music industry deadlines

Applications are open for artists and creatives to showcase at a variety of music industry events in 2024. Ready to take yourself or the artist you represent on the road? Read on!


PIN Music Conference (Skopje, MK)
Dates: November 28-30, 2024
Application deadline: March 25, 2024
The PIN Music Conference and Showcase Festival brings musicians and music professionals from around the world together to connect, learn, and perform. Applications for the 11th edition of the annual event are now open; apply via the online application form.

SoAlive Music Conference (Sofia, BG)
Dates: October 2-4, 2024
Application deadline: April 22, 2024
SAMC offers a packed schedule and an unparalleled platform for artists, music professionals, and enthusiasts to converge, forge connections, expand their networks, and elevate their careers. Applications for artists and panel pitches are now open.

Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik, IS)
1st weekend of November, 2024
Application deadline: June 1, 2024
Halfway between North America and Europe, Iceland Airwaves brings together emerging Icelandic talents and the most promising acts from around the world. Every November, Reykjavik comes to life for a four-day conference and non-stop music. Apply now to play at the 2024 edition!

Live at Heart (Örebro, SE)
September 11-14, 2024
Application deadline: Early May
Swedish festival Live at Heart showcases European talent of tomorrow and brings creative professionals together to inspire, learn and create. During Live at Heart, hundreds of artists, filmmakers, industry delegates and thousands of Live at Heart fans come together in the heart of Örebro. Applications to perform are now open.

European Jazz Conference (Ghent, BE)
Dates: September 12 – 15, 2024
Application deadline: Performances are by bands from the host country, but you can apply to attend the conference.
The European Jazz Conference is a leading annual gathering of European jazz professionals, particularly promoters, cultural managers, agents and national/regional support organizations.

Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE)
Dates: September 18 – 21, 2024
Application deadline: Not listed
Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry. Apply via the online application form.

BUSH – Budapest Showcase Hub (HU)
 November 6-8, 2024
Application deadline: TBA
BUSH is dedicated to bringing the latest and most exciting performers from Eastern Europe – the Balkan to the Baltics – to the venues of Budapest.

VIVA SOUNDS (Gothenburg,SE)
Dates: November 28-30, 2024
Application deadline: Not listed
VIVA SOUNDS is a club festival and music conference in Gothenburg. The festival runs in six venues and aims to bring the local scene together with national and international guests in Sweden. In their own words: “It’s still all about smiles, shows and sticky floors.”

Check back soon for application info!

Budapest Ritmo
April 11–13, 2024
Application deadline:
Applications closed
The Budapest Ritmo Showcase has a Central and Eastern European focus and a day set aside for emerging bands. If you’re into heritage-inspired contemporary sounds, that’s just their thing. (Ulm, DE)
Dates: July 5 – 12, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed
The will take place during the 13th International Danube Festival in Ulm/Neu-Ulm 2024 and offers young artists eager to learn and grow invaluable assistance, including coaching, workshops, networking opportunities, and a performance at a local radio station.

Future Echoes (Norrköping, SE)
 March 21 – 23, 2024
Application deadline:
Applications closed
Future Echoes, Sweden’s leading showcase festival, is mounting its third edition in 2024. The festival will feature around 100 artists from around the world and an music conference with international speakers. The festival is held at several venues in central Norrköping.

MENT Festival (Ljubljana, SI)
 February 21 – 24, 2024
Application deadline:
Applications closed, check back after the festival
MENT is one of the leading showcase festivals and music conferences in Central and Eastern Europe, and the largest event of its kind in the region. The festival will be celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2024, and applications to perform are now open to all European bands and solo acts.

ESNS – Eurosonic Noorderslag (Groningen, NL)
 January 17-20, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
ESNS is the premiere exchange and networking event for European music, with a proven track record of helping new and upcoming acts break into the international music scene. ESNS attracts over 4000 delegates each year, including representatives of more than 400 international festivals.

L2MS – Lille Metal Music Showcase (Lille, FR)
Dates: February 6 – 8, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
L2MS is the first European event bringing together professionals from the extreme music industry; its inaugural event will be held from February 6 – 8, 2024, in Lille, France.

jazzahead! (Bremen, DE)
Dates: April 11-14, 2024
Application deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
The largest international trade fair for jazz takes place annually in Bremen, attracting jazz musicians and aficionados from all over to network, exchange ideas, attend conferences and panels, and enjoy good music at numerous concerts.

TMW – Tallinn Music Week (Tallinn, EST)
Dates: April 4 – 6, 2024
Application Deadline: Applications closed, check back after the festival
TMW welcomes artists from every genre and from across the globe to apply for a chance to play at one of the most acclaimed international music discovery festivals in Europe. Around 150 – 200 artists from various genres and scenes from all over Europe and beyond in Tallinn’s best venues play to an audience of around 15,000 people and to 1,000 music industry professionals from international markets and the Baltic-Nordic region.

The Great Escape (Brighton, UK)
Dates: May 15 – 18, 2024
Application deadline: Applications now closed.
The Great Escape is one of the world’s most renowned festivals for new talent, welcoming artists from every genre and from across the globe.

SPIKE 2024 (Plovdiv, BG)
Dates: May 23 – 25, 2024
Application deadline: Applications now closed.
SPIKE is a showcase festival and conference offering opportunities for networking, team-building, and development to artists and music professionals; 2024 will be its third edition.

WOMEX (Manchester, UK)
Dates: October 23-27, 2024
Application deadline: Applications are now closed.
WOMEX – the Worldwide Music Expo – is the most international and culturally diverse music meeting in the world and the biggest conference of the global music scene, featuring a trade fair, talks, films and showcase concerts.

c/o pop Festival (DE)
Dates: April 24-28, 2024
Application deadline: Apply anytime (please note: applications for 2024 are no longer being accepted)
The c/o pop Festival has been bringing national and international acts from the fields of electro, indie, hip-hop/rap and related styles to Cologne’s stages since 2004 – including both established artists and newcomers. In recent years, the focus has increasingly shifted towards national acts, but it is open to all.

Stay tuned for updates and additions! And find all our open calls here. Don’t be shy, apply!