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INES - Innovation Network of European Showcases


The INNOVATION NETWORK OF EUROPEAN SHOWCASES, or INES, is a European cooperation project initiated by eight international showcase festivals and gigmit, the European digital platform for artist booking. Its mission is to connect European showcase festivals, which are innovation hubs of the music industry, in order to create a united and strong European music market.

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There are four programmes to support European artists and music pros in order to build their international careers:

For artists:

INES#festivals: Be seen by Europe’s tastemakers when it comes to talent discovery and apply for all INES showcase festivals easy and online with a few simple clicks.

INES#talent: This programme will enable young talents to get equal European exposure and the chance to build their international careers by showcasing around Europe.

For pros:

INES#pro: Music professionals are the key drivers of the music industry. INES#pro is a funding programme that supports professionals to attend all those great European showcase festivals out there, to discover bands, create personal networks, be educated and craft powerful synergies.

INES#conference: Education is the foundation of a successful industry. INES aims to make knowledge more sustainable and accessible to everyone in the music business by filming panels, workshops, presentations and discussions that happen live at the INES showcase festival conferences and creating an open source video library for music business education.


Founded by gigmit and eight international showcase festivals: Liverpool Sound City, Waves Vienna, Sonic Visions, Live at Heart, Spring Break, Monkey Week, Westway LAB and MENT Ljubljana.

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Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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Berlin, Deutschland