Get started in Germany – toolbox for Music Freelancers

House of Music
13.06.2022 14:00

To be able to work as a freelance artist in Germany, you have to consider a lot. Germany is known to be quite bureaucratically organized and you have to follow a lot of laws and paperwork.

This can be daunting at first, especially for newcomers to Germany. On the other hand, it is exactly this framework that helps you to secure yourself socially and economically and provides a solid basis for your freelance work.

This workshop, which we will conduct together with our partners from Touring Artists, will give you an overview of all the requirements, peculiarities and general conditions that you have to consider as a freelancer in Germany and what all the preceding steps you have to take in order to be allowed to live and work in Germany at all.


  • Copyright socities
  • Social Insurance
  • taxes
  • Visa
  • Residence
  • Contracts

Learning Goal
At the end of this workshop you will have an overview of the legal framework, social systems and requirements to work as a self-employed artist in Germany.

Target group
This workshop is aimed at musicians, producers, DJs, artists, and start-ups who want to establish a self-employed existence in the creative industry in Germany.


This workshop is brought to you by Yusuf Sahilli and Felix Sodermann (Felix‘ Tutor Profile)

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