Music industry


As managing director of the Stuttgart innovation hub CODE_n, Moritz Gräter is a pioneer of digital transformation in Germany. CODE_n is expediting the development of digital innovations and business models — it is a triad, consisting of innovation spaces, innovative services and events. The new.New Festival, which takes places in the Schleyerhalle, in Stuttgart, is a melting pot for founders, digital pioneers and movers and shakers, from all over the globe.


Bandsupport goes Schlossfest

This year, Mannheim’s offspring presents itself once again at the “Bandsupport goes Schlossfest” – event in the Mannheim Castle. Six newcomer bands will be performing live on stage on September 8th and guarantee a diverse program with different genres from Electro-Pop to Metalcore, Indie, and Punk-Pop.


Mannheim knows its music. In the UNESCO City of Music one can study music – and learn about how the business works. Popakademie alumni Danny Fresh and Sebastian Henzl explain why Mannheim is the place to not only dream about music, but to really live it. The guys also explain how they are currently aiming for the stars, with their start-ups and their project “Song-Dock”.


Three young Popakademie students are developing the app Groovecat, with their music start-up elceedee UG. The app allows you to capture personal music moments. We sat down for an interview with one of the founders, as well as CTO Joshua Weikert and developer Laurin Quast.

Music Commission

A deejay, a singer and a guitar player … even as a band the Music Commission from Mannheim would present an interesting cross-over project. But Steffen Baumann, Beril Yilmam and Pascal König don’t share the stage. As a one-stop agency for musicians, they orchestrate the sound of Mannheim – the UNESCO City of Music.