VOTE FOR UPBEAT’s Best New Talent

UPBEAT’s Best New Talent Award directs the limelight to Europe’s upcoming artists, the hidden pockets where heritage and new talent ferments, the uncharted musical landscapes off the mainstream path.  Vote now! 10 handpicked acts feature in a public vote running from July to September, with original music waiting to be discovered. The vote, just like […]

A to Jazz strikes UPBEAT chord

A to Jazz festival is setting out with an extended programme thanks to our platform. With Jazz as its main profile, it is only natural that the lineup flows over into fusion genres, such as world music: for the first time this year, a showcase stage supported by UPBEAT is added to the festival’s offer. […]

Crossroads pampers delegates with great music and friendly vibes

The streets of the charming Czech city of Ostrava were quite literally filled with exciting musical treats and delegates from all over the world between 29 June and 1 of July. With one of the festival’s stages set up outdoors, delegates could check out 16 gigs by selected artists from Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia and […]

First UPBEAT Associated Partner is here, and it is So Alive

Here’s a pledge of genuine commitment – we mean it! As we opened up our circle and presented our network the UPBEAT Pledge, our first applicant just arrived: So Alive Music Conference from Bulgaria is now a trendsetting pioneer in the UPBEAT Family and became our Associated Partner when taking the UPBEAT Pledge. Why? The […]

Our Tallinn Music Week

Tallinn was a bliss. Our team had the chance to attend Tallinn Music Week, member of UPBEAT where more than 1000 professionals from the culture and music sectors convened. Conference, music and our frutiful UPBEAT reception! The conference session kicked off with the question on everyone’s mind: “How to further develop a sustainable European music […]

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 professionals to industry events, organised 22 conference panels, 3 speed meeting sessions, and 6 training sessions. Let us break it down and show you why you should join the club. […]


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 ideas springing forth from the collective mind of music enthusiasts. On the 13th April Ritmo’s showcase stage was powered by UPBEAT, the financial and networking support system of European world […]

UPBEAT Universe launch in TALLINN

Meet us in person as we launch the first public tool of UPBEAT, a free database of music professionals active and growing all year round! An exclusive event hosted by UPBEAT member TALLINN MUSIC WEEK serves as the first offline get-together and formal kickoff of what we call the UPBEAT Universe, a global network of […]


Do you want to connect to a global network of likeminded professionals, be the first to hear about and get invited to inspiring events; be part of the change to create a  forward-looking music industry? Sign up and join the UPBEAT Universe – a database of delegates dedicated to music, sharing our core mission and […]

Catch a Wave

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