What is Loop?

Loop is a summit for music makers, spanning the interlinked fields of music, technology and creativity. Throughout the event, high-profile participants and speakers will lead interactive workshops, studio sessions and discussions, and give talks, artistic presentations, and performances.

See highlights from previous editions of Loop

Who is Loop for?

Loop is for music makers: artists, technologists, educators, and creative thinkers of all kinds. It is a gathering of individuals interested in not just observing, but also in participating and joining the conversation around music, technology and creativity.

We believe a healthy music making community is one with a diversity of voices and perspectives. We embrace diversity of gender, genre, age and cultural identity.

We want everyone at Loop to feel safe and welcome at all times. You can read our Code of Conduct, but the short version is: treat everyone with respect.

When & Where

When will Loop be held?

Loop will be held over three days and nights, from November 10 to 12, 2017.

Where is the venue located and how can I get there?

Loop will take place at Funkhaus Berlin

The address of the venue is:

Funkhaus Berlin
Nalepastrasse 18-50
12459 Berlin

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Funkhaus Berlin is located on the bank of the Spree River in the Treptow-Köpenick district facing Treptower Park. A five minute walk away from Tram station Köpenicker Chaussee/Blockdammweg or a 10 minutes drive from Ostkreuz S-Bahn station.

The compound of Funkhaus includes limited parking spaces and parking facilities for people with disabilities.

Where can I stay in Berlin during the event?

We have some special offers with selected hotels, head to the location page to find out more.


I want to attend. How do I get a ticket?

Because of the limited capacity at Loop, tickets will be allocated via a lottery. Please sign up via the registration page where you will be prompted to answer a few questions about yourself. We will accept applications from anyone involved in making music. We’re not judging your work, but we do want to make sure you’re active in your creative field.

To meet our vision of a healthy and diverse music technology community, we will group applications to ensure a balanced mix of ages and genders.

After the registration period ends, tickets will become available for purchase to those who are allocated a spot in the lottery. If you are offered a ticket, you will be notified by email and will have one week to make your purchase. If you do not do so within this time, your ticket will be allocated to the next person in line.

How much does a ticket cost and what does it include?

There are several ticket price options available. If you would like to purchase a student ticket, you’ll be asked to provide a valid student ID. If you apply for a subsidized ticket, you will be asked to provide additional information about yourself on the registration form.

–Standard + 1 Studio Session + 1 Workshop: 350 EUR
–Standard: 250 EUR
–Student + 1 Studio Session + 1 Workshop: 200 EUR
–Student: 150 EUR
–Subsidized Ticket: 50 EUR (includes 1 Workshop + 1 Studio Session)

All tickets include entry to the Loop daytime program as well as evening performances. The studio sessions and workshops are small group sessions designed to facilitate direct interaction between attendees and the participating musicians and artists.

Is there an age restriction to attend Loop Berlin?

Yes, you must be 18 or older to attend the event.

Are there any subsidized tickets left?

There are no more subsidized tickets left.

How long is the registration open until?

Registration for Loop 2017 is now closed.

Can I refund my ticket?

You can get a full refund for your ticket 30 days prior to the event via our ticketing service.

Can I change my ticket type?

For all ticket related enquiries please contact looptickets@ableton.com.

Why are there so few tickets on sale?

Unfortunately, due to limited capacity at the venue, we are required to limit the number of tickets available.

Do you offer student discounts?

For full-time students we offer discounted Standard tickets for 150 EUR and discounted Standard + 1 Studio Session + 1 Workshop tickets for 200 EUR.

Who qualifies for a student discount on tickets?

If you are studying full time or more than 20 hours a week in a course that lasts a duration of 12 months or more you are eligible for a student discount.

It doesn't matter your subject of study but it will be necessary to provide a valid Student ID on the day or proof of enrollment.

At the moment I am a student but I will have finished once the event takes place, can I still get a discount?

If you are a student at the time of application you still qualify for a student ticket.

Do you accept international student ID cards?

Yes, we accept international student ID cards.

Can I purchase more than one ticket?

Due to the limited capacity and high demand, each person can only buy one ticket.

Are day passes available?

Sorry, day passes are not available.

What to do in cases of payment issues with Eventbrite?

Please contact looptickets@ableton.com.

I've missed the payment deadline, can you help me?

Please contact looptickets@ableton.com.

Why have I not heard anything from you about my ticket?

The ticket lottery is now in process and we will be in contact with you in the coming weeks.

Will I be notified if I didn't receive a spot in the lottery?

Yes, you will be notified via email.

Can I buy access to specific Workshops / Studio Sessions extra to my Standard Ticket?

No, access to the Workshops and Studio Sessions can not be bought separately.

When do I have to sign up for Workshops and Studio Sessions?

If you booked the ticket including the Workshop and Studio Session, registration is now open. We use a service called Sched for this process. The schedule is now complete and you should have received an invitation to sign up for your sessions. Please contact looptickets@ableton.com if you have not received an email.

Further Information

I want to be notified with updates about the Loop event. How can I do this?

We will send updates to all registered attendees as the event approaches. 

Will all presentations be in English?

All the presentations at Loop will be in English.

When will the program timetable be released?

Full program details will be announced in October.

Will there be live videocasts of the events? Or VOD?

We’ll be documenting as much as we can from Loop and making that content freely available online, so we hope that everyone will be able to benefit from what’s discussed there. See highlights from previous editions of Loop here.

Who do I contact if I have a question that's not answered here?

For general enquiries about Loop, please contact loop@ableton.com.

For all ticket related enquiries, please contact looptickets@ableton.com.