Seminar on music distribution

Export Music Sweden and Skap invites to a 30 minute masterclass on music distribution 29/9! The event is free and open to everyone. Take the opportunity to ask questions about distributors and aggregators! Go to the facebook event here

Live Music From Sweden - Premiere on October 22

Live Music From Sweden (LMFS) is a Vimeo channel and a website where we will continuously present high-quality mini-concerts. This is done in close collaboration between Musikcentrum, Export Music Sweden, Musik i Syd and Kulturutveckling VGR.

October 22, the channel opens up for national and international bookers, organizers and visitors, where we highlight Sweden's current artists and music groups.

Musicians and artists - keep sending us concert videos. Apply with your concert film here. We are currently processing applications with concert films!



The application is closed - Musikcentrum Väst is looking for a project manager

As we write in the ad below, the preparation of applications has taken place on an ongoing basis due to the fact that we have needed to appoint a substitute as soon as possible. We have now reached the end of the appointment. The application is thus closed. 

Musikcentrum Väst (MCV) is a non-profit member organization and artist agency for professional freelance musicians. We are part of the national organization Musikcentrum Riks.

MCV's mission is to strengthen and promote freely active musicians in Sweden. We do this by providing and creating job opportunities, supporting and developing the skills of musicians and working in cultural policy for better conditions in the industry. All in close collaboration with other organizations and actors in the music industry.

Today, MCV's office consists of four people. It is a stated endeavor at MCV that the composition of employees, elected representatives and other contractors should reflect society.

As our current communicator will take a year off to begin an education, we are now looking for a project manager with communication responsibility for a 1-year temporary position, which may be developed into a permanent position.

The communication service currently includes responsibility for:

  • Communication strategic planning and follow-up
  • Our website - editorial and graphic
  • Our social channels - Facebook and Instagram
  • Member communication and external communication - mainly via newsletter and an info-email address
  • To make and order printed matter
  • Participation in trade fairs and expos

Since the position from the autumn will also include responsibility for projects, we are now looking for a person who also has a clear project manager competence in the basics.

In addition to the communication work, the service will also include:

  • Design, planning, implementation and follow-up of MCV's current project initiatives. MCV's projects always focus on concert production and / or mediation, but also often contain skills-enhancing elements.

We are looking for you who have:

  • A burning interest in live music and musicians' conditions - preferably with a parallel musicianship or musician background
  • Relevant experience and education
  • Large network of contacts relevant to the assignment

We further believe that you are:

  • A good communicator, and you express yourself freely both orally and in writing
  • Flexible and self-propelled
  • Developers rather than managers
  • Social and enjoys building and developing networks

Because the workplace is small, it depends on everyone being helped with the day-to-day tasks. Therefore, in addition to the above, we are curious about which skills you can contribute to MCV.

Terms of employment
A 1-year temporary position (fixed-term employment), which may be developed into a permanent position.

Extent: 80 %
Flexibility: Unregulated working hours
Access: Rather
Workplace: MCV has an office at Musikens hus, Djurgårdsgatan 13, Gothenburg
Apply: The application is closed. 



New participant roofs - more can be accommodated

Today, the government and the Swedish Public Health Agency confirmed that the announced changes from 1 July will really take effect then.

From 1 July, the following applies:

Attendance ceilings for public gatherings and public events
Indoor events: up to 50 participants.
Indoor arrangement with designated seating: max 300 participants.
Outdoor events: max 600 participants.
Outdoor events with designated seating: max 3000 participants.

Table from the Swedish Public Health Agency.

If you have the opportunity to divide the room / area / space into sections that are large enough in order for the participants to be able to keep an infectious distance within these applies above mentioned participant ceilings instead each section.
Each section needs to have separate entrances and exits as well as access to own service facilities - for example toilets and places to eat.

The maximum size for a party is increased from four to eight people. Company shall sit down and be able to keep your distance, both outdoors and indoors.

Rules that apply restaurant opening hours removed.

The permitted participation ceiling in premises, spaces and areas that are rented out to private gatherings raised to 50 persons.

For outdoor demonstrations is now allowed up to 1800 participants.

For exercise races and similar outdoor sports competitions adjustments are made that involve the participant ceiling only applies in the start and finish area. The provision also applies to sports competitions with track stretches that are carried out on roads, on or in water or in forests and on land. At the same time, the participation ceiling is raised 900 athletes.


Answer our survey!

Music center opens the fourth survey during the pandemic year for the country's musicians and artists.

Hopefully this will be the last survey where we collect information to show exactly how hard the music life and the musicians have been affected by the pandemic. So even if you are tired of filling out forms of this type - do it this time too!

The previous surveys have served as accurate instruments for presenting the musicians' situation and they have received good attention in both the media and among decision-makers. Therefore, there is good hope that this summary survey will also have an impact.

The questionnaire is sent out widely throughout the country together with a press release that you can read in full here. The questionnaire is open to all musicians, so feel free to spread it! The more people who answer, the more weight in our arguments. Reply by 20 August.

Fill in the questionnaire here! Thank you!

The music for the 400th anniversary party!

Gothenburg turns 400 years old and of course we need music for the party! Let Musikcentrum Väst help! Right now, the city is full of these nice posters. Each QR code has a cruel song. Or just click on the links below and make your own celebration music! 🎧

Smoke Rings Sisters with Gentlemen & Gangsters - Our own Gothenburg
Fresh effervescent gladswing connects the current 20s with the past.

Christina Kjellsson - You are as you are, Gothenburg
Nice social realism in a swinging pop show that Gothenburg deserves to be celebrated even though the city is as it is - or just because?

Axel Sondén & Flyttfåglarna - With everything you mean
Fine-tuned tribute song in troubadour tradition in the right dialect.

M-Rock & Wefunky Band - The city we love
Thorough gait for funky feet.

West of Eden - Glenntown
Tones to attract Irish and everyone else to celebrate the football city of Gothenburg.

Find more music here!


FINALLY a small step forward! From 1 June, new public ceilings apply for public gatherings and public events. This means that the public ceiling is raised - but on the condition that the Public Health Agency's rules are followed.

What applies now?
Indoor standing: still 8 people Indoor seating: 50 people and finally Outdoor seating: 500 people.

The Swedish Public Health Agency also gives the county administrative boards (ie regionally) the opportunity to lower the public ceilings. Therefore, it is important to also keep track of what applies in different regions, but today no regions have announced anything else.

At this link You can read about what the government's planning to lift the restrictions in the future looks like.

Below you as a musician can check out the rules that apply to organizers.

We say BIG THANKS FOR THE LOAN! to Swedish Jazz, who has done the solid basic work of carving out what is important for the music life to know:


Read the entire regulation on the Swedish Public Health Agency's website


  • inform participants about how the spread of infection can be avoided
  • offer participants the opportunity to wash their hands with soap and water or offer hand disinfection
  • ensure that staff or officials receive adequate information on hygiene measures to prevent infection
  • document in writing the other infection control measures that the business has taken
  • follow up the infection control measures taken
  • stay informed about special recommendations from the Public Health Agency and the regional infection control doctor


  • calculate the maximum number of participants who may stay in the room or area at the same time
  • document in writing the maximum number and how the calculation has been made
  • clearly estimate the maximum number
  • ensure that the maximum number is not exceeded

The maximum number must be calculated so that each participant outdoors can dispose of at least 5 square meters, indoors 10 square meters.


  • companies must keep a distance of at least 1 meter sideways and forwards and backwards
  • the number of participants in one and the same company amounts to a maximum of four people

If the party amounts to more than four participants, the organizer must divide the party with a maximum of four people in each party.


Congestion can be avoided by:

  • measures are taken to spread the visitors' arrival time
  • the organizer can inform about which days and times there is less risk of congestion (for example at multi-day events such as festivals)
  • direct visitors to different entrances or exits
  • develop alternative solutions to physical queues
  • indicate which distance visitors should keep to each other in the room - for example by markings on the floor or ground
  • indicate in which direction visitors should move
  • set boundaries for different groups to stay in, such as fence traps or ropes, and staff on site guide the participants so that there is a smooth flow and prevent crowds in smaller spaces