Berlin Music Week 05.-09. Sept 2012

BERLIN MUSIC WEEK 2012 – taking place from September 5th-9th in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg – will turn the vibrant neighbourhood close to the Spree’s Osthafen in a hotbed for music production and music related start-ups. From Wednesday through Friday, a new B2B experience takes place – Word on Sound is Berlin Music Week’s professional development and exchange forum for music protagonists and curious creatives. Programming and partners of Word on Sound facilitate discourse on music and all that it inspires: live events, film, art, fashion, dance, academics, community, political action, and of course, digital and analog commerce.

At night in the nearby clubs, pubs, and bars national and international newcomers will present themselves to delegates and music professionals from around Europe. Berlin Music Week will wrap the week up with Berlin Festival at Tempelhof and its late night daughter program, Club X-berg (07.-08.09.,

The Austrian presence at Berlin Music Week is powered by AKM/Gföm, IFPI/LSG, WKO/Fachverband der Film- und Musikindustrie and AWO go international. The festival presents four Austrian artists from the current pop/rock and indie scene to the German and international music and live entertainment industry.

Austria Sounds Great - Berlin Music Week 2012

Thursday, Sept 06
18-19.30 Reception Austrian Music Export „Vienna meets Berlin“ *Invitation only. Restaurant Rio Grande (May-Ayim-Ufer 9, 10997 Berlin,

19.30-21 Poolinale Music Film Festival presents: A Way To Live – The Nowhere Train Diary
followed by NOWHERE TRAIN (live).
Schatzinsel Berlin (May-Ayim-Ufer 4, 10997 Berlin,

In 2009, Nowhere Train went on a train journey through Austria – five musicians, two film-makers and a writer. St. Pölten, Podersdorf, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Vienna – one concert at every stop. Exceptional places, exceptional shows, exceptional adventures. The result is a film portrait of a very special tour showing the journey, the concerts and the people Nowhere Train met on the road.
Since 2011 the Poolinale music film festival takes place in Vienna. The festival highlights the special symbiosis of music and film, examines connections and similarities and opens up new perspectives on both. The program builds on special artistic concepts (such as Vincent Morissets Sigur Rós-adventure “Inni”), charming stories (like the film about the Icelandic music-making “Grandma Lo-Fi”) and personal dramas. The complementary “Poolinale Talks” gather film directors, producers, musicians and journalists to discuss the present and future of the format music film. (

Hype Machine Night presents SWEET SWEET MOON (Siluh Records)
Thursday, Sept 06, Tante Emma, Köpenicker Str. 1a, 10997 Berlin
Sweet Sweet Moon, that’s first and foremost young Austrian multi-instrumentalist Matthias Frey. Alone on stage he is creating an almost orchestral sound with violin, synths and his best sidekick the loop pedal, revealing artistic ties to the likes of Owen Pallett.

Terrabeats presents !DELA DAP (Chat Chapeau Nouveau)
Friday, Sept 07, Rosi´s, Revaler Straße 29, 10245 Berlin (,
On the 7th of September Terrabeats and Berlin Music Week present !DelaDap at Rosi´s. With that one of the most well-known electro-gipsy-swing bands of Europe meets one of the most renowned worldmusic partys.

Siluh / ZickZack / AmStart present: “THE GIRLS ARE BACK IN TOWN” w/ Luise Pop / Half Girl / Candelilla & Doctorella Dj-Team *This event takes place outside the Berlin Music Week program.
Wednesday, Sept 05, About:Blank ( )
Between two distant worlds, between loner lyricism and a playful love of theory, unfolds the wide realm of Luise Pop. Rock’n’roll rubbing up against electronics in a cascading melody of fireworks, surf noir banging against synth sounds in brilliant Technicolor as if The Drums, Le Tigre, Patti Smith and New Order would meet for a moonlight serenade at the Carnival of Souls.

In cooperation with Berlin Music Week we are able to offer discounted rates for professional accreditation to Austrian companies and delegates. The discounted offer is:

    • Gold Accreditation 88,00 Euro (full price would be 188,00 Euro)


    Platinum Accreditation 185,90 Euro (full price would be 285,90 Euro)

To register contact registration(at) and include the discount code BMW-AUSTRIA. All information about professionals registration, discount flights, accommodation and other details is available at