The Danish initiative to share music with Germany



What does NEUSTART do?

Get started, get connected!

Did you know that Denmark supports transportation for touring bands and artists? NEUSTART may also be able to support Danish bands playing in Germany in other ways. Get in touch and learn more if you are planning concerts between Denmark and Germany.

Need a plug for a venue, festival, agency or artist? Get in touch to get connected in both countries.

Evolve and produce!

Are you an artist looking for a residency? Or are you an institution searching artists to match your open call? Let us help you find the right residency or artist in Denmark or Germany.

Stay posted in our News section and Instagram for dates, programmes, co-writing sessions, and open calls.  

Know your colleagues!

Do you need a match for your project? We may be able to help. 

Are you planning music business events in Denmark or Germany? We may be able to support and help you bond with new partners. 

Stay posted in our News section and Instagram for dates, events, workshops, and more. 

Make us smarter!

Share your knowledge and learn from others. Questions like: How do you help balance gender inequality? How do you work in hybrid formats during the pandemic? How do you make a living from music in the age of streaming? 

Contribute to mutual knowledge sharing. Submit your research or share your experiences. Stay posted for open calls and events, and be part of the Danish-German effort to learn together.

NEUSTART 2022 was the beginning of a new era

The evaluation of the Danish NEUSTART initiative’s first year shows that doing music exchange can be done in new ways. Danish music organisations now work across genres and focus on building lasting international partnerships. New music and narrow genre hybrids are now being put to the center stage. And now individual cooperations between artists and smaller actors are being stimulated at the root of the creative process. The Danish Neustart initiative has prioritised a bottom-up way of supporting music through partnerships that can evolve independently into something sustainable. Through this overall method, the potential in music for social change and to connect people across borders and other divides is further explored. 

If you are interested in what NEUSTART more concretely did in 2022, you can now read the full report (in Danish) here.

Stay posted in our News section and follow us on Instagram for dates, events, workshops and more. 

NEUSTART is a joined initiative by the Danish genre organisations, Music Export Denmark and the Danish embassy in Berlin. The purpose of the initiative is to help a new start for the music scenes and strengthen the cooperation on music between Denmark and Germany.

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