2014 Report on Germany


Germany’s music market ranks third among its international counterparts and is one of the most important market areas worldwide.

No other country boasts a comparable concentration of live clubs and event locations. The number of large and sold out music festivals has increased annually. Festivals such as the “Rock am Ring” or the legendary heavy metal festival “Wacken” rate among the top brands globally and enjoy widespread international popularity.

Germany’s capital Berlin is one of the most important cities in the electronic music and arts scenes. The port city of Hamburg is also especially revered as “the international rock city” because of its (in)famous strip, the Reeperbahn.

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