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

In May 2024, we will start in cooperation with musicNRWwomen* an educational series on the topic of “Awareness work in pop culture”. …

The results of the “Sounds like NRW” musician survey are in! Last year, we wanted to know what the working and production …

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