In doing so, we stand for a democratic and sustainable coexistence and for the visitors, artists and cultural spaces alike.
The Landesmusikrat Bremen is the umbrella organisation for music in the state of Bremen. It represents the interests of professional and amateur music and is active in the field of music education. It serves as a service point for its member associations, institutions and organisations, promotes musical networking and advocates for the strengthening of the Bremen music scene vis-à-vis politics, administration and the public.
MusicHBwomen* specifically advocates for gender equity and diversity in the local music culture and economy. The initiative, sponsored by Musikszene Bremen e.V., sees itself as an open and agile network that brings together female-identifying and non-binary individuals of all ages across genres and industries, strengthening them and making them visible. As one of 16 country networks, musicHBwomen* is part of the nationwide initiative “Music Women* Germany”.
The non-profit association Musikszene Bremen e.V. was founded in 2007 to provide new rehearsal spaces for Bremen’s music scene. The association of musicians and cultural workers is now providing impetus in many areas. With events, workshops and as a permanent contact point, the association is constantly working to give the Bremen music scene a face. The Vereinshaus, the former customs office in Überseestadt, houses nearly 300 musicians in rehearsal rooms, workshops and concerts with a focus on local bands take place in the Zollkantine, and the Überseefestival has been a meeting place and showcase for Bremen’s music scene for 15 years.
The Rock Cyclus Bremerhaven e. V. is an association of amateur musicians from Bremerhaven. In addition to 20 rehearsal rooms and a recording studio, a rock festival and several concerts take place in the Soundgarten on the association’s premises. The association’s office is a contact point for musicians and bands from the Bremerhaven area. In the future, a hub for a local and regional network will be created here.
Supranational points of contact
Pop promotion in Germany works differently everywhere. But no matter how local, regional or even supraregional the promotion is: BV Pop brings everything together under one roof and, with all its members from all over Germany, forms a competence network for pop music and pop culture. The members of BV Pop pursue the common interest of further developing pop promotion in Germany and setting it up for the future. Better support for artists* for all plays a crucial role in this. From up-and-coming musicians to the diverse music networks and solo self-employed, all need this common voice explaining to others what the realities of life are in this field and what cultural diversity needs for economic foundations. This also includes pop promotion as a cross-sectional task, ranging from cultural breadth to professional qualification, from rural areas to the diversity of metropolitan areas, from science to business. And that is precisely why the coordinating function of BV POP is so important: so that everything meshes and promotion can have a sustainable effect.
The Initiative Musik is the central funding institution of the German government and the music industry for the German music industry. It strengthens the presentation and dissemination of music from Germany at home and abroad. The Initiative Musik’s programs, projects and awards focus on supporting professional newcomers, musicians, live music clubs and music companies, as well as expanding sustainable structures for rock, pop and jazz nationwide.