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Since 2009, the Popakademie has been an international meeting point for digital music business during the annual Future Music Camps. The FMC offers a platform for exchange between students and graduates of the Popakademie, students from other universities, musicians and companies.

Initially the first bar camp of the music industry, the FMC has developed into a modern, two-pronged conference for leaders and emerging talent from the creative industries. On the one hand, there will be lectures and talks by renowned speakers on music business topics. On the other there are open sessions that shed light on current topics in the creative industry and new career paths that have emerged through digitalisation within the branch.

Future Music Camp 2023

The Future Music Camp 2023 (FMC) will focus on the impact of creative artificial intelligence on the marketing of music. The focus will be on the following questions: How far has creative A.I. come in the creation of music and how does this influence artists, labels, publishers and agencies in the music industry? What other components of creative output such as artwork, music videos and lyrics can already be used in music marketing? Where can A.I. usefully facilitate the work of artists, management and labels? At the same time, FMC23 wants to shed light on the ethical and legal dimensions of the topic and find out whether technology has the potential to replace human creativity. Other focal points will be the fans' perspective and payment models: How does Generation Z react to A.I.-generated music and increasingly algorithmically influenced media consumption, and how could or should the remuneration of music creators change in this regard?

In addition to top-class keynote speakers, there will again be sessions held by participants. Whether it's a discussion round, brainstorming session or workshop - the format will be decided by the participants themselves. Proposals can be submitted until 17 April 2023. All information on the sessions, examples from previous years, submission of proposals online here.