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SCENE PORTRAIT: GERMAN LANGUAGE POP IN AUSTRIA

One young Austrian band after the other, creating songs with German lyrics, sometimes in Austrian dialect, establishes itself on the German-speaking music market and plays sold-out concerts. The strong emotions of the new kids in the Austro-German pop jungle are being heard. … read more »

Crack Ignaz

Crack Ignaz (c) Shirin Siebert

Crack Ignaz from Salzburg has already made international waves with his interpretation of hip hop: The so called “King of the Alps” is constantly on tour, already entered the charts with “Geld Leben” in 2016. In the same year he published his … read more »

Austrian Heartbeats at Reeperbahn Festival 2016

Reeperbahn Festival

The Reeperbahn Festival is Germany’s largest club festival and since its debut 11 years ago has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide. On Wednesday, Sept 21, Austrian Music Export will be hosting a … read more »

#AUSTROTRACKS Special on ARTE TRACKS

Every week on Saturday, 10:40 pm, the popular program Tracks on the German and French TV channel ARTE presents cutting edge sounds, novelties and obscurities in pop culture. This week the program will be celebrating the finest from Austrian pop music in a three-part web series called … read more »

Hip Hop in Austria

A brief history of Austrian hip hop from 1982 – 2012 without any claim of completeness. The first hip hop incentives in Austria came from pop musicians that either paid tribute to the young genre or used its aesthetics.