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DigiMediaL_musik OnStage – PROFESSIONAL LIVE ON STAGE is an intensive weekly ECTS certified seminar for musicians, music producers and event managers. The participants organize an extravagant live event starring themselves. Experts from Berlins vast music and event sector offer their insider knowledge and advice. The participants carry the responsibility for the final event and take all important decisions by themselves.

               #HandsOn: Professional skills for the development of your artistic career

The 4-month course is an advanced training measure at UdK Berlin Career College in cooperation with Musicboard Berlin and ClubCommission. It is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE).


After 4 intense certificate courses OnStage – PROFESSIONELL LIVE ON STAGE with divers, interesting, surprising and very different events we will now pause the course. We are currently developing the format further to apply for new grants hopefully making it possible to offer new and improved courses starting January 2019 – stay tuned.

The self organized live event serves as a practical project to convey a number of professional concepts and to put them on trial under real life conditions. The focus are topics such as self-management, cultural marketing, live entertainment and social media.

Among the questions raised during OnStage are the following:

  • How can I best make use of live events to develop my artistic career?
  • How can I effectively involve video to communicate with potential audiences?
  • How can I reach my audience more effectively on- and offline?
  • How can I improve my web appearance?
  • How do I communicate professionally with bookers and journalists?
  • How can I involve and activate my fanbase?
  • Which legal framework is essential to know in order to run a public event?


#Exceptional closing event

The group of participants receive a starting budget of 2000€ to organize the closing concert. The participants have creative freedom in the creation of the event.


#Application & Jury

Participation is free of charge, as OnStage is an innovative development project, funded by EFRE. Prerequisite for the participation are proof of previous public performance (solo or as part of a band) as well as the ability to speak english. If you would like to participate, please make use of the contact box below!

We want to specifically encourage Refugee musicians to participate!

The twenty participants of each edition of OnStage are chosen by an expert Jury consisting of Katja Lucker (Musicboard Berlin), Fillipp Vingerhoets (Klunkerkranich / Bohemian Drips), Gunnar Weber (Berlin Sessions), Jamila Al-Yousef and Felix Gebauer (DigiMediaL at the UdK Berlin Career College).