Dates for the Treffen junge Musik-Szene 2018
Applications from March 2018
Deadline 31 July 20178

Application possible for children and young people aged between 11 and 21 irrespective of their type of school or training.

The winners of the contest will be announced at the end of August and invited to the meeting in Berlin.

Application possible with
  • songs written by yourself, preferably in all languages
  • all music genres (i.e. chanson, folk, blues, pop, rap, reggae, jazz, funk, rock, art song …)

The only things which aren’t eligible are submissions
  • which are not your own recordings
  • from solo artists, duos or bands who are already under contract (e.g. to a record company, producer, publisher etc.)

The winners of the contest will be announced in September 2014 and invited to the meeting from 6 to 10 November 2014 in Berlin.

Application documents

The application documents should include
  • the application form , filled in
  • a maximum of 3 titles on CD, as an audio file via e-mail or via file sharing, one title preferably recorded live.
  • the complete lyrics (DIN A4 format, one-sided print-out in no less than 10 point with 1.5 spacing, 60 characters per line)
  • a self-portrait (information about you and your career)

Digital application document can be submitted via e-mail or file sharing systems to: .

Please label the files clearly: song title + artist(s)

In case of a digital transmission, please add a scan or a clear picture of the signed application form.


An expert jury will select 10 music productions. The selection process will be completed by the middle of September. The jury’s decision is final – there are no legal grounds for appeal. Any submitted application cannot be returned.


The winners will be invited to the Treffen junge Musik-Szene for five days in Berlin. The highlight of the meeting is the concert of the winners at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The meeting also offers a rich Campus programme of jam sessions, music analysis and workshops about technical support backstage, song writing, voice and breath training, band coaching, composition, improvisation etc. The concert of the winners will be recorded.


The concert of the winners will be recorded.