"The PopBoard NRW represents pop music in Germany’s most populous federal state and was founded as such out of the active scene itself. It covers the entire music landscape – from freelance musicians to socio-cultural centres and clubs, to labels, publishers and distributors. It is the point of contact for politics and administrations, advocates for greater appreciation and equality for pop music, and offers support and suggested solutions to everyone active in pop music in North Rhine-Westphalia.”

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The PopBoard NRW is publishing the results of its latest study on the situation and prospects of the music industry in NRW, …

With the handbook on sustainability in pop music, the PopBoard NRW provides a compact reference work for all creative artists who want …

In exactly one week the c/o pop Convention in Cologne. Following our session on NRW as a music industry location, we invite …

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