|Offered by:||PopCamp - Meisterkurs für Populäre Musik|
|Application closes:||Sunday, 26 January 2020|
Backstage PRO will again nominate a band for the top promotion of the German Music Council - the "PopCamp" - in 2020. Interested acts please apply here. Our editorial staff will choose their favourite from this pool and propose it for the PopCamp.
"The PopCamp is not a competition" - this important characteristic is emphasized by project manager Michael Teilkemeier of the German Music Council (read interview here). Under the motto "Diversity instead of mainstream", artists are sought who are about to take the step into professionalism and pursue it unconditionally and purposefully.
Well-known lecturers from all areas of the music business accompany the selected bands on their way. They offer the bands a wide range of tips and support during the coaching phases, studio work and live performances.
PopCamp image film 2019
Only experts from the music industry, the media and various organisations are allowed to make nominations. After all nominees have nominated their artists, a jury decision (28.03.2020) will select eight bands, which will then be invited to the "PopCamp Live-Audit". Criteria such as originality, innovation, artistic implementation and commitment are decisive.
⇒ 8. to 9.05.2020: PopCamp "Live-Audit", CD barracks Celle
Here these eight bands get the opportunity to present themselves live and to introduce themselves to the jury personally. The five participating PopCamp bands will then be selected from these eight.
⇒ Further PopCamp dates
29.08. to 04.09.20 - PopCamp work phase 1 in Bad Fredeburg (Music Education Centre South Westphalia)
15.11. to 20.11.20 - PopCamp work phase 2 in Wolfenbüttel (Landesmusikakademie Niedersachsen)
20.11.20 - PopCamp LIVE in Berlin / Pfefferberg Haus 13, presented by Deutschlandfunk
PopCamp is a project of the German Music Council and is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the GVL.
Application deadline for Backstage PRO: 26.01.2020
Dates must be kept free! The band proposed by us must be able to participate in the live audit and the work phases.
Important note in case of participation in the live audit in May 2020: Bands that are selected as one of the five PopCamp participants in 2020 commit themselves to an own contribution of 500€ per band. There are no further costs: travel expenses will be reimbursed, accommodation, meals etc. will be provided.
Attention: The application for Backstage PRO and selection by our editorial staff is no guarantee that the nominated band can actually participate in the PopCamp!
Application is closed.