Showcases for GEMA members

If you want to make it big, you need an audience and fans. That is why we enable our members to perform at popular festivals such as the Long Night of Music, Reeperbahn Festival, c/o pop and many more. We support at least two showcases per year. As soon as corona allows us to do so, we’ll hit the stage again!

Interested performers and bands can apply directly here by using the application form for the relevant showcase. (Please only use this channel to apply, do not do so by e-mail or phone.)

How many bands or solo artists can perform per showcase depends on the event, usually, the number ranges between one and five.

Do you want to take a peek?

Young musicians dream of standing on stage and playing before a large audience. Showcases are a brilliant platform to do so. Our video provides a little insight.

FAQ Showcases

Yes, we check this thoroughly. At least one performing band member must be a GEMA member.

The winners will be selected by the respective event promoters. If it is a showcase at GEMA (such as the Long Night of Music), the winner will be selected via an internal vote by all GEMA staff members.

We regularly seek to enter into new collaborations with event promoters in order to create even more performance opportunities for young artists. If you have any suggestions for festivals etc. where you want to see showcases, please let us know:  

We organise showcases where our members actually want to perform!

There are no preferred genres. We contact promoters from the most diverse music genres.

We pay the winning bands an expense allowance of €500 per artist/band.