Crowdfunding for musicians

Musicstarter is Germany’s first crowdfunding music label, and offers talented bands and artists the opportunity to present their crowdfunding campaign and create music projects together with their fans. Artists who succeed in collecting €30,000 are guaranteed a record contract with Musicstarter.

But Musicstarter doesn’t just aim to help with album financing. We combine fan support with our team’s expertise to establish young artists in the long term and enable them to enjoy lengthy careers. Every pledge on Musicstarter therefore makes an important contribution to helping up and coming artists in Germany.

And the great thing is that crowdfunding brings people together! The days in which concerts were the only point of contact between musicians and their fans are finally over. Our artists start a dialogue with their fans from the very first minute. They work together to make the album a reality, and fans are closely involved in the production process and get to look behind the scenes of album production.

  • Successful pop & mainstream music label (Elaiza, Faun, Maschine, Ewig, Traumbild, Stereo Herz, Björn Casapietra, Dirk Michaelis, Francine Jordi)
  • Innovative music crowdfunding portal to support newcomers (Patricia Kelly, Michaela Danner, Stilbruch)
  • Live agency offering full services
  • Active music network with music producers (Ingo Politz, Brix), sales partner Universal Music and Startnext.de
  • Ewig, Traumbild, Stereo Herz, Björn Casapietra, Dirk Michaelis, Francine Jordi

Links: Website

Managing director

Before founding Musicstarter GmbH & Co. KG, business graduate Jörg Koshorst worked in Berlin for the market leader Universal Music as Senior A&R Manager & Head of Comedy. He also worked as a marketing manager for the label BMG Berlin and for the music and TV production company Maxi Media in Cologne.

Before founding Musicstarter GmbH & Co. KG, business graduate Jörg Koshorst worked in Berlin for the market leader Universal Music as Senior A&R Manager & Head of Comedy. He also worked as a marketing manager for the label BMG Berlin and for the music and TV production company Maxi Media in Cologne.

Facts
Division BurdaStudios
Managing director Jörg Koshorst
Partners Ingo Politz & Andre "Brix" Buchmann
Founded 2011
Contact kontakt@musicstarter.de

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Managing director

Before founding Musicstarter GmbH & Co. KG, business graduate Jörg Koshorst worked in Berlin for the market leader Universal Music as Senior A&R Manager & Head of Comedy. He also worked as a marketing manager for the label BMG Berlin and for the music and TV production company Maxi Media in Cologne.