28.+29. AUG
Between East Side Park and Oberbaumbrücke Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg


Some fantastic rewards are waiting for you for your performance at the East Side Music Days. All bands that are booked for a spot at the ESMD will have the chance to take part at the Street Music Academy: experts from the music industry will share their expertise in exclusive workshops. As a special thanks for your performance, you will also get a goodie bag containing a lot of things that make life as a musician easier. If you can convince the ESMD jury of your talent, you’ll also get a shot at further benefits such as a recording session, discounts, and more. Watch this space for more updates on what you can win!

Red Bull Studios Berlin

Located in the heart of Berlin, Red Bull Studios Berlin is a meeting place for national and international artists, for newcomers and stars, for rappers and rockstars. It's a high-end recording and production facility, equipped with state-of-the-art recording hardware as well as collector's items. The rooms are designed and built to meet the needs of the musician, giving you the jump start that will help you get your music heard. If you're chosen as a winner by the ESMD jury, you may visit the Red Bull Studios Berlin for two days to give your ideas for tracks and compositions the sound they deserve.

Gig Opportunities

FluxFM is not only our favourite radio station, but also official presenter of the East Side Music Days. Their music department will pick one artist or band and invite them to play live on stage of the FluxFM Bergfest on 17 August at Fluxbau Berlin. Of course, your gig will be promoted on air prior to the show as well!


Your music on iTunes, Spotify, etc.: Spinnup is providing all musicians who play at the East Side Music Days a voucher for free worldwide digital distribution of one of your songs. Spinnup is the easiest way to get your music on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and all other major stores. You'll keep 100% of the money your music earns. Also, their talent scouts at Universal Music use Spinnup to hunt for the best unsigned and undiscovered artists and leave feedback.

Coaching Session

All artists performing at the East Side Music Days get the chance to win an exclusive coaching session at BIMM, the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. The session “Live Performance” with artist Jane Arnison will be held on Saturday, 27 August, onboard the Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat. In addition to that, a selected artist may attend an intensive bandcoaching workshop tutored by Kelvin Sholar. BIMM was founded in Brighton, UK, 14 years ago and has become the biggest and most successful provider of modern music education in the UK and Ireland. Today, more than 4,500 students spread over 6 colleges in Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Dublin, London and Berlin. Graduates include Philip Selway (Radiohead), Tom Odell, The Kooks and Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club). 


Imagine riding the U-Bahn in Berlin and seeing your band and your gig promoted on the TV screens above your seat. Berlin Fenster is providing one selected artist or band with this one-off opportunity. If you're the lucky winner, you will be able to run one campaign for a record release party or another gig of yours with Berliner Fenster, completely free of charge. Berliner Fenster is the infotainment system running on the trains of the Berlin U-Bahn and is equipped with more than 3,700 screens spread over 1,100 U-Bahn coaches in the city of Berlin. 

Gig Opportunities

The Music & Lifestyle Hotel nhow Berlin will not only host their very own stage for the East Side Music Days: Two selected artist or bands will be given the opportunity to perform at the nhow Hotel after the festival as part of the East Side Music Sessions. The nhow Berlin is Europe’s first music hotel and is located directly on the banks of the river Spree. It is the only hotel in Europe offering two professional music studios, Guitar Room Service and a platform for live performances.


Noisy Musicworld is providing all musicians booked for the East Side Music Days with a number of discounts. Noisy Musicworld is the first full service provider for musicians in Europe and supports rising rock and pop talents from all over the world. From rehearsal rooms to equipment hire, career networks and workshops – noisy Musicworld accompanies bands and solo artists on their musical path from amateur to professional. As part of the East Side Music Days line-up, you will receive a 50% discount for your next five rehearsal room sessions at NoisyRooms as well as 25% discount on a NoisyAcademy workshop. 


The Street Music Academy takes place the East Side Music Days and is open to all artists performing at the festival.

Hear from professional musicians and experts from the music industry and learn how to make your way into the music business. Professionals from record labels, streaming platforms, artist associations and others will share their expertise – a fantastic opportunity for networking, too.