German Music Information Centre publishes book in English on “Musical Life in Germany”

With its rich cultural heritage and vibrant performance scene, Germany is a land of music. Millions of people sing in choirs or play an instrument; hundreds of theatres, orchestras, ensembles and bands ensure an offering of immense density. The new 620-page publication by the German Music Information Centre includes background details and data about music culture in Germany. “Musical Life in Germany” includes 22 articles by well-known authors from the spheres of academia, cultural policy and musical practice. Subjects range from music education and training to amateur and professional music-making and the music economy.

With “Musical Life in Germany” readers learn about the conditions in which concert halls, theatres and museums work, the role played by music in broadcasting, how requirements in vocational training for music professions have changed, the financial constraints to which independent ensembles are subject and how individual sectors of the music economy are developing. More than 50 sets of statistics and maps, not to mention many QR codes with links to further sources, provide an in-depth insight into the individual subjects. The articles are amply illustrated and thus also convey a visual impression of the diversity of the musico-cultural infrastructure in Germany.

We are very pleased to be able to provide essential information for music lovers in English with this publication. We would like to send you a copy of the book for your collection by post and hope your visitors will enjoy reading it. Please inform us with an email to to which address and recipient we may send the book. Information on articles and authors as well as a first glimpse into the book are available online:

Thank you very much for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Stephan Schulmeistrat
Director, German Music Information Centre