JUMP – European Music Market Accelerator


The deadline to submit your applications was on Sunday the 1st of December 2019, 24:00 CET.

Pre-selections: The first selection results will be announced on Tuesday the 10th of December 2019.
A group of preselected candidates will be invited to send further information on their idea or a more detailed presentation of their project, a video confirming their motivation and a SWOT analysis by Friday the 20th of December 2019, 12:00 CET.
Please kindly pencil it down in your agenda.

Final selection: The final selection results will be unveiled on the 10th of January 2020. Please kindly note, that you will have five days to confirm your participation should you have been selected. If you do not respond within those five calendar days your spot will be offered to another applicant.
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For the laggards who couldn’t apply for this 2020 fellowship, be ready to apply for the next edition in 2021 which call is going to be published by the beginning of the next fall.

For the 2020 Fellowship, JUMP had launched two new calls for applications:

  • JUMP START – For music industry professionals who want to develop and structure an idea, but need some support to make it happen.
  • JUMP BOOST  For music industry professionals, who already have a great project, but need strengthen it before it can really take off.





THE JUMP PROGRAMME: How does it work?

By following our programme, you will receive all the necessary tools and information to develop your idea or project. We’ve got you covered!


Developing an idea or a project, can be a lonely business and it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of steps and procedures required. Selected participants will be assigned to a tutor – an experienced professional, who will mentor you through the development of your idea or project and support you in its formation.

Festivals and conventions:

  • Un-Convention,  4-7 March 2020 in Manchester – UK
  • MIL, 24-28 March 2020 in Lisbon – Portugal
  • Athens Music Week, 18-20 June 2020 in Athens – Greece
  • MaMA,14-16 October 2020 in Paris – France
  • Nouvelle Prague, 6-7 November 2020 in Prague – Czech Republic
  • Linecheck, 18-21 November 2020 in Milan – Italy
  • One extra delegations during the course of the year.

During each event, a special JUMP syllabus has been carefully put into place to respond to the needs and challenges you may encounter while developing your idea. You will attend numerous panels, workshops and discussions covering an extensive range of topics.

The JUMP Activities

In addition to the conferences, panels and workshops you will attend during the conventions, we will make sure you get real life experience by organising a wide range of activities where you will be able to practice your networking, presentation and debating skills

  • THEJUMP CLUB – Get ready to mingle

Networking is an essential competence when building a project. You will participate in speed-meetings and cocktails where you will be able to meet all the key players of the industry (labels and live sector, media, investors, European networks etc.).

  • THE JUMP SHOWROOM – Present and test your idea

We believe it is important for you to present your idea or project in front of a jury composed of professionals, who will confront you and ask the correct questions to bring your idea or project to the next level.  Several pitch-sessions at different stages of development of your idea or project are foreseen.

  • THE JUMP WORKSHOPS – Peer-learning and exchange

By joining the JUMP programme, you will become a full member of the JUMP community. Meet your fourteen fellow participants and exchange on the progress of your respective ideas and brainstorm on new models. This will make you grow and network all at once.


  • Being the head/manager/founder of the project (please kindly note that only one person can apply, but that you can apply on behalf of a group, or company, or band)
  • The call is directed at experienced music industry professional (artists-entrepreneurs, agents, booking agencies, festival organisers, artist managers, music distribution & sales companies, music supervisors, media, promoters, publishers, venue promoters, record labels, service providers related to the music business etc.)
  • The call is meant for projects already running for at least one year.
  • The call is open to applicants from the 28 Member States, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland and the 5 candidate countries (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Turkey).
  • Participants must be fluent in English
  • All applicants should be above 18 with up to date travelling documents

In tandem, you will strengthen your knowledge of the music industry and acquire a very useful overview of the business at a European level by attending the six festivals and conventions of the JUMP network, and one additional event to be determined according to the needs of the selected fellows.

Topics covered by JUMP

  • The music business ecosystem
  • Fan engagement (audience development, content strategy, branding)
  • Business development (E-Commerce, merchandising, music & brands)
  • Innovation (start-up, pitch, blockchain, VR/AR )
  • Social change (gender equality, health, social responsibility)
  • Legal (rights, contracts, livestreaming, GDPR)
  • Data (Music data landscape, as an audience management tool, as a curation tool)
  • Marketing (reach, engage, monetize audience)
  • Funding (Public funding, crowdfunding, venture capital)
  • Immersive experience (The new frontiers of sound, fan interactions: IOT, apps, AR)
  • Cultural economics (music in the city, music & tourism, music as a social inclusion factor locally)
  • Ticketing (fan engagement, business development, innovation, data and marketing)
  • International (new tools for export, European networks)
  • Project development & management


Selected participants will have the following costs kindly covered by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission and the JUMP organisers:

  • International travel costs in second class to all JUMP conventions
  • Accommodation costs for all JUMP conventions

Not included: local transportation costs, transfer to the airports and personal expenses.


  • Potential of the project
  • How innovative your project is
  • Motivation
  • Strategic vision or what you will do with the opportunity to join the JUMP programme as a fellow
  • Fluent in English

In addition, JUMP – the European Music Market Accelerator will strive for

  • Gender balance
  • Geographical diversity
  • Balance in terms of the applicants’ background