Live Music From Sweden



The Swedish music scene is vibrant, versatile and highly interesting for the global music market. Now we open Live Music From Sweden. A digital platform, with short concert films for artists and music groups to reach out faster, wider and strengthen their international position.

 How does it work?

New concert films will be published on Fridays - at least every two weeks. 

 Welcome to livemusicfromsweden.se, read more and be guided to the latest playlists such as jazz, pop, Womex etc. 

 What are LMFS?
LMFS is run by Musikcentrum in close collaboration with Export Music Sweden, the Administration for Cultural Development VGR and Music in the South.   

Do you have a concert film that fits?
Check out the criteria and application here!



Sustain - Musikcentrum Riks webinarieserie


Here you will find collected info about Sustain - knowledge for a sustainable music life. An online education venture between Music Center East, Music Center West and Music Center South. Sustain is a webinar series that will give you more knowledge about how you as a self-producing artist can create a sustainable career. We have been able to invite a number of experts who will be able to give both concrete advice and to put your music life in a broader perspective.

Sustain is implemented with the support of Arts Council and is free for you who are a member of Musikcentrum Öst, Väst eller Syd och as paid membership fee for 2021.

The webinars are divided into three thematic blocks - below you can read more and sign up!


Here we immerse ourselves in different ways to make money on their music and organize their business. What income and expenses do you have when you play live and how do you get cash flow? How do you not lose money when your music is played abroad? How do you do long-term financial planning and how do you know that you have chosen the right company form? We meet artists, music publishers and economists on three occasions in November!

Read more and register here!


Creative school is one of the largest investments in the field of culture and SEK 196 million is being invested for the coming academic year. But how do you get into the Creative School business? What is a principal and how do you navigate the bureaucracy? How can you develop your business with the help of digital tools and how do you make an educational program without sacrificing your artistry? Do not miss 4 hearty workshops during the autumn.

Read more and register here!


How do you market yourself to get fans, gigs and media attention? That is the question we will have to answer on three occasions in December!

We meet professionals in PR and discuss how to get your fans to talk about one with others, how to communicate with music companies and what to say when talking to the media. What material do you need and which channels should you use?

Read more and register here!

National Music Centre
Questions? Contact:

Kim Vestin, project manager

MCV Day 8 November


A full day of music!

A warm welcome to this year's MCV day where we offer the best we have - our artists!

MCV Day is our own inspiration day where you as an organizer can take part in a taste of our wide range of quality music with live performances from six different artists in the Stora Teatern's beautiful and atmospheric premises.

MCV Day is for you who are an organizer, producer, cultural coordinator or in any way book or recommend music artists.

When? November 8 at 09: 30-15: 00

Do not miss this!

Read more and register here

Music at the Library - now the concert series is underway!



Music at the Library

Music at the library is the annual concert series that Musikcentrum Väst runs in collaboration with ABF Västra Götaland. Every season, a selection of MCV's artists perform concerts at libraries around Västra Götaland. Last season, 14 artists performed 56 concerts at 21 libraries.

Read more about current artists and programs here

Music at the Theater - premiere October 7!

Music at the Theater - premiere October 7!

This autumn, our new initiative “Music at the Theater” will start, which is made in collaboration with Riksteatern Väst, Västra Folkets Hus och Parkregionen, ABF Västra Götaland and Kulturutveckling VGR. Every season, a selection of MCV's artists perform concerts in theaters around Västra Götaland and this autumn we start on October 7 - at Skaftö Folkets Hus with Mama Gumbo.


Read more about the concert series here

Keychange - apply by October 4

Women and non-binary music professionals can now apply for the Keychange program funded by Creative Europe. 

Swedish partners and sponsors are Way Out West and STIM. The program offers:

- Participation in an international music conference (showcase or panel)
- Participation in an international network
- International mentorship program
- Competence-enhancing capacity development programs
- Funded travel and accommodation for activities within the program

Criteria include:

- Ready for an international career and be able to show talent and creativity in work tests
- Resident or registered in one of the partner countries
- Willingness to contribute commitment and knowledge to the network

Do you want to know more? Read more on the Keychange website