We proudly present our growing network of partners


Cooperating Partners:


CLASS - the Association of Classical Independents in Germany is an alliance of independent record manufacturers and distributors from the fields of classical music, world music and jazz. While maintaining the independence of all of its companies, CLASS undertakes communal activities for its members such as trade fairs and media exposure, as well as advertising and marketing campaigns.

de Doelen


The hosts and local producers of Classical:NEXT 2016 in Rotterdam.

A concert venue with 600 concerts a year, attracting 450.000 visitors, de Doelen is home to one of Europe’s finest orchestra’s, the Rotterdam Philharmonic (chief conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin). De Doelen plays a stimulating role in the Dutch classical music world by commissioning new works, inviting international artists in residence (f.i. Colin Currie, David Lang, Brett Dean, etc.), programming the best Dutch and international ensembles, and collaborating intensively with local, national and international partners.


Founded in 1994 WOMEX is today the world's largest professional music Conference, Trade Fair and Showcase for world, roots, folk, ethnic, traditional, alternative world, local and diaspora music. WOMEX is,"The most important international professional market of world music of every kind. This international fair brings together professionals from the worlds of folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music and also includes concerts, conferences and documentary films. It contributes to networking as an effective means of promoting music and culture of all kinds across frontiers."
UNESCO Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity


Funding Partners:


Dutch Performing Arts

Dutch Performing Arts


Gemeente Rotterdam



Further Partners A - Z


ABO - Association of British Orchestras


AC/E - Accion Cultural Española




Founded in 1993, bureauexport is a French non-profit organisation and network, which helps French and international music professionals to work together on develop French-produced music around the world, as well as promote professional exchange between France and other territories. Bureauexport members can be labels, publishers, distributors, promoters, artist management offices or ensembles, among others.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine

C3 Festival

The Club Contemporary Classical Festival takes place in Germany and Poland. It started 2009 and presents new music which falls into the grey zone between the genres of contemporary classical and electronic club music. C3 is a side project of Classical:Next director Jennifer Dauterman, produced by Piranha Kultur and supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.



CIDIM was founded in 1978 and has 48 members including music organisations, institutions and musicians. CIDIM’s projects are mainly supported by MiBACT – Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo (Direzione generale per lo Spettacolo dal vivo) – and are devoted to promoting Italian music and musicians with a huge range of concerts, publications, composition contest and promotion of young performers. CIDIM is a member of IAMIC association. As a centre of music documentation, CIDIM manages the unique and established BDMI & BDCI databases Italian classical and contemporary music professionals and organisations.



concerti is Germany’s guide to classical concerts and opera. The free monthly magazine as well as the web portal are true classics. As one of the leading media brands for lovers of classical music, concerti reaches the audience with maximum precision and high coverage.



crescendo – The premium magazine for classical music and lifestyle stands for the appreciation of opera, concerts, classical music, jazz, and culture. The magazine appeals through its high-quality appearance, which is at once fresh, open, modern, and exciting – for music buffs and laypeople alike. crescendo appeals to cultivated audiences of all ages.

Elephant & Castle




To boost the networking of forward-looking classical music entrepreneurs in Latin America, we have now partnered up with FIMPRO music conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. The classical part of this conference featured Classical:NEXT speakers Susanna Eastburn (Sound and Music), Christopher Gruits (Interlochen Arts Center) and Thiago Cury (AguaForte).

Fono Forum

Fono Forum

Germany's oldest Classical Music Magazin. Classical Music, Jazz and HiFi since 1956.

Gramophone Magazine


IAMA - International Artist Managers' Association


Il Giornale Della Musica

Il Giornale Della Musica



IMPALA was established in April 2000 to represent independent music companies. It counts more than 4,000 members in 19 European countries. 99% of Europe’s music companies are SMEs: known as the “independents”, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists, producing more than 80% of all new releases.

International Arts Manager


ISPA - International Society for the Performing Arts


ISPA is a global network of more than 400 leaders in the performing arts with representation from more than 185 cities and all regions of the globe. ISPA members include facilities, performing arts organizations, artist managers, competitions, funders, consultants and other professionals working in the performing arts.



KLASSIK.COM is one of the leading websites for classical music. Founded in 1996, by now it has more than 60.000 registered users. Permanently updated news as well as daily CD, DVD, book and concert reviews plus an archive of more than 14.000 reviews offer comprehensive information about the classical music market. With this range of content, addresses interested music enthusiasts as well as music professionals.




La Lettre du Musicien

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The only magazine for professionals and classical music enthusiasts. 15 issues/year including 3 special features on musical instruments + 1 special issue: Musician's tax guide.

MexiMM - Mexico International Music Market


MexiMM, Mexico International Music Market is a business and networking platform focused on the music industry and all the wheels that promote it. From March 16-19, 2015 professionals of the national and international industry gather to learn about -both consolidated and emergent- music projects through live showcases (open to the public and to the industry) and business speed meetings designed to promote their development in direct contact with the record, media, concert, festival and touring market. MexiMM also provides a place for exchange and diagnosis of the present-day music industry by means of conferences and discussion panels.

Musik Heute


is news journalism for classical music: up-to date coverage of current events, as known from political and economic reporting. Both fans and insiders appreciate our thorough research and understandable articles as well as the high-quality videos by our partner station Klassik.TV. With the factual language of the news, we reach wider audiences, too. A special focus of our reporting are activities with adolescents and young adults.



The driving force in the industry
If anyone knows the music market, it´s us. Everything that`s relevant in the music industry: background information, news, facts and figures. Strongly analytical and straight to the point, always up to date in musikmarkt. Since 1959 musikmarkt has been addressing interested music enthusiasts as well as music professionals with his wide range of content.



Germany‘s trade journal for music. Essential read for influential industry leaders and experts. In-depth analysis, exclusive data and charts Print magazine, online livepaper on the iPad, and the app for BlackBerry and iPhone deliver breaking news and reports

Operadagen Rotterdam






Qobuz is a digital music service that delivers more than 18 million tracks in high quality from all the major labels and numerous independents. It offers unlimited musical streaming subscriptions in genuine CD quality (FLAC 16 bits/44.1 kHz) on iOS, Android, Windows 8, web and Kindle, as well as lossless downloads in genuine CD quality (16-bit/44.1 kHz) of the entire catalogue. The music includes classical, jazz, blues, country, folk, pop, rock, soul, funk, rap, electro, children’s, ambient, world and film music. High-definition downloads are also available of more than 11,000 Qobuz Studio Masters albums (up to 24 bits/192 kHz).

Rhinegold Publishing

Rhinegold Publishing

Steinway-Haus münchen




Ta-Trung is a Berlin based design studio specializing in visual identities, advertising campaigns and digital issues for cultural institutions, charity foundations and a fine selection of artists and musicians. Clients from all over the world rely on professional consulting and expertise that comes from over 10 years of experience in corporate design and creative direction of cutting-edge campaigns. Whether they are well-known museums, independent labels or upcoming start-ups - they are all on a par.