The wonderful, global celebration of music called either Fete de la Musique or Make Music Day, is coming up fast. As is the official beginning of summer! And of course, in what may strike some as an almost unnatural act of serendipity, Make Music Day aka the Fete de la Musique happens to be timed to happen every year on just that day, being the 21st June.
Sometimes things just work out, wouldn’t you say?
Of course this year is different. With coronavirus-inspired lockdowns just beginning to lift, and the mean little COVID-19 bug still out and about, threatening to attach itself to our respiratory systems, we are celebrating a largely online, streamed, and generally locked-down version of our usually riotous Fete de la Musique.
FETEBerlin offers production costs assistance for 20 streamers
And now I come to the good part – if you’re someone who is intending to – or thinking of – running a music-streamed event on the 21st June: In Berlin, the #FETEBerlin organisation is offering 20 people or groups of people 1,000€ to cover production costs for their streaming event.
Yup, it’s true. Because we all know that it doesn’t come for free, so the good people of @FETEBerlin (full transparency: indieBerlin is on board with that team, doing digital communication and social media) have decided that they want to help, courtesy of the Musicboard, courtesy of the Berlin Senat.
Here are the provisos:
- a continuous streaming video of at least 60 minutes
- Clarification of all rights of use with the artists
- Execution of the concerts/DJ sets in compliance with all applicable hygiene rules and regulations
- Hosting of the livestream on an external portal such as Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch, Facebook etc. or on your own website, taking into account all regulations (especially GEMA).
- Submission of the embed-link/code by 12.06. at the latest
- Excluded from participation are state-funded institutions and large commercial enterprises
Please send your application by 8 June by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, including the following:
- Name and legal form of the provider
- Contact details
- Title of the streaming offer
- Concept / Content (short description, maximum 500 characters)
So guys and gals – jump on this! Fancy streaming your very own music to an audience of (er, possibly) millions? Write that application, get in on the action! Everyone’s invited!