NASOM – The New Austrian Sound Of Music is a special funding program of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs that gives support to young Austrian and Austria-based bands and musicians performing abroad. The selected ensembles, bands and soloists receive increased funding for international performances over the period of two years.

Submissions for the NASOM’s funding period 2016/2017 are now open. Ensembles, bands and musicians are invited to apply for the program – submission deadline is April 27, 2015.


Who can apply?

  • Musicians with Austrian citizenship and all Austria-based ensembles, soloists and bands that are active in the following genres: contemporary music, jazz/improvisation, pop/electronic, world/contemporary folk, and classical music.
  • Bands and ensembles are limited to four members.
  • Applications are open to all born after December 31, 1980. One member of an ensemble or band may exceed the age limit.

Selection of ensembles and soloists

The selection is made by a jury consisting of event organizers and journalists.
Submissions are accepted exclusively in digital format.

Submit applications to:

mica – music austria or

Digital documents:

  • Information on ensemble/band/soloist
  • Website-URL (a Facebook account is not a website!)
  • Sound material as a link to audio streams
  • Video material (live) as a link to video streams
  • Printable photo material (300 dpi) for download
  • Press clips via e-mail or as a download
  • Examples of performances abroad
  • Birth year of each member
  • Contact data of the ensemble representative
  • Record label (if available)
  • Booking agency (if available)
  • Management (if available)

Important: Please do not send any MP3 files via e-mail, only streaming and download links!

For further questions, please contact:
Helge Hinteregger
+43 1 52104-61