Music is a central sector of the cultural and creative industries and offers a wide range of career options, training and opportunities for both newcomers and career changers who want to turn their passion for music into a rewarding career. Germany is one of the world's largest music markets and comprises a large number of professionals in over 10,000 companies in the fields of live entertainment, publishing, management or recorded music.

In order to remain competitive, innovative and growth-orientated, well-trained specialists are essential in the music industry. This applies to both regionally and internationally orientated experts in the creative and administrative fields as well as young talent and technical staff. Measures are therefore needed to secure and recruit skilled labour on the one hand, and to develop young talent and enable career changers on the other. The Hamburg Music Business skilled labour programme aims to strengthen the visibility of the music industry and improve opportunities within the sector. The programme also aims to offer employees, newcomers and career changers opportunities for further training and networking.

Hamburg Music Business is Germany's first regional music industry association and one of the largest in Europe with currently around 120 member companies. Hamburg Music was founded in March 2004 as the "Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft" (Hamburg Music Industry Interest Group) with the purpose of promoting and helping to shape Hamburg as a location for music and the music industry. We are the network of the music industry in Hamburg. The basic goal is to create structural conditions for successful and independent business in the field of music by means of networking, public relations and lobbying.

The Music Business Careers website is part of the Hamburg Music Business Skilled Workers Program and provides comprehensive information on (lateral) entry into the music industry, a clear insight into the various professional fields and industry news as well as information on current job offers. The specialist programme is funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Culture and Media.