Where do I find the contact information for venues, clubs and festivals ?

How do I get in touch with a concert organizer ?

How do I get paid ? Do I need a contract ?

How to promote my gig abroad?


The practical info sheets listed below – edited in collaboration with Rockhal Music & Resources – intend to provide you with essential information regarding various aspects of touring in the Greater Region (Lorraine, Wallonia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Luxembourg) in particular and in France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg in general.

>> Playing gigs in Belgium

>> Playing gigs in France

>> Playing gigs in Germany

>> Playing gigs in Luxembourg



They may prove useful to forge a precise overview of a national landscape. Those records may feature THE piece of  information that makes the difference.

Luxembourg / Luxemburg > Venues – Festivals

Allemagne / Deutschland / Rheinland-Pfalz > Live-clubs > Festivals

France / Frankreich / Lorraine > Annuaire des opérateurs culturels en Lorraine

France / Frankreich / Alsace > Plate-forme régionale des Musiques Actuelles en Alsace

France / Frankreich / Champagne-Ardenne > POLCA

Belgique / Belgien / Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles > Venues & promoters

Belgique / Belgien / Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles > Focus on Club Plasma

Belgique / Belgien / Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles > Cultural Centres

Belgique / Belgien / Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles > MJ-Music’s Youth clubs’ venue directory



L – Sonic Visions Music Conference & Festival

Since its very beginning in 2008, Sonic Visions Music Conference & Festival has developed into one of the Rockhal’s annual key events where the music industry actually gets to meet the artist and vice-versa. The 2015 edition awaits you with a series of hands-on workshops, theme-oriented panels with high-profile speakers and a bunch of networking opportunities where artists and (future) music professionals can find the information they need to push their project further. The topics, which are mostly treated from a DIY and artist point of view, will focus on revenue streams, online marketing strategies and digital tools for musicians, music journalism, sync & advertising opportunities for musicians or the live music markets in Germany, France and Belgium, to name but a few. As Rockhal and Rocklab (M&R Rockhal) are working in several networks on a European level, the conference will see a lot of high profile international music professionals coming (again) to Luxembourg this year.

D – Reeperbahn Festival

The Reeperbahn Festival combines concerts in a variety of pop-cultural genres with an arts programme and a platform for professionals in the music and digital industries. It is Germany’s largest club festival and since its debut in 2006 has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide. The 30,000 visitors to the Reeperbahn Festival can choose from a total of 600 events, including around 400 concerts, 30 arts highlights, and more than 150 conference programmes. Among the more than 70 crossover venues are major music clubs, such as Docks and Grosse Freiheit 36, as well as locations that present few or no concerts during the rest of the year, such as the Imperial Theater, the Schulmuseum, the St. Pauli Church, and the Michel. Exhibitions and installations can be found in galleries and public spaces, and readings are held mainly in music clubs.

D -Pop Kultur by Music Board Berlin

Pop-Kultur advocates interdisciplinary exchange, including contemporary scientific discourse on music, society, and urban development. Visitors can experience various international and German premieres. It began in Berlin! – is our motto for good reason. Over the course of three days, the festival turns into a one big productive laboratory for the most ambitious of ideas. Not only because of this »Pop-Kultur« can be seen as more than just a typical music festival. We invite young talents of all disciplines to join our workshop program »Pop-Kultur Nachwuchs«. At the studios of Bühnenservice der Stiftung Oper Berlin (which is next to Berghain) we will pair them up with professional musicians, economical and political leaders and decision-makers out of the music industry. Applicants can expect both inspiring and productive talks right in the middle where the creative production of the city’s theatre and opera stages take place.

B – Propulse Festival

ProPulse est une vitrine promotionnelle pluridisciplinaire qui présente chaque année majoritairement des artistes issus de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. S’adressant à la fois aux professionnels (programmateurs, agents, managers, etc.) belges et étrangers et, dans une certaine mesure, au « tout public », l’événement vise autant à promouvoir la circulation de nos artistes en Belgique et hors de nos frontières qu’à favoriser leur visibilité et leur reconnaissance par le public. A travers cet événement et son offre complète de spectacles vivants, le Service de la Diffusion de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles remplit pleinement sa mission de lien entre les groupes artistiques, les professionnels du secteur culturel et le citoyen.

POP MIND est un temps de rassemblement et de partage pour l’ensemble des organisations touchant aux musiques actuelles : professionnels, fédérations, universitaires, société civiles, syndicats, réseaux territoriaux, associations, Etat, collectivités… – See more at:

POP MIND est un temps de rassemblement et de partage pour l’ensemble des organisations touchant aux musiques actuelles : professionnels, fédérations, universitaires, société civiles, syndicats, réseaux territoriaux, associations, Etat, collectivités… – See more at:

F – MaMA Event

MaMA attracts over 4,300 delegates, French and international, independent and major record labels, concert venues, festivals, producers, agents, managers, music publishers, digital services companies, regional/local authorities, trade unions, broadcasters, the private sector, subsidized institutions… and of course artists. During the day, MaMA offers over 50 conferences and debates, many networking activities: match-making sessions, workshops, cocktails, 200 speakers involved in flagship areas of the music field : Festival financing, marketing and communication, brand and media, music label, presentation of international market, editors, cultural policies, synchronization, performing arts, music laws, digital tools, auto-production… From 6pm, public and professionals get together for more than 120 concerts in 15 emblematic venues and unusual places of the famous district of Pigalle and Montmartre (La Cigale, La Boule Noire, Le Divan du Monde, Les Trois Baudets, Le Bus Palladium, Le Centre Musical FGO-Barbara, La Machine du Moulin Rouge – La Chaufferie, Le Backstage by the Mill…).

NL – Eurosonic Noorderslag

Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. Selling out each year Eurosonic Noorderslag attracts over 3,900 delegates, including 400 international festivals. By day an international music conference takes place, the key exchange and networking platform for European music. Selling out each year the Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference attracts over 3,900 delegates, including over 400 international festivals. It presents showcases by more than 300 artists and a conference programme featuring 150 panels, keynote speakers, interviews, workshops, dinners, pitches, parties and meetings on the latest developments in the international music, media, production and interactive industry. By night, during two showcase festivals (Eurosonic and Noorderslag), musical talent has the chance to present itself to an international audience of music lovers and professionals.

GB – The Great Escape

The Great Escape presents the UK’s leading music business convention, bringing together thousands of music industry practitioners for three days of insight sessions, panels, conversations, networking and parties every May, in Brighton. With its hub in the centre of Brighton, the convention runs alongside the Great Escape showcase festival, Europe’s leading festival for new music, which presents 450 artists from all over the world in 30+ venues across the city. By day delegates at The Great Escape attend a packed programme of panels, interviews and insight sessions, hearing and learning from, and debating with, leading figures in the new music industry, including artists, managers, promoters, agents, publishers, label owners and digital experts.




The amplified music landscape by Music:LX

Information sheets  – those official ressources – edited by – include 4 chapters identifying crucial aspects that any music-related professional has to deal with at a certain point: legal information, public funding and mobility.


Bundesverband Popularmusik e.V. – Forum der Popkultur- und Popularmusikförderer in Deutschland e.V.

Initiative Musik – Initiative Musik is the federal government’s funding agency and supports the music industry for rock, pop, and jazz in Germany. Initiative Musik’s support programmes offer artists financial support to indirectly support their professional development. Check its Musikatlas for an overview of the sector beyond the Rhine.

MIZ – Das MIZ ist die zentrale Informationseinrichtung zum Thema Musik und Musikleben in Deutschland. Es dokumentiert Trends und Entwicklungen, erfasst aktuelle Daten und Fakten und stellt Hintergrundinformationen zu zentralen Feldern der Musikkultur bereit.

VUT | Act united, stay independantVUT was founded in 1993 as a non-profit organisation serving the needs of German independent music companies. Our 1300 members encompass labels, publishers, distributors and producers. a VUT-member you will enjoy the following benefits: profound d shared knowledge about the international music market, solutions to specific business problems, legal assistance, a framework agreement with the German collecting society ‘GEMA’, networking opportunities, educational information, advanced training and advice for start-ups, discounts at trade fairs and much more.

DOMUS DOMUS is the umbrella organization for music makers in Germany. DOMUS is aimed at all professional musicians. Every music maker, whether author or recording artist, solo artist or band, singer or instrumentalist, DJ, or producer can join with us directly. Alternatively, one can take part by being member of an association of musicians which is already a member of DOMUS.


L’Officiel de la musique  – It is the french national directory updated yearly with a premium version online, WOFFI, both edited by IRMA. It provides a comprehensive overview of the whole live music sector in France, listing the contacts of registered music professionals, ranging from the higher branches of the French music industry to small independent organizations operating on niche markets.

Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris – The Resource Centre helps fulfil the Philharmonie’s educational and cultural vocation. This public facility is open to anyone seeking information and documentation on music, and provides young people and professionals with support and advice on careers in music. All the above mentioned contents are available in FR/EN.

Mon Projet Musique – A platform dedicated to professionals of the music sector, listing the available means – catalogued by activity segment –  to fund their projects.


Wallonie Bruxelles International monitors most of the support devices to promote belgian artists abroad.

Belgian booms is a collaboration between Flanders Arts Institute/Kunstenpunt and Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques, with the support of SABAM for Culture. It gives belgian music professionals an helping hand in their international development. It promotes Belgium-based artists at showcase festivals, organizes network meetings, publishes promotional material, sends out info to selected pros.

Club belge – Club Belge is an online venue guide where you can find a wide range of Belgian concert halls, clubs, cultural centers and youth centers.

Court-circuit manipulates a wide range of informative material and edit reliable ressources targeting both individuals and profesionals ‘needs about the music sector of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Pop Punt – Premium ressources & documentation about the sector in the Flemish side of Belgium. Exclusively dutch-speaking platform.

Great Britain

MusicTank  – MusicTank is one of University of Westminster’s sector-based Knowledge and Business Development Networks. Launched in 2003, MusicTank’s remit was to establish itself as a business development network for the UK music industry – an independent body set up to engage with industry, innovation and change across the music business.


VNPF – VNPF is an association of 92 rock/pop venues and festivals. Other kind of programmes like jazz, spoken word, (slam) poetry, comedy, et cetera are of increasing importance. VNPF unites almost all (small and big) more important venues and festivals in the Netherlands. Objectives of VNPF are serving the common interests of the venues towards government (cities, provinces and state), audiences and performing artists, serving its members and promoting their professionalism, promoting pop culture as a performing arts in general, organising network meetings.



> LIVEUROPE | Supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote up-and-coming European artists

> Live DMA European Network | Linking Initiatives & Venues in Europe

> YOUROPE | The European Festival Association

> ETEP | European Talent Exchange Program

 > EBBA | European Border Breakers Awards