About us

UPBEAT is the European showcase platform for world music. The 14 current members of the UPBEAT platform can draw support for booking up-and-coming bands, international artists, or even new collaborations. With UPBEAT’s help, members can meet their sustainability goals, organise professional events, conferences, and more. Our mission is to foster a forward-thinking and thriving world music industry in Europe.


New talent

Discover and be discovered easier than ever before!​

European Market

Diverse European music, like you’ve never heard before!


The only way to think about the future is through green policies.

Original Language

All lyrics are meaningful – not only in English.

Network of Professionals

Experts of the music and entertainment industry are within arm’s reach.


09 May


UPBEAT Universe opens its doors to the delegates.

The free digital database connects all future-minded music professionals.

19 Apr


Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic joins the UPBEAT Platform!

Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic is a professional meeting point for the music sector, held annually in the second week of September. MMVV brings together professionals from the Catalan, national and international music industry.

12 Apr


Budapest Ritmo is where the discovery happens.

The Showcase powered by UPBEAT presented 6 emerging artists from CE Europe, the conference hosted almost 100 delegates and the concert lineup featured many fresh world music bands.

24 Nov


Upbeat at North Macedonia

UPBEAT-sponsored artists showed their talent at the first and only international music conference and showcase festival in North Macedonia: PIN Music Conference.

19 Oct


Glow Up

UPBEAT goes to WOMEX for the first time – it’s a great joy to finally bring the news of this amazing project to the world.

08 Sep


Catch a Wave

The official kick-off event for UPBEAT members at Waves Vienna.

04 Aug


The very first beat

Méra World Music Festival featured the first UPBEAT-sponsored acts in the project’s history.

04 Aug


The very first beat

Méra World Music Festival featured the first UPBEAT-sponsored acts in the project’s history.

07 Mar


Great News

The UPBEAT tender has won the Creative Europe Showcase Platform grant.


UPBEAT so far

UPBEAT, an alliance of European showcase festivals, has already been active since 2022. So  far we have supported 7 festivals, 75 bands, delegated 216 international

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Budapest Ritmo, the definitive showcase festival of the CEE region showed the benefits of UPBEAT in action: fresh talent on stage, dedicated professionals networking, new

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