music industry deadlines

Applications are open for artists and creatives to showcase at a music industry events in the second half of 2023 and into 2024. Ready to take yourself or the artist you represent on the road? Read on!


SPIKE – Bulgarian Music Showcase – Delegates Open Call
May 25-27, 2023
Application deadline: None listed
Formerly known as the Sofia International Music Conference, SPIKE is scheduled to take place in the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria between May 25-27, 2023. Bulgaria’s most historic town will welcome music business delegates from over 12 countries, including the USA and Canada. Applications are currently open for artists and delegates here.

Live at Heart (SE)
 August 30-September 2, 2023
Application deadline: None listed
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 are open, apply here.

Waves Vienna (AT)
 September 7-9, 2023
Application deadline: May 31st, 2023
Waves Vienna is the city’s first club and showcase festival. Music experts, promoter, labels, bookers, and musicians will meet during the day for discussion and networking and for concerts and events during the night. Apply here to take part.

Reeperbahn Festival (GER)
Dates: September 20-23, 2023
Application deadline: August 11, 2023
Since its debut in 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry. Artist applications are still open until Aug 11, 2023! As in recent years, Austrian participants can get a reduced conference ticket for the Reeperbahn Festival 2023. If you are interested, please contact us via email.

European Jazz Conference (F)
Dates: September 14-17, 2023
Application deadline: No application for showcases, but one can apply to attend.
The European Jazz Conference is a leading annual gathering of professionals from the jazz sector in Europe, in particular of promoters, cultural managers, agents and national/regional support organisations. Originally titled the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network, the event has since been expanded and is open to all music professionals. The 2023 conference will take place in Marseille, France.

MaMA Festival (F)
 October 11-13, 2023
Application deadline: May 31st, 2023
MaMA Music presents up-and-coming artists to a French and international audience of music professionals, media and Parisian festival-goers. With more than 6,500 attending professionals in 2021, MaMA is the biggest French gathering of the music industry; to be part of the 2023 line-up, apply here.

Iceland Airwaves (IS)
November 2-4, 2023
Application deadline: June 15th, 2023
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. Artist applications are open until June 15.

VIVA SOUNDS, Gothenburg (SE)
Dates: December 1-2, 2023
Application deadline: August 1st, 2023
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.” Applications open now until August 1st, 2023

Eurosonic Noorderslag, Groningen (NL)
 January 17-20, 2024
Application deadline: Sept. 1, 2023
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. Artist applications are now open.

SAVE THE DATE/stay tuned!

BUSH – Budapest Showcase Hub (HU)
BUSH is dedicated to bringing the latest and most exciting performers from Eastern Europe – the Balkan to the Baltics – to the venues of Budapest.

Nouvelle Prague (CZ)
Nouvelle Prague is the first international showcase festival in the Czech Republic. The event is associated with a professional music conference focused on current topics of live music production.

Future Echoes (SE)
The Future Echoes festival features 100 artists in all genres over ten stages in the center of Norrköping, Sweden. Check the Future Echoes website for information on the 2024 edition of the festival.

Dates: TBD
WOMEX – 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. Check back soon to apply for 2024!

jazzahead! (DE)
Dates: TBD
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. Check back soon for info on jazzahead! 2024.

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