Jazz musicians earn an average of 12,500 euros a year. In Berlin, gigs are especially hard to find. Professional musicians with diplomas and experience often earn less than 50 euros a night. How do jazz musicians balance passion and profit?
A veteran of Berlin's nightlife scene, Smiley Baldwin served in the American military, patrolling the divided city in the 80s before he became a doorman. The documentary "Berlin Bouncer" profiles his unusual story.
The Berlin-born pianist, composer and conductor won four Oscars for his musical work on films and conducted all of Europe's great orchestras. He has died in New York at the age of 89.
Fifty-thousand people have attended a ceremony to see Bulgaria's oldest city become the 2019 European Capital of Culture. Its ancient heritage and diverse cultural life will be boosted this year by more than 500 events.
Bauer Media is promising to bring classical music to a new generation with the launch of Scala Radio. The Hamburg-headquartered firm already owns the second-largest private radio group in Britain with nearly 90 stations.
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