Berlin has imposed a curfew on all bars and restaurants amid rising COVID-19 cases in the capital.
Following new restrictions from the French government earlier this week, which saw all bars in Paris order to close, the mayor of Berlin, Michael Mueller, has enforced a curfew on bars and restaurants in the German capital city.
A new contact tracing app for clubs has launched in Berlin to meet new government requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Closecontact is a contact tracing app developed by a group of engineers, lawyers and designers from the music tech industry, alongside a handful of Berlin clubs, to allow venues to temporarily register visitors.
Berghain is hosting limited-capacity “sound exhibitions”.
The Berlin club announced in March that they would be suspending "self-produced" events taking place, including Panoramabar and Säule, until 20th April surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
While the pandemic escalated, Berghain's doors remained closed to the public, but have now re-opened for limited-capacity exhibitions. The first show, titled Eleven songs -- Hall at Berghain, is the brainchild of artistic duo Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl.
Germany has committed €150 million to its live music industry as part of broader plans to kickstart the economy.
Following the initial COVID-19 pandemic, the new scheme from the German government entitled Neustart Kultur, which translates to restart culture, will see €150 million injected into the country's live music and events industry. It comes as part of the government's plans broader €1 billion plan to rebuild cultural and entertainment businesses.
Umwelt will feature on Helena Hauff's forthcoming mix for Berlin label Tresor's Kern series.
The series, which has featured the likes of DJ Deep, DJ Stingray and Objekt, welcomes Helena Hauff for 'Kern Vol. 5': a 31-track mix of hard techno and warped electro, with nods to hardcore, and the darker side of bass music.
Among the artists on 'Kern Vol. 5', a list that includes Dirty Hospital, Galaxian, L.F.T., and Shedbug, Hauff shines a light on French DJ and producer Umwelt, with a spin of a new techno production, 'Starless Night'.
Booking agencies in Berlin have come together to launch a new advocacy initiative, representing live acts and DJs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Booking United, which comprises approximately 70 Berlin booking agencies, has published a call to action in the form of an open letter, calling on the German government to provide industry-specific aid for the hundreds of artists they feel represent the “Berlin Brand” globally.