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Themes & Events

Experience music and music-making in all its forms and facets! At Musikmesse, you can hear live music of all styles and kinds on several stages. Waiting for you, too, are lectures on topics of key relevance to the sector, workshops and clinics, together with the new special topic ‘Music Education’. Major award ceremonies and the Musikmesse Festival, to be held both at the Exhibition Centre and around the City, make Frankfurt, for four days, the musical capital of the world.

++ Musikmesse 2020 postponed ++

Musikmesse, Musikmesse Plaza 2020 and Musikmesse Festival events with more than 1,000 attendees cancelled Consequent on a general degree issued by the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration, it is no longer possible to hold the ‘Musikmesse Plaza’ (3 and 4 April) or any concerts of the ‘Musikmesse Festival’ (31 March to 4 April) with over 1,000 visitors against the background of the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections. As it cannot be expected that the situation will change soon enough to schedule an adequate catch-up event, the organisers announce that the international trade show Musikmesse will not take place in 2020. The new dates for Musikmesse 2021 will be announced soon. 

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Creation & Producing

Zwei Frauen informieren sich

The "Creation and Producing" section at Musikmesse will be showcasing everything connected with music making, from song idea to ready hit. Here, if you are creative, you will find valuable input for developing your compositions. This includes musical instruments and sheet music, as well as production tools and recording equipment. In free workshops and clinics, professionals will pass their knowledge on to you, covering every aspect of sophisticated playing techniques and clever song-writing.

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Education, Policies & Health

Kind am Schlagzeug

The "Education, Policies and Health" section at Musikmesse aims to awaken your enthusiasm for music and to hold it fast. Even the very youngest visitors can make their first attempts at an instrument – but inspiration for modern music teaching and initiatives to promote talent will also be part of the programme. Last but not least, Musikmesse offers you a platform covering every aspect of musical therapy and the social value of music making.

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Publikum vor der Bühne

"Entertainment" at Musikmesse – for you that means countless concerts, live events and special musical moments at the Fair & Exhibition Centre and during the Musikmesse Festival all over Frankfurt. Featuring special musical incentives, with street food and at unusual locations. Plus plenty of stars, whom can experience face to face!

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Awards at Musikmesse

Voggenreither bekommt Sektflasche überreicht

A variety of important awards will be presented during the Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurt Music Prize, PRG Live Entertainment Award as well as a number of other major awards in the sector.

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Highlight events during Musikmesse

European Songwriting Award

Carmen Geiss on stage

For the third time now Messe Frankfurt and the organisers of the German Songwriting Awards will be bringing a highlight for the international songwriter and producer community to Musikmesse: the finale of the European Songwriting Awards and SongsCon! The European Songwriting Awards carry the motto: "Write a Song – Change the World." Thus the competition offers creative artists from all over the world an opportunity to present their songs to an expert jury. The winners in the singer-songwriter category will go straight into the studio, to record their prize-winning songs.

SongsCon is the first convention in Europe devoted especially to songwriters and producers. A network platform with a highly varied range, designed to promote direct contact between the creative minds "behind the song" and the decision makers in the music industry. Along with song pitches, there will be a masterclass and an A&R panel.  

More categories, more benefits

Submit your song now and win great prizes like a worldwide release with professional radio and online promo, plus great additional prizes. Join us at out big award show during Musimesse at 3 April 2020

International Vintage Show

Musikmesse visitors at the special event Vintage Guitar

See the jaw-dropping special show of Gretsch guitars from the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll. In cooperation with the Guitar No. 1 Centre, we take you on a journey through the history of the legendary guitar brand. Additionally, you can look forward to Fender and Gibson workshops with guitarist Thomas Blug and the Friday Concert Night.

For exhibitors

Are you interested in exhibiting at the next Musikmesse? Book your booth, here!

Planning & preparation

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Tips for arrival, stay and opening times can be found here.

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