MW:M Live

MW:M Live 2023:
The Showcase Festival for Newcomers

Artist Application

MW:M Live is the music showcase event of Most Wanted: Music, Berlin’s music business conference. All industry visitors attending Most Wanted: Music will automatically be admitted to the showcase event. Additionally, MW:M Live will be open to the public with separate tickets. Taking place on November 16th at the Kulturbrauerei in Berlin, the fifth edition of the showcase offers up-and-coming talent the chance to introduce themselves as live acts in front of an audience of conference participants, invited decision-makers, and music lovers. Artists from all over Germany, Europe and beyond will be selected from the applicants.

Are you an artist and do you want to showcase your music on the MW:M Live stage?

The deadline for applications is August 15th 2023.

Our MW:M Live team will contact the successful applicants in September. Artists that are not selected will also be notified.


MW:M Live brings artists, brands, and the music industry from Germany and abroad together – on one evening, in one venue. It’s the chance to present emerging artists to experts in the heart of the German capital. Our showcase event is a platform to discover the most promising newcomers of the moment – quickly, decisively, and sustainably. In addition, we offer musicians increased visibility on an European level through extensive marketing initiatives carried out by Most Wanted: Music, along with various international collaborations.



The festival is open to all genres of contemporary music. Last year a total of 16 artists got the chance to showcase themselves in our prestigious venue. 

A number of criteria play an important role in artist selection, including: strong artist characters, innovative sounds, experimental performances – and artists’ music is considered with current trends in mind. An existing level of professional involvement is an advantage; however, we would also like to offer a stage to previously-unknown new discoveries.



The artists will perform at MW:M Live in front of a hand-picked selection of booking agents, managers, A&Rs and media representatives, in Berlin – the place where the international music industry’s decision-makers come to discover music. Thanks to the professional set-up of the venues, artists will perform under optimal conditions, ensuring the audience can experience them in their most direct and authentic form.



MW:M Live is more than just a stage for newcomers. We see our role as a driver of innovation and a source of inspiration – and offer an industry meeting place for decision-makers and musicians to network and exchange ideas. An appearance at MW:M Live can be an important milestone for acts to further professionalize their artistic and music business careers. Therefore, all artists selected to play MW:M Live and their team will receive complimentary conference tickets, granting them access to keynotes, talks, presentations, and workshops.

MW:M Live is the showcase event of Most Wanted: Music – a Berlin Music Commission event. MWM: Live 2023 is co-funded by the European Union as a part of the program INP III of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Community.

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